DUM LAGA KE HAISHA
is an 'offbeat, mainstream cinema'. Kudos to Yashraj films for trying something as different as this, where the female protagonist weighs 85 kgs and is as confident and smart and beautiful as any of the air-brushed figures we see on magazine covers.
The film belongs to Bhumi Pednekar who plays the role of Sandhya, a 22-year-old educated woman who wants to get married to someone who loves and respects her. Prem Prakash Tiwari (Ayushmann Khurrana), who runs an audio shop, is the reluctant groom who is forced to marry her. He is uneducated but with dreams of his own. His idea of marriage is a beautiful girl, as the world sees her. But thanks to his 'domineering dad' he finds himself to be a husband.
The movie then revolves around Sandhya trying to make her marriage work and get Prem interested in her. But Prem, in a drunken stupor, insults her publicly and she leaves home and files for a divorce. The court directs them to stay together for six months and then review their decision.Also Read - Ayushmann Khurrana: DUM LAGA KE HAISHA is quirky, different
Bhumi enacts her role beautifully, taking on her in-laws when needed and putting her education to good use when needed. Methinks she is what every woman needs to be; courageous, confident and willing to speak her mind out. Her character is fleshed out well and she adds grace to Sandhya with her dormant beauty and graceful movements.
Ayushman, too lends credence to his part with a studied approach to his character who uncorks his bottled rage with his friends, something he cannot do with his father. Sanjay Mishra comes good once again as Prem's father. The support cast too lend support to make this film what it is. A word for the sets: authentic.
DUM LAGA KE HAISHA is different as different can be. The premise is also believable.