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Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

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Critic Rating

6.1

36 Reviews
28 Ratings
79%
in favor

Audience Rating

6.9
4 Reviews
8 Ratings

Movie Info

Director

Running Time

Language

Hindi

Synopsis

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is a 2014 Bollywood film about a chirpy, yet fiesty girl from Ambala - Kavya Pratap Singh(Alia Bhatt) who decides to make a trip to Delhi for her marriage shopping and she meets a young, carefree Delhi lad, Humpty Sharma(Varun Dhawan).Wikipedia

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Reviews

6

...comes peppered with smart dialogue, and filled with genuine affection for a cinematic blockbuster that it repeatedly references...but with flair. Watch it for Varun and Alia, who're crackling in it!

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

5

‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ scores with its likeable lead pair. Varun Dhawan still has raw edges and lets the effort show but he is right for Humpty the Dumpty who likes sitting on wall, and doesn’t mind a fall. As the designer ‘lehenga’-craving ‘kudi’ who turns into a girl who chooses substance over style, Alia Bhatt is vibrant and fresh, and the highlight of the film.

Raja Sen
Rediff

7

This is confoundingly enough a film which follows a tremendously predictable graph -- one channeling not just that Raj-Simran movie but also Maine Pyar Kiya, Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya and several of those charming Genelia D'Souza films from the South, like Bommarillu -- and yet a film that manages to stay captivating and current. The strength of Khaitan's film lies in how it's not trying too hard, it's not trying at reinventing the wheel, and instead being honest to two characters who, it becomes gradually apparent, aren't who they said they were -- or, more importantly, they aren't who they thought they were.

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times

5

Watch Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya for wonderful performances, Ashutosh Rana and smart screenplay. But do remember it's one of the dreamy, larger-than-life and low on logic Bollywood movies.

Kusumita Das
Deccan Chronicle

6

A few rough edges aside, the lead pair is the reason to give this film a watch. Alia and Varun are to Humpty Sharma… what Ranveer and Anushka were to Band Baajaa Baaraat. This film may not be as riveting as Band Baajaa...but it's the chemistry that makes the film, right from the backbone to the soul.

To be fair, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania does have some warm passages. But the overall package that it adds up to is about as appetizing as a bottle of beer gone flat.Recommended only for Bollywood junkies that love their froth served in receptacles that have no depth.

Madhureeta Mukherjee
Times Of India

6

HSKD has plenty of feel-good moments, but nothing that will leave you punch-drunk. For romantics who believe in their dils and their dulhanias.

Tushar Joshi
DNA India

6

It's definitely not a modern day DDLJ, but it still ends up being an enjoyable romantic ride worth the price of its ticket.

Rohit Khilnani
India Today

7

Predictable in most parts, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania entertains you from the first frame to the last one. It's a refreshing film.

5

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is low on froth, zero soul and an absolute bore of a film! My review might seem like a polemic but the reason for it is : don’t tamper with classics and take pride in butchering them. This lehengey wala love simply didn’t work for me. Only Alia and Varun save this film with their energetic rendering and the dialogue writers get a pat on from me for trying their best to keep it zesty but this film doesn’t rise above a 2.5/5 for me. I expected too much and too little was meted out to me #storyofeveryfilmcritic’slife

Faheem Ruhani
India Today

6

Not everything in HSKD is real or logical but all of it is entertaining. For sure HSKD is old wine in a new bottle but one that will make you say cheers.

Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama

8

HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA is a beautifully textured love story that wins you over. There's no stopping this one from hitting the bull's eye. Sure-shot winner!

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times

5

Thanks to the sloppy writing in the second half, the film seems much longer than 135 minutes. A tribute to DDLJ is fine but it doesn’t have to be an unimaginative one. Ultimately, it is the characters that drive the film and a fair amount of laughs are generated by Humpty’s two friends. As a trend in recent times we have seen that the women character's are not stereotypes and it applies to this film as well- as a larger reflection of the societal issues, the three generations of ladies are seen discussing male issues, in one of the best scenes.

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...clichés aside (there's plenty of Virji, Biji, Bapuji, you get the drift), HSKD is a romcom perfect for cuddling up with your loved one in the irresistible rainy season. It's food for our sappy souls. Make it your weekend watch... Go fall in love.

6

Barring the climax, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is a delightful film which shouldn't be missed.

Reviewer Profile
Bollyspice

7

Good writing and good performances can bring alive even the most jaded of plots. Watch Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania without expecting any novelty in terms of storyline. You may just go ‘awww’ at a few places!

Audience Reviews for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    155 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    Humpty Kavya Le Jaayega!

    Shashank Khaitan creates a majestic world out of his debut film, putting everything in it and leaving no stone unturned. The film offers you true entertainment, but it is a special film because it does something beyond that: he provides you genuinely three Fs: Fun, form and feeling. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt shine in this show. But it works more than anything, for it brings back your memory of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge which, of course, is our favourite film to watch and enjoy. It's that magical, detailed love story which derails little and offers great substance and style. I'm going with a 3.5 for 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya'. Watch it on the biggest screen you find!

    September 26, 19
  • Bubbly
    Bubbly
    41 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    6

    BUNTY DHARMA Ki Dulhaniya: Naam Mein Kya Hai

    Kavya Pratap Singh(Alia Bhatt) is a small town Ambala girl. She decides to do her forthcoming wedding shopping





    in Delhi. Once in Delhi, she meets a typical dilli ka chhora Rakesh Humpty Sharma(Varun Dhawan). Humpty is enjoying his carefree life





    with his two friends - Shonty(Gaurav Pandey) and Poplu(Sahil Vaid). To take care of his expenses is his father's(Kenny Desai) book store. Humpty always falls and now he falls for Kavya. But his liking towards her has a hitch - her wedding. Both are like chalk and cheese but still a love-hate bond grows between them. Humpty accommodates her tantrums and even gets slapped multiple times.


    Not that he minds. The day for her to return home





    draws close and off she goes to Ambala. Can our hero give up on her so easily? It appears - No. He along with his friends pursues Kavya and lands in sadda Punjab. Marriage preparations are in full swing. And the NRI munda Angad Bedi(Siddharth Shukla) too lands up to claim





    his chikni chameli. Our desi munda will not let the marriage take place. He woos the kudi, he begs with her father Singh(Ashutosh Rana) and tries all tricks of the trade to shoo away the dulha. Does he succeed in his affable yet gullible attempts? Does Kavya stand up against the might of her strict dad? Well, don't miss out on this lively comedy movie. It is what the doctor ordered. If you find shades(or the entire color spectrum) of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge(1995), blame it on Karan Johar, who cannot think beyond SRK.


    I was mulling over the title. It could well have been Bunty DHARMA Ki Dulhania. Long live Karan Johar and his Dharma Productions. If Humpty is taking over, don't forget, till sometime back Bunty ruled the roost. But with chaniging times and gen-X taking over, new names and younger generation has taken over. Whatever it may be, the movie is good and it made me genuinely laugh. It's time for the 20+ to take over from the 40+ and 50+.


    And I couldn't forget to remember: The new "Ki" key-factor: Is the new all male name bonding!


    Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi

    Bnty Sharma Ki Dulhania

    Amit Sahni Ki List

    May 21, 15
  • Bindu Cherungath
    Bindu Cherungath
    126 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania, though predictable and low on logic/ reality parameters; yet enjoy watching it unfold along with very much likeable lead pair and other cast.

    Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania, Shashank Khaitan’s film, is an attempt to relive the magic of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, but definitely in its own way. DDLJ was one of the major blockbusters that Bollywood industry has seen and it gave a new attitude to the youngsters. Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania may not be the DDLJ of this decade, but yes, it is a movie in a true filmi style and it would bring smile to your face for sure. It does not ride high as far as logic is concerned. The movie definitely has some warm and emotional moments. The story is definitely predictable - girl meets the boy, both fall in love in spite of girl’s engaged status, and then the pursuit for marriage by taking efforts to get the approval of family. The movie sticks to its core purpose – entertainment in filmy style, romance, comedy … This movie is for that segment of audience who just wants to watch movie for sheer entertainment and can’t tolerate rona-dhona.

    Attitudes of the lead protagonists Rakesh ‘Humpty’ Sharma and Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt) are shown initially itself in almost parallel frames, one being a carefree ‘cool’ Delhi guy, who flirts, always ready with witty one-liners and the later one a feisty Ambala girl. Humpty has friends Shonty (Gaurav Pandey) and Poplu (Sahil Vaid) who are always there for him. Humpty is shown to share great friendly relationship with his father (Kenny Desai). Humpty is a hard-core DDLJ movie fan, who still weeps towards the end of the movie. Kavya wears her attitude through the tattoo ‘Pataka’ on back side of her neck. According to her - “Main to paida hi hot hui thi”. She is part of a rich family who is engaged to a NRI. She negotiates with her father Pratap Singh (Ashutosh Rana) to get her designer Lahanga worth 5 Lakhs. The logic is she did not get a chance to choose the guy, so atleast she should get the right to choose her lehanga. Also, her friend Gurpreet of Delhi has bought a Lehanga of 2.5 Lakhs, so she should go for a lehanga of atleast double the price. Kavya makes all these scenes very very enjoyable with her innocence. When Pratap Singh sweetly says no to her lehanga demand, she informs the family that she is going to Delhi (her uncle stays there), would earn and buy herself designer Lehanga and return after attending her friend Gurpreet’s (Guncha Narula) marriage.

    Kavya meets Humpty in Delhi in a hilarious situation. Let me not reveal the same. Humpty and Kavya hit off instantly. They do fight, enjoy parties, competes over guzzling beer. Banter between the two is fun, natural, lovable. Both move ahead without any serious ties. They collectively help Gurpreet get out of a messy situation. And then the moment comes, when Kavya has to come back to Ambala. Shashank Khaitan has not redone Raj-Simran here, when Humpty and Kavya bump into bed soon after they feel for each other. Both of them try to move on lives, but unable to do so. Humpty comes to Ambala.How does Humpty win Kavya's family's hearts?

    July 11, 14
  • Gaurav Kotwal
    Gaurav Kotwal
    1 review
    Member
    6

    one time entertainer

    July 25, 14