• Through all its hiccups if there’s one thing that glues the film’s bits together, it’s Ayushmann Khurrana’s uninhibited, confident performance as Karam aka Pooja. He brings grace and dignity to the kind of role that has been reduced to a drag cliché on so many of television’s reality and comedy shows. He makes the film work even when the script fails it repeatedly.

    Go in with modest expectations and you may not be disappointed.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    You stay watching Dream Girl for Ayushmann Khurrana. He plays Karam/Pooja with grace and conviction, and makes this thing sing.

  • Baradwaj Rangan
    Baradwaj Rangan
    Film Companion


    As always, Ayushmann Khurrana finds interesting ways to spice up his scenes. It would have been easy to make this a ba-dum-dish punch line. But he infuses into it a dash of comic desperation. You laugh at (and with) him.  

  • Dream Girl will surely entertain the film going audiences while sparking off an important conversation on gender constructs in Indian cinema.

  • Hindustan Times
    Hindustan Times
    Hindustan Times


    A must-watch for Ayushmann Khurrana’s laudable performance and a heavy dose of laughter to break free from your boring and busy lives.

  • Mayur Sanap
    Mayur Sanap
    Deccan Chronicle


    Ayushmann flexes his comedic muscles in fun-filled entertainer…The film doesn’t go in depth of characters, it just simply lets Ayushmann be a goof. As a concept, this is over the top hilarious.

  • Dream Girl goes in several exciting directions and comes out making light of it.

    It may not always be the best way to go about things but you’ll come out laughing till your sides hurt.

    And how can that ever be a bad thing?

  • Sreeparna Sengupta
    Sreeparna Sengupta
    Times Of India


    …the film slips in a message on loneliness, social media friends and having someone to talk to. Despite the flaws, ‘Dream Girl’ attempts to show the leading man in a different light, and manages to entertain in parts.

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia
    DNA India


    As Hindi film micro-genres go, Ayushmann Khurrana Chips Away At Masculine Tropes is a stellar one. It may have become a formula of sorts – there’s one about hair loss coming up, and another built around a gay character – but the films have by and large been smart, funny and unusually perceptive about middle-class insecurities. Unfortunately, this makes matters worse for Dream Girl, a film that’s slight to begin with, and which looks even slighter in comparison to Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Badhaai Ho.

  • Ayushmann Khurrana film is ROFL all the way. But that’s all…

  • All said and done, just go for it! Take as many people as you can and just go laugh your heart out for these couple of hours. It not only busts the stress but also reminds you of how bad Bollywood was missing a good -written out and out comedy film.

  • DREAM GIRL is a laugh-a-minute-riot that fulfills all the expectations. At the box office, it has the chances of scoring big time with its target audience and is likely to enter the 100 crore club.

  • Dream Girl is a non-stop gag-fest. And all that you need to know is if the gags being thrown at you at the speed of light, hits your brains, or bounces off the skull.

  • Ayushmann Khurrana & some excellent co-stars are funny despite bumpy writing…

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    Watch it for all the hysterical punches and Ayushmann Khurrana’s dialoguebaazi. Not to mention, the crackling situational comedy all of the above, make the film.

  • IANS


    Dream Girl is your film if you are looking for a couple of hours packed with feel-good fun. Only, don’t go in looking for deeper nuances just because the film flaunts Ayushmann Khurrana as its hero – there are none.

  • Dream Girl cuts almost straight to the chase, and after a very brief set-up, you land up in Karam’s (Ayushman Khurana) workspace, a call centre which services clients who need female company. Like you know from the trailer, Karam too is a call centre executive who naughty-talks his way into caller’s lives with his charm, wit and conversational personality. And this quickly leads to complications with his father, his fiancée’s family, the police, etc. Despite this quick pace, everything that happens until the interval, you already know from the trailer. To top it off, the makers wanted to cover this up with a “message” about loneliness. These bits make the film seem directionless even though it is focused on one story-line throughout. 

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    This film had tremendous potential just for the one-line brief that may have excited investors to back it. While it packs in some sharp one-liners and furnishes bizarre situations, it doesn’t go beyond that. It’s almost as if the makers were so excited with the very premise that they didn’t bother to figure out where they wanted to take this story.

  • Ayushmann Khurrana’s knack for social satire is marred by a script and aesthetics more suitable for television than cinema

  • Wobbly messaging aside, Dream Girl is an extremely fun watch. The songs are nothing great but the conversations between the characters continue to be the saving grace. It’s especially commendable because it could have been really easy to make stale jokes and let a man dressed as a woman to bear the weight of the joke. Thankfully it doesn’t. But perhaps the funniest lines are delivered by the lovesick men desperately looking for their ‘Pooja’. Everything really comes together in the end quite neatly and thus the biggest takeaway for “Dream Girl” is that it’s a fun watch with a sensitive message.

  • Ayushmann Khurrana is in fine form as the hero as well as the heroine…Raaj Shaandilyaa directs Ayushmann Khurrana as a call centre employee who puts on a woman’s voice and gathers a fleet of admirers.