Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is a new age ''DDLJ' starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Shukla, Ashutosh Rana. Film is a love story which is simple and sweet. Plot is inspired from DDLJ, but treatment is much realistic and different.
Story goes like this. Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt) marriage is arranged with Angad Bedi (Siddharth Shukla) who is a NRI Doctor. Kavya for her marriage shopping visits Delhi. There she meets Humpty Sharma (Varun Dhawan). After initial wooing from Humpty, Kavya starts liking him and friendship begins between them. Humpty starts feeling his love for Kavya, despite knowing Kavya marriage is about to take place in one month time. After few days, Kavya returns to her ancestral home in Ambala for her marriage with Angad. At that moment Humpty feels his true love for Kavya and decides to bring her Dulhania back from Ambala to Delhi. He then starts for his mission from Delhi to Ambala.
Will Humpty able to develop feeling of love in the heart of Kavya for him? What about the marriage of Kavya which is already planned to Angad? Will Humpty able to persuade Kavya's father (Ashutosh Rana) who is very strict to change his mind for Kavya's marriage? And finally, will Humpty able to succeed in getting married to Kavya? This is the simple story of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
Film is fast paced with literally no loo break. Songs are average except two 'Samjhavan' and 'Saturday'. Songs are mainly situational and hence despite being average doesn't come as hindrance in the progress of the story. 'Samjhavan' song is very good. Saturday song is also good, but comes in the end credits. Film has many entertaining moments, both in first and second half. It will laugh you and it will make you cry. Overall its a fun filled entertainer.
Coming to performances, Varun Dhawan excels in his work and gives his best performance till date. He acts better than in his earlier outing 'Student of The Year' and 'Main Tera Hero'. Alia Bhatt looks cute and beautiful in every scene in the film. She acts well and matches Varun Dhawan scene for scene. She is spontaneous and is a born Star! Gaurav Pandey as 'Shonty' and Shahil Vaid as 'Poplu' are funny in their acts and gives a first rated performance. Siddharth Shukla has a small role, but looks 'stud' in the film. Ashutosh Rana is revelation and excels in his performance as a Kavya's father.
Direction of Shashank Khaitan is very good and it is shown in almost all part of the film. Screenplay of the film is fantastic. And finally script is the actual winner. Music of the film could have been better then what it is.
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is not a Cult film like 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' and neither makers are out to show that. It is a present day DDLJ. It's a sweet present day love story with much realistic flavour given to it. And yes, film has its own space in the long list of love stories as it is fresh and sweet.
Verdict - Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is a feel good romantic film. It will raise the repertoire of both Varun and Alia as actors in coming years. Chemtsry of Varun and Alia on Screen is electrifying and hope they do few more roles together in coming years. HSKD has started good on Friday at box office. Film is set to show good jump through the first weekend. And yes, film content will drive it through in coming days to make it a big HIT at box office.
Ratings - 4/5.