Dolly Ki Doli

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A strange case of you being on the side of the wrong-doer. Entertaining, though only in bits.

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Director: Abhishek Dogra
Running time: 100 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Romance
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You find yourself siding with a con-artist. Not just a person who dupes the other of money. She robs emotions, feelings and wears the thievery on her sleeve. She takes offense when she hasn't been able to win someone over with her charm. She takes it up as a challenge that has to be won. Not a very likeable attitude for a person you would know in real life. Yet, you cheer for the screen her.

In a sense, you feel her liberation and you are with her when she says, she might find more freedom in a prison than being locked in a marriage. Especially, given how possessive the recipients of her fake-affection get.

Yet, not much of your involvement can be attributed to much about the film. It is very difficult to figure out what exacly makes you root for Dolly. The dialogue isn't very interesting, neither is its delivery. There isn't much striking about the other departments of the film either. The music is the kind you'd find in every other film.

Sonam Kapoor in the lead comes across very stiff, even a little more than her usual self. Sure, the side actors do their bit well from Rajkummar Rao to Archana Puran Singh, but none of the characters have enough depth to make themselves believable.

Even a shallow character like Archana Puran Singh's can evoke an emotion if written better. It is this mixture that confuse your loyalties. The victims of the con-artists' con-job are not very likeable. Then, it all boils down to Sonam Kapoor's persona itself – the actor, not the character she plays. Her face, the fact that she is the lead lady, takes away from the film.

Sure, there is nothing wrong with liking the anti-hero. But, somehow it kept me distracted through the film. I don't like the character so much, then why do I want her to get away with it? And yet again, I find myself liking a film more than I usually would because of what I didn't “get” about the film. The only thing I know for sure is I enjoyed the overall concept and felt a liberation of sorts with the way the film ended.

- meeta, a part of the audience

27 reviewers(?) - 5 yays 19 so-so 3 nays

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Thumbs up, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, DOLLY KI DOLI is a stress buster that will make you smile as you'll leave the theatre. Debutante director Abhishek Dogra has competently extracted superb performances from the entire starcast. The unpredictable climax of the film works to the advantage too. But the four day weekend will help this Dolly ensnare many patrons. The word of mouth will be the key in witnessing the growth. We say, it's a roller coaster entertainer. Enjoy it with your families.... full review

Thumbs up, Indicine : ...Overall, Dolly Ki Doli turned out to be surprisingly delightful and light on the head by telling a story that every woman can relate to. It subtly manages to insult the institution of marriage in a funny manner. The tale of Dolly and her shenanigans are not to be taken too seriously and morality should not come in the way of enjoying this hilarious little film. It is whimsical, innocent, quirky, random and filled with the strangest of characters played by the best of character actors. If you are in the mood for some fun and not in the mood for serious films like Baby then Dolly Ki Doli surely deserves a watch. Sonam’s previous film Khoobsurat has developed a quiet fan following and Dolly Ki Doli can potentially go the same way too. Go watch it!... full review

Thumbs up, by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies : ...Even for the film as a whole, one would have loved to see more laughs since the film is set as a con comedy. However, while there are smiles galore, what really works for Dolly Ki Doli is the fact that there are no dull moments and there is something happening every five minutes. It doesn't bore and that's where the strength of this Arbaaz Khan production lies.... full review

Thumbs up, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Debut director Abhishek Dogra gives us a film that's an above-average entertainer, with an interesting story and a solid ensemble cast. Worth a watch!... full review

Thumbs up, by Somdatta Sen, Star Blockbuster : ...The film has one of the best ensemble of actors whose low star power lends the film its substance. Rajkummar as a typical Jatt is spot on, so is Varun as a puerile Punjabi guy. Pulkit though looks like a watered down version of Chulbul Pandey from Dabangg but manages to pull it off well. Sonam needs to work on her dialogue delivery and be restrained to make her acts look more effective. The plot evokes fun at times and has quite a few natural quirks that tickle your funny bone.... full review

So-So, by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice : ...Laced with light humour from start to finish, Dolly Ki Doli isn’t the outright laugh riot that leaves you in splits. It tickles you now and then throughout its running course of 100 minutes and leaves you with a few surprises in the climax. An enjoyable film, worth a watch.... full review

So-So, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...I liked the closing portions, though. There’s a refreshing, even thrilling, emancipatory element that seems wasted in a film this frivolous. And the last scene offers the biggest laughs.... full review

So-So, by Kusumita Das, Deccan Chronicle : ...For the first time Sonam has attempted a complex role, the result is not perfect but certainly convincing. And kudos to the director for trusting her with the role and bringing out something in her that goes beyond sartorial excellence.... full review

So-So, by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini : ...A short and breezy entertainer with a few lapses in logic. But then you can't have it all!... full review

So-So, by Inspector VIjay, Desi Martini : ...Mediocre content, decent acting make it watchable..... full review

So-So, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...Decent writing, good performances and an overall well-made film. There’s nothing to complain about the camera work or pacing of the film. But the one area where the movie suffers the most is its music.... full review

So-So, by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost : ...Dolly ki Doli is a film about how there's more to life than keeping up appearances, this is particularly ironic. Left to the pretty faces, a film that could have been a charming caper ends up to be a simple disappointment.... full review

So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Never overstaying its welcome, the film is short and a lot of fun. I'm going with three out of five for Dolly Ki Doli. It's worth watching for Rajkummar Rao's excellent performance alone.... full review

So-So, by Arunava Chatterjee, india today : ...Dolly ki Doli is an entertainer with noticeable loopholes in the plot. Despite the half baked script, it is worth a watch.... full review

So-So, by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi : ...Dolly Ki Doli is a time-pass entertainer that you can enjoy if you keep your brains at home. This film comes as a breath of fresh air from all the South remakes and thought-provoking dramas that are most oftenly served. After particularly loving Varun Sharma’s comic antics and Rajkummar Rao’s sheer genuine acting, I am going with a 2.5/5 for this peppy film.... full review

So-So, by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint : ...Dogra and Uma Shankar Singh’s script is also highly convenient, with a host of oversights. Dolly’s motivations are poorly explained and in an already silly climax, she unexpectedly delivers a cringe-worthy anti-chauvinism speech. But this is a minor niggle in an otherwise enjoyable film that delivers enough punch-lines and sharply captures community and wedding-related quirks in all their frenzy and colour.... full review

So-So, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...This premise could have worked wonders, if the director confidently showed the protagonist as the stone hearted, badass woman who cheated men for the pure thrill of it. That Dolly would have been far more convincing than this strange mish mash of a conwoman and Sati Savitri.... full review

So-So, MoviezADDA : ...Dum? Well, there is a good amount of dum in some comical tracks and fine performances from most of its cast. The movie had potential to be much better than what it is and should have more detailing attached to it. There is lots happening in the film, but despite of that, the soul keeps missing at most of its place. On an overall factor,the movie is a decent, one time watch and will be liked by the family audiences. Thus, looking at its script which keeps running on and on without settling down at any point the movie should have been renamed as 'Bhaag Dolly Bhaag'.... full review

So-So, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...But for all its obvious flaws and failings, Dolly Ki Doli is not completely unworthy of the 100 minutes that it demands from the audience.... full review

So-So, by Stutee Ghosh, Planet Bollywood : ...Dolly Ki Doli scores thanks to top notch casting and brilliant performances. However familial ties prove to be its undoing. Pulkit Samrat as Robin Singh, the policeman entrusted with the duty of capturing Looteri Dulhan is totally overshadowed by all including the charming Sonam Kapoor.... full review

So-So, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...Even if the concluding bit of the script could do with a couple more rewrites, I am glad Dogra doesn’t cop out to accommodate an overnight change of personality. And that alone make Dolly Ki Doli worth a ride in my book.... full review

So-So, by ANUJ KUMAR, The Hindu : ...Bottomline: Funny in parts, Dolly doesn’t live up to the promise.... full review

So-So, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...Watch this one for fun on the run. As long as you're not light-laugh-lactose intolerant.... full review

So-So, Zee News : ...Overall, despite glitches that test your sense of logic and actuality, ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ comes across an entertaining film.... full review

Thumbs down, by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle : ...Wish Dolly ki Doli had the courage to malign its heroine with pure criminal intent. It would have been fun and would have slightly altered the history of Indian heroines. That it doesn’t do so makes it Dolly the bore.... full review

Thumbs down, by Parampara Patil Hashmi, Desi Martini : ...Advisable only for a bland diet!... full review

Thumbs down, by martin D'Souza, : ...The scenes get repetitive and there is no novelty left in the acting as well. Even the idea that Dolly continues to do what she started doing, conning grooms, even after being nabbed, is far-fetched. The movie had a good premise but Dogra failed to juice out the plot for a fitting climax. ... full review

97 tweeters(?) - 58 yays 5 so-so 34 nays

WamikaS: Dolly ki Doli tonight finally!! Super excited to watch my favourite @sonamakapoor

Vivekkl: Bhai hain mera yeh *HI5*

Vedhika4u: Dont miss Dolly ki Doli...superrrrrr funnnn..n a crisp film. Pulkuu rocks n how @PulkitSamrat Congrats

sweetrimpal: #DollyKiDoli is funny, pacy & entertaining. Superb casting. @RajkummarRao is outstanding! Must watch #movie

sweetmillee: Dolly Ki Doli ! A film which will make u smile with its gags !

swaleh2704: Dolly Ki Doli is very fantastic movie. Must watch

sinhamohit: Dolly Ki Doli

sibtain_r2009: Dolly Ki Doli is super fun with some incredible performances. Keep at it @sonamakapoor, Dolly ne to mera dil hi loot liya!

shrutiroa: Dolly ki Doli is a good one time watch.

shreeprakashr: Dolly ki Doli - @sonamakapoor rocks. Though illogical she made interesting.

ShivuY91: Dolly ki doli rocks...

shaan99666: #Dolly ki doli was extremely superb film and @sonamakapoor was outstanding in every frame. We enjoyed the film.

SawantMeenal: nice movie !! dolly ki doli

sameer_verma21: Rajkumar Rao is suberb as Haryanvi jaat in dolly Ki doli..slickly edited muv..

SalvatoreAjay_: Dolly ki doli is such a sweet film


SalmanKhanNo1: Loved Dolly Ki Doli. Fab fab entertainer. Love uhhh @sonamakapoor

Ruhitrivedi: Arbaaz Khan productions latest venture 'Dolly ki Doli' has raised the curiosity bars because of its unique storyline and unusual casting.

random_zee: Dolly Ki Doli is amazinggg....

RamneetANC: 'Baby', 'Dolly Ki Doli' get lukewarm response

R4je5h: "@JazzMarwah: @sonamakapoor loved your work in dolly ki Doli...keep it up

ProudSonaholic: dolly ki doli time!

OnlyPriyanka_C: ‘डॉली की डोली’ की कामयाबी से सोनम हुईं खुश

NarayanDhruba: #dolly ki doli is a sweet entertaining movie .... @sonamakapoor u rock ... nice work @PulkitSamrat @RajkummarRao

MovieHancho: Movie Review: Dolly Ki Doli: To the credit of debutant director Abhishek Dogra, the film does not ... If only ...

megsvats: DOLLY KI DOLI is a stress buster that will make u smile as you'll leave the theatre @RajkummarRao @varunsharma90 @arbaazSkhan @PulkitSamrat

maheswarics0815: just saw @sonamakapoor dolly ki doli...fabulous, great work guys, wising you all the luck.

LJagasia: Dolly ki Doli lovely to watch. Rajkumar is brilliant actor .

lina369: कमजोर निर्देशन के बावजूद फिल्म देखने वाली है, मनोरंजक है.........

kukki1411: "DOLLY KI DOLI" mein Dolly ke aane se pehle "BABY" aage nikal gaya!!!! @CineMaakiKasam @RealVinduSingh

KMahajan1993: DOLLY KI DOLI #Amazing Movie

KaurRaspreet: Total fun! Thanks for a great start to weekend Dolly ki Doli! @sonamakapoor

kajalmeeeee: Dolly ki doli was grt

jasminejess11: Saw dolly ki doli liked it !!

JaniAshav: Watched dolly ki doli...fabulous acting dear and as well as direction.wish you congratulations for ahead. @sonamakapoor @arbaazSkhan

iMoytreeBaruah: Watched both Baby and Dolly Ki Doli.. Worth a watch!!

imatapayphone: Dolly ki Doli is faaaaaaab

iaaasim: Dolly Ki Doli #happening

EntertainmentZ9: ‘डॉली की डोली’ की कामयाबी से सोनम हुईं खुश

dumb_dracula: watched Dolly ki doli today. Kafi maza aya!

DjayManik: #DollyKiDoli Dear @PulkitSamrat @sonamakapoor #Bhai_Chucha and whole team of dolly ki doli.. Great Job all of You.. @arbaazSkhan Chha gaye.

DilliAajtaktv: ...तो सैफ अली खान भी बने हैं 'डॉली' के राजकुमार...

Dilli24x7: Dolly Ki Doli: A marriage of convenience: A light comedy that tries to make a social statement, Dolly Ki Doli ...

BoyChetan: Watched Dolly Ki Doli. It is super fun!! Loved it. @sonamakapoor @RajkummarRao @PulkitSamrat @varunsharma90 all were fabulous!

BollyHollyTelly: Dolly Ki Doli Review: Fun On The Run

blondelledsouza: Dolly ki doli Red carpet

bhudia_shivani: Just watchd dolly ki doli....amazn actor @PulkitSamrat loved ur actn....

BhaWicked: Dolly ki Doli! Lived up to my expectations, Utter Crap! Rajkumar Yadav, y wud u do this movie?? U r so good.

BelaniDrishtee: Dolly ki doli thumbs up!! Lovd it!! @sonam kapoor -u lukd glmrous , fab, awesum!!

beingyahi: watched dolly ki doli what an awesome movie congrats for the whole team

BeingMonisha: Dolly Ki Doli sums up to an amazing film! Everyone must watch it..Arbaaz Khan movies are always entertaining. @arbaazSkhan #DollyKiDoli

ayewomaniya: After Dolly ki Doli, I'm convinced @RajkummarRao is the best thing to happen to Bollywood! This guy can pull off any role. Any.

Ansarihassan15: Mast movie hai dolly ki doli @ArbazKhan @SalmanKhan

AndGajjar1312: Dolly ki doli is funny entertainment paisa wasool movie.too good movie .... well done sir @arbaazSkhan

AMZFM: Dolly Ki Doli movie review: Sonam Kapoor’s latest entertainer is the new age women-centric film you can’t afford...

alfuns46: Dolly Ki Doli Hindi Movie is the best movie now a days castinf sonum kapoor.

Actshubhi: Dolly pyar krta hu tere se m....... Awesome movie Dolly ki doli..... @sonamakapoor

__aliaRA: DOLLY KI DOLI hilarious movie i've ever watched

VarshanSookhun: DOLLY KI DOLI is a hugely flawed yet entertaining situational comedy rescued by talented male cast incl Rajkummar Rao & Pulkit Samrat 6/10

ThePuccaCritic: Ok, Dolly Ki Doli is not bad. But the scope of the film could have gone beyond its limited characters. Good direction, nonetheless.

rjanup: Mirchi Bioscope Dolly ki Doli : 2.5/5 Mirchis # Mehndi laga ke rakhna …Dolly Saja ke rakhna ..dekh main thane...

KrSaurabhVerma: DOLLY KI DOLI (2.5/5): Arbaaz revives her lady's life in his new production movie by awarding her yet another...

gmegs: Dolly ki Doli is so so. I don't think it was all that funny. Don't think sonam kapoor acted well. I did like the end.

vishukaushal1: Dono mein se ek to leave dolly ki doli and go for Baby ......

theyCallMeSam__: Dolly Ki doli- intehai boring movie hai .-.

suhaibalishah: #Baby..waste of money n time..shud have gone for dolly ki doli instead.

stanyourself: Dolly Ki Doli was a very short and incomplete film,wanted more of it then it would've been better

priyaramani: Dolly ki Doli. sometimes funny first half tedious second half forgettable soundtrack and stale overpriced pop corn courtesy Inox

pavanvoice: baby -- avg patas- avg dolly ki doli --thumbs down beerava - thums down #MoviesReview #Tollywood #Bollywood

pandaa_tweets: I didn't layk dolly ki doli

neha_modi: dolly ki doli is such a worthless piece of cinema.

Muzu7786: Dolly ki doli ne maari aisi goli k sab ki badal gayi bolii @arbaazSkhan @sonamakapoor

madhukarpandey: Dolly Ki Doli postmortem. Read and share! Comments welcome.

LiveNews24x7: #BreakingNews ...तो सैफ अली खान भी बने हैं 'डॉली' के राजकुमार

LiveKanhaiya: "@MehraAmod: Aaj #Dolly ki Doli to uthi... Sath sath utha.. dekhnewalo ka janaza..." lol

LeftOverWoman: Rajkummar Rao is the only saving grace in Dolly Ki Doli. Pulkit Samrat just struts around and makes us not miss Salman Khan.

KeepItStylish_: And Dolly Ki Doli is a crap. Simply avoid it.

KamathGurudutt: DOLLY KI DOLI: 2/5. Dud film. Lousy story telling, direction, and acting (Rajkumar's Haryanwi gd). Similar Marathi movie was better. Avoid.

kabirsultani: After long time bezzar bollywood Movie :p – ser Dolly Ki Doli

jindgijhand: Dolly ki doli:the film is genuinely and refreshingly non-formulaic.. Movie has no hero, no heroine, no villain and negligible star power.

Its_RoH1T: those who r watchn dolly ki doli,shame on u coz Baby is awsme muvi and seeing dis pakstn banned dis muvi #jstgoandwatchbaby #dotaxfreebaby

inalovexx: Why ppl didn't watch dolly ki doli?? Is it boring?? Or is it bcoz they choose baby over dolly ki doli?? Hmmm...

Imaginary_Truth: Ha ha ha chutiye majak kar raha hai kya "@BollyHollyTelly: Dolly Ki Doli producer Arbaaz Khan wants to do films like Aamir Khan’s PK"

iamravii: Dolly Ki Doli is such a terrible film yaar. Ek hi cheez baar baar dikha kar dimaag kharab kar diya!

GroovyUvee: Dolly ki Doli is two hours of my life I will never get back.

Fuljhadii: Please don't watch Dolly Ki Doli. Please. Please.

FilmyAngle: BO update: Baby takes off on a good note Dolly Ki Doli starts slow

deepaktank5: Dolly ki doli nt have to much fun..

chalu_chokri: So Dolly ki Doli turned out to be like Dabaang- waste of time and money. Uff!

bisprad: Dolly Ki Doli - the worst soundtracks of any (major) Bollywood movie in the past few years

BiggComedy: Watched "Dolly ki Doli". Wondering two things 1. Why was the movie made? 2. Why did I go to watch? RT @sandipsabharwal

atraychoudhury: Go to the theatres to see a film like Dolly Ki Doli" LOL cant digest that it got a decent start despite releasing with a magnum like Baby??

anilgupta1986: watched both the film Dolly ki Doli and Baby, waste of time is Dolly ki Doli, Baby is slightly batter but not like Wednesday.#Disappointed

Ahmad5512I: hi sonam kapoor veri good dolly ki doli 3 star movie

aanchalator: So I usually try my best to like a movie even if it is shite, coz I've invested time & money, tried so hard to like Dolly Ki Doli. Failed.

967Safi: Reli ....very excitd to watch "dolly ki doli ' ##

1nonlyWashim: guys don't waste time

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: None
  • Language: Abusive language silenced out. Not too much of it anyway
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Guys trying to make out with their new bride.
  • Concept: A con woman gets guys to marry her and runs away the night of the wedding with everything the groom owns.
  • General Look and Feel: Bright and peppy.

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Running time:
100 minutes

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