By Vinayak Chandra(25 Jan 2010)
Dil Jo Bhi Kahey is a sensitive love story about love and human relationships. It's a classic tale of youth and about that certain age when one is bound to fall in love. It's also about some fundamental relationships in our lives and situations in which those get reinvented.
Set in contemporary society of Mauritius, the film revolves around the family of Shehkar Sinha, played by Amitabh Bachchan. His son Jai and his relationship with Sophie Besson is the romantic core of the movie.
Young and refreshingly charming this is almost a fairy tale love till reality catches up with them. Concentric circles of history form a part of that reality. The disarming simplicity is the uniqueness of the film. Shot in some of the most picturesque locations in the world, mostly Mauritius and Stockholm, Dil Jo Bhi Kahey, as the title suggests, is young in attitude. The story which is an inspired adaptation of a very successful French television series C'est La Vie ( also by the makers of Dil Jo Bhi Kahey), builds upon human bonds, that of father and son, and also that between lovers. The relationship between Shekhar Sinha and sandhya, played by Amitabh Bachchan and Revathy, is treated very specially in the script and they share some very touching moments between them in the narrative. The film introduces Karan Sharma and a British actor Annabelle Wallis. The pair exudes freshness and charm that is integral to the script. The film also has a premium ensemble of those who are considered masters of their crafts.
Shankar Ehsaan Loy have composed the music, Binod Pradhan and Gopal Shah are the directors of photography, and Javed Akhtar has penned the lyrics.