Friday, July 11, 2014

Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya, Hindi Bollywood Film Movie Review, Johnson Thomas, Rating: * * *

Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya, Hindi Bollywood Film Movie Review, Johnson Thomas, Rating: *  *  *


#HumptySharmaKiDulhaniya (Hindi) Rating: *  *  *  Fanciful, yet copiously Entertaining Romance. The teasing, amiable, inveigling chemistry between the two young stars at the helm #VarunDhawan, #AliaBhatt, their wonderfully apt co-actors (#SidharthShukla, #SahilVaid #GauravPandey #AshutoshRana et al),earthy, rambunctious musical serenades, smart humorous repartees and assured, confident helming by newbie #ShashankKhaitan makes for a magnetic enticement. Ek baar Dekhna tho banta hai! #KaranJohar #DharmaProductions #Niloferq

 #HumptySharmaKiDulhaniya (Hindi) Rating: *  *  * It’s a love story that harps on a lehenga that proves to be too mehenga. But don’t be put off by that. The chaotic storyline has a truly lovable core flanked by the sprightly insouciance of a bunch of immensely gifted actors, some rambunctious musical serenades and a confident newbie helmer putting it all together with some verve. The ending may test your forbearance a bit but what comes before lends you much more cheer than the fake promise of  #achhedin by the new government.   #varunDhawan #AliaBhatt #AshutoshRana #SidharthShukla, #SahilVaid #GauravPandey #KaranJohar #DharmaProductions #Niloferq #ShashankKhaitan


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Hindi Film review
Johnson Thomas

Fanciful, yet copiously entertaining!

Film: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya
Cast: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt,
Director: Shashank Khaitan


Rating: *  *  *


It’s a love story that harps on a lehenga that proves to be too mehenga. But don’t be put off by that. The chaotic storyline has a truly lovable core flanked by the sprightly insouciance of a bunch of immensely gifted actors, some rambunctious musical serenades and a confident newbie helmer putting it all together with some verve. The ending may test your forbearance a bit but what comes before lends you much more cheer than the fake promise of  achhe din by the new government.   

The young actors playing the lead lend their lovable, amiable and playful chemistry to a topsy-turvy storyline that goes beserk over a ‘Lehenga’ meant to be worn by the heroine at her own wedding celebrations. In fact the main narrative opens in a farmhouse in   Ambala with that sequence where she, Kavya(Alia Bhatt) is asking her father(Ashutosh Rana) to bankroll a Rs 5 Lakh worth designer lehenga. Her Nani(Grandmother) and Mom are all for it while her Veerji(Dad’s brother) and Dad frown at her audacity in thinking so big! But the laadli is not to be daunted and decides to go off to Delhi to her Mama(uncle)’s place to get the deed done. While this goes on we are also made privy to the fact that all is not well with the family. The eldest daughter has a failed love marriage behind her and is constantly taunted for it.  

So even though the parents themselves enjoy an inter-caste love marriage, the stage is facilely  set for an arranged versus love marriage showdown- One that is inventive in it’s approach to uniting the two willful  young lovers.  
Oops. Sorry. The lovers have not yet met! Kavya bumps into Humpty(Varun Dhawan) while she goes ‘Lehenga’ shopping with her friend. And they keep bumping into each other thereafter. The reasons are best left unexplained. All that bumping ignites affection, some rounds of partying, a fake birthday celebration and a rescue effort which seals their attraction for each other and leads them to have sex. And it’s not a ‘cut’ after a kiss either. Khaitan is brave enough to have his young lead in bed with each other without the accompanied guilt pangs that stereotypically go with the territory. They even nite the bullet and agree to stay apart, seeing no hope for a future together. Then comes the gifts and their love is reignited. Dad  gets to know. Humpty and his friends are treated to the standard ‘beat-em-up’ routine and then allowed a ray of hope in the setting-up of a condition that just might allow the young lovers to reunite for a forever ever after finale.
The second half is of course ‘DDLJ’ territory and even climaxes with a tribute to King Khan. Unfortunately the climax is slap-dash. Unwanted characters are shorn off without any explanations. The storyline lacks logic but the dialogues are smart with  quick-fire repartee allowing for humorous engagement. The performances of all the actors are first class. Varun is a treat to watch. He lends great charm, a vulnerable bravado, irreverence and springy energy to his role while Alia shows off her attitude and don’t care type pizzaz in convincing fashion. Both manage to imbue a pleasing, smile inducing chemistry into their interactions with each other. Ashutosh Rana, Sahil Vaid, Gaurav Pandey and the rest of the cast also manage to enthrall.  Rambunctious musical serenades and assured, confident helming by Shashank Khaitan adds more luster to the enticement!

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