Review: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania


When Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt), a chirpy, yet fiesty girl from Ambala, decides to make a trip to Delhi for her marriage shopping, she meets a young, carefree Delhi lad, Humpty Sharma (Varun Dhawan). Kavya is unattainable for Humpty initially, which makes her even more endearing to him.

The more time they spend with each other, their love hate banter grows, but their chemistry is apparent. 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 (Ashutosh Rana), would never accept her love for Humpty. But even though they both weren’t looking for love, love happened. Kavya agrees to marry NRI boy Angad (Sidharth Shukla) of her dad’s choice.

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.

Varun unlike his name Humpty is fit, fun and carefree. A middle class Delhi boy, he is a ‘Jugadoo’ but with a heart. He has no ambition and no expectations from life. He wears his heart on the sleeve and tackles all obstacles with a warm smile and happy heart.

Alia though has a contemporary attitude. She is ethnic yet fashionable, cautious yet outgoing. She’s beer-guzzler and her tattoo on her neck that says ‘pataka’!

Debutant writer-director Shashank Khaitan puts a total 90s Bollywood spin to this contemporary set-up: there’s the stern dad; the soft, sympathetic mom, granny; the hero’s low-life friends who have nothing better to do but hang around with the hero; the works. And he pulls it off Despite the efforts to not have constant parallels drawn with DDLJ.

Alia and Varun are the modern SRK-Kajol. The tuning they share, it’s clearly visible on screen. Watch Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya for wonderful performances and its loveable lead pair.