Dil Bekaraar (2021) Review

This 1980s family drama is a fun watch

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Dil Bekaraar (2021) Review
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What is the story about?

The show takes a look at the antics of the Thakur family in Delhi, and Debjani and Dylan's tumultuous love story.


Not since the Netflix series Taj Mahal 1989 has a 1980s drama been this good. Dil Bekaraar, adapted from Anuja Chauhan's bestseller Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Suhani Kanwar and Ruchika Roy, definitely gets its aesthetics and references right with regard to the 1980s. But the real winner here is Habib Faisal's direction. This is a return to form and genre for Faisal after the 2010 film Do Dooni Chaar, and he makes each scene come alive in spite of Kanwar and Roy's attempts at etching too many subplots. Debjani and Dylan's love story is the highlight here, but the show really comes alive whenever the senior actors enter the frame. All of this makes Dil Bekaraar a light, breezy show.


Sahher Bamba and Akshay Oberoi are lovely to watch as Debjani and Dylan, and their chemistry is infetious. However, the veterans are truly on fire here. Raj Babbar and Poonam Dhillon are fun to watch as the parents, L.N. Thakur and Mamta Thakur. Padmini Kolhapure brings the house down as the aunt, Bhudevi, with her constant worrying about her husband's antics. The rest of the cast is decent.

Music & Other Departments

The cinematography and background score evoke a sense of nostalgia for the 1980s.


  • The humour in the screenplay
  • Some standout moments
  • Performances by the entire cast


Too many sub-plots.

Did I enjoy it?

It has its imperfections, but it will leave you with a smile on your face.

Do I recommend it?

Yes. It's a fun watch.

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