Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 27 Critic Reviews | Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt

cast:

Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Shukla, Ashutosh Rana, Deepika Amin, Gaurav Pandey, Sahil Vaid, Mahnaz Damania, Kenny Desai, Guncha Narula

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) Posterdirection:

Shashank Khaitan

story:

Shashank Khaitan

screenplay:

Shashank Khaitan

dialogue:

Shashank Khaitan

cinematography:

Neha Parti Matiyani

music:

Jigar Sharib Sabri, Toshi Sabri, Sachin, John Stewart

produced by:

Hiroo Johar, Karan Johar

weird aggregate rating 6.0/10language:

Hindi

genre:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

release date:

11-July-2014
run time:
133 minutes


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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-8
DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE, released in 1995, continues to inspire and motivate a number of storytellers to this date, even after [almost] two decades of its release. Now debutant director Shashank Khaitan borrows the essence from Aditya Chopra's all-time classic film and gives

  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-6
In the very opening credits sequence of 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania', the film's hero, played by Varun Dhawan, is seen getting teary eyed as he catches the umpteenth rerun of 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' on television. Directed by debutant Shashank Khaitan, the film wears its obsession with


  •  Rediff -Raja Sen Rating-7
I was fourteen when more than half the boys in my school suddenly started wearing their shirts half-untucked. Not the slightly tousled careless untucking caused by a hurry or negligence, you understand, this was a very deliberate half-in, half-out approach followed strictly in an attempt to emulate
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  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-5
Feisty Ambala girl, Kavya Pratap Singh, daughter of an automobile mechanic-turned-transporter, wants an expensive designer lehenga for her impending wedding. Brash Delhi boy, Rakesh alias Humpty Sharma, whose dad owns a small college bookstore, craves the new car that his old man has

  •  Times of India -Madhureeta Mukherjee Rating-6
He's Sir Hump-a-lot (or at least make out-a-lot). Maybe that's why his nick is 'Humpty'. Typical Delhi ka munda, part-dilwala, part-gunda. So we have a classic 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge' in the mix. Fast-forwarded to today (18 years later). Where love is a 'Facebook' post and the generational

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-5
“Main toh paida hi hot hui thi”, says Ambala’s resident ‘pataka’ Kavya Pratap Singh.  And slays ‘Dilli da munda’ Humpty Sharma. The banter between the two is easy, natural, fun. That they will fall for each other is inevitable, because that’s the way they have been set up, and the process

  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-7
Here's another entertainer from Dharma Productions, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is going to be worth your time and money! It's an entertainer in the true sense.There is something about the new breed of actors. After just three to four films, the confidence and spontaneity Alia Bhatt and

  •  Hindustan Times -Sweta Kaushal Rating-5
Kavya Pratap Singh from a rich family in Ambala is all set for an arranged marriage with an NRI guy she hasn't seen. In Delhi on the pretext of wedding shopping, she tries to live her bit of life and enjoy it. There she meets Humpty Sharma aka Rakesh - the good-hearted college kid who falls

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-5
Probably the script on paper was a thrilling one and it terms of just the story, I quite liked the concept. I am no DDLJ-freak like a lot of my friends who swear by the film. I like it a normal amount but treat it with respect. So, when I slash Shashank Khaitan, it is because the debutant director

  •  Gulf News -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-6
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is deconstructed Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayange, the iconic 1995 blockbuster starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The ingredients from the original cult romance are all intact but director Shashank Khaitan has given a modern spin to the classic.

  •  Moviez Adda -Divya Solgama Rating-5
Our Hindi cinema could be subdivided into the certain eras related to some cult classic films, for eg. 'Mughal-E-Azam' era, 'Sholay' era or even 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' and few more. The reason for such division is not due to the super success of these cult classic films, but also that these

  •  Book My Show -Juhi Matta Rating-6
The film tells the story of Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt), a feisty young girl who is engaged to an NRI. Kavya refuses to go through with her wedding without a "Kareena wala designer lehenga". Her search for the perfect lehenga takes her to Delhi, where she crosses paths with

  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-6
Circa 1998 in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ). Kajol by mistake gets drunk before breaking into Zara sa jhoom lo mein. Shah Rukh Khan joins his prospective father-in-law in feeding pigeons. Cut to 2014. In Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (HSKD) Alia Bhatt challenges Varun Dhawan that

  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-7
The love story itself is a loving tribute (and an upgraded, modern version). Ambala girl Kavya (Alia Bhatt), engaged to an NRI munda, goes to Delhi in search of her dream lehenga. There she meets Rakesh, better known as Humpty (a pet name he acquired as he was chubby growing up).

  •  Glamsham -Pankaj Sabnani Rating-6
Right from day one, the makers of HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA have been calling it a modern day tribute to DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE. It's actually more than a tribute. There are quite a few references to the Shahrukh Khan-Kajol starrer in HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA.

  •  Now Running -Noyon Jyoti Parasara Rating-6
On our way to watch Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, a journalist friend travelling with me remarked that he would be very miffed if Dharma Productions tried messing with his favourite love story Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenga. I assured him that there is no way on earth Karan Johar

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Kusumita Das Rating-6
Remember how Anurag Kashyap took the Bollywood sacrosanct ‘Devdas’ and turned it into the wicked ‘Dev D’? Director Shashank Khaitan’s ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’ attempts to do something similar with the holy grail of Hindi rom-coms ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’. Only not as wicked

  •  Time Out -Aniruddha Guha Rating-6
Selling a film as a “tribute to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” seems like a pretty mediocre idea. Several films have tried to recreate the DDLJ magic since Raj and Simran’s love story wooed us nearly 20 years ago, and the clichés and the familiarity have gotten slightly annoying.

  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-6
it starts with a designer lehenga and ends up with an ode to the Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge climax. The plot of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is like a roller coaster ride that encounters a few loose nuts and bolts along the way. Kavya (Alia) is a small town  girl who wants to dress up in a five lakh

  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-6
So here's a movie, which is an unpretentious, unabashed tribute to a film released in the '90s and which went on to get a cult status. Debut director Shashank Khaitan, obviously a huge fan of 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge', takes inspiration from Raj and Simran's love story and presents

  •  Mumbai Mirror -Saumil Gandhi Rating-5
For lack of a better analogy, I'd say that Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge what T20 is to test cricket: you can't take it seriously, but is pretty good entertainment while it lasts. Thanks mainly to very good dialogue writing by the director Shashank Khaitan,

  •  Zee News -Anindita Dev Rating-6
`Humpty..` is a tribute to the blockbuster hit `Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge`. The trailer of the movie garnered a good response specially among the young brigade and the track `Saturday Saturday` turned out to be a massive hit. Adding to the hype the movie marks the debut of TV actor

  •  The W14 -Mayank Shekar Rating-6
If this film wasn’t so smartly and properly crafted, within a decent budget, with A-list actors placed in a realistic environment, delivering believable performances, it would have been accurate to assume that this is either some sort of a B-grade Bollywood remake, or a YouTube type

  •  Bollywood Life -Rukmini Chopra Rating-7
Humpty Sharma(Varun Dhawan) is a typical Delhi Punjabi munda, who enjoys his share of witty one liners, wooing women, and partying Saturday Saturday style. Kavya Pratap Singh on the other hand is a simple Ambala di kudi, who is set to be married but only in a designer lehanga, so she states.

  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-7
‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ promises simple, unadulterated fun, that has become such a rare commodity these days. The film makes no bones about the fact that it is hugely inspired by Bollywood’s classic love story ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ but it is the little spins the director

  •  Business of Cinema -Udita Jhunjhunwala Rating-5
Alia Bhatt’s Kavya Singh is not too different from Ananya from 2 States – a spunky, spoilt, obstinate girl who wants to marry, not the man her parents have chosen for her, but the man of her choosing. However it is up to the said boy to win over the trust and consent of her hardheaded father

  •  Deccan Herald -Angel Rani Rating-6
First they blush. Then the hormones gush. And the lovers progress from bike rides to bedroom. Guilt? What’s that? But Humpty’s heart is in the right place. He wouldn’t let go of his love without exhausting every trick of the Bollywood trade.The banter is witty and the romance, fresh.

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Ratings Breakdown-

Rating scale - Out of 10
weird aggregate rating(WAR) - 6.0 (27)
Male critics - 6.1 (13)
Female critics - 5.9 (14)
Highest Rating - 8.0 (1)
Least Rating - 5.0 (7)
Most Given Rating - 6.0 
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Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
6.0 out of 10
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27 reviews.