Pratap Singh) Ashutosh Rana (Pratap Singh-Kavya’s father), Sidharth Shukla
(Angad Bedi), Kenny Desai (Mr. Sharma – Humpty’s father), Gaurav Pandey
(Shonty), Sahil Vaid (Poplu), Mahnaz Damania (Swati), Deepika Amin (Pammi-Kavya’s
mother), Jaswant Daman (Kavya’s grandmother), Guncha Narula (Gurpreet)
is an attempt to relive the magic of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, but
definitely in its own way. DDLJ was one of the major blockbusters that
Bollywood industry saw and it gave a new attitude to the youngsters. Humpty
Sharma ki Dulhania may not be the DDLJ of this decade, but yes, it is a movie
in a true filmi style and it would bring smile to your face for sure. It does
not ride high as far as logic is concerned. The movie definitely has some warm and
emotional moments. The story is definitely predictable – girl meets the boy, both
fall in love in spite of girl’s engaged status, and then the pursuit for
marriage by taking efforts to get the approval of family. The movie sticks to
its core purpose – entertainment in filmy style, romance, comedy … This movie is
for that segment of audience who just wants to watch movie for sheer
entertainment and can’t tolerate rona-dhona.
protagonists Rakesh ‘Humpty’ Sharma and Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt) are
shown initially itself in almost parallel frames, one being a carefree ‘cool’ Delhi
guy, who flirts, always ready with witty one-liners and the later one a feisty Ambala
girl. Humpty has friends Shonty (Gaurav Pandey) and Poplu (Sahil Vaid) who are
always there for him. Humpty is shown to share great friendly relationship with
his father (Kenny Desai). Humpty is a hard-core DDLJ movie fan, who still weeps
towards the end of the movie. Kavya wears her attitude through the tattoo ‘Pataka’
on back side of her neck. According to her – “Main to paida hi hot hui thi”. She
is part of a rich family and is engaged to a NRI doctor. She negotiates with her
father Pratap Singh (Ashutosh Rana) to get her designer Lahanga worth 5 Lakhs.
The logic is she did not get a chance to choose the guy, so atleast she should
get the right to choose her lehanga. Also,
her friend Gurpreet of Delhi has bought a Lehanga of 2.5 Lakhs, so she should
go for a lehanga of atleast double the price. Kavya makes all these scenes very
very enjoyable with her innocence. When Pratap Singh sweetly says no to her
lehanga demand, she informs the family that she is going to Delhi (her uncle
stays there), would earn and buy herself designer Lehanga and return after
attending her friend Gurpreet’s (Guncha Narula) marriage.
Delhi in a hilarious situation. Let me not reveal the same. Humpty and Kavya
hit off instantly. They do fight, enjoy parties, competes over guzzling beer. Banter
between the two is fun, natural, lovable. Both move ahead without any serious
ties. They collectively help Gurpreet get out of a messy situation. And then
the moment comes, when Kavya has to come back to Ambala. Shashank Khaitan has
not redone Raj-Simran here, when Humpty and Kavya bump into bed soon after they
feel for each other.
on in their lives in their respective cities, but unable to do so.
Humpty comes to Ambala along with Shonty and Paplu. Yes, a series of physical
assault happens once family learns of Humpty’s love for Kavya, but the tone of
the violence is mellowed down and almost nil. Humpty manages to get some time from Pratap Singh
to prove him that he is the right choice for Kavya, better than the NRI Angad
Bedi (Sidharth Shukla). Humpty’s challenges increase when Angad does the entry
into the scene as Mr. Perfect.
know that Humpty and Kavya would unite at the end, but how? The treatment to
the plot is done in a very light-hearted manner. How does Pratap Singh yield?
How does Humpty win Kavya’s family’s hearts?
Ashutosh Rana as Kavya’s father is very good. What a wonderful actor he is. He
pours his intensity as well as sense of humour into the character. Varun Dhawan
has done complete justice to his character. Alia is also wonderful. Her face
has the right combination of innocence, chirpiness, traditional, bindass
attitude. She makes Kavya so much lovable. Sidharth as Angad Bedi has great
screen presence. I just wish, Sidharth’s role could have been a bit longer and
his vanishing from the last frames could have been given different treatment.
Both Sahil Vaid and Gaurav Pandey as Humpty’s friends and Kenny Desai as Humpty’s
father are all adorable, excellent performances from them. Rest of the cast are
better. The song ‘Samjhawan’ composed by Toshi-Sharib and sung by Shreya-Arijit
is very good.
Humpty Sharma ki
Dulhania, though predictable and low on logic/ reality parameters; yet one will enjoy
watching it unfold along with very much likeable lead pair and other cast.