Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

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quick review:

Cute in an "anything goes" light, romcom kind of a way.

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Director: Shashank Khaitan
Running time: 135 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Romance
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The trailer gives a very Jab We Met vibe, alongwith of course, DDLJ - which can be both good and bad.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania seems to have toned down on the DDLJ style melodrama, which is awesome. I am all for Jab We Met kind of fun and sensitivity, but what I couldn't make myself get over is the absolute incompetence/unlikability of the 'other' guy. Same It looks like they are giving the other guy here a better chance. Now that I am looking forward to.

I do realise that that's saying I have a story in mind which I'd like to see. That thought has all the makings of disappointment written over it. But, I am always ready to be surprised with anything different - either in the "what happens" or the "how it happens". Most love stories, especially love triangles with a weak third angle, can only have so many variations in the "what". So, it will most likely come down to the "how" for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.

A plus, is that there is always a good chance that Dharma Productions has backed a good product. Though the start doesn't seem to be good. The music reviews indicate that it is not be up to the mark. Hope the film is better than the film's average music.

Music Reviews:
Bollyspice - "2/5"
koimoi - "2.5/5"
Milliblog - "the weakest music for a Dharma production film in recent years!"
Music Aloud - "6.5/10"

- meeta, a part of the audience

Comparisons with DDLJ and JWM are inevitable. Not that the makers have any qualms about having that comparison made. If only, HSKD had the warmth of DDLJ or the spark of JWM. Yet, there is some attempt at being different and that's applaudable.

Now, HSKD modernises DDLJ with today's lingo and it wouldn't be too far-fetched to say that the average Simran has now grown up to become the average Kavya. To that extent Alia Bhatt's Kavya works. Her adorable demeanor is very difficult to get over and I can imagine people going to the theaters just to watch her and coming out happy.

But, she has barely anything to do post-interval. A lot of Aalia's missing over-powering screen presence has to do with Kavya's boyfriend (Humpty, Varun Dhawan) and father (Singh, Ashutosh Rana) taking over the reins of what she wants from life. This is where the film begins to get annoying.

This lady, who goes from small-town Ambala to Delhi to organize a Rs. 5,00,000 designer wedding dress, but is willing to do nothing for herself when it matters to her the most? Instead, she's expecting the world to revolve around her despite all else. I understand the film wants to keep things light and I'm thankful they don't go all siren-y melodramatic on us. But, you cannot connect/sympathize with a lead lady just because she's the lead lady, right? What hope is left if she's either full of herself or all chirpy-bubbly when times are desperate.

But, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania scores full points in the one huge complaint I have against films like DDLJ and JWM - the other guy. Unlike its predecessors, HSKD's other guy is not a loser, and is as good as the hero. For all practical purposes, he's well-worth the lead lady (since she's made out to be the prize money). So, there is only one reason to root for our hero.

Of course, Humpty is written out to be someone you cannot dislike. But can you root for him? I wasn't too stumped by him. He does all the right things, alright. But, somehow it all seems a little too contrived. Which is why the chemistry between Alia Bhatt and him is less chemistry and more mechanics. I don't think we can find fault with Varun Dhawan's performance. Only thing is, the script just doesn't require much emoting out of him.

Siddharth Shukla plays the good boy well. Once again, not much is demanded off him. Ashutosh Rana though is the most charming of the lot. Not as menacing as an Amrish Puri, maybe, but someone you can never be too sure off.

The characters' motivations are all over the place and transition from one end to the other without much explanation. Almost as if the writers are banking on the audience's forgiving nature, "itna toh chalta hai" (This much "taking us for granted" is acceptable).

Not much of the other stuff worked - except for one song, the music is bhangra or disco and sounds and looks like the next bhangra or disco number.

HSKD is cute. It is certainly DDLJ catching up with today's times. So, it sheds itself of much dramatization and a good part of the run-time. But, it also doesn't stimulate any emotion, let alone touch you from within.

- meeta, a part of the audience

38 reviewers(?) - 20 yays 13 so-so 5 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

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

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

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 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, : ...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, : ...Barring the climax, HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA is a delightful film which shouldn't be missed.... 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

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

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

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

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 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, Zee News : ...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

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 :’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

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

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

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: 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

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

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 : ...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

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 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

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks : ...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 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 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 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

122 tweeters(?) - 104 yays 9 so-so 9 nays

ZuhairAhmedzai: 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya' is a super entertaining movie! Loved it! A must-watch for all Bollywood aficionados!!!

ZeenatRahimbaks: Loooovvvveedd HSKD!! Made me fall in love all over again ❤️ @Varun_dvn @aliaa08

YOYODEEPAK4: Very nice movie hskd

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vivegan: #HSKD movie is a sheer brilliance of @ShashankKhaitan and @karanjohar .... Dharma Productions nailed it again !!!! Fantastic ....=)

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varsha167: I officially loved humpty sharma ki dulhaniya!! #HSKD

TobiOkusanya: Bk home..saw Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania @HSKD_Movie today wiv my sis..super fun comedy.Loved the chemistry btw Alia and Varun:-)

ThatTechGuy23: Bollywood movie Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is brilliant! Loved it so much!

Tarini_dvn24: Goooood Night. Keep spreading the #HSKD love <3

solo_kc: saw the hskd today morning its good movies 1 time watch nothing new but entertainig varun rocks aalia awsm

Smartprince17: Though @Varun_dvn was d SRK of HSKD,dat SRK signature pose by @aliaa08 caught away all d eyeballs.. Jst loved d movie all d way..

skagalwalla: Review - Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Happy, Fun, Romantic movie. Definitely must watch. Its a contemporary take of...

sk25_: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is a film for filmi log.. DDLJ esque moments and thoroughly enjoyable..A nice surprise, harmless fun!

siddhijoshi249: Humpty sharma ki dulhaniya! One of the cutesttt films I've ever seen! @varun_dvn @aliaa08

siddharthaawas1: Awesome movie @HSKD_Movie grt job @Varun_dvn @aliaa08

Shrutikr: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya : Full on time pass. Guaranteed. Brilliant dialogues. Amazing comedy. Full to bindaas performance. #HSKD

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ShihabShoron: I simply loved Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, undoubtedly the best rom-com of the year. @Varun_dvn and @aliaa08's chemistry is superb! #HSKD

Shahana_Islam: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania was such a goooooood movie

sentotheworld: Absolutely loved HSKD. Not excessively logical and weak ending, but absolutely freaking hilarious. Loved Varun and Alia together.

s4niya: Just finished Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania! Haha it was really funny and Alia and Varun were soo cute!

S3THOS: Watched #HSKD. Very sweet film.

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rushirocks97: the best of alia bhat #hskd luv u alia also hskd................enjoyed :V

rushilawasthi24: Humpty Sharma ki dulhaniya is nice and sweet. @Varun_dvn (y)

Ruds4u: Watched Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Nice Lovey Dovey Timepass.

rslucky13: #HSKD : An honest dedication to DDLJ by the younger lot. Watch it for Mr. Humpty, his dulhania and the side kicks... !!! Worth a watch...

ronesh: #HSKD is a fun watch Take the family to see this @Varun_dvn @aliaa08, an honest movie with no pretences! @karanjohar

rituarora340: I luv HSKD..

RishiJogdand1: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania A vry ♥ tuchng luv stry nthg New In d stry Yet Paisa Wasool ws rly hpy To C Ashutosh Rana again 1 tym wtch sure

rishabhv2: saturday saturday.. Humpty Sharma ki dulhania-3.5 star :)

Rasa_allisha: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania :D what an awesome movie ♡ wish all guys could be like Humpty :P

RanbirDeepi: Just watched #HSKD !!! MY GOD I ENJOYED FROM BEGIN TO END @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn Love those cute scenes!☺ 5/5 stars!!!

ramnath_IITB: Humpty sharma ki dulhania #weekendmovie

Pumz_96: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya is such a cute movie

prashant134: Liked so much this Humpty sharma ki dulhaniya :) A really nice movie to watch, strong performance by @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn

PoujhnaK: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania looks interesting

poozha: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania is a fun, light hearted watch. Varun Dhawan (= new crush) melts your heart ♥ #Bollywood

pooja_214: Jst came out frm #hskd ... Bst entertainment....loved emotional humpty..... :* @Varun_dvn

palbijewar: Love the film hskd.....

OneRajat: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania is The best tribute to DDLJ ever... The Chemistry between @Varun_dvn & @aliaa08 is awesome. @karanjohar

OmarSBhatti: #HSKD is actually a Good movie #mustwatch

OfficialFaisalk: Humpty sharma ki dulhania @Varun_dvn Good luck bro its super hit i thing #SaturdaySaturday ☺️☺️☺️☺️

NiyatiNiyati: Absolutely loved humpty sharma ki dulhania. My current favourite love story. Loving @Varun_dvn

Nishita_I_Am: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is a cute movie.

neha1245: After such a long time finally an adorable movie. Two best romantic movies of this year are defiantly #HSKD & #HTP @Varun_dvn @aliaa08 <3

neetisawarthia: humpty sharma ki dulhaniya was a great pleasure to watch

natasha_2o1o: HSKD is freaking awesome. Alia and Varun share such terrific chemistry. A beautiful tribute to DDLJ. Loved it to bits.

naresh_the_boss: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania is a laughter riot !! Good film !! #Alia #Alia #Alia

Namritaa_x: Humpty sharma ki dulhaniya was actually nice and funny :'D

Naila196: #HSKD lovely movie @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn

nadaanmasakalli: In conclusion i loved HSKD way more then the desi version of i saw the devil you know what am talking about totally unbiased opinion

mithranns: Humpty Sharma ki dulhaniya. Lot to laugh which makes it not a crap movie. Watchable.

misbah_sk: Just watched Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania!A must watch film. Loved it :) @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn #hskd

Minnie_Emaan: Best movie of 2014!! #HumptySharmaKiDulhania @HSKD_Movie

minhazpathan: humpty sharma ki dulhania movie is excellent superr

MGodiwala: Omg..spellbound..amazed..laughed so Kavya n humpty,i m truly in luv wid u guys! #HSKD @alia @Varun_dvn

Mehul002: "Humpty sharma ki dulhania"must watchnsexo movie

mariiaa95: "Humpty Sharma Marriage waali party pe line nahi maarta .." @Varun_dvn you ROCK dude , SO proud of you :D ! you simply NAILED it #HSKD ❤️

Malhotrapayal2: After a long time a good romantic movie came up. Humpty sharma ki dulhania :* ♥

little_chefB: Pleasantly surprised by Humpty Sharma ki dulhania.. Pretty good! #movie #fun #sweet

linett_loyall: #HSKD a gud movie to watch over d weekend. Good performance by Varun n Aalia n most amazing performance by 'Shonty' n 'Poplu'!#entertainment

laraib_hashmi: just watched humpty sharma ki dulhania.It was amazing and superb

kriatiwity: #hskd is a thet punjabi movie.#ashutoshrana was a treat to watch.@Varun_dvn cried lyk a brainer nly louve movie.I toh lykd.aaho!

kiyaanutella: OMG #HSKD is actually good so far! Lovin it! ❤️

katerina_bernar: ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, which has shades of humour, puppy love, pure romance and heartbreaks scattered all over... MUST WATCH ALL!

kapslocks: Humpty Sharma ki dulhania - unexpectedly fun :)

joydeep84: varun is tbh raw & young, need to improve his talent for both romance & emotion scenes equally well..#HSKD #alia is a supreme talent #pataka

jha779_jha: getting rocked HSKD last night!! what a great movie KJO produced. it's a must watch film!!!

javaria_varun: #HSKD is a sure hit! So happy for you!

ishtiaqafridi53: I can't forget the awesomeness of HSKD. The lve and fun betwn kavya and hampty omg...... @VarunDhawan_FC @Varun_dvn @aliaa08

IndiaFiles: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania was an absolute laugh riot of a film. Tacky (and filmy) but good fun. Watch it.

IMRohiniMoodley: The @HSKD_Movie success! Incredibly talented cast @Varun_dvn @aliaa08, witty & funny dialogue. I ❤ the shoutouts 2 @SRKmovies @HSKDOfficial

iEshanex: watched #HumptySharmaKiDulhania !!! MY GOD I ENJOYED FROM BEGIN TO END @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn Love those cute scenes!☺ 5/5 stars!!! #HSKD

iDSSHD: #HSKD is super fun!! Must watch!! @Varun_dvn

HaseebTohPhasee: humpty sharma ki dulhaniya was mad cute but predictable and very rip-offish of DDLJ #HaseebMovieReviews

HarshrajH: Booby jasoos and humpty sharma ki dulhaniya both r too good movie must watch.....

HARDIKBARIA1: AweSomE MoviE #Humptysharmakidulhania #HSKD Alia Varun LookS Fab TogeTHeR As Always HumptY ♡KavyA !!

GulLovesAlia: Just Watched Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania...Its Just A Great Movie I Really Enjoyed & Loved It <3 Great Performance Of @aliaa08 & @Varun_dvn :)

garimainsane: Humpty sharma ki dulhania... such a delightful movie... loved it... :)

FowadAlvi92: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania is a very entertaining and funny movie #MustWatch #LAUGHOUTLOUDCOMEDY

FarrukhNaeem1: HSKD is full of fun. #AliaBhatt #VarunDhawan r the best. Love the show.

fara_s: #HSKD what a wasted opportunity.. Nevertheless Varun Dhawan is super hot.. Definitely the next paisa wasool hero.. Super fun to watch

FansChopra: I liked humpty Sharma ki dulhania coz it has many things & tributes to my favs @iamsrk & #Kajol ..loved it suraj hua maddham,KKHH &DDLJ all

fanatic4123: Good morning! Took your suggestion and watched HSKD...LOVED IT! @Anilmange

doonboy: Humpty sharma ki dulhania was great @aliaa08 @MaheshNBhatt . In Canada

Dnook: HSKD is entertaining

dinazzt: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania! Haha what a laugh :D :D

DharlingPatel: Omg #hskd yay!

darknezdawn: Loved Humpty sharma ki dulhania .... Cute love story #HumptySharmaKiDulhania

chitgo: HSKD was so cute. Didn't realise how much I miss the North Indian lingo :) great performances from all.

chickoo_chirag: #HSKD is a sweet&spicy romcom which pays tribute to DDLJ. It rides high on the crackling chemistry and wonderful acts of Varun and Alia.

chandresh_says: Nice movie..Again alia and varun's chemistry is osm.. #poplu #humpty #Shonty #HSKD

bollywoodzealot: #HSKD has to be one of the best movies of all time.. I love emotional romantic comedies ☺️

anjanaaaaaa: Aside from that Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania was a nice film very good time pass and some funny jokes I was kept very entertained

AnantAshishAm: Good to see Ashutosh Rana back with solid role in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya ! :) Ratings - * * * .75

AnaMikaTweetz: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania sai sa ne ? @hlahary

akashjainx: Brilliant review of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania , a good movie ! #HSKD...

aaliabhatt2: #hskd #first day last show! Omggg! @Varun_dvn and @aliaa08 are awsome! Cam watch that movie 100 times! @HSKDOfficial

5abis: #HSKD good movie so far..

RainasLover: HSKD- Once watchable but very entertaining! Aliaaaaa *____*

Rahul47453: HSKD : a fast forwarded n advanced version of DDLJ.... But d only difference is the role playyyy.... Ab kaha...

Oishika8: I really really really wanted varun alia to star in some good movie together HSKD was okay-ish but not that good

meetapunwani: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania; very average. Varun Dhawan reminds me of Govinda though Alia has done some good work

MansiRawal: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya is pretty good in the first half. The second half just fails to make logic. Just a one-time watch. #HSKD

Dharmdipsinh: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania GOOD FOR TIME PASS..... BEST FOR EMOTIONAL FOOIS

Bollywood_B: Alia Bhatt: There is no cliched romance in HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA: It is an entertainer. It is designed on ...

BabaImranHashmi: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya - One time watch..

abishekchopra: Humpty Sharma ki dulhaniya - Stupid story but very entertaining. Alia Bhatt kicked ass despite her annoying voice

thepawanist: #drushyam ..ok watch.. HSKD- waste..planet of apes-good #lalbaahari-marathi-below avg

TheChandramauli: Humpty sharma ki dulhaniya देखने के बाद ये तो पता चल गया की इस जनम के पापों की सजा इसी जनम में मिलती है।।

shreeprakashr: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania - Nothing new except few humour elements. We watched this kind in 200 hindi movies before. @Varun_dvn @aliaa08

shivom_oza: HSKD is fun in parts, but not much attention is paid to detail. Perpetually in a leap, we end up losing faith. Quite a silly film.

Naidu_Pramod: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is for ppl with no brains, immature script sense, cliched Dialogues, strictly for #Delhi crowd.

eashamx3: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania was so ehh. Typical, boring music, longest 130 mins of my life. Still don't see why ppl like Varun ... Loved Alia!

Cinematard: I'm surprised to see such positive reviews for #HSKD. I mean, whats up guys? Have you all critics flipped out of your mind at the same time?

aashvita_bagai: Dear karan johar, How can u make a movie like humpty sharma ki dulhania -.- ?

_SanaSharma: Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya review: A DDLJ remake that totally fails

2 readers - 2 yays 0 so-so 0 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by Daily-coins

Want to Watch, by ravi parscha

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Suman

Yay! Thumbs Up, by TimELiebe : 100% Indian Movie Comfort Food - Just a Pity Alia Bhatt Didn't Have a Male Co-Star Up to Her Talent!

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: A few fist fights.
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A couple of kisses and one making out scene.
  • Concept: Boy meets girl and love happens.
  • General Look and Feel: Youthful, bright and hip.

Detailed Ratings (out of 5):

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Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania - Cast, crew, links

Running time:
135 minutes

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Will have to watch now. Have been hearing good reviews from all :)

Yes, Meetu - but you KNOW we're going to watch it! :) It sounds like exactly the kind of light, fluffy masala that we'd enjoy - after all, we all enjoyed MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN, even if all of us (a group of non-desi Americans) could see every plot point coming from a mile off.

@Anmol :)

@Tim yeah, yeah, yeah i know. Go ahead :D

Suman Chakraborty

Direction: 2.5
Story: 1.5
Lead Actors: 3
Character Artists: 3

Dialogues: 2.5
Screenplay: 2.5
Music Director: 1
Lyrics: 1

We saw it finally - on Amazon Prime. It was as predictable as you said, and Varun Dhawan was - okay, but not much more. Alia Bhatt mostly had to sell their love by her performance - maybe her character largely expected his to do the heavy lifting, but performance-wise most all the heavy lifting's hers!

The best part was you could see what kind of marriage they'd have, and you believed they'd be one of those couples who squabble constantly but love each other completely. You could also see why she wouldn't be happy with Dr. NRI Perfect (actually, NOBODY in that family would ultimately be happy with him!), and how her Father slowly softened on Humpty as Son-in-Law material, because push come to shove they were a lot more alike than not.

Maybe it's just we've been not meeting up as much lately and haven't seen a *masala* in a while, but everybody here settled into this movie like a warm, comfortable bath.

@TimELiebe yeah, I have always thought how much you enjoy a film is indirectly proportional to the number of films in the genre you have seen. :)

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