Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
The Karan Johar produced romantic comedy; ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ has arrived at the theaters. The film has been directed by debutant Shashank Khaitan. Before release, the film was able to create a good buzz, thanks to its interesting trailers and good songs. It was also said by the people involved with the film that it is a tribute to the iconic film ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.’ The paring of young stars Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan after ‘Student of The Year’ has also worked as an attraction. Now it is time to see whether the film can fulfill the promises that it has made.
Varun Dhawan is the titular character, Rakesh ’Humpty’ Sharma. Alia portrays Kavya Pratap Singh and Siddharth Shukla plays Angad Bedi. Veteran actor Ashutosh Rana plays Kavya’s father Mr. Singh.
The caring yet strict Mr. Singh has fixed the marriage of his daughter Kavya to NRI boy Angad whom he has chosen personally. Kavya, the lively girl with a strong personality goes to Delhi to shop for her wedding and to spend the last few days of freedom. Here she meets the lovable Humpty Sharma, the street smart city boy. Humpty is taken aback by this girl who parties hard and drinks even harder. But what seemed like a few days companionship turns into love. But the presence of Angad who looks perfect from every aspect, make things complicated. Like ‘DDLJ’, Humpty goes to convince Kavya’s father who in turn pits the two boys against one another. Who will win? Will Humpty ultimately get his ‘Dulhania’?
Both Alia and Varun are in top form. They absolutely get absorbed in their characters. Their chemistry is absolutely delightful. Ashutosh Rana, seen in a major Bollywood film after a long time, gives a great performance. Siddharth Shukla, making his big screen debut is also good. The plot while predictable is well written and engaging with the right amount of twists and turns. The songs have been created to suit different moods and work in favor of the film.
The film actually offers nothing new. The ending is a bit baffling and several questions remain unanswered. Also it is full of typical wedding related scenes and low on logic like the typical Bollywood flicks.
It is highly entertaining and makes you feel good. Totally worth the money you spend on tickets.