Humpty Dumpty Had A Great Fall (In Love)
This is not just any other love story. In fact it is far from it.
It starts off as typical bad boy Humpty Sharma (not Raj Malhotra) meeting typical good girl Kavya (not Simran Singh) in Delhi (not Zurich). Kavya goes to Delhi to buy herself a designer wedding dress (not as a last trip to see the world before marriage). Boy meets girl. Boy flirts with girl. Boy falls for girl. Girl falls for guy. Girl wont disobey her dad, Mr. Singh (played by Ashutosh Rana, not Amrish Puri). Girl goes back to Ambala and prepares to meet her fiancé Angad, a rich NRI doctor (not Kuljeet, a jeep riding Punjab da puttar). Boy follows her there.
… Skipping more than a few scenes to ensure reader’s interest. Not that you would lose it with such a gripping story line. But just in case …
Boy wins over the entire family, except the Dad. The Dad asks him to find one reason why the NRI doc is not a good fit for the girl.
- He is a lovely cook – Masterchef US helping someone get hitched
- He is a fitness freak – Jogs around the park with ease
- He is not gay – Yea, that was one of their theories
Personal opinion – They should have shown Alia Bhat’s Koffee With Karan episode to the NRI doc. He would walk away himself…
… Once again. Skipping more than a few scenes to ensure reader’s interest. Not that you would lose it with such a gripping story line. But just in case …
Day of the wedding, they elope, girl meets boy in railway station. Dad comes there. Dishum dishum happens, and boy leaves Ambala after an emotional speech about how much he loves the girl. Once he leaves, and we are all set for the wedding, Dad changes his mind and agrees to get girl married to boy. Dad goes to the boy and tells him that he can marry the girl (no “Jaa Simran, jee le apni zindagi” dialogue). And they lived happily ever after.
This is the basic story line of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Oops, I mean Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. For those who thought that this is just a spoof with no story line, please think again. Probably the only similarity is that both titles have 4 words. And that both have the word Dulhania in it. And…… No that’s about it.
A romantic comedy with mind blowing performances from Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. Music was outstanding too. I am sure this one is going to sweep the Filmfare awards this time around.