Unlike most remakes, Arbaaz Khan’s con woman drama is better than its original counterpart
I’m just back from the movies and had a fun time watching Sonam Kapoor in Dolly Ki Doli. In fact not just Sonam, Pulkit Samrat, Rajkumar Rao and Varun Sharma were equally entertaining. Now I had seen the original Punjabi film, RSVP- Ronde Saare Vyaa Picho and had really liked it. And given my belief that remakes are not as good as the originals, I had very little hope from the film. So I was actually quite surprised on liking the film and, in all honesty, I liked it way more than the Punjabi version.
For those who are unaware, Arbaaz Khan’s Dolly Ki Doli is a remake of a hit Punjabi film, RSVP which stars Neeru Bajwa and Harish Verma in the lead. Though, DKD is a remake, there is nothing similar between the two films apart from the central idea of a woman marring men to dupe them. Dolly Ki Doli has its own twists and turns and here are 5 reasons why I liked it better...
Stay tuned to BollywoodLife for the latest scoops and updates from Bollywood, Hollywood, South, TV and Web-Series.
Click to join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram. Also follow us on Facebook Messenger for latest updates.
- RSVP starts well but ends up being the regular filmi cliche- girl hates boy, boy fights for girl, girl starts to like boy and they live happily ever after. DKD, however, is about a ‘con woman’ and continues to be that till the very end.
- While RSVP revolves around one groom (the lead) who is in search of his runaway bride, DKD is more about the ‘looteri Dulhan’ who has some really interesting Dulhas. And, mind you, the Dulhas are all crucial to the story.
- The characters in Neeru’s film are limited in terms of variety and not defined enough to enjoy them. Apart from the main family and the leads, there is no character in the film that stands out or even deserves attention. Sonam’s film, however, keeps you very much entertained by its colourful characters.
- While Dolly Ki Dolly has brilliant performers essaying even the smallest of roles that really make every detail stand out making the character look crucial to the film, the same cannot be said about RSVP.
- The highly happy ending of RSVP simply closes the chapter there but the running away of Dolly, even from her love, leaves a lot of room for imagination and makes you want to know what she does next.