133 Min | Comedy – Drama – Romance | July 2014
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Director: Shashank Khaitan
Starring: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Amin
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Review: We have seen many Bollywood movies which provides masala, melodrama, humor and typical romance. This formula is now repetitive in every movie nowadays. But it is more important to note that the filmmaker provides the right content at right time and it’s not an easy job. Shashank Khaitan and Karan Johar’s latest offering “HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA” does it right and their effort is admirable. Like every other Bollywood rom-com, the story of the film has the same formula, boy meets girl, girl meets boy, love blossoms, circumstances bring them apart, they reunite but it is a long journey and they have to go and must win the approval of the family. And it provides all the elements like humor, comedy, drama, romance etc. at the right moments and at the right time which most of the films fail to do so.
In Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Varun Dhawan has completely evolved as an actor and he has won the status of a performer this time. He pulls off the comic and emotional situations efficiently which is no cakewalk. He has a long way to go. You can’t take your eyes off from him. Alia Bhatt, if 2013 was Deepika Padukone’s year as she gave four back-to back hits (Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela), then 2014 is Alia Bhatt’s year for sure. Her choice of diverse roles is surely bringing her status higher and higher. After Highway (2014), and 2 States (2014), she gives a superb performance in this one too. Siddharth Shukla plays his character with efficiency. Acting on Television and in a Movie is two different situations and he truly justifies his character. Ashutosh Rana is adequate as Alia’s Father. His sequences with Varun is truly striking.
The music is just decent in this film with the exception of two songs that are simply outstanding, “Samjhavan” is absorbing and soulful and “Saturday Saturday” is foot-tapping and is the pick of the lot. On the whole, HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA is a nice watch with electrifying chemistry between the lead actors, amazing comic situations and drama and emotions being captured beautifully. It would be loved by the Gen Next (Young Generation) as well as the kids and classy people.