Every film starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Siddharth Malhotra is special because in just 2-3 films they have turned into stars. And Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania has two of them and in fine form too. What director Shashank Khaitan does right is using DDLJ as a leitmotif for decoding the story. What he also does right is creating a crackling chemistry between the lead pair.
The story does not really deserve any brownie points. Its the usual boy meets girl, boy woos girl, boy and girl want to marry but the father objects before he gives in. But in the treatment lies the film’s novelty. With a fine set of actors forming the support cast, HSKD is a film which keeps you smiling throughout.
As the story shifts gears in the second half and introduces us to Siddharth Shukla, the film gets even more interesting as the only thing missing in a romance also gets ticked off the box-otherwise called kabab mein haddi. Ashutosh Rana is given a well sketched role and he performs with gusto. The two friends of varun are riproaringly funny and do a brilliant job. But it is Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt who are the stars. They come up with a terrific performance which makes the story so believable.
The music is just apt with a mix of wedding, club and romantic songs. Director Shashank Khaitan hits a sixer with his first film and is a director who we can forward to.
As an audience, I enjoyed the film and I am sure you will too. Its illogical, makes no sense mostly but is a breezy watch and the jokes keep coming till the end..
David Dhawan commonly refereed to as the baap of comedies returns. After his last effort, a cringeworthy remake of Chasme Buddoor, Dhawan must have been looking for ways to reinvent himself. And making a film with his son might have sounded like a perfect reinvention plan. And Varun Dhawan almost pulls it off. With his charm and acting chops, this boy is all set for a long haul in Bollywood and he provides us with ample evidence of that in Main Tera Hero.
The story is about a naughty boy who falls head over heels in love with a girl in his college and oblivious to him, the girl is also the object of affection of a police inspector. How he wins the girl from right under the policewala’s nose forms half of the story. The rest of the story is shot in a large villa where the hero is summoned as he has managed to impress a gangster’s daughter who wants him at all costs.
Both Nargis Fakhri and Ileana DCruz support Varun Dhawan ably, but it is his film and he carries the film through. Whether it be a comic scene or an action scene or an emotional scene, Varun excels and it is only becuase of him that the film is watchable. Arunoday Singh and Rajpal Yadav help keep you entertained and Anupam Kher and Saurabh Shukla as the gangster daddy and his associate are apt in their roles.
With a couple of chartbusters which have already caught on with the youth, there is no doubt that the film will make money. But what is a delight to see is how Varun has matured in just his second film. FOllowing on the footsteps of his fellow co debutants Siddharth and Alia, Varun also shows that the success of Student of the Year was not a flash in the pan.
If you are that interested to watch a film which subscribes typically to the idea of David DHawan’s toilet humour, then it is only Varun who will kep you engaged. If you dont like him, chances are youll walk out of the film midway.