Movie Review: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya (2014)

by Pawan Manghnani on July 12th, 2014

Its good to see the fresh faces of bollywood finally taking over the reigns. A bit haphazardly but about time. Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya is a weird title that does tingle the curiousity. With a wide opening of 2200 screens in India alone & no major releases until Eid, This movie is set to cross the INR100 Crore mark easily.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is an all out family entertainer after a long time which multiplex going audiences are going to adore. A no-holds-barred ode to the 1995 cult classic DDLJ, even 2 decades later it inspires a wonderfully woven love story in HSKD.  Though the movie is inspired, it has a lot of original & fresh scenes with witty dialogues to go with it. The plot isn't original though and is a heavily clichéd mix of thousands of typical love stories before it. Interestingly, Varun Dhawan's dialogue delivery is smooth as melted butter and will remind you of the legendary Govinda.

No doubt, The chemistry between Aliaa & Varun is off the hook but apart from that my personal favorite were the intense (yet funny) scenes between Ashutosh Rana & Varun Dhawan which was the real showstopper.
​Plot:
[SPOILER ALERT]
When Dilli da chhora Rakesh 'Humpty' Sharma [Varun Dhawan] accidentaly meets Kavya Pratap Singh [Aliaa Bhatt] sparks fly all over, regardless of Kavya being engaged & is in delhi for her wedding shopping. Oh well, boys will be boys and this is apparent in the highlarious scenes between Humpty and his childhood best friends, Poplu [Sahil Vaid] & Shonty [Gaurav Pandey] (Typical Funjabi Names).

Humpty helps Kavya around the city, her wedding shopping, her friend gurpreet's personal issues & surely they were bound to fall in love.

Leaving things as is, Kavya returns back to her hometown Ambala, to prepare for her wedding, as the strict father Mr. Pratap Singh [Ashutosh Rana] is against love marriages. Flawlessly portrayed after a long hiatus from the screen, 

Predictably, the hero and his jing-bang head to Ambala to win the heroine's family over. After a few hilarious episodes, the father agrees to have a fair competition between Humpty & the fiancé Angad Bedi [Siddharth Shukla] for his daughter's hand. Remember Heropanti ? This is Siddharth Shukla's debut film after becoming a popular name on TV, but his character is ironically forgotten by the makers in the end.

What follows next is a riot of slapstickism keep-your-brains-aside ending. The climax is abrupt but leaves you with smiles. Or pain. Depending on your love for Bollywood's cheesyness!
​Plus:
-Aliyaa's cuteness. Woh paida hii cute hui thi.
-Dhawan's slapstick timing filling a void Govinda left. 
-Smart witty dialogues.
-Fresh supporting characters with fair screentimes throughout.

Minus:
-Predictable storyline with tons of loopholes.
-Aside from 2 songs (Samjhaawan & Saturday Saturday) which were bought out, The other tracks could have been much better especially being a Dharma Productions film.
-Bad lyrics (my 8 year old nephew could have written better lyrics than "D se dance dede chance" and he doesnt speak much Hindi)
-No resolution of the fiancé conflict in the climax. What happened to the poor fiancé ?
​Verdict:
During the promotions of the film, the makers hinted that HSKD is going to be the new DDLJ and KKHH which is simply undigestable. DDLJ and KKHH were cults and youth icons of their times. Humpty at best, is just a slightly better version of Main Tera Hero & 2 States.

Clean comedy, Complete no brainer family entertainer with No-Brainer being the keyword here.  The makers have def hit a homerun. What remains to be seen is, if the audiences absorb another done to death re-run lovestory with a smile or a frown?

​All in all, Its a "100% Original Fake." ;)
Was the review helpful? Comment below, let me know ;)


Posted in Movies    Tagged with HSKD, Humpty, humptysharma, humpty sharma ki dulhaniya, bollywood, film review, movie review, aliaa bhatt, varun dhawan, dharma productions, multiplex, hindi, bolly, hindi cinema


8 Comments

priya c - July 12th, 2014 at 3:53 AM
thankssss a ton, just what i needed.....
Bharat M Harpalani - July 12th, 2014 at 4:43 AM
Good one!
brij bhatia - July 12th, 2014 at 4:49 AM
hahaha
i love cliches
think i am gonna like this one :D
komal - July 12th, 2014 at 5:27 AM
Well expressed !! Completely in coherence with what I felt about the film too :))
Parikshat Bhambuwani - July 12th, 2014 at 10:01 AM
The most accurate review I've read so far!
Jahnvi - July 13th, 2014 at 2:00 AM
Read this review after wathcing the film, takes me right back to it.
god bless !
naresh bhatia - July 23rd, 2014 at 4:22 AM
The review is perfectly in line as the movie actually is .
Nice work Pa1.
Inder - July 13th, 2014 at 4:58 AM
Nice verdict. One time watch

Leave a Comment
Search Blog Posts:

Subscribe:

follow on
follow on
follow on
follow on
follow on
follow on
Blog Categories:

Cars (1)
Events (11)
Glam (3)
Hotels (1)
Movies (11)
Blog Spoonback:

Zaroob Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Zomato Profile Widget:

View my food journey on Zomato!
Blog Archives:

2017 (9)
2016 (120)
January (2)
February (1)
March (1)
April (11)
May (22)
June (14)
July (17)
August (16)
September (5)
October (14)
November (11)
December (6)
2015 (16)
2014 (14)
2013 (13)
2012 (12)
2011 (6)
2010 (4)
September (1)
October (1)
November (1)
December (1)
Reviewer Ranking on Zomato:

View my food journey on Zomato!
Blogger Ranking on Zomato:

View my food journey on Zomato!
Tags:

2016 AI Aish Outt Productions Al Habtoor City Algerian Android Apple Arabian Cuisine Artifical Intelligence Arts Asia Babies Biggest Blackberry Boudoir Business Bay CES Catch 22 Century Village Chef Cocktails Comedy Store Culinary DC DIFC Desi Developments Dubai Diaries Dubai Dubomedy Dusit Thani EIC East India Comedy EIC East India Comedy Elco F1 Fandroid Friday Funny Futuristic Games Giorgio Armani Goan Goa Google HSKD Hilton Home Hubb Humpty Indian Sweets Italiano Italian JAFZA JBR JLT JVC Jaan Jacqueline Fernandez Jodhpur Jumeirah Lake Towers Jumeirah Lakes Tower Largest Las Vegas Latin American Law of karma Lebanon Level Seven Lord Krishna Love Manghnani Mark Webber Memory Lane Moody Foody Mumbai Nawazuddin Siddiqui NawazuddinSiddiqui Neeti Palta Nevada Nokia OCD Obsessive Comedic Disorder Ovi Palazzo Versace Paradise Pawan RIM Robots Rovio Sci-Fi Science Fiction Sea Food Sofitel South American Spices Stand Up StandUp Super Fine Dining Tallest The Address The Calling Initiative The Ghantas The Palace Tony Roma's USA VIP Vegas Vegetarian W Hotel Wendy's Windows 8 World Class aamir khan aamir abhishekh bachan accessories ahlan live ahlan magazine ahlan masala ahlan airport aish outt aish aks comedy nights aks al maha al reef alcoholics alcohol aliaa bhatt all time alphabet ambition american anantara angel anger appetizer apple cider vinegar apple tree appreciate apps arabian food arabian gulf arabian ranches arabian arabic arcade armani articles article artiste artist asian asset class asset atlantis atmosphere attitude audio ausio apps authentic avocado awards axe bab al shams bakery banana banks bank barbeque bar bat mobile batman v superman batman beach beairut beautiful beauty beirut belgian chocolate ben affleck benefit best personality best beverages bevergae bikes biryani bittersweet bitter biz bay blind blockbuster blogs blog blush bollywood bolly bombay boon boston bottles box park boxpark boy break free breakfast brekky brooklyn bridge brunch buffalo wild wings buffet bullions burgers burj al arab burj khalifa burritos butcher butter by the beach cab cafe caffiene cameras cancer captain america capulet car fanatic car freak carnival cars car cedar tree chaat chai kadak champagne chanel change chawlas. north indian chawlas children chilis chinese choices chop suey chopsticks chopsuey churros civil war classic clubbing coconut coffee comedian comedic genius comedies comedy competition complement contemporary indian cuisine cookie corona corvettes crab credit cards crepes crow cruise cuisine custom built dark date daughters daughter dawn of justice dc comics dead poets society decor deed delhi darbar depression desert dessert parlour desserts dessert determination dharma productions difference dinner with a view discipline disco disney doctor doners doner donkey dosa downtown dream hotels dream drinks droid drones drone dubai life dubai mall dubai marina ductac eathai electrics electronics elephant email emirati cuisine encouragement entertainment equestrian european event ewaan exam exclusive experiences experience eyes facebook faith fake familia family fanatic farmer fast food father fb females female film review film fine dining fishes food porn foodie food force awakens formula 1 formula one fortune cookie fresh catch fries funjabi fusion future gadgets gadget gal gadot gamer gaming garden gatsby geeks geeky geek generation gap german ghee gift boxes gift girl giving glam life glam glass gmail goals godolphin ballroom god gold bullions gold coins gold good deeds gotham city grateful great gatsby greece greek grills grill gujarat hair care halal halawa happiness hard working healthy food healthy heal heaven help hengchen henry cavill her highest hilarious hindi cinema hindi history hollywood home delivery homely hope horror horses hospice hospital hot dog house of pizza hummous humpty sharma ki dulhaniya humptysharma hut iOS iPad iPhone iTunes ibn batuta ice cream iftar imax improv indian indo chinese indo-chinese infiniti innovative inspiring interiors investment istanbul italy iwok jebel ali village jedi jesse eisenberg jesus joker juliet jumanji jumeirah emirates towers jumeirah kaak karama karma katrina kaif kebabs khaleeji food kick kids kitchen knowledge ladies lady launch lavish learning lebanese legendary legend lesson lex luthor life lightsaber limitless living london lost love lotus milkshake lounge lucasfilm luxury car luxury maa mac madinat jumeirah madinat magazine main course makeup hacks maki mall of the emirates man of steel man vs god manakish manara marina marvel cinematic universe marvel materialistic mayonnaise meatballs meat media mekong metals mexicana mexican mexico middle eastern milk mini burgers mithaai mixture mocktails molecular gastronomy momo mom montague moral moshi mothers mother motivational motivation motor city movie review movies mrs doubtfire multiplex mushy mythos nadiadwala negativity new orleans nightlife nissan nola nomination nominee non vegetarian noodles north indian nyx ocean old age olive oil open garden organic ice cream organic painting palm jumeirah palm parathas parents party passion patch adams peacock pearls perfectionist persistence personality peruvian peru pide pier 7 pinza pizza pizzeria plane play store play polo positive positivity postivity prawns precious metals privacy promenade theatre prosperity punjabi racer race ramadan menu ramadan ranch randeep hooda randeephooda recession rece red bull relatives respect restaurants restaurant restro review ribs rider rip robin williams robin williams romance romantic comedies romantic romeo and juliet romeo juliet romeo rome rooftop rope royal dining russian s'wich sacrifice sahil shah salads salman khan salmankhan salman san fransisco sapan verma sausages save savings scam school seafood second chance sephora shack shake shack shakespeare shakes sharpen shawarmas shawarma shawerma sheesha she shortlist shrimps sisters sister skywalker sliders smartphones snacks snickers milkshake solo son sorabh pant sorrow soy special spice spicy sponsor sports star crossed lovers star wars starfish steaks steak stranger street food stress student stuffed sugar n spice suhoor suicide squad suicide summer super fine dine super party superlative superman supervillain surat surf n turf sushi swedish sweets sweet takeaway takeout tasty taxi teacher technology tech temper tequila terrace test thai theatre play theatre theatrics thief thiptara thirst time tips tofu burger top 25 top 5 travels travel tresind tricks trust tunisian cuisine tunisia turkey turkish turk uae uday chopra unhappiness unique unlimited uzbeki vanity variety varun dhawan versace vietnamese views view waffles wakame weight wife window wings wives wok woman women wonderwoman woodcutter world writers writer write yachts yacht yash raj films yrf zack snyder zaroob zoman zomato uae zomato zoo