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Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Critic Rating

6.9

41 Reviews
34 Ratings
94%
in favor

Audience Rating

7.2
6 Reviews
25 Ratings

Movie Info

Director

Running Time

Language

Hindi

Synopsis

Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a film about Prem, who while overcoming his fear of the English language to dealing with an overbearing father, discovers that his oversized and mismatched wife, Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar), who he thought was a spanner in his business and life, will actually lead him to something quite cool.Wikipedia

Dum Laga Ke Haisha Reviews

7

Simple and breezy, while at the same time evocative of life in small-town India, Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a charming film that you really shouldn’t miss.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

7

The first thing you should know about ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ is that it has a story. Verily, the thing that movies ought to have before they get made, the very thing that Bollywood forgets, unbelievably, so often. The story is the basis of a solid, honest-to-goodness script, a lead couple that wins you over gradually but surely, and a bunch of actors who know exactly where they are at.

Raja Sen
Rediff

6

Dum Laga Ke Haisha is so simple that it never gives you a single moment of unpredictability...

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times

6

If you belong to post-90s generation, you may still find Dum Laga Ke Haisha worth a dekko if warm and light-hearted fun is what you are looking for.

Suparna Sharma
Deccan Chronicle

6

Though the film is emotionally unsure, it manages to extract some lovely performances from its sturdy ensemble of supporting actors. Ayushmann Khurrana as Prem, eventually the only keeper of the film’s artifice — a fat heroine — delivers an exceptionally astute performance, reminding us once again of Vicky, the delightful donor.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a series of riveting moments that make you moist in the eye and chuckle with joy.

It should to be held up as an example of what a mainstream Bollywood banner can achieve when it lends its clout to an out-of-the-box idea executed by a director who clearly knows his onions better than most in the business today.

Mohar Basu
Times Of India

5

...it isn't extraordinary, failing to rise above the idea that a fat girl needs some schmuck to complete her life. Undeniably, the smarts are visible in its original thinking but it doesn't translate into a satiating viewing experience.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a straight from the heart film which is easy to connect to. The characters are beautifully crafted and the love story is heart-melting. No over the top dances, shoddy music and bad climaxes, this is YRF’s best films to have come recently.

Sarita Tanwar
DNA India

7

Dum Laga ke Haisha is one of the most honest and feel-good films in a long time – definitely go for it.

Rohit Khilnani
India Today

6

DLKH is very well written and well shot as well. It also has the right amount of humor to keep you entertained. Both Ayushmann Khurana and Bhumi Pednekar have performed extremely well. Music of the film could have been better and the film could have been slightly more pacy.Nevertheless what's important is that Dum Laga Ke Haisha is different and it will make you smile.

Saurabh Dwivedi
India Today

8

The strongest point of Dum Laga Ke Haisha is it's story and true to life characters.

Suhani Singh
India Today

7

...one of those rare family entertainers which tick all the right boxes.

DUM LAGA KE HAISHA is a simple film that will make you smile.

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times

8

This could well be the Queen of 2015. Films from the Yashraj stable have been a mixed bag with more misses than hits, but full credit to them for producing a film that is not run of the mill, this is one of the best films they have made in recent times.

...is a fun watch. What is in fact commendable is that a banner like Yash Raj Films has put its weight behind a project like this one. We always associate YRF with foreign locales, snowcapped mountains and chiffon-clad heroines – basically slick productions where everything looks perfect. It is heartwarming to see a relatable story with characters you can identify with.

Audience Reviews for Dum Laga Ke Haisha

  • Saheb Abdullah
    Saheb Abdullah
    82 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    Sweet And Beautiful

    The Film Will Make You Travel To 90s But Still It's Style Of Making Is Modern.Sweet Love Story, Good Screenplay And Good Acting.And A Perfect Convincing Ending.Though It Loses Pace In Between But That's Not A Big Issue.

    May 02, 16
  • Dev
    Dev
    32 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    Sweet Romantic Movie with heart and assured direction.

    'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' directed by Sharat Katariya, is a little feast for eyes for its cinematography and got heart which is generally missing in now-a-days movies.Its realistic approach make it more charming. Bhumi Padnekar acting for a debutant is very genuine and she definitely needs credit for her acting skills, Ayushman's acting is average. I wish i could give it 7.5.

    January 16, 16
  • Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
    131 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    5

    Take a story, edit the characters, and present it in an easy way through music and subtlety, and you hope to flood the audience and the entertainment industry with a new wave of fresh air. Fortunately, the audiences are clever and kick it into the less-visited stream of mediocre attempts at inventive filmmaking. This film is one such mediocre attempt.

    The year is 1995. An ignorant Kumar Sanu fan Prem (Khurrana), who runs his father's audio video shop in Haridwar, finds himself struggling with the threads and aftermath of a forced wedding. Equally ignorant are his family who think that the arrival of an educated girl (Pednekar) in their house would inspire happiness and bring about prosperity. Things get out of hand when Prem openly derides his wife's bulkiness. What follows is a seen-before parade of almost friendly intra- and inter-familial tiffs originating from this hassled marriage.

    Then the film uses same old methods for salvaging this implicated complication. As a result, predictability takes over and that fresh air turns stale. Now the setting is fine, where the guy is a 10th-grade failure and the girl a teacher aspirant: perfect source of egos that could wreak havoc. One senses the climax even before the film starts narrating its story, thereby losing its sheen. The expectations that a twist or a story arc would save the play ends in disappointment.

    Khurrana is good, but newcomer Pednekar is better. The former is in a different avatar than whatever he was in his previous disaster Hawaizaada (2015). Pednekar acts through her face and is only supported by her portly frame. Supporting cast is brilliant.

    Writing is good at parts starting with the collective wedding (samuhik vivah) and ending with a fun game. The no-nonsense narration always comes directly to the point. The short running time is a relief and so is the sporadic family humor that is better than the story itself. The mature setup and characterization further adds into the pleasure. The score sounded plagiarized, but the songs by Anu Malik are good. Welcoming Kumar Sanu to the industry after a long hiatus gives it brownie points. Great camera work captures the drama well while the native language adds to the originality, unlike how it was in PK (2014).

    But if there is a best thing about the film, then it is the virtue of the husband who accepts his failures rather coming as a winner.

    BOTTOM LINE: The attempt is mediocre narrating a clichéd story, but for the multiple messages that it conveys and a simple storytelling, it is worth a lazy afternoon watch. 5/10.

    Can be watched with a typical Indian family? NO

    Vulgarity: Mediocre

    April 08, 15
  • Bindu Cherungath
    Bindu Cherungath
    103 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    6

    Dum Laga Ke Haisha, a film by Sharat Katariya, is a sweet Hindi Romantic Comedy film. The movie deals with the way matrimonial alliances happen in our country. Arranged marriage is arranged to such an extent to accommodate all the arrangements, but the very concept of love misses from the same. Parents decide for their children (which is no wrong) and choose the most ‘suitable’ for them, but it need not be the most suitable alliance. Sharat in this movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha shows the mental agonies of both Prem and Sandhya. The tag line of the movie ‘Love comes in all sizes’ is also very appropriately chosen. I liked the concept of the movie, but I didn’t like certain dialogues which was used to comment upon obese woman as ‘Saandh’, ‘Moti’ etc. But probably the director has tried to capture the mentality of the people.

    The movie is set in Hardwar in 1990s. Prem (Ayushman Khurrana), Kumar Sanu’s fan, manages his father Sanjay Mishra’s shop of cassettes and recording. Prem is a school drop-out. He confesses that three things bring tears in his eyes: Exam’s English question paper, his father’s slippers and Kumar Sanu’s melodious voice. His parents convince him to marry Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar, a newbie), who has completed her B.Ed. Family feels that Sandhya can get a teaching job and that can help them financially. The scene is very interesting where the whole family goes to see her in a temple. Prem is reluctant to marry her due to her weight but had to yield to parents when they say that he is also incapable of getting a girl with ‘Juhi-Chawla-level-of-looks’. Prem and Sandhya get married in an elaborate mass wedding ceremony. It is interesting to see the brides dressed up as if for Jagaran.

    The journey starts thereafter. It is so difficult for Prem to accept Sandhya the way she is. There are instances, when Prem feels uncomfortable even to go to the market with Sandhya. There are obvious misfits. Sandhya has done her B.Ed and she aspires to be a school teacher whereas Prem, a school drop-out with a laidback body language. Prem is uncomfortable speaking English and so at times he feels inferiority complex as well. Sandhya is a woman of substance, who is comfortable with herself and not ready to accept the jibes of Prem or family just without retorting. She is not worried to speak her mind. Although Sandhya loves Prem and is assertive enough to express herself, she is not able to win over Prem. Both the families are worried about the future of their relationship due to their detached relationship. Lot of events unfold but ultimately Prem and Sandhya participate in Dum Laga ke Haisha competition where the husbands have to carry their wives on their back and run and cross every hurdle.

    How the movie progresses? Can Prem find his love in Sandhya? Is Sandhya able to continue the relationship with Prem even at the cost of her self-esteem. Whether the idiom “देर आये दुरुस्त आये” fits for their relationship or not? Is Prem able to accept Sandhya?

    March 03, 15