12 July 2014 | By: Writing Buddha

Review: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania: Addictive, Pleasing and Entertaining! ***½

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       Last year, when I saw the trailer of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, a movie produced by Dharma Productions, I was sure that I am going to hate this movie as it's going to offer nothing new. Well, it was one of those entertainers which didn't have anything new but it had many fun moments that stays with you for a long time after the movie ends. I had the same feeling when I saw the trailer of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. I thought it would look like a sequel to Student of the Year but after watching the movie, I am surprised and glad that I have found another movie that I can watch umpteenth number of times without getting bored. This is the movie that we wish to watch every Friday and enjoy the fun and frolic the movie provides. 

           Shashank Khaitan, the director of this movie, has done a wonderful job in adapting Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in an era when spending a night with the stranger and locking lips aren't a big deal. The great part of this movie is that writing has been taken very seriously unlike other movies; especially in the first half. Because the movie keeps its soul of entertainment right from the start to end, you are glad that you are finally watching kind of a movie that Bollywood is famous for. Story does not have much to offer but on a single plot itself, the way comedy, dialogues, songs and emotions play wonders is what makes Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania one of the favorite movies of this year (obviously, for me).
    The biggest drawback of the movie could have been useless jokes, childish humour, bad acting, unwanted songs and on top of that, a movie as long as 3 hours to replicate DDLJ the way it is. But sensibly, the producer and director have kept the hold on their emotions and released a movie which does not have any of these drawbacks. Varun Dhawan is wonderful. He makes you laugh and cry with him. Every time he utters something, you want to laugh out loud. Great thing is that his expressions itself plays big part in making his audience chuckle and smile. Alia Bhatt is someone whom you want to see on screen forever. Her chilling attitude and bubbliness seems perfect and original. Half of her haters are her lovers after 2 States, rest are also going to disappear after watching this great movie.

             The surprise package of the movie is Ashutosh Rana who plays Alia's father. Rather than being a stereotype father like Amrish Puri, writers have given him a very unlikely character who is strict yet allows boy to try his luck on his daughter who is already engaged with an NRI guy. The two guys playing Varun Dhawan's buddies in the movie have also done a great job in making you laugh yet again and again. Siddharth Shukla is disappointing. Just personality can not let you touch people's heart. Also he suddenly disappears from the movie without any explanation which is also the biggest drawback of this movie. Actually the whole climax. Why Ashutosh Rana accepts Varun all of a sudden and where does Siddharth disappears is not explained. While you wait for explanation, Saturday Saturday is on the screen to entertain you with end credits and you are left unanswered. But then, who cares? 

           The music of this movie is perfect and relates with the plot very well. The choreography is energetic and what is mostly expected from a movie like this. Karan Johar has done a wonderful job in letting this movie come forward the way it should have been. I am totally in awe of this movie and I can watch it 3 more times back to back. That's how entertaining and fresh it is. Go for it. I give it 3.5/5.



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