Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Pulkit Samrat, Rajkummar Rao, Varun Sharma
Direction: Abhishek Dogra
Sonam Kapoor’s much awaited Dolly ki Doli just doesn’t make that good an impression. It is light and funny (in parts) and has a simple treatment. Abhishek Dogra’s debut as a director doesn’t fail to impress, but doesn’t go that extra mile too.
She looks good and fits the bill as the con bride “Dolly” reminiscent of the actual serial-dulhan who used to marry and then dump (drug) her husbands only to run away with the moolah. Here Dolly has an entire family which weaves lies over more lies to trap unwitting grooms-to-be and once the prize is bagged, the con-party runs away with their money. The cops chase her but won’t be able to grab her so easily.
Varun Sharma looks cute and acts well. In fact, he looks quite good with Sonam. The cop played by Pulkit, though well played, somehow doesn’t gel well. Archana Puran Singh as the loud mother of the groom fits the role and manages to get the guffaws too. The music is average and the story sags a bit as the narrative gets slouchy.
Malaika Arora’s dance number doesn’t disappoint. Her dance moves are perfect as always and tadka to the movie.
However, the screenplay and script is good. The movie is filled with some laughable moments, hilarious performances and quirky characters which make the movie immensely watchable. This simple story is kept together by Sonam Kapoor who plays the con-artist bahu with élan.
Watch it if you love fun movies and don’t find it hard to laugh at simple, light jokes.