Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat’ has hit the theatres today and going by the early response and adulation, the coming-of-age romantic drama is being hailed amongst the director’s finest.
The Alaya F and Karan Mehta starrer was recently screened for fellow industry mates and received an overwhelming and unanimously positive response. Several celebrities took to their social media to shower praise on the film.
While Radhika Apte encouraged her followers to “go watch the film”, Aishwarya Sushmita called it a “super fun watch” and referred to it as “Anurag Kashyap in his best narrative form, a love story”. Legendary lyricist Javed Akhtar said, “When you watch this film you immediately know this is an Anurag Kashyap film”.
Arjun Kanungo mentioned, “How the film holds you right till the very end and that the old Anurag Kashyap is back” apart from calling out the great performances. The film also won the critics’ and opinion makers’ voted as Subhash K Jha mentioned, “The film is Anurag Kashyap’s finest work in years. Alaya F is a revelation”, while Movie Synthesis said, “Anurag Kashyap and his raw, unfiltered, unconventional love stories are a thing of beauty”.
‘Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat’ was also praised for its music by Amit Trivedi, with many calling the scores “Insanely beautiful”, “Beats that will make you dance” and “Path breaking”.
Kashyap’s latest directorial is a look at modern-day young relationships and their exploration in a world plagued with prejudices, predatory behaviour and the unwillingness from older generations in their acceptance. The film also marks the director’s reunion with Amit Trivedi, a partnership behind the music of ‘Dev.D’ (2009), ‘Manmarziyaan’ (2018) and other breakthrough albums.
‘Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat,’ starring Alaya F and debutant Karan Mehta, is touted to be Anurag Kashyap’s ode to modern love. Presented by Zee Studios under Good Bad Films Production, the film is out at a theatre near you.