Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

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quick review:

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is a fun but an unengaging romantic comedy. A lto of the dialogues are enjoyable but the overall story has nothing endearing about it, neither is it a story that keeps me glued to know what happens next. But Katrina Kaif shines and how!

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Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Running time: 140 minutes
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Mere Brother Ki Dulhan - The title pretty much gives it away. And what's left is given away by the trailer.

So, we are promised a quick recap of What's your rashee? with a hint of the story from Sorry Bhai. The hope is that the sum of the parts will be greater than the individual parts. Or at the very least, we can look forward to some fresh fun along the way.

I didn't think I'd ever say this but I'm actually not feeling so bad about seeing Imran Khan (after Delhi Belly) and Katrina Kaif (after Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara). Both had some awesome comic timing going in their films and that's exactly what they need for what looks like a predictable love-triangular rom-com.

It's safe to assume that the basic plot will be predictable, right? After all, the banner producing it is Yash Raj Films. The probability of me enjoying one of their products is 50-50, but we can almost always tell how a film coming out of their house is going to end.

I'm surprised that despite the candy-floss flavor that the trailer carries I'm still neutral about how I might enjoy the film. Maybe because I remember how unenthused I felt after watching Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara's trailer and yet I loved the film. Here's an attempt at hoping that the book will be better than the cover - especially the artwork of the title of the film.

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Title Artwork

Music reviews:
milliblog - "After that predictable and insipid start, composer Sohail Sen does manage to salvage the soundtrack!"

music aloud - "7/10"

Bollyspice - "4/5"

Bollywood Hungama - "3.5/5"

HappySing - "a typical Yashraj album with songs that will be liked instantly by the public"

Planet RadioCity - "a clever composer giving listeners a decent experience with Mere Brother Ki Dulhan."

- meeta, a part of the audience

Rom-coms like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan make you wonder what "love" really is. It doesn't really give you any deep understanding of the concept in general or even in terms of the characters. In fact, the way characters fall in and out of love in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, it is clear that the film doesn't want us to take it or any of its characters seriously. The basic idea is to have fun, other things, like logic, etc can wait for another film. And so you go with the writer's definition of what love is - spending some good fun time together.

Thankfully, the "fun" part is enjoyable. And it is only because of Katrina Kaif. It's like she just cut herself loose. You can sense all the stiff body language, awkwardness and self-consciousness in her films so far, when you see how freely she's breathing here. This freedom also is helped by the fact that there are no serious moments in the film, even when her character is in pretty much deep sh!t. So, that saves her from having to emote anything other than a cheerful face. Within that though, she aces her comic timing.

The rest of the cast, including Imran Khan, look like mere pawns that are necessary to create context for her to be jubilant. Even so, while Imran Khan goes about the motions of being awed by the stunning Katrina Kaif, Ali Zafar progressively kills bits of interest you can have in his character, with every time that he opens his mouth. The accent, the mannerisms, the body language are all annoyingly over-the-top.

Also, the story is structured such that it revolves around Katrina Kaif's character Dimple. Her free spirit attracts everyone around her to her. Sure, the dialogue is witty and there are enough laughs in there for one and all, but anyone who has seen the trailer, or even heard the title of the film, knows how the film is going to end. And that is exactly why, we won't get involved in the story. We don't invest too much attention on the story because we know by hook or crook, the inevitable is going to happen.

I won't say the writers haven't tried to make the "how they get there" part interesting. They try and even succeed a bit in the earlier parts of the film. But as the film progresses, the situation gets more and more ridiculous. And you begin to feel the climax is being postponed unnecessarily.

Other fillers like songs break in abruptly, but the music and especially the lyrics are entertaining. Also, the picturization - that is the dances and colors used for costumes/art work make the screen look vibrant and full of energy.

I didn't think a day would come when I'd say that the only thing going for a film is Katrina Kaif. Take her out and the film collapses because the material is weak. Mere Brother Ki Dulhan starts with asking me to believe that an outgoing, flirtatious guy is convincing his brother to look for a wife for him and has in it everything from social pressure by families to gullible parents who are being played around by their children. They try to use wit in weird situations the characters get themselves into; they succeed partially, but it is difficult to overlook the overall disregard to sense or rather overt respect for nonsense.

- meeta, a part of the audience

47 reviewers(?) - 14 yays 12 so-so 21 nays

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Thumbs up, by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review : ...Director Ali Abbas Zafar utilizes the two halves structure well,... full review

Thumbs up, by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...a fun watch... full review

Thumbs up, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks : ...Though you already know the plot, still do watch it for the chemistry between the cast, their fun and for Katrina in a brand new avtaar.... full review

Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...delectably wholesome, heartening, feel-good entertainer... full review

Thumbs up, by Payal, Desi Martini : ...Entertainment ka complete dose... full review

Thumbs up, by Smita, Desi Martini : ...Worth gate crashing this wedding! ... full review

Thumbs up, by Divya Solgama, : ...On the flip side the over acting of Ali Zafar is highly irritating... full review

Thumbs up, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...reasonable entertainment value, very good music, exciting song picturisations which will all result in a good run at the box-office.... full review

Thumbs up, Movie Talkies : ...While Katrina is already spoken for, it is the chemistry between her and Imran that really makes the film shine. Content to play the foil, the straight man to Katrina's looniness, Imran seems quite comfortable in the passenger's seat here. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Bhavikk Sangghvi, Planet Bollywood : ...Tara D’souza is good in a brief role. Parikshit Sahani & Kanwaljeet lend able support. ... full review

Thumbs up, by K N Gupta, : ...The director and also screenplay writer is intelligent enough to convert the adverse scenario into a happy one by giving a twist to the tale. ... full review

Thumbs up, by K K Rai, STARDUST : ...A good entertaining flick from Yashraj.... full review

Thumbs up, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...It's an interesting debut by director Ali Abbas Zafar, yet ironically something seems to hold him back from creating a full blown comedy. ... full review

Thumbs up, by SpiceZee Bureau, Zee News : ...touches the right chord and doesn’t overkill the fun... full review

So-So, by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...On the downside then, too much in this film is underlined and then re-stressed in the effort to be funny.... full review

So-So, Best Of Bollywood : ...Watch it for Katrina Kaif!... full review

So-So, by Manu Agarwal, Desi Martini : ...Katrina-all-the-way ... full review

So-So, by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini : ...Devoid of any drama that a subject like this can bring which Onir tried in the forgettable Sorry Bhai , this film focuses purely on being light and frothy... full review

So-So, by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini : ...light and fluffy entertainer... full review

So-So, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...'MBKD' offers only a cosmetic break from tradition. But for those of us squeezed dry week after week by thinly veiled sado-misogyny, it still feels like an oasis in the desert.... full review

So-So, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...Katrina Kaif is spirited and uninhibited and fun to watch, can’t say the same about the guys.... full review

So-So, Mixed Bag : ...Ali Zafar is very natural in front of the camera; his comic timing is perfect and his dialogue delivery flawless.... full review

So-So, by Anjuri Nayar, Mumbai Mirror : ...Katrina is incredible in the movie; she is apt actor for the role. Her character develops from being a carefree rebel to someone who wants an arranged marriage for the sake of her family.... full review

So-So, by Subhash K Jha, Now : ...Zafar who delighted in the satirical mode of "Tere Bin Laden", returns with yet another performance that knows how over-the-top to go without toppling over.... full review

So-So, by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters : ...There are way too many songs in the film and Zafar loses control sporadically. This could have been a shorter, tighter film.... full review

So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Kush’s characterization is very simplistic, but at least it’s consistent. Luv’s character sketch is again a bundle of puzzles. He’s flirtatious but wants to marry, misses his ex-girlfriend but is happy to move on. You’re never quite sure what’s happening.... full review

Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...Rarely has a romcom felt so unrommy and so uncommy, and I say this as someone who thinks 27 Dresses is a blasphemously underrated instance of the genre. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Geetha Vanan, Bolly Spice : ...Due credit must be given as the dialogue is written so that the supporting cast gets the best lines, not just the leads, and there are no obvious bad traits to scrutinize and discriminate against the lead characters, ... full review

Thumbs down, by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town : ...first half gives away the entire movie leaving second half with nothing much to say. Hence, the tempo hits a low and even the twist-in-the-tale (if at all it is a twist) fails to bounce it back.... full review

Thumbs down, by Nandita Dutta, DearCinema : ...a recycled product born out of stale imagination, and derived from all that we have known as mainstream Hindi cinema. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Ankur, Desi Martini : ...Brides' a Rockstar, Rest All Prejudiced ... full review

Thumbs down, by Mehul Suri, Desi Martini : ...Another one bites the dust ... full review

Thumbs down, by Aniruddha Guha, DNA : ...another daft Yash Raj film... full review

Thumbs down, by Rahul Gangwani, Filmfare : ...All seen and suffered, this is a film which does have some candy floss fun moments. ... full review

Thumbs down, Free Press Journal : ...The Taj Mahal is a consistent motif abused unabashedly to underline the romantic overtures between the lead pair, especially when there is simply no zing in the air around them.... full review

Thumbs down, by Nupur Barua, : ...This is more Katrina's movie than Imran's, and she mucks it up. You cannot expect her to carry a movie on her shoulders (she looks pretty, but that is about it) - she screeches her dialogues, in an effort to be funny, and falls flat on her face. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, : ...And even though Katrina is having the time of a life in a care-free role, it is Ali Zafar, who plays Imran Khan's older brother, who steals the lightning and thunder... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...Mere brother ki dull one... full review

Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Aside from a few enjoyable moments, this film recycles so much that you've already seen before. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Kaveree Bamzai, india today : ...She tries hard, but if the movie stays even marginally afloat it is because of Imran Khan.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...Kaif’s lack of acting skills is sorely obvious again... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...Even when spouting inane dialogues in even more unbelievable scenes, Zafar stands out with his perfect body language and great acting ability.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now : ...MBKD is a shoddy rom-com that tests not only your patience but intelligence too. It is extremely long and is marred by bad acting, bad setting and bad script. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...The dainty star's free spirited delivery is akin to the gullibility and mischief of six-year-old mouthing inanities without knowing what they really mean. That's one of the most rewarding aspects of being a success in Bollywood. It lets one's greatest disadvantage become their most defining characteristic. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster : ...Bakwas movie hai, time waste mat karo kyunki sabki acting kharaab hai, jokes aren’t funny and I can’t think of anything positive about it!... full review

Thumbs down, by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu : ...Katrina puts the Dull in Dulhan... full review

Thumbs down, by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall : ...I've seen this film of theirs, and I will see more, and I can safely claim that we can't be blamed for being so cynical about the content they churn out. In fact, their trailers are probably the best part of their productions. Smart PR move, that, though, I must say. ... full review

204 tweeters(?) - 130 yays 16 so-so 58 nays

Zindagi_lol: Mere brother ki dulhan..Awesome movie .. @AliZafarforu is just amazing :))

yoginisd: Agreed. It is not your usual run of the mill hindi movie RT @krtgrphr Mere Brother Ki Dulhan was surprisingly fun.

yasirnoors: Watched Mere Brother Ki Dulhan today in cinema really loved the movie.1st half was good .but 2nd half was just amazing.Superb performances

vish_tweets: Liked 'Mere brother ki dulhan' was superb. Quite a mad film, predictable but still fun! Also, #KatrinaKaif for best actress ? :P #MBKD

viNuShShAh: Mere Brother ki Dulhan gud entertainer!!

VarunGupta_Lko: MBKD - A good TP :-)

vaibhavgupta25: Mere brother ki dulhan. Katrina killed it. Awesome. Honestly, after a long time.

twisidd: Mere brother ki dulhan..:much funn film..everyone had gr8 a hav to see movie..must must c..

TweetingMaha: Watched #MBKD- Awesome film! Good fun all round, left with a smile on my face =)

thedivya: It's the movie to watch! Lighthearted, uncomplicated fun! #Mbkd

tahadurrani: Highly entertaining movie #MBKD! Outstanding acting by @AliZafarforu! On his way to stardom! :) Must watch. #moviereviews

swtyadity: "mere brother ki dulhan"........awsum movie........must watch....:)

Sush_Kapoor: MBKD was such a nice movie :DD <3

sundeepkishan: Ignoring the Cinematic liberties taken I found MBKD to be quite an entertaining watch..discovered that Katrina(super hot) can act & how #wow

sukz_sweets: Watched MBKD today.. loved it:-)

sujita2526: i love mere brother ki dulhan....katrina u really rockkk

Sudipto_93: Watched MBKD 2day. A feel good entertainer, grab your popcorn n njoy...

subhamkol: i saw @merebrokidulhan , awesome movie #mbkd @AliZafar4u

ssulit: Mere brother ki dulhan is a nice movie to watch 1 time

SonikaArunGovil: MBKD! Good movie!

snehalshirke: Mere brother ki dulhan is a cool time pass movie!! Had a nice evening.... movie + mocha! :) :)

singh_dr: Also,this MBKD was quite fun :)

SilentSamurai: Mere Brother Ki gr8 fun movie.....must watch.....ketrina's super cool.....

shiksham: A full cinema for #MBKD at #Suncoast........incredibly funny! Supa hott choreography......loved Madhubala track @AliZafarforu

sharman_a: LoVeD MBKD!! @AliZafarforu

saquibaijaz: mere brother ki dulhan nice picture yaar maja aagya

sanroxs: MBKD is one such marvel created by this living legend. great singer, film-maker,actor n what not?

samhitharaju93: #MBKD fantabulous movie.... and @AliZafarforu was awesome!! OMGGG.... im totally in <3 with him!!! Muahhh.... ;)


S1kandar_Khan: Ok I have to admit..katrina kaif acting in MBKD is much better she done before! Imran has also improved and his awesome! Ali is a natural :D

Rudy_Rules: "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan" nice movie, gudd to watch :)

ruchi18: So I really enjoyed mere brother ki dulhan... Its total timepass!

ronak_khosla: Mere brother ki just refreshing movie.ali zafar is too dis movie

RockstarKapoor: Zindagi, Delhi Belly and MBKD my favourite 2011 films so far!

Rocks_SHAHID: Superb m0vie "mere brother ki dulhan "

RjRadioactiveA: Nice & light comedy,predictable story n typical Yash Raj Film. #MBKD but @alizafarforu rocks.

Ritwika15: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Was Awesome.. Perfct Combo Of @1mrankhan @AliZafarforu and Katrina !! Lovd da film ♥

rinzinc: Just watched Mere Brother Ki dulhan n I luv it katrina imran n ali u guys rocks This s the the most entertainin film of 2011 lots luv u guys

riaagupta: Kaisa ye isq hai.. Ajab sa risq hai.. Mere Brother ki Dulhan..refreshing movie after so long :) :) loved imran n ali

Real_Ranbir_K: Mere brother ki dulhan is doing good please watch it its an amazing film.

raviks90: ☜ reasons to watch "mere brother ki dulhan". Personally I liked the pakistani actor n katrina point

rajjha4u: I like the movie mere brother ki dulhan. Specially katrina kaif

RAGSMOD: Loved 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan' amazing music!

rachita94: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan-Amazing film!! loved every bit of it!!! Imran Khan luks too cuteee!!!!! :)

Raag4tweet: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is a howlarious bundle of twists n turns... It's a brilliant example of how an ordinary story can be so entertaining

punter_me: Jus now watched MBKD,good time pass movie...kk in the movie is awesome...:) (@ Victory Theatre)

psarjun: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan: 1st half reminded me of Pardes. Katrina looks sweet & performed well. Time-pass entertainer. [** 6.5/10] A sure hit.

priyankasland: saw mere brother ki dulhan..with pranav....grt movie..

pratyushkh: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan watched for lack of choices but loved it. Shakespearean comedy. Reviewers missed spirit of the film. 8/10. #MBKD

pradeepbishnoi: Watched #Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and was good fun time pass movie. As always #Katrina Kaif was sooper fantasic. #Dunhki #JeeHaan

prableensinghdj: Saw Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Decent Movie. Good Laughs! xD

Ppaki420: "mere brother ki dulhan" nice movie deserves 4 ****....

powellonmove: finally got time to watch MBKD,simply loved it! @AliZafarforu was exceptionally good,phenomenal!!panghat pe nache, nache re nache madhubala

PoojaGajjar16: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan awesum movie.. guys go watch it

poodangler: Just watched Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and I loved it! Kaif and Khan were great. Love fun movies

Piyareh: #MBKD was so much better than I thought it would be, recommend u all to go see it!

nisreenezzy: Just Watched Mere Brother Ki Dulhan...a Good Clean Sensible Comedy after a long time!!well done Aditya Chopra!!

NIKHIL_MACWAN: watch mbkd today i like it a lot..........

nidaaa96: Saw mere bro ki dulhan <--- lmfaoo it was hilariousssss ! Loveed it ;]

Nalayak_Ladka: i Suggest 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan' is A Must Watch Flick... Go For it Tweeple...

nairutee: And really good work, Ali Abbas Zafar, for a debutante director #MBKD

Munira_21: 'Mere brother ki dulhan' was super entertaining. Quite a mad film, predictable but still fun! Also, can relate to Katrina tooo much! :P

mumu_07: Mere brother ki dulhan is fully time pass movie superlike!!!!!!

MovieReviews_MS: 3/5 Review on Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Movie by confusedsoul : ~* A Simple, Fun Filled Entertainer *~ -

mounica16: have seen mere brother ki dulhan movie today.the movie is too good and katrina kaif acted so good and i cant even express hoe gud it is

monaramchhutani: MBKD was rocking imran jst coz of u.....d entire movie was fun thnx yaar

mittalanushree: Mere brother ki dulhan - a good comedy !

MindCookie: mere brother ki dulhan is entertaining

megkarthik: Mere brother ki dulhan was fun! #mbkd

MeenuKumarr: I enjoyed MBKD despite the 2nd half drag!

man_kshitij_utd: mere brother ki dulhan.GREAT MOVIE!!

Makesome1smile: "Mere Brother ki Dulhan' - Good movie to watch.. Good show by Imran.. First time his movie rocks in my view... Don't miss to chance to watch

LoveKatrinaKaif: I really liked the chemistry between Imran and Katrina.. They were super adorable together.. Imran was fantastic and Ali was amazing.. #MBKD

kh786000: Salman khan and katrina kaif rocks...both in thier movies bodyguard and mere brother ki dulhan love u both be a couple soon.....

KartikDayanand: Watched Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. I loved the film. Katrina is brilliant, she can really act man, don't believe if anyone says otherwise.

Jubiiiii: Enjoyed "Mere brother ki dulhan in DHA" Late night show but enjoyed....

jsindhu21: Ooo....back to back movies! #Bodyguard yday and today #MereBrotherKiDulhan :-) both r fun movies, but full on drama, specially MBKD!!

JMeDon22: Mere brother ki dulhan was fun! Just one-time light-hearted timepass watch #mbkd wish it had more of Ali and Katrina is supercool.

jayvasavada: mere brother ki dulhan : pleasant surprise - its refreshing romcom dat has flavor of soil without regressive cliches :) njoyd fully..

jat_imran: Mere brother ki dulhan gud to watch movie

jasminec16: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan was hilarious!! Totally enjoyed it! A great job by all the actors!!

jagguforyou: mere brother ki dulhan a good mve to watch lots of fun.....

itzmevishal: mere brother ki muvi...njoyd it...

isitcoziisbrown: Back from Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, loved the film, but would've loved more of Ali

imbugsbunny1990: Watched mere brother ki dulhan The movie was really good @1mrankhan I love your actin n katrinas and ali's Please tell them I said they rule

IAMCHADVODKA: #MBKD is one of the finest satires on Bollywood ever.

hydroxide_H: Finally saw MBKD..luved Ali Zafar's actin n katrina's too...Fun moovie

hollowmaniac: Mere Brother ki Dulhan. Good one-time watch. Also proves why Katrina "Barbie doll" Kaif shouldn't act. She is the only -ve in the movie.

himlalpun: saw mere brother ki dulhan - good one #movie

himanshuvrsh: hi frnds mere brother ki dulhan is lovely movie.....................


himanshi_8: Back after seeing MBKD - nice one time watch though the end was a lil dragged . And my new crush - Ali Zafar ..he has a really sexy voice ♥

HASTA_S: Watchd MBKD...nic mvie katrina-imran-ali gr8 job...:-)

HarshitaVerma: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is just too cute for words. Katrina Kaif is a natural. Ali Zafar is wow. Imran Khan too scrapes through. #Bollywood

HarpreetKaur_15: *MeRe BrOtHeR kI dUlHaN* - SuPa AwEsUmmmM ... LUvD iT ! ♥

h8l05: Just saw MBKD and loved it! Great job @1mrankhan you were fantastic! :)

GK_2361: Mere Brother ki Dulhan.... A very light comedy frm YashRaj :) surprisingly not very senti n fun :)

faiyazyounusb: Mere Brother ki Dulhan.....Awesome movie..Katrina Kaif is really a Rockstar..and Imran is Imran..gr8 actor...***** stars

Eraj_30: "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan" is a super cool entertainer. Has nice music,comedy & screenplay and KATRINA is so AWESOME :)

dj_pratik: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan : Another bollywood movie that deserve some compliments!! Definatly worth a watch... :D

dishakacheria: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan - entertainer. One shouldn't go expecting anything from the movie. Just go and enjoy it. Good music :)

Diksha_Karnani: LOVED mere brother ki dulhan!! Isq Risk Hai!! ;)

dhirkummnnit: "Mere brother ki dulhan" - A must watch light hearted comedy after a long time

DhairyaMehta16: watched MBKD, not so bad as reviews heared, good movie....must watch...

deepanshitrehan: mere brother ki dulhan is such a cute movie

crazyhumankid: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is a MUST see movie total timepass majjjaaaa n awesome acring by all of the actors..

Chatsesparton: mere bro ki dulhan nice movie one time see it gn all

ChalHuttt: #mbkd - its like a cartoon.1st half is tp. 2nd half is like tom and jerry. Katrina is actually funny & so pretty. Oh and ali zafar, naicee.

cgtweeting: Mere brother ki dulhan: fun n frothy family fare. Breezy romcom after ages! Hurricane katrina in exquisite & lethal form, full paisa vasool

avril4vr: watched Mere Brother Ki Dulhan 2dy...3rd day...1st show..!! it was a-mazing :D Dimple ws mch lyk me..!!!! :D i lvd it !!!!

avi_phookan: Just watched #mere #brother #ki #dulhan. Great work by Imran and Katrina. Laughed throughout... common storyline- different approach!!!

atif112211: MBKD supereb

athira19: Watched 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan'..Its a full-on entertaining movie..Imran and Katrina make a very good on-screen couple!!

ashraybhat: saw mere brother ki dulhan.. katrina is atom bomb...:) 7/10...

ashishhugu: Watched mbkd. Nice movieeeeeeee must watch n katrina's tht daaru act was superb

ashi0918: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan was hilarious!! Totally enjoyed it! A great job by all the actors!!

arnovk: Saw Mere Brother Ki Dulhan yesterday, this one belongs to Katrina Kaif.. Though liked @AliZafarforu !!!!!!!!!!!!! #MBKD

apjadhao: Well mbkd is a good film.. paisa wasool.. masala material.. kat superseds imran on account of acting talent..

anuragincredibl: Mere Brother ki dulhan is good to go! Full entertaining!

AnnuRaju: Mere brother ki dulhan ws a decent flick !! And @scaryhairyman u re SO like Imran Khan.. :) ;)

AnjanaKmr: I totally liked Ali Zafar in MBKD. Nice movie. Imran is growing on me. Go watch the movie guys.

amby_91: Mere brother ki dulhan... Cute cute cute <3

AmalKhan8: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan nice movie lil boring,lil funny :P

aksharkoul: Mere brother ki dulhan awesome!

AineFatima: Just came back from Cinpepax. No strong story line but 'Mere brother ki dulhan' is a fun movie indeed!

AfsaraZ: MBKD was cute and entertaining.. very Bollywood-y! Lol. AND MY THEATER HAD A HUGE MAUSAM POSTER!!!!!! Cannot wait till Friday<3

aditibaid: MBKD, delightful and nonsensical!

acgee: "mere brother ki dulhan" good entertainment n nice music

Aaryanakhil: Wooh!! what a day 2 movies back2back Bodyguard was awsome and MBKD was superb

32795: enjoying MBKD.

zmilap: Watchin 'Mere brother ki dulhan' ONLY hurricane KATRINA blows ure mind! She is beautiful beyond words! An adorable performance! The SAVIOUR!

WannaBeEngineer: Mere brother ki dulhan, 3/5.

vishu2max: Mere brother Ki dulhan is a decent watch. First half is good .. Second half is ok. Ali Zafar did a better job than Imran Khan.

urmichhapia: MBKD--- ok movie. Not that good but not that bad. Katerina Kaif is hot hot hot in Dhunki!!

trendy_trouble: 0_o MBKD was so so

SoniasBoo: Mere brother ki dulhan is soo predictable!! Some scenes are good but the film was OKAY! U know what ll happen next..

singhcd: #singhcdFILMreviews Mere Brother Ki Dulhan 3.It sadly doesn't break ny new grounds despite wat its premise suggest,But it is enjoyable

SanchitPaurush: Watched the #movie 'mere brother ki dulhan'. An average movie. Bt #katrina. #MBKD rocked.

ravirsharma: watched MBKD strictly a one time watch worth.... second hald went dead slow...

Netra: Fun but average movie #MBKD - Katrina performed well n looks pretty.. Didn't like acting of that Zafar guy!

neon115: watched MBKD.. ok ok movie.. gives you a feel good feeling... Ali Zafar's acting is far more better than Imran Khan's

mallika2010: Watched mere brother ki dulhan ..!!!Ali zafar was soo cute..!!though the movie was anoying at times..!!bt he rocked it for me..!:D

kirtidhingra: This is what I call a movie to kill Time on a Weekend. Mere Brother Ki Dulhan – An Average Timepass cc @idiva

ItsanRKthing: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan was alright but the characters were well funny!! Specially @AliZafarforu .... <3

dubey_gaurav: Watchd mere brother ki dulhan avrge film but worh watchn...

bhas_singh: #MBKD Just TP , Kat Was ROCKET, Ali jUst Ok, The Only good thing is IT WAS bEtter then #Bodyguard :)

viva_licious: Katrina kaif was terrible in #mbkd please leave bollywood and spare us

virinderv: Movie Review: Mere Brother ki Dulhan --- Mere Migraine ka Reason....

tubabinhasan: mere bro. ki dulhan F.A.L.T.U hai

TheTweetThumb: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is a chick flick with a license to mock SRK - All three fair ladies in the lead look pretty but cant act. #RefundPlz

TheDehaati: #Mistakeoftheday i saw ''mere brother ki dulhan today''!

swapanseth: Mere brother Ki Dulhan competing valiantly with zaitoon for the "buggered my day" title

siddharth_k: Has to be one of the most retarded movies ever. #MBKD

shyamkamat: Mere brother ki dulhan #yawn slept in the 1st half!!

shivaji248: js watcd "mere brother ki dulhan" shd hv bn "dushman ki dulhan"!!so borin..d jokes wr so unreal...tried,bt nah..can't laugh!

selfishtheist: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is so so below AVG movie

Sandy_Kamal: An incredible actor was wasted in #MBKD #AliZafarforu

samsahni: RT I just saw " Mere Brother Ki Dulhan " : Best part of the movie was the Popcorn i ate and the Piss i took . #ShitCinema

sameersultan: I'd give a modest 2** for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. If u hv nothing else to do go watch this.

Saakshitewari: Mere brother ki Dulhan is so boring.

s_saroya: I don't enjoy the movie mere brother ki dulhan. Comedy is fine. But nt f9 story.

runikjain: Haha.....Need 2 ask the director of MBKD 2 return Ticket amt...

RooneyKhosla: recovering from mere brother ki dulhan .. could've done without Ali Zafar :D

RJDevv: Didn't like MBKD at all!!! Katrina looked gorgeously gorgeous, everyone in the movie was overacting but, poor Imran, couldn't even do that.

riya0192: Do urself a favour..dnt watch mere brother ki dulhan..argh..#pathetic

rahul_slam: Saw mere brother ki dulhan yesterday! Imran looks like Kat's younger bro, Ali constantly overacts, waste of 500rs & my Saturday #bollywood

prawalranjan: MBKD is gud in parts ,but it is irritating.

prattham: MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN..... old wine in new bottle.

prashantsrk: Just watched Mere brother ki dulhan.. same old predictable plot, nothing new at all..didnt liked d movie.. but @AliZafarforu was awesome..

pal36: In other news, I saw #MBKD today. It was a bullshit movie, everybody over-acting.

PagalBachcha: Yes. I din liked as wel. RT @pal36: In other news, I saw #MBKD today. It was a bullshit movie, everybody over-acting.

nikunjana9: Mere brother ki dulhan jitni expect ki thi utni a6i nahi thi it was not up to the mark

nikhiltiwari05: Watched #MBKD, full paisa barbad muvi, katrina rocks bt imran shocks, ali superb acting override imran..dnt watch #MBKD

namzforever: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan was a terrible waste of time !!

mukeshpmt: mere brother ki dulhan ...such a b-grade muvi... bkwassssss

mkhalidf: Feebleminded Katrina in #MBKD too much overacting....Dumb movie.

mal4692: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan reaffirmed why I should continue my Bollywood boycott.

ltejas: You wait for it to start getting funny, but it never does. Mediocrity abounds. Mere brother ki dulhan - 6/10

Khunal: Fully predictable, typical YRF movie, poor performance by Ali, typical by Imran, great by Katrina(finally).. Gd 1 tm wtch @av_kv #MBKD

K5H4ZYR: Aftr watchin #MBKD, givs me a satisfyin feelin that I dont 've younger bro..vry predictable stuff..beside coffee, nothing hawt! #ksthoughts

JThaker: Watched movie "mere brother ki dulhan" can't take any more !

jeenagupta: While #friendswithbenefits made me laugh #mbkd made me miss my bed *yawn* #monday #earlymorningwork

IndiaBindaas: A movie NOT to watch - Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Reviewed. #Fail #Bollywood #India

HirdeshMordani: I actually know people who said these shocking, disgraceful words to me -> "I really loved Mere Brother Ki Dulhan"

Himanshukjain: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Extreme torture if third degree. As my dad would say 'Bundle Movie' 1/5

Hardikseo: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan – Katrina puts the Dull in Dulhan: While films need scripts to work, in a genre like the ...

GyaneshArora: Mere brother ki dulhan is CRAP!

GuttuG: As we all are aware of the story from the title, it's the writers job to write a gripping screenplay. He failed to do so. #MBKD

gulneetchadha: Shayad mera sense of Fuckin humor kuch zyada high level pe hai, ki mujhe Mere Bro ki Dulhan pasand nahi aayi. Aisa log kehte hain !

FathimaChocpie: Just watched MBKD n I really didn't think it was all that great - wonder if I shudve watched bodyguard rather ?

Damage_Piece: 2hr 45min.....dimag ki maa ch*da di.......itni gandi,movie aaj,tak ni dekhi.....agar,free ki ticket mile,toh bhi mat jaana #MBKD dekhne

CoolkarniVky: "Mere Brother ki Dulhan": What??? Why?? Wateverrrrr... STAY AWAY !!!

connect2deepak: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan--BORING..:(

CineMagik: MBKD is a Yash Raj Fart

blahssome: I'm this weird Bollywood lover who enjoys Bodygaurd AND appreciates That Girl In Yellow Boots but can't stand Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Sigh.

bhavsharmaBRAVO: Another Yash Raj Blunder! Haven't we seen the same old Ghisaa Pitaa Story a 1000 times?? #MBKD

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babes3786: saw 'mere brother ki dulhan' in a hal.. wot has my life come

AspiringVision: Rating: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan - ** (Silly Story)

aparnasez: Mere brother ki dulhan... Quite dull and predictable for the most part.. One discovery though - ali zafar is more talented than we think

ankrd: I knew it would be pakaooo! RT @GuttuG: To sum up Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is *yawn yawn yawn* I'll rate it 3/10 #MBKD

AnkiPat: Just watched Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. So predictable. Meh.

anishchaturvedi: I say this with no connotations or layered thghts 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is boring' and I like friends with benefits ;) #mbkd

Aadii_manav: Illogical movie #MBKD #Bollywood as usual !!

16 readers - 9 yays 7 so-so 0 nays

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Want to Watch, by AC Contractors in Mumbai : very good movie

Want to Watch, by Irene : 100

Want to Watch, by reservas do Pousada Dos Corais

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Aaryan : Nice Movie Loved the star cast.

Yay! Thumbs Up, by ali

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Aliya Batool : 100

Yay! Thumbs Up, by barbie : 10000000000000000

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Hotel in delhi : 1 of the best movie i ever seen

Yay! Thumbs Up, by hotels in delhi : nice movie , nice story nice katrina

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Prashant : 98

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Roy Tete : 84

Yay! Thumbs Up, by TimELiebe : Silly, Predictable, Obvious Yet Quite Enjoyable Romantic Comedy with Engaging Main Pair

So-So, by abbas

So-So, by Arpita : I don;t think movie has anytihing special to pull audiences.

So-So, by Mansi

So-So, by Rachit Gupta : Katrina does justice to a role... Ali Zaffar has screen presence and Imran Khan disappoints!!!

So-So, by Rema Anand : Katrina - irritating in the first half and bearable in the second. Overall a good DVD watch.

So-So, by SocialDhaba : Overall it’s a once watch, if you cut down your expectations from the story.

So-So, by Suman

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

Plot Summary

Luv (Ali Zafar) asks little brother Kush (Imran Khan) to find him a suitable girl to get married to. Kush finds Dimple (Katrina Kaif) for Luv. Dimple likes Luv, Luv likes Dimple, Kush likes Dimple for Luv, but...

What Worked

  • The opening scene. Shots of London with "pyaari bindu" playing in the background.
  • The stop motion used for the "girl-seeing program".
  • The "dhunki" song.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Film references - "chaiiyya chaiiyya" to Dabangg.
  • Dimple seems to get out of trouble as easily as she gets into it, including getting into jail because she broke rules under the guise of being a "free spirit"

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: None
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: None
  • Concept: fun characters fall in and out of love
  • General Look and Feel: Bright and happy.

Detailed Ratings (out of 5):

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Mere Brother Ki Dulhan - Cast, crew, links

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Running time:
140 minutes

Comments (4)

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@Dattaprasad @Rema @Rachit all three comments together are such an interesting read. different strokes for different folks :D

movie is really nice i like the story and the new look of katrina.

Even before you've seen MBKD, you know you can expect only so much from a film like this. A YRF film, after all, is supposed to be enjoyed like a YRF film. Just like you can't imagine Amir doing a Chulbul Panday and/or Shahrukh doing a Ghajini, it's only feckless to expect serious highbrow cinema from a YRF banner.

Yes, it's got cliched characters (very!) and the most predictable plot, but MBKD still makes for a fun film. (If critics are liberal enough to shower a 4 on 5 stars to a film like Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani, this one, surely, deserves lot more love).

In the "different strokes for different folks" department, Meetu - MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN was fun, even if all three recent American converts to Bollywood who saw it last Sunday could see where the story was going even before we started streaming it off of Netflix. (That would be me, my kid brother and our friend Cynthia - the rest of our crowd is in Canada, communing with mosquitoes!) Katrina Kaif was a blast as a vivacious young woman who I doubt marriage will <b><i>ever</i></b> tame, Imran Khan did a good job in a part that mostly required him to react with varying degrees of exasperated affection to all the goings-on, and while I felt Ali Zafar's Luv was a bit over-the-top I also felt he kind of fit as the more lively older brother, who Khan's younger Kush balances out.

There's no justification for why we liked it - in fact, I agree with every criticism you made about the movie, but we still had a lot of fun watching it. And how can you hate a film that has a big dance number while everybody (including Ms. Kaif's Dimple, who's supposed to be keeping her wits about her!) is getting stoned off their butts on <i>bhang lassi</i> - let alone the so-obvious-we-<i>pardesi</i>-got-it shout-out to AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY?

Yes, Katrina Kaif is no less than enjoyable here, and sometimes quite remarkable - like when she demands Kush propose to her, and her telling him what to say turns slowly and lovingly into what she kind of wife she promises to be to him. From the roles we've liked her in, I suspect Ms. Kaif is at her best when she's called upon to be athletic and physical - it seems like all the action she does gives her license to be soft and vulnerable in other scenes as well.

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