Sonam Kapoor plays a con-tastic looteri dulhan in this one. Read on to know what I thought of Arbaaz Khan's latest offering...
After the gigantic success of Dabangg and Dabangg 2, Arbaaz Khan had the Herculean task on his shoulders to give the audiences an entertainer that could beat his previous records. Did his latest movie deliver? Read on to find out...
What's it about
Sonam Kapoor is Dolly, the looteri dulhan who is out to get every rich and horny bachelor in town. She operates with a team of confidantes who pretend to be her family helping her carry out all the scam weddings and the loot thereafter! Pulkit Samrat plays Robin Singh, the cop who has been assigned the case of this looteri bride and he is on her trail, willing to go to any lengths to find her and put her in jail! Rajkummar Rao is Sonu Shehrawat and Varun Sharma plays Manjot, both of them are the innocuous, foolish yet adorable dulhas who get ripped by Dolly. After being cheated by their dulhan, the two with Robin's help try to pin down the con woman. But do they succeed? You'll have to watch the film to find that out!
When Arbaaz Khan promised his fans a fun, entertaining comic ride, he worked hard to deliver. Casting Sonam as the con runaway bride was a good decision as she was true to the part she played. Rajkummar and Varun bring two very different characters to the table and their performances work brilliantly in tandem. Pulkit's character of the slick cop is designed on the lines of Salman Khan's character in the Dabangg franchise; a part he plays earnestly and makes his own! Special mention to Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub and Archana Puran Singh as without their performances DKD wouldn't worked like a smooth running machine. The casting director of Dolly Ki Doli has done a spectacular job. I loved how the songs moved the story forward, not block it awkwardly. The writing by Umashankar Singh is fresh, witty and it never gets boring. Abhishek Dogra gives a decent directorial debut but there is scope for improvement. The best thing about DKD is the climax, it is unconventional, you do not see it coming. It unpredictability makes you feel satisfied after you walk out of the theatre. The crisp run-time of DKD works in its favour.
Although the film is a breezy entertainer that never leaves you bored, the story-telling could have been tighter. Like Saif Ali Khan's cameo in the film; it didn't fit in the script of the film and Saif was too corny for the part he played even though it was that of a Prince. I would have loved to see Salman in a cameo. Sonam acts her part well but in certain situations I wanted an actress of higher caliber to be Dolly. The moral of this story is a little problematic even though it makes for a nice twist but you will understand that only after you have seen the film.
What to do
If you want to begin the coming long weekend on a fun note, don't miss this film!
3 out of 5
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