Director: Ali Abbas Zafar

Cast: Ali Zafar, Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif

Jagarn Rating: Good

Story line: It is really hard to believe that one can take inspiration from a matrimonial add and weave a whole story around it. Yes, we are talking about the film ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ (MBKD) which director Ali Abbas Zafar concocted by taking a cue from matrimonial ads.

‘Mere Brother ki Dulhan’ is a unique love story of two brothers who end up wanting to be with the same girl.

Set in the milieu of an urban middle class family, this comedy flick deals with two brothers - Luv Agnihotri (Ali Zafar) and Kush Agnihotri (Imran Khan). While elder brother Luv who is a casanova by heart and works as an investment banker in London, younger brother Kush works as an assistant director in Bollywood movies.

After one more of his many break-ups, Luv realises that he is too bad in choosing a girl and tells his brother Kush to find the right Indian ‘dulhan’ for him. During this bride hunting Kush encounters some wacky and funny situations. After many failed attempts, he meets Dimple Dixit (Katrina), a rocker chick, who carries beer in her thaila and smokes a bidi.

She is also from London, but is a true Indian at heart. Dimple is the craziest girl Kush has ever met.

Finally the two families happen to approve and like each other, so the preparations for Luv and Dimple’s wedding start. During the course of preparations, Kush and Dimple happen to fall in love with each other. Though Dimple speaks her heart out to Kush before but Kush takes a little longer time to realise that he has fallen in love with his brother's 'dulhan'.

Then follows a string of comical and unpredictable events which is sure to leave you in splits.

Thumbs up: Though Ali Abbas Zafar’s story is based on the age-old formula of a love triangle, the screenplay, also penned by the director himself, keeps the audience involved and engrossed at all times. Unlike a boring gloomy sad love triangle it turns out as a light hearted comedy.

The dialogues are good and entertaining at the same time. Youths will definitely identify with the dialogues.

This is solely Katrina’s movie, she looks as gorgeous as ever and does justice to her role as the wild child Dimple.

Ali Zafar steals the lightning and thunder. Ali is a treat to watch who has a confident body language.

He speaks even before he utters a word - with his actions. Imran is good in his chocolaty boy image and does his part well. Songs of MBKD are already ruling the chartbusters. Ali Zafar too has lent his voice to a song "Madhubala", which has become quite a rage.

Thumbs down: The second half of the film is little dragging. The screenplay of the move dips somewhere. A few comic scenes seem to be forced.

After scrutinizing this move we are really unable to give more thumbs down to MBKD. For us, this light hearted hilarious rom-com is a must go this weekend!

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JPN