Dil Dosti Dilemma review: Anushka Sen shines in a pleasant yet predictable drama

Team OTTplay


A charming young drama series that explores themes of privilege, friendship, and authenticity.

Asmara's punishment

Meet Asmara (Anushka Sen), a privileged teenager whose summer takes an unexpected turn when she receives a punishment for her classist behaviour at her grandparents' house.

Asmara's facade

Asmara hides her true circumstances from her friends, pretending to be in Canada. But amidst the traditional environment, she discovers true friends and valuable lessons.

Unexpected empathy

Despite her initial disdain, Asmara finds empathy and connection with Ruksana, leading to a summer of self-discovery and growth.

Telenovella vibes

Each episode ends with a cliffhanger, adding excitement and suspense to the storyline. However, shifts to other characters can sometimes make the narrative feel disjointed.

Superficial transformation

Asmara's summer mission to save Tibbri Road takes a superficial turn, raising questions about her authenticity and intentions.

Romance and relationships

Amidst the drama, romance blossoms between Asmara and Farzaan (Kush Jotwani), while an elderly couple's (Tanvi Azmi and Shishir Sharma) enduring love adds sweetness to the storyline.

Predictable plot

Despite its charms, Dil Dosti Dilemma can be predictable at times, with a focus on saving Tibbri Road and resolving conflicts among characters.

Performances and presentations

Strong performances by Anushka Sen and Tanvi Azmi add depth to the series, while the modern-day vibes and Gen Z themes keep it relevant.


Dil Dosti Dilemma offers a charming, if predictable, mix of drama and clichés. While it may not break new ground, it's a pleasant indulgence for those seeking light, straightforward storytelling.