MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN Review: Katrina Kaif holds a crumbling film together

MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN Review: Katrina Kaif holds a crumbling film together

The actor enacts her lively, spunky, rockstar babe role with ease, as against the mellowed Imran

Yet another shaadi flick from Bollywood – and Yash Raj Films. This time, starring Katrina Kaif, Imran Khan and Ali Zafar. While the film’s title (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) might make you cringe and think it’s a version of Sorry Bhai, it’s not. Neither is it in the genre of Band Baaja Baaraat or Hum Aapke Hain Koun! Rather, MBKD is lighthearted, but tries too hard to be funny at places.

The film opens in London with Luv Agnihotri (Ali Zafar) going through a breakup with his longtime girlfriend Piali Patel (Tara D’Souza). Minutes after slamming the door on her, Luv calls up his assistant director brother Kush (Imran Khan) in Mumbai, asking him to search for a bride for him since Luv has always been unlucky in love.

Kush is only too happy to oblige. Followed by some predictable scenes of meeting potential dulhans and rejecting them. A huge matrimonial ad in a newspaper finally solves the problem (though how a middle-class family could afford it, is another question). That’s where the twist in the tale happens. Bride-to-be Dimple Dixit (Katrina Kaif) – has a ‘friendly’ past with Kush, and sparks fly as soon as they see each other, and through the wedding preparations. How Kush finally gets together with Dimple is through some unrealistic situations, but those seem fine in a ‘rom-com’. (Remember Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani?)

MBKD loses its grip considerably post interval. That happens to many films, you might say, but this one drags a bit too much, especially after you’ve had a good lunch. You can either have a quick nap or chat on your Blackberry, until the proceedings onscreen somehow manage to wake you up. There is a little twist in the end, but MBKD always tries to be on the funny side. On some occasions when it goes in for some melodrama, it doesn’t work. Also, there are references to a number of films and stars, including Aamir, Salman and Shahrukh and their hit films – along with some old Hindi numbers used for comic effect. Dimple having a dyslexic older brother, too, seems more like a spoof on My Name is Khan.

Imran Khan in yet another romantic film is predictable – always the cool guy supporting his girl. He is reassuring, to give him his due. Ali Zafar as well as the other supporting actors do a good job. But surely Katrina Kaif carries the film on her nimble shoulders, showing range in her acting for the first time. Her lively, spunky, rockstar babe role has been enacted with ease. While she might have overdone the act at some places, you really can ignore that because that is what the character of pretty Dimple is all about – unpredictable, fearless in a nonchalant way, funny and animated. She can get away with anything. Katrina not only looks hot but is very comfortable in her skin and is the real hero of MBKD. But one really doesn’t know what the whole hype was about John Abraham’s cameo. The dishy actor is hardly in the frame for a few seconds, not even providing for some eye candy (wink, wink).

Music by Sohail Sen is good. Cinematography by Sudeep Chatterjee catches the eye. And while writing this, the news comes in that the opening has been good. The film might just be a hit with little competition except Mausam next week. But it is certainly not a film you can call memorable.

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  • Brijesh

    nice moviee i really like it . please please please see for katrina kaif designer wearing it. is really cool ….

    actually whole and sole grate wish for katrina other wise 10/100 but with katrina 75/100 …

    • pearlmahesh

      super movie

      • janvi prajapati

        i love so much my dear……..
        U are my Young Sister 4 whole life…
        plz contact me if u have time and plz send me ur contact number….
        aapko kabhi bhi koi bhi help ki jarurat ho to muje yad karna I ALWAYS HELP U MY SISTER……
        I M From:-A’Bad

  • sam

    Katerina kaif cool look, Ali Zafar cool (charm of movie)
    Imran ok! movie not bad

  • prakash chandra

    nice moviee i really like it . please please please see for katrina kaif designer wearing it. is really cool ….

    actually whole and sole grate wish for katrina other wise 10/100 but with katrina 75/100 …

  • Vithika Shrivastava

    Enjoyed the movie…. nice songs toooo……

  • sameer

    nice movie i really like it
    o k by

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  • nas143

    outstanding entertaitment…imran and ketrina is made
    nice cemestry..

  • Nalina

    I have’nt watched the film.. but I am already very impressed with katrina acting MBKD . She is sizzling hot and wish her all the best for most beautiful actress of India.

  • indrajit sarma

    I have watch the film..i love katrina and i want to say her that u not give your cell no. but u send your emailid in my id please. beacuse i love u nd i don’t miss any movie from ur strarting in bollowed movice. an i wish u to make more movice for me nd ur faans. etc

  • Ritu

    Good to hear that Katrina can finally act. It has been approximately 8-9 years since she joined the film industry!

  • amit00745615

    hiiii katrina ilove you & i meet in mumbai give me your appoinment number

    my cell no is 9558286681

    • AMIT00745615

      rly my number

  • amit00745615

    hiii i always meet and suggestion of my successful plan …..

    i come from anand , gujarat.

  • mitra

    She is beautifull realy like me :-D hahahahaha

    • rathan tata

      is it.i too like her most

  • indrajit sarma

    i love him. because i donot know. but i love him

  • brijesh pandey

    katreena ji to kamal hi kar diya jo aaj tak film indsity me nhi hua tha kya bat hai katreena ji

  • brijesh pandey

    dulahan ho to asi jo apne brother in law ko dely thapad mare

  • rahul

    katrina is sexy

  • shreya

    katrina you are my favrit acctriss
    i realy your biggest fan

  • ram gowda

    katrina is my lover dont tell to anybody keep top secret

  • yogesh rajput

    katrin ka to kya kahna gis song me kat…. ho bo song kabi fffffff……… ho hi nahi sakta and kat…. is my best best best ……… acctriss…….. and biutiful ggggggggggggggggggggggggg…………… world ki………… ok ,,,,, so injoy the song…….

  • Silas Dorjee

    Katrina kaif ap bohot cute ho pure barbie ka tara i like it my cute barbie katrina kaif u r soooo beautyfull