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Movie Review: Dum Laga Ke Haisha
"Dum Laga Ke Haisha" is one of the most genuine, relatable and enjoyable rom-coms to be produced in recent times under the banner of Yash Raj Films and the Hindi Film Industry alike; its palpable, mostly captivating and at times even "adorable".
The film is set in the backdrop of Haridwar of '95' and revolves around a young, under-qualified, inferiority-complexed Prem Prakash Tiwari (Ayushmann Khurrana) and his coeval, Sandhya (debutante Bhumi Pednekar), a well-educated teacher. The conflict arises when they both are wedded away by their families, and it's tussle all through for them to settle down; of course with humorous outcomes.

The best product of this film is Bhumi Pednekar, hands down! She is a "casting delight" and emotes well-seasoned expressions in her scenes with such ease and confidence, that it won't be an exaggeration to say that she easily outshined her counterpart.

Other pluses of the film are its screenplay and dialogues by writer-director Sharat Katariya and editing by National Film Award recipient Namrata Rao, which make the film's flow smooth and worth more.

The film has its low moments too, mainly due to its inefficient cinematography, and the not so impressive acting by supporting cast, with the exception of - Sanjay Mishra, Alka Amin, Seema Pahwa, Sheeba Chaddha - who actually make the film pleasantly rustic and realistic.

Anu Malik's first music-collaboration with YRF is mentionable. Also, two songs sung by Kumar Sanu reminiscent of his '90s style, mark his comeback of sorts in the mainstream. However, the one standing out is "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" sung by Monali Thakur - mellifluous, and illustrates the feminine side of a conjugal love in-blossom.

To summarise, the film is a must watch for all the aficionados of romantic-comedies, more so because it proves to be a "laugh carnival" than the run-of-the-mill laugh riots mostly produced these days. Finally, as American Journalist, Roger Ebert said, "No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out", and DLKH would prove to be that.

Rating - 7.5/10

Verdict - Very much watchable!

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