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Dolly Ki Doli

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Critic Rating

5.2

25 Reviews
18 Ratings
39%
in favor

Audience Rating

6.0
2 Reviews
5 Ratings

Movie Info

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Running Time

Language

Hindi

Synopsis

Dolly Ki Doli is the story of a con woman who robs men by faking her marriage. She meets, clandestinely pursues and traps young men to marry and on the first night of their wedded life, she makes away with all the money and jewellery. Pulkit Samrat is a cop who is assigned to ferret out the con-team that works and succeeds in these heists.Wikipedia

Dolly Ki Doli Reviews

6

Never overstaying its welcome, the film is short and a lot of fun. It's worth watching for Rajkummar Rao's excellent performance alone.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

3

Sonam Kapoor film starts off well, but falls into a familiar trap. Ultimately, ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ is neither biting social comment, nor unfettered fun.

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times

4

Go for it, for the entertaining performances. Despite the shoddy script and loose strings, this is worth a watch.

Kusumita Das
Deccan Chronicle

6

This is one of those rare Hindi films that actually ups the ante in the last few minutes and that’s a pleasant surprise indeed. A pacy screenplay keeps the narrative engaging and some tight editing manages to keep the film within 100 minutes, again a welcome treat. The writing is crisp and the director keeps a firm hold on all his characters, never letting them fly off the rails.

Dolly Ki Doli's ambiguous, unapologetic tone favours the overall whimsy narrative and its aversion to melodrama...

For all its obvious flaws and failings, Dolly Ki Doli is not completely unworthy of the 100 minutes that it demands from the audience.

Srijana Mitra Das
Times Of India

6

Watch this one for fun on the run. As long as you're not light-laugh-lactose intolerant.

Dolly Ki Doli is a time-pass entertainer that you can enjoy if you keep your brains at home. This film comes as a breath of fresh air from all the South remakes and thought-provoking dramas that are most oftenly served. After particularly loving Varun Sharma’s comic antics and Rajkummar Rao’s sheer genuine acting...

DOLLY KI DOLI is a stress buster that will make you smile as you'll leave the theatre. Debutante director Abhishek Dogra has competently extracted superb performances from the entire starcast. The unpredictable climax of the film works to the advantage too. But the four day weekend will help this Dolly ensnare many patrons. The word of mouth will be the key in witnessing the growth. We say, it's a roller coaster entertainer. Enjoy it with your families.

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times

5

There aren’t too many films that rest on such a flimsy premise, have very little logic and yet are pleasant, like the cool evening breeze, Dolly Ki Doli directed by debutant Abhishek Dogra is one of those. One of the reasons for that is the duration, at a little over an hour and a half, Dolly’s tale moves at a fairly reasonable pace speed without too much extra baggage.

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Decent writing, good performances and an overall well-made film. There’s nothing to complain about the camera work or pacing of the film. But the one area where the movie suffers the most is its music.As far as popcorn entertainment goes, it’s only about the feel-good quality. And on that note, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with Dolly Ki Doli.

This premise could have worked wonders, if the director confidently showed the protagonist as the stone hearted, badass woman who cheated men for the pure thrill of it. That Dolly would have been far more convincing than this strange mish mash of a conwoman and Sati Savitri.

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Had the filmmakers worked a little harder, 'Dolly ki Doli' would’ve turned into something spectacular. It's good, but not great.

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Though Dolly Ki Doli doesn't qualify as an awful movie – it’s not tacky and is often funny - it does, regrettably, end up as forgettable fluff and a hugely wasted opportunity.

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Left to the pretty faces, a film that could have been a charming caper ends up to be a simple disappointment.

Komal Nahta
Komal Nahta's Blog

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Dolly Ki Doli is an enjoyable entertainer which will keep the audience smiling/laughing but business-wise, it will prove to be an average fare because of its extremely poor start. Of course, collections will pick up due to mouth publicity, and the additional national holiday on Republic Day (26th January) will prove to be beneficial for the film, but since there are other films slated for release next week, it has only its first week to do the maximum business; and the dull initial will tell on the first week’s business.

Audience Reviews for Dolly Ki Doli

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    246 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    Looteri DulFun

    I've never been a Sonam Kapoor fan, but Dolly ki Doli totally made me fall for her. Based on the true looteri dulhan incidents of North India, this ridiculously logic-less but very humorous comedy is very down-to-earth and desi. Starring Muhammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Varun Sharma, Pulkit Samrat and an effectively performing Rajkummar Rao, this spare-no-one drama relies on its sharp writing. The second half, although flawed, shakes you- the irony of separation in love is defined in just a song. At only 96 minutes, this mainstream, too Bollywood film packs in more than too much, but it still deserves an applause on its comment- being a con bride is always better than being a sex worker. And above everything, it's the triumph of Sonam Kapoor, who shows the vulnerable and the bold sides of Dolly. This is indeed one of the best Hindi films this year. I'm going with 3.5 out of 5 for Dolly ki Doli. Its never long, never is it labored, and it is always quirky, witty fun.

    September 20, 19
  • Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
    250 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    3

    I like comedies about social issues; the reason I count myself among the few people who liked Daawat-E-Ishq's (2014) story. Dolly Ki Doli, as it turns out, is a mixture of that film + the female version of Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl (2012) + Hollywood rom-com Runaway Bride.

    The story about a petty girl who teams up with crooks to form a family and cheat well off grooms and their families is appealing. The screenplay starts off rather gaudily, slipping in the item song by the sexy Malaika Arora in the first fifteen minutes. There is no background on how and what and why Dolly (Sonam Kapoor) and her fake family are doing what they are doing. Not even the proceedings throw light into the origin. Of course, there is some silly philosophical babble that explains Dolly's immoral profession at the end, but it doesn't make sense.

    There are few comedic sequences that jeers at issues like arranged marriages in India, auspicious post-wedding first-nights, traditions, dowry customs, etc., but they all fade into nothingness. The final twenty minutes are the worst I have seen in any movie in the past months and that includes Bhushan Patel's torturous, concocted dish Alone (2015).

    Even if one sustains the tedious first half, nothing will stop you from wondering whether the writers really put in any effort to end this drama rather ceremoniously. There is nothing to talk about the filmmaking parameters, except that Sonam Kapoor cannot act. I have brought up this issue in many (all) of my reviews of her films that Kapoor is just not the chip off the old block. She should shift to catering, or even better: miming in a park in Bandra.

    The supporting cast (Rao and Samrat, too) adds humor and ounces of glory to the film while Kapoor is busy dancing in at least four songs that I happen to notice.

    BOTTOM LINE: If I were a 27 year old lad with a job and no girlfriend looking for a getaway this weekend, I would skip Dolly Ki Doli. I would even skip that pretentious Baby (2015) and Depp's career suicide Mortdecai (2015). Instead, I would go to a beach and watch the sun go down the horizon and induce pleasure from it. 3/10.

    Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

    April 08, 15