This weekend I had no plans to watch a movie as the promos for Dum Laga ke Haisha didn’t seem so promising to me. But, the pouring compliments on Social Media changed my mind and trust me, the movie is worth it!
For this movie, I will first begin with the plot. It’s a very well written and directed by Sharat Katariya. He has taken care of every single element of the film beautifully. He has chosen apt characters, perfect locations and nuances of the language spoken in that part of the country. The choice of words chosen for dialogues bring this story to reality and everyone can relate to it. He has done his work brilliantly; keeping it really simple and that’s what makes the movie a great watch. They are many simple yet extraordinary scenes such as war of songs between the two lead characters.
Moving on to Characters, Prem Tiwari played by Ayushmann Khurrana is great. It seemed that the character was only written for him. He has played the perfect dork who wants to do things but doesn’t dare. This movie is a turnaround film for him. Sandhya, played by Bhumi Pednekar is a strong, convincing and humorous performance in every possible way. Girl, what a performance for a first film. You are simply awesome. Other characters in this movie such as Sanjay Mishra, Seema pahwa have done their part extremely well to make it a complete package.
A special mention to the stylist who has designed the costumes and given the right get up to all the characters. He has made sure that all the accessories give the character a perfect look like sports shoes with blazers and those pyjamas to mention a few elements.
A sweet surprise in the film was legendary singer Kumar Sanu. Heard him after a long time and his voice is still mesmerizing. The songs are sweet. Sunder Susheel has got regional flavor while Moh Moh ke Dhaage is a melodious one.
The best thing about the film is that it seemed as if it was happening right in front of our eyes not on 70 mm screen. Dum laga ke Haisha is another gem coming from Yash Raj Films. The legacy continues and they know the nerve of Indian viewers. A simply story which gives you message by making you laugh. 4*/5. A highly recommended watch and please go with the love of your life! You are going to have a great time.