I think the way to enjoy Dhadak is to completely forget about Sairat. But those of us who’ve seen Sairat know that this is impossible. Because Nagraj Manjule’s 2016 Marathi film was a landmark.
Shashank is the successful maker of frothy romances. Here he steps out of his comfort zone but not enough to tackle head-on, the ugly truth of caste. The hurdles are more palatable and consequently, synthetic. I had described his second film Badrinath Ki Dulhania as a dose of feminism-lite. Well, think of Dhadak as Sairat-lite.
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