Film:  Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya

Director: Shashank Khaitan

Cast: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Ashutosh Rana, Siddharth Shukla

The film is much-hyped as it is being directly linked with the 1990s blockbuster ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ (DDLJ) - the movie that brought together, the mustard-fields, NRIs, Bollywood’s Badshah Shah Rukh Khan, evergreen Kajol and the family values on the silver screen.

It won’t be wrong if we call ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’ an adaptation of DDLJ and Varun and Alia trying to recreate the magic of SRK-Kajol on celluloid.

But the million dollar question is whether debutant director Shashank Khaitan is successful in the risk that he has taken by recreating the romantic melody of Indian cinema’s one of the biggest blockbuster ‘DDLJ’.

Storyline: Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt) hails from a rich family in Ambala. Her father (played by Ashutosh Rana) has arranged her marriage with an NRI guy Angad (Siddharth), whom she hasn't seen ever. This motormouth feisty Ambala girl wants to have an expensive designer lehenga for her impending wedding. She goes to Delhi on the pretext of wedding shopping where she meets Humpty Sharma aka Rakesh (Varun Dhawan), a good-hearted college boy who falls in love with this bubbly girl. Gradually, Kavya also realizes her love for Humpty. But Kavya was about to get married with the ‘Mr Perfect’ Angad, who was above all her father's choice. Will Humpty succeed in impressing Kavya’s father? Will he be able to fight all odds and marry his dulhaniya after winning all hearts? This is how the story unfolds further.

Review: Director Shashank Khaitan is altogether a winner as he has successfully adapted the charisma of 1990s era into a 2014 scenario.

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan share a sizzling chemistry, both on-screen and off-screen. In this flick too, the couple looks incredibly awesome on 70 mm.

Besides the love story, which will appeal almost every love bud, the peppy tracks and slow romantic numbers would definitely enthrall the music lovers. Alia’s fans cannot miss the female unplugged version of the song ‘Samjhawan’, sung by Alia herself.

Sidharth Shukla, who has made his big-screen debut in ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’, is equally exceptional in his role.

The movie goers may find the ending weird but Varun-Alia’s chemistry would nullify the minor glitches in the flick.

Watch ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’ for wonderful performances, smart screenplay and just a good love story.


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