A young take at good old love

A young take at good old love

A young take at good old love

Humpty Sharma KiDulhaniya Hindi (U/A) ¬¬¬Cast: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Ashutosh Rana,Siddharth ShuklaDirector: Shashank Khaitan
Humpty Sharma (Varun Dhawan) meets his girl (Alia Bhatt) during one of his regular trysts with trouble. Turns out the girl is no stranger to controversies. The self-proclaimed ‘pataka’ from Patiala is in Delhi to buy herself a wedding lehenga (designer and nothing less than Rs 5 lakh, mind you). 

First they blush. Then the hormones gush. And the lovers progress from bike rides to bedroom. Guilt? What’s that? But Humpty’s heart is in the right place. He wouldn’t let go of his love without exhausting every trick of the Bollywood trade.

The banter is witty and the romance, fresh. Yes, it’s an ode to Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. The premise is the same, but the lines are young enough to appeal to today’s cool generation, almost two decades after a certain Raj and Simran set the mustard fields on fire.

Our Humpty, too, has the same task — of winning over the girl’s father (Ashutosh Rana, doing an Amrish Puri with disastrous results) and outwitting his rival in love (Siddharth Shukla, playing the virtuous suitor from the US). 

Humpty knows he is not even a Mowgli before the NRI Superman — a beefcake of a bridegroom who can even prepare an Italian spread for the bride’s big, fat, hungry Punjabi family. Now, the climax is no jigsaw puzzle. But Varun and Alia do their bubbly bit to pep it up. Humpty Sharma... fits the bill for a light-hearted watch.


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