After making the debut together in Student Of The Year which was an okay film, Alia and Varun are again seen together as a lead pair in the recently released Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. The movie is not a masterpiece but it holds a good entertainment quotient for sure. Here are our views and reviews for the same.
|Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
|Sachin–Jigar, Toshi Sabri
|11 July 2014
|Varun Dhawan (Rakesh “Humpty” Sharma), Alia Bhatt (Kavya Pratap Singh), Siddharth Shukla (Angad Bedi), Ashutosh Rana (Mr. Singh), Deepika Amin (Mrs. Singh), Gaurav Pandey (Shonty), Sahil Vaid (Poplu), Kenny Desai (Mr. Sharma), Mahnaz Damania (Swati), Guncha Narula (Gurpreet), Rishabh Raghuwanshi (Raka), and others…
First of all, all the Hindi film lovers will definitely link up a lot of scenes with their counterparts of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Even the title have a lot of similarities, apart from both being 4 words long, Dulhaniya is the common word in both!
The makers never shy off, or try to hide the similarities, but actually the elaborate the same. The protagonist is a fan of DDLJ and keeps watching it again and again.
The movie have almost everything which you see in a typical Yash Raj Films or Dharma Production movie. The movie is appealing mainly to the youth, as director seems kept them as the target audience in mind.
The story of the movie is now almost famous (and the reference of DDLJ could have made most of it, clear, to those who didn’t knew it); let us take a look at some of the important aspects you would like to watch the movie for.
The screenplay is impressed by DDLJ a lot but it have its original incidents which are weaved in the story in interesting manner. The way Gurpreet was blackmailed by a guy very similar to what we used to read in newspaper often. A lot of MMS scandals come to the public notice proves that such incidents happen. The dialog where Kavya tells Humpty that such guys must be taught a lesson or otherwise they will repeat their actions to ruin other lives, is quite good and convincingly filmed. Audience will like the approach.
You may not like the approach Mr. Singh shows towards his elder daughter but there are dialogs which shows that he is more hurt than his daughter when something wrong was happened to her. Also the importance of money and it is important to spend it wisely, is told in convincing manner.
Varun and Alia are now grown up and matured actors and it is clearly seen in the movie. Alia though is not very good in some scenes where she need to talk loudly, her voice torn out in such scenes, is something she need to work on. She is first rate otherwise. Varun proves his metal in most of the scene. His bursting into tears when sitting alone on the car bonnet is probably the best performance (in terms of a single scene) by him in this movie. Of course the lead pair have good dancing skills and good comic timings. Both them deserves applause for the same. Alia picked up the accent pretty well.
The sidekicks are mostly ignored, but both the actors (Gaurav and Sahil) who plays friends of Humpty are really good performers. A couple of scenes they got are half-backed but their acting abilities are shown throughout the film. If keep getting meatier roles, they will shine for sure.
It is good to see Ashutosh Rana after long time. He is excellent. Why we are seeing some fantastic actors like Ashutosh Rana, Ashish Vidyarthi, Akhilendra Mishra and others, in meaty roles these days?
We must say that the casting director did his job pretty well by choosing right actors for right roles. The story writer have the script ready but he have worked on it to make approachable to the current audience positively. In the initial segment though you feel that there are many songs which slows down the pace. The set of the book shop had to be worked on more, to look convincing. The emotional bondage between father-son, father-daughter, father-friends of his son; explored well.
The movie also rewrites the character of Angad – the fiance of Kavya (similar to the one played by Parmeet Sethi in the original) pretty well. The character have everything positive. Even at the fight-at-the-dhaba scene when some guys try misbehave with Kavya, his actions were more logical. He informs the police and also contributes in the fight when Humpty breaks it with the goons. His character is too perfectly written.
We see Deepika Amin after long, if we are not wrong she was one of the actors we had seen in “Farman” – a Hindi TV Serial which aired on Doordarshan.
We like the way the legendary Indian astronaut Rakesh sharma is referred in the film. We should not be ignorant of such heroes.
If the makers could have avoided some adultery stuff between the lead pair , the film could have been a complete family movie to watch. No doubt, the generation is more open now but a complete family entertainer is what people like to enjoy watching in theater over the weekend.
The background music is a positive aspect of this film. For the songs – ‘Samjaawaan’ is the best of the album. There are a couple of songs, which are not effective. The song during the last titles, is good. The cinematography is good to watch.
The story is about an Ambala girl named Kavya who decide to go to Delhi to purchase a designer lehnga for her wedding, on her own. There she meets a happy-go-lucky guy Rakesh “Humpty” Sharma who is good at heart. Over the course of event they became good friends and then fall in love. As she is already engaged they both move ahead in their lives and she did a good gesture by giving a surprise to Humpty after she left.
It changes the stuff in terms of emotional quotient for Humpty and he visits Ambala to meet Kavya and her family. The rest of the story is better to be seen rather than to talk about.
Overall it is a typical commercial entertainer which you will enjoy watching.
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