My Rating: 3/5
I completed watching it now and I have mixed feelings about it. If you ask me whether I liked it, I would say I didn’t dislike it and in fact liked a few parts of the movie. If you feel whether I would recommend this one to friends, I would say, I would.
This movie talks about an arrange marriage, a broken relationship and how in the end they start to fall for each other. There are thousands of reviews where you can find the story of the movie in a detailed manner so I will not go into that. You are here to know whether you should be going for Dum Laga ke Haisha and in simple words the answer is yes, for once. Ayushmann Khurrana as Prem does a brilliant job in making you feel that he is not just a plain screen character but a real one and Bhumi Pednekar, the newcomer, as Sandhya is amazing to say the least. She does an embarassing role for an actor of this generation with aplomb and grace.
The good part of the movie is, I really liked the way it showed the frustration of a loser in the society where his surroundings are doing better than him including his wife and he is in a dilemma whether he should take help from her or satisfy his male ego.
What I didn’t like about the movie? Well, its not the movie with the most unique story, infact its very very predictable, its like watching something which you already know.
But if you compare with recent bollywood flicks like Baby, Badlapur, Roy, this one is far better. Its simple and easy going, while at the same time portrays how life is still in semi-urban or rural India. Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a film that you really shouldn’t miss. I’m going with three out of five.