I was sort of emotionally blackmailed to see this movie ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania‘ to give company to a friend. The things we do for friendship 🙂 I had totally a very bad perception about the movie. And I teased my friend by calling it the Humpty Dumpty movie. But after a sumptuous brunch / breakfast in another nice and untried restaurant (pictures will come later) we went to this movie and I sort of ended up having a good time. I am not going into the story here because there isn’t much to say and it sort of mimics Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) except that the girl does everything in this which the guy does in that movie.
Don’t go looking for logic and if you go without any expectation (may be just one: it is a very cheesy rom com movie) and you will enjoy the comedy in it and some emotional elements too. The hero of this movie Rakesh Sharma aka Humpty Sharma is a total emo sort of guy who sheds tears at the drop of a emotional scene. He falls in love at first sight with the girl Kavya, who is already engaged to an NRI and is in Delhi (her town is Ambala) to get her perfect designer wedding dress. They get to know each other, he helps her friend from a tight spot , she starts having a soft spot for him..and you know how the story goes until the intermission. After that the story shifts to Ambala where he goes to win her back. Sometimes during the movie, we could even recite the next line of the dialogue. But some really took us by surprise. And the gay angle to the story. That was a welcome change. Not done too cheesy and not at all offensive, it shows how people are becoming open minded about it. But too many references to the DDLJ’s movie dialogues. Songs were OK OK. Nothing really stood apart except for the ‘Saturday song’ (which is below and which gets played during credits). Alia Bhatt is good looking and the place where she has to act to seduce a guy, that was so hilarious. Varun Dhawan, not my favorite up coming actors, but he did the job for this movie. I thought his friend Shonty (Gaurav Pandey) looked much better than him. If you don’t have any expectations of what the movie would be about and how the execution or the logic of the story is and all, you can have a good laugh and good time pass.