Incredible songs, superb direction, talented actors and the evergreen Bollywood masala plot. What else can one expect? Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is one such movie comprising of all the elements above, required to woo the audience with a hardcore entertainer.
Ambala based Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt) settles for an arrange marriage and plans to get a designer lehnga for her wedding. To make her arrangements as planned, she comes to Delhi to be able to earn and collect some money for her wedding dress. Humpty Sharma (Varun Dhawan) on the other hand, was on the verge of failing in his exam. Kaavya in return for money, settles to get him passing marks. One accidental meeting results in many, and in no time they fall in love. Kavya explains before leaving that her parents will not accept a love marriage and proceeds for Ambala. Humpty with his friends Shonty and Poplu lands in Ambala but witnesses the hard fact that it’s not as easy as it seems. Mr. Singh (Ashutosh Rana) challenges him to find one reason as to why Kavya and the NRI boy Angad shouldn’t marry.
Except a few illogical sequences, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is a quirky adaptation of modern day DDLJ. Karan Johar has wisely revived the essence of typical love stories with the young talents. Director Shashank Khaitan has maintained a smooth flow of sequences. You’ll definitely keep sticking to your seats for more fun, drama and twists to unroll. The only factor where Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania lacked terribly was a decent climax. The ending is pretty predictable and nothing of the sorts we have been getting from Karan Johar so far.
Alia Bhatt is emerging as a better actress with her each passing film. Scrunching up her nose is her trademark gesture and might snap you out of the flow momentarily, but the rest goes on smoothly. The exquisite costumes have added charm to her presence and she looks even prettier than all her past avatars.
Varun Dhawan as Humpty is effortless in whatever he does. From acting to dancing, he’s a promising performer. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania looks like the real life adaptation of Alia and Varun’s character. The young, jovial and chirpy Alia Bhatt looks sizzling hot with carefree, emotional and kind hearted Varun Dhawan on screen. They make an absolutely adorable couple and are a treat to watch.
Ashutosh Rana as the concerned father has made his limited role prominent with his brilliant acting. The transformation from a rude, hot-blooded man to a warm hearted father is flawless. Though the entire cast is convincing, some characters like Poplu, Shonty and Angad are worth a praise for adding humor to the film.
The tracks of the movie lives up to the expectations and are sure to make a space in your playlist.
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is a must watch for those who enjoy the decade old idea of romance and arrange marriages. The movie is sheer entertainment, slightly brainless though. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan have given their best performances so far, watch it for the rising talents.