Romantic comedies are the flavour of the season and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya raises the ante to a great level. The film is unexpectedly fresh. Although, an unabashed DDLJ revamp, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is off the crowd and refreshing. Varun Dhawan steals the show as the adorable Humpty Sharma and at places outdoes Alia Bhatt on the adorability quotient. Alia as Kavya is apt and attractive. She carries off her patent spark with ease. But all said and done HSKD is a Varun Dhawan take away.
The plot has not much originality to offer. Shashank Khaitan’s screenply tries to play safe with the repetition of tactics popularized by Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, but his direction seems quite innovative to begin with. Pre interval the plot has nothing much to offer. Kavyaa in search of a designer wedding lehnga ends up visiting Delhi, where she meets Humpty Sharma, a typical Delhite with a heart of gold. Kavyaa and Humpty get into a mini detective spree while helping a friend in trouble and end up falling in love. Back home in Ambala, kavyaa is set to marry an NRI doctor played by the television stud Siddharth Shukla of Balika Vadhu fame. The short affair in Delhi draws its way to Ambala and finally a family intrusion makes it a typical bollywood love affair.
Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya is nowhere near as good as DDLJ, but the viewer won’t be left in a loop. The chemistry between the lead pair is enviable, and for Alia, she has almost mastered the craft of sizzling every frame. The moments between kavyaa and Humpty are most certainly going to remain with the cine goer long after the curtains are drawn.
Ashutosh Rana makes an appealing comeback as kavya’s father, though not as tough as Amrish Puri, he too repeats the epic dialogue“jaa jee le apni zindagi” but this time to Humpty Sharma, the man in question.
The film doesn’t promise too much, and delivers more than expected. The songs are well placed and in hue with the gait of the plot. A talented supporting cast enhances the entertainment proportion to manifolds.
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya might have been touted as the 2014 version of DDLJ, but unfortunately that doesn’t materialize .That, on the other hand is most fortunate as it perfectly carves its own niche among all the comical love affairs of Indian Cinema. This weekend, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya could be a worthy watch.
Verdict: Super hit.