Dil Dosti Dilemma Show Review

Team FC

Elevated Television Serial

Dil Dosti Dilemma is the latest in a long line of urbane, young-adult romantic comedies on streaming platforms and it checks all the necessary boxes while tipping its perfectly-coiffed head to films like Clueless (1995) and Legally Blonde (2001).


Asmara sees herself as the ultimate Bengaluru babe. She’s all set to become the envy of her friends by holidaying in Canada, but those plans are dashed when Asmara’s mother learns Asmara is embarrassed by her mother’s family because they’re not posh.

Plot Continued

As punishment, Asmara has to leave the comforts of her pampered life in a tony Bengaluru neighbourhood and spend her holiday living with her grandparents in their weathered family home in a grubby, crumbling part of India’s Garden City.

Barebones of DDD

The barebones of Dil Dosti Dilemma are from Andaleeb Wajid’s novel Asmara’s Summer (the author appears in a cameo) and the adaptation by Anuradha Tiwari expands on Wajid’s premise and characters

Fun and Frothy

It’s fun and frothy entertainment that doesn’t linger on uncomfortable moments or dig past the superficial. As a result, the show makes few demands of its actors and feels easily forgettable, despite its sweetness.

Easy, Breezy and Undemanding

If you’re in the mood for an easy, breezy, undemanding binge that holds out the reward of a sweetly chaste love story, Dil Dosti Dilemma should be your weekend watch. Spoiler for romantics: The kiss is in episode five. You’re welcome.