Wow first of all let me tell you. The AMC had housefull show at midnight and the shows ranged from 12:00am, 1:00am, 2:30am and 5:30AM!!! Yes you read that right, there was a Dilwale show at 5:30am. The response has been humongous.
As for the movie, after reading mixed reviews I was kind of hesitant but my god, I was glad the way it turned out. Although the movie did start slow, it picked up and the second half of the movie was terrific. The movie had everything; comedy, romance, action and drama. Everything one could ask for to have a good time.
From the performance point of view, Shahrukh Khan obviously stands out and Kajol is in her natural zone. One guy who stood out for me was Varun Dhawan. Hats off to his comedic timing. This guy is surely the next big superstar in the making. And Kriti Sanon was a surprise too. To be honest, I thought she was just going to be another pretty face but I was proved wrong. She had a legit role in the film and had ample screen time. Her acting was on par with the others and it was pleasantly surprising, taking the fact that it is only her second movie. Look out for her!
All in all, the movie is amazing! 4/5 definitely...now looking forward to Fan and Raees