Friday, March 06, 2015

Movie Review: Dum Laga Ke Haisha

DLKH is a romcom with a serious streak and a social message: you don't need to be size 0 with the looks of a diva. Love is universal, you just got to look for it.

Aayushman Khurana plays a 10th napaas boy in Haridwar who is pressured by his parents to marry the super-sized Bhumi Pednekar, who is B Ed, with the potential to be the bread winner for the family. After a few very uncomfortable nights together, when they are unable to consummate the marriage, the girl has had enough and walks out of his home and his life, back to her parents. When a divorce court advises them to try and reconcile their differences for another 6 months before granting the separation, all it takes is a "husband carries the wife" race to bond them together and discover their love.

The movie is shot in the crumbling bylanes and ghats of the holy city, and you can almost smell the age of the crumbling wall plasters, the tapes, and the Bajaj scooters. Kumar Sanu's voice will bring back memories of the 90s. Aayushman and Bhumi do a great job, and the supporting cast is fantastic.

Watch it for something offbeat.

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