Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
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Cute in an "anything goes" light, romcom kind of a way.

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39 reviewers have given Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania an average rating of 3.5/5.0 (?)

20 yays
5 nays
14 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...then explains the superficiality and absolute lack of meat in Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania? HSKD is really funny in places, but it’s so insubstantial, unimaginative and regressive that that’s just not enough... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ... The songs aren’t anything to hum home about, but go along well with the mood. Not the perfect tribute to DDLJ, but Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is entertaining and enjoyable enough to merit a watch.... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...it’s clear that Dhawan is an excellent light-comedy actor. Just watch him sell the scenes where he spouts doggerel – first in a comic flavour, and then in a romantic mode (that doesn’t get too romantic). The Shammi Kapoor slot has been vacant for too long, and Dhawan has some of that ability to light up the screen without doing much... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...nd since I belong to the second set of people, who wish to experience much more of the unseen, unheard and unexpected in the undisclosed remaining years of this gifted life, HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA wasn’t a great film for me at all, as I refuse to act like a fool laughing or getting entertained at the same joke cracked twice.... full review

Thumbs up by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice ...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!... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...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! ... full review

Thumbs up by Rukmini Chopra, Bollywood Life ...If you are a die hard DDLJ fan and wish to relive the saga of the love story with a touch of modernity and zing added to it, go watch Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Humpty and Kavya will surely win you over with their entertaining romance!... full review

So-So by Juhi Matta, BookmyShow ...Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania has all the elements for an entertaining watch. Loveable characters? Good acting? An upbeat soundtrack? Check, check and check! Though it isn’t the rom-com to define this generation, it’s a good film you can enjoy over the weekend.... full review

Thumbs up by Box Office India , BOXOFFICE INDIA ...Super Hit.... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...After numerous failed attempts, it’s time our Bollywood filmmakers should stop making another DDLJ. The film, however, is good in parts, and you can’t completely write off. Also, it’s a delight for Varun and Alia’s fans. And our final verdict cant be better than what is one of the film's better lines - that Humpty Shrma ki Dulhania is a '100% original fake'.... full review

Thumbs up by Kusumita Das, Deccan Chronicle ...The music is foot-tapping but not as memorable as they need to be in romcoms. 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.... full review

Thumbs up by Divay Agarwal , Desi Martini ... HSKD is presented in a very refreshing manner that makes you laugh,cry and fall in love with Humpty & Kavya. Must Watch for rom-com lovers. ... full review

Thumbs up by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ... A crackling romantic comedy that will have you laughing throughout. A shaadi you must attend! ... full review

Thumbs up by Sidhant Shori, Desi Martini ...Funny and endearing, It's definitely worth your time! ... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...It's definitely not a modern day DDLJ, but it still ends up being an enjoyable romantic ride worth the price of its ticket. ... full review

Thumbs up by Raedita Tandan, Filmfare ... 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.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania is a fun, but bland and forgettable film. Its real failure is that this tribute to DDLJ doesn't have any characters or moments that stay with you. In its time, DDLJ was filled with clichés too, but it packaged them in situations that made them endearing, memorable and new. Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania, to quote one of the film's better lines, is a "100% original fake" and you can't help wondering, for all its laughs, why anyone bothered to make this film when re-runs of DDLJ exist.... full review

Thumbs up by FPJ Bureau, Free Press Journal ...Varun is a treat to watch. He lends great charm, a vulnerable bravado, irreverence and springy energy to his role while Alia shows off her attitude and don’t care type pizzaz in convincing fashion. Both manage to imbue a pleasing, smile inducing chemistry into their interactions with each other. Ashutosh Rana, Sahil Vaid, Gaurav Pandey and the rest of the cast also manage to enthral. Rambunctious musical serenades and assured, confident helming by Shashank Khaitan adds more lustre to the enticement!... full review

Thumbs up by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...The songs of the movie are already popular, but they are all set to Punjabi beats, and the soundtrack does not have much variety. Even the music videos are not very original. The camera work is decent, and the editing is a little jarring. Thankfully, the length of the film is just two hours.... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...Barring the climax, HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA is a delightful film which shouldn't be missed.... full review

So-So by Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times ...Anyone who’s seen Highway knows Alia can act. That role was a lot more demanding. Now back in the rosy Johar universe (after Student of the Year), she holds her own. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' comes peppered with smart dialogue, and filled with genuine affection for a cinematic blockbuster that it repeatedly references...but with flair. I'm going with three out of five. Watch it for Varun and Alia, who're crackling in it! ... full review

So-So by Faheem Ruhani, india today ...Varun Dhawan is immensely likeable. He serves a confident performance which is as endearing when he is a cocky go-getter as it is in his emotional scenes with Ashutosh Rana and Aalia. Aalia too gets into the skin of her character easily and sparkles with her zesty act though she appears unnecessarily screechy at places. It's wonderful to see Ashutosh Rana after a long time play a character which is not theatrical like in his earlier films. He impresses as the patriarch who is hurt but still has a heart. Unfortunately though Siddharth Shukla looks impressive, he doesn't have much to do. Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/movie-review-not-everything-in-humpty-sharma-ki-dulhania-is-real-or-logical-but-all-of-it-is-entertaining/1/370899.html... full review

Thumbs up by Rohit Khilnani, india today ...Music by Sachin Jigar and Toshi is perfect for this young film. Each and every song looks handpicked by the filmmaker to maintain the mood of the film. As the end credits roll, you can't get your eyes off the screen with Saturday Saturday playing to entertain you till the very last moment. It's extremely well shot and choreographed.... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...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.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya will take an above average opening at the box office. But positive word-of-mouth publicity will carry the film to safety and beyond.... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania 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!... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-saha, MiD DAY ...This film clearly doesn't take itself too seriously and it doesn't want you to either, which is kind of nice. A me-too, even if in the form of open admiration, has the danger of being easily forgettable. But this film might just not be, because it does manage to stand on its own two feet at some points ... full review

Thumbs up by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...Nevertheless, what works for 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya' is the fact that it is a young film with quite a few sequences that do work in isolation and keeps the smiles on with occasional laughs as well. Though the love story could have been better and the music a notch higher, the film is a good one time entertaining watch that makes for a harmless viewing.... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...starts with loads of entertaining dum with good foot tapping music and few good looking people attached to it. It's only since the pre-interval the movie starts to wobble a lot leading towards a stupid and weak climax. It has a lot of hangover of 'DDLJ' but does not do proper justice to it. So on an overall basis, would sum it up by using the popular nursery rhyme where after a Humptyfull (entertaining) ride has a great fall where none of the kings men (writers and director) could put Humpty back to track again.... full review

So-So by Saumil Gandhi, Mumbai Mirror ...Shahrukh, Kajol, and Aditya Chopra made a classic that remains the enduring film of our generation. Humpty... has no such aspirations, and aims to simply entertain. In that, it succeeds. Nothing more, nothing less. ... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Recommended only for Bollywood junkies that love their froth served in receptacles that have no depth.... full review

So-So by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ...Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is yet another example why certain films are called great and the rest are just average. A DDLJ is almost impossible to redo. You do not root for the lead actors in HSKD like you did for SRK and Kajol. Yet, this one is a fun one-time watch for sure. Like any honest celebration of our filmy spirit.... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...His Humpty is sweeter than he is roguish, and when this film calls for sincerity, he doles it out impressively. He creates a character worth caring about, and his chemistry with Bhatt is quite endearing. When done well, there is no such thing as "too filmi." Filmi people end up living filmi lives -- and sometimes we get to watch. Good on you, Shashank Khaitan. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is the kinda film Simran would have loved.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...This is a film that's very much like the cold coffee our protagonists enjoy. Enjoyable, cool and good while it lasts. Slurp on! ... full review

Thumbs down by Reha Shrivastava, STARDUST ...May be people remember Rakesh n Kavya the way remember Raj n Simar but varun manages to came pretty close to Shahrukh's quintessential romantic hero, something to the girl of his ganeration to look forward to.... full review

So-So by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...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. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...In a film that scores big on humour, performance and production values, the music is a bit of a letdown. ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ has most of our favourite things – big fat Bollywood weddings, a filmi love story, and a charming lead pair. Watch the film, it will sure make you smile.... full review

Thumbs up by Anindita Dev, ZEENEWS.COM ...Siddharth Shukla too is welcomed with cheers and whistles from the crowd with his beefed up body but his role doesn`t have much to offer. Though there are few parts where the story falls flat, but apart from that it promises a good romantic story. The supporting characters are worth a mention and they are surprisingly good.... full review