Movie review: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

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

Direction: Shashank Khaitan

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Duration: 2 hours 13 minutes

Undoubtedly, HSKD is a very light movie, but surely it’s a tribute to the classic ‘DDLJ’. The plot is quite simple and predictable. Yet, due to the star cast as well as the ‘punjabi dhols’ the movie is funny and fast-paced. The KJo touch is definitely prevalent with songs for each and every celebration.

Humpty Sharma aka Rakesh Sharma (Varun Dhawan) is a typical Delhi college boy, who meets Kavya Singh (Alia Bhatt) by accident. Smitten with love, Humpty keeps meeting Kavya and doesn’t miss a chance to woo her. He also promises to fulfill the Ambala girl’s wish to get her the exorbitantly expensive designer ‘lehnga’ for her marriage. The typical Punjabi language of ‘Oh jis’ and ’beejis’ keeps the humour alive. A few dialogues are extremely hysterical and spontaneous. Well, no romantic bollywood movie is complete without a third person in the mix. Angad (Sidharth Shukla) an NRI and Kavya’s fiancé comes to Ambala to get married. Humpty tries several ways to get back the love of her life but, all in vain. Singh Sir aka Bauji (Ashutosh Rana) beats Rakesh for trying to get close to his daughter. Finally, Kavya pleases her father and demands for a peaceful meeting with Humpty. The angry father lays down a condition to Humpty, to prove his love for her daughter. Humpty struggles to make ‘Achaar’, cook food, jog in the morning to keep a close watch on Angad and find one fault to get back his love. But to break the ‘tailor-made’ wedding and get back his ‘Dulhaniya’, Humpty must point out a major flaw in Angad. Does he succeed? Does he finally win his ‘dulhaniya’?

The original plot doesn’t grow beyond expectations, but the warm dialogues, hugs and superb shots keep the story alive. Alia Bhatt has once again proved her acting skills by portraying the typical Punjabi ‘Kudi’, spontaneous, lively and warm. On the other hand, Varun Dhawan has played it quite energetic, frolic and a cute ‘senti’ boy. This ‘feel-good’ movie doesn’t have much intensity but brings a smile on the face of the audience. A must watch for all the KJo fans and for anyone who loves ‘DDLJ’.


Western Music Singer, Actor, Speaker and Writer. I am an ardent fan for creativity. Loves Broadway and Stage. Enjoys watching Hollywood and Bollywood movies. Believes in his own coinage,"If it's not perfect, it's a catastrophe."

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