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Dum Laga Ke Haisha

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34 Ratings
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7 Reviews
28 Ratings

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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


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


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


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

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times


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


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


...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.

This might not be your everyday Bollywood romance, but it is one that should be celebrated, because it is a love story that is rooted in reality.

Sarita Tanwar
DNA India


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


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


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

Suhani Singh
India Today


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

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.

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

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times


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.

Audience Reviews for Dum Laga Ke Haisha

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    300 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' is an ultimately unconventional love story which has convinient performances and an ultimately strong, inventive script which speaks the language of both: the time it's set in, and the time it has been released.
    Directed by Sharat Katariya and starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, the story which evolves in around a workless person who gets married to an ambitious, over-weight girl is set in the nineties, when Kishore Kumar was... what Arijit Singh is today. The film is constantly, consistently reflective of the 1990s and the filmmaking style of those days.
    But the slow-paced, but rhythmic second half of the film is what makes it a promising feature- you get a poignant, heartfelt and natural love stories where violin doesn't have to be tuned. It also turns an unabashedly underdog idea into a full-bodied championship where couples have to participate, pave way to romance in oodles of mud.
    Above anything, watch 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' because in equal parts, its hilarious, brilliant and romantic. It might be one of the top best movies of the year. Everyone involved in the film is going to dazzle. Ideas are truly what makes the film smile unwaveringly through sunshine across the mountains in the setting of Uttarakhand.

    November 07, 19
  • Saheb Abdullah
    Saheb Abdullah
    82 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    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
    32 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    '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
    258 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    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