The very talented Mr. Ayushmann Khurana gets into the role of Prem very easily. He makes the character believable to such an extent that you feel hatred for the guy and get amused, equally. Watch out for the scenes between him and Sakha Babu, where he explains his helplessness while getting married and the “sharirik bibashta” having intercourse with his bride, in equal sense. Evenly matched are the scenes where every time he has his ass whooped by his father. Mr. Khurana is a rare talent and we wish to see more of his such versatile roles in future.
The debutant Ms. Bhumi Pednekar plays Sandhya and she does it with such a finesse that’s so rare in today’s actors. She enacts the role of an educated woman with weight issues who’s really confident about herself and doesn’t give a damn to the world. Looking to win her husband’s love, once she gets to see his insensitive side she never minces a word before saying the much dreaded D word. Bhumi is very endearing as Sandhya and plays her part perfectly to the T. The assorted star cast is wonderfully led by the brilliant Mr. Sanjay Mishra, Ms. Sheeba Chadda, Ms. Seema Pahwa and Ms. Alka Amin. They play their characters so well, that they start resembling some of your own relatives ! And together they literally burn the screen with their collective acting prowesses. Watch out for the court scene for an acting lesson on hard core comedy.
Not without flaws, this movie has its shares. The Dum Laga Ke Haisha competition, which brings the couple closer and makes them realise the true bond of love and togetherness looks too convenient and is etched out in a very superfluous manner. Probably a little development on this would have been better. To give the due where it’s required, the first time director Mr. Kataria weaves this tale with some beautiful scenes shot in Haridwar and Rishikesh with this talented star cast rather wonderfully. Cinematography and editing are of top notch with hilarious dialogues. Music plays an important role in this movie, where the couple has this tiff and reply with songs by constantly changing cassettes while the entire family watches !! The film ends with a “geet” which’s a homage to the countless Govinda-Karishma songs and to the king of melody Kumar sanu who plays himself in a special appearance.
If you really want to go ROFL and LMFAO at the same time, then please watch this charming love story.
The Cinemawala Rating: 3.5/5