It depicts the new generation and its instinctive reactions to various situations they experience. For the college going, this film would be welcomed. For their parents it would come up as a shocking revealation of the behaviourial attitudes of the present generation. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania movie review…
The girl is in command here. The boy adjusts himself to whims and fancies of his sweetheart. There are moments where the father gives in to his daughters demand of having a Designer attire at her wedding, which costs the same value as a new car in the market.
Then there is a situation where the boy announces of his ‘birthday get-to-gether’ where the girl outbeats him in gupling down bottles of beer. In fact, it is the female protagonist who is shown as outgoing and even more agressive than the boy. Here, the boy insists on seeking the blessings of the girl’s parents before getting married (in true DDLJ style), while the girl is insistent on eloping with the guy in her life.
So, when Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt), a chirpy, yet feisty girl from Ambala, decides to make a trip to Delhi for her marriage shopping, she meets a young, carefree Delhi lad, Rakesh ‘Humpty Sharma’ (Varun Dhawan). Humpty’s father is the owner of a campus bookstore, where Humpty and his two best friends, Shonty and Poplu, have grown up together and which remains their hangout spot even now.
Kavya is unattainable for Humpty initially, which makes her even more endearing to him. But being a Delhi boy, he is not the one to give up so easily. With some help from his two best friends, he finds out all about her and through an interesting turn of events (including a ploy to save Kavya’s friend Gurpreet’s marriage), they start growing closer to each other.
The more time they spend with each other, their love hate banter grows, but their chemistry is apparent. They are both different, yet very similar as people. They are young, feisty and carefree, and its the spurge of life which attracts them to each other.
As per plan, once Kavya’s trip ends, she heads back to Ambala, knowing very well that her father, the very strict, yet loving Mr. Singh, would never accept her love for Humpty. But even though they both weren’t looking for love, love happened. So Humpty, accompanied by his two friends, decides to go get Kavya.
That’s the beginning of a journey for him that he wouldn’t have imagined undertaking even in the wildest of his dreams. Humpty, against all odds, decides to convince Kavya’s family to agree to his alliance with her. How he does this and if he succeeds in his mission forms the rest of the story.
This story is based in realistic situations. Alia’s elder sister is abandoned by her husband, and as she is back to her parents house, they have set up a cyber cafe to keep her occupied. Humpty Sharma is more of a boisterous character who gets his work done by hook or crook (his gang tie up the professor to clear him in his weakest subject – History).
Quite a few unrealistic situations, like that of Humpty’s father being so friendly with his son, and then Humpty’s friends who would even take up beating for him, and even go to the extent of acting as a gay. Often there are references to Dil Wale Dulhania Le Jayenge and its over-optimistic theme that the girl’s father would give in at the last moment, even after receiving her NRI groom and his parents.
Alia Bhat is the usual chirpy girl, Varun Dhawan emotes well, shows his seriousness in getting into the character. He is the one to watch out for in the coming years. Television actor Siddharth Shukla is a real dude. While its is Varun friends Gaurav Pandey as Shonty and Sahil Vaid as Poplu who infuse life and activity in Humpty’s life.
Times change, people evolve, so is our Indian culture.
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CAST of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania:
Varun Dhawan – Rakesh “Humpty” Sharma
Alia Bhatt – Kavya Pratap Singh
Ashutosh Rana – Mr. Singh – Kavya’s Father
Siddharth Shukla – Angad Bedi
Kenneth Desai – Mr. Sharma – Humpty’s Father
Gaurav Pandey – Shonty – Humpty’s Friend
Sahil Vaid – Poplu – Humpty’s Friend
Mahnaz Damania – Swati (Kavya’s Sister)
Deepika Amin – Mrs. Singh (Kavya’s Mother)
Guncha Narula – Gurpreet (Kavya’s Friend)
Jaswant Daman – Dadi (Kavya’s Grandmother)
Credits of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania:
Banner – Dharma Productions
Producers – Hiroo Johar, Karan Johar
Directed by Shashank Khaitan
Co Producer – Apoorva Mehta
Director of Photography – Neha Parti Matiyani
Production Design – Parichit Paralkar
Editor – Manan Sagar
Executive Producer – Sumit Chawla
Music – Sachin-Jigar, Sharib-Toshi
Lyrics – Irshad Kamil, Kumaar
Sound Design – Sohel Sanwari
Costume Designers – Archana Walavalkar, Natascha Charak & Nikita Mohanty
Screenplay by Shashank Khaitan
Dialogues by Shashank Khaitan
Choreographers – Chinni Prakash, Ahmed Khan, Remo D’Souza, Adil Shaikh
Casting Director – Jogi
Background Score – John Stewart Eduri
Media Consultant – Hype
Visual Promotions – Ravi Padda & Binny Padda
Publicity Design – Brain On Rent
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania – movie review