This friday release Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is a modern adaptation of DDLJ, this is one of the typical Dharma Productions full of wedding scenes, jazz and Punjabi thumka.
Story: Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia) lives in Ambala with her family, and a die hard fan of Kareena Kapoor. Her father (played by Ashutosh Rana) has arranged her marriage in an NRI family known to him. She has her priorities clear, her only condition in this arrangement is an expensive designer lehenga for the wedding, which will cost about five lakh rupees.
She goes Delhi for wedding shopping, she tries to live her bit of life and enjoy it. There she meets Humpty Sharam aka Rakesh played Varun the good-hearted college kid who falls in love with her and wants to fulfill her dreams. But in Bollywood no love story can be so simple, enters Angad Bedi (Siddharth Shukla) a picture perfect NRI intact with solid values, who is Kavya’s man to be.
The strength of Shashank’s debut film is the performances and characters, whether it is Humpty-Kavya’s cutesy, charming chemistry or the unbeatable boy-gang bonding with Shonty and Poplu. The entire presentation of the film on the whole is light hearted and leaves the viewer smiling and content. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge for those that weren’t old enough to fully delight in the spectacle of SRK’s Raj wooing the parents of Kajol’s Simran against all odds nearly two decades ago.
Performances: Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan’s on screen jodi is amazing, they made a smashing debut with Dharma Production’s Student of the Year and come back with HSKD. As for performances, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan play their parts effortlessly while Siddharth looks smashing, but doesn’t get much scope and fails to be convincing at several points.
Sahil Vaid (Poplu) and Gaurav Pandey (Shonty), who play Varun’s friends, also pepper the film with witty lines & funny performances and add to the fun ride that Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is. Ashutosh Rana is the actor to look out for. He takes over right from his introductory scene where he establishes well that he is the boss in Kavya’s house.
Music: The makers bought rights of two popular songs and tried to encash the love of the audiences for those numbers. The foot-tapping Saturday Saturday creates the right mood for the soundtrack at the outset. It’s likely to be very popular with the younger crowd. The next number Samjhawan is also an adaptation. It picks up from Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s Main Tainu Samjhawana Ki that released four years ago.
There is a shift in the music with the Western sound of Lucky Tu Lucky Me. The song aims to step into the Pritam mode but ends up being a quick-fire dance mix version. The album could have been so much better had the music makers served an assortment of original melodies.
Overall, the music of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is just good.
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