There are quite high expectations from Dharma Production's upcoming HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA, and the first and foremost reason being, yes, obviously, it being a product of the premier production house, Dharma, whose association with melodious and memorable music is well known. The music is helmed by very promising as well as experienced Sachin-Jigar and Sharib-Toshi. So let's get on and check out whether this HUMPTY SHARMA's dulhania
offers (even) half as memorable music as Yash Raj Films' evergreen DILWALE DULHANIA.
The album kicks off with 'Kudi Saturday Saturday
', a rehashed and rearranged ( Sharib-Toshi) version of the Punjabi super hit dance number of the same title by Indeep Bakshi and Badshah, the original composers! The makers do a good job of tailoring it so that it sounds fresher and quirkier and so no doubts about why this number is the party anthem of the youth & Gen X.
As if one song was not enough, the makers use another super hit soulful number, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's 'Samjhawan
', once again rearranged by Sharib-Toshi. Super singer, Arijit Singh has been chosen to do a Rahat but he simply fails to create the same magic. Even 'surili
' Shreya's presence does not lift the song to that level. CHECK OUT - Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania : Songs Lyrics
The makers have added another unplugged version of 'Samjhawan
' and it has been rendered well by Alia who has previously done a good job as a singer for Rahman's HIGHWAY.
A fun, festive celebration / wedding folk based number, 'Daingad Daingad
', where all the members of the family relate their love stories and how they got married in a humorous manner. The song is sung by a host of artists like Udit Narayan, Divya Kumar, Akriti Kakkar, Pratibha Baghel, Deepali Sathe and Niharika Sinha and is fun as long as it lasts.
They say, all's well that ends well. Sadly, in HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA, it doesn't. The unconvincing climax doesn't do justice to the otherwise good film and sticks out like a sore thumb. It seems the director ran out of ideas and took the most convenient path.
In a love story, the performances of your lead actors are vital and they certainly don't disappoint in this one. Varun is very effortlessly confident while Alia Bhatt delivers an excellent performance. The chemistry between them is quite palpable. Siddharth Shukla makes a fine big screen debut. Ashutosh Rana is good. A special mention to Gaurav Pandey and Sahil Vaid who play Varun's friends in the film. They are terrific! CHECK OUT: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Dialogues
Barring the climax, HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA is a delightful film which shouldn't be missed.