Dream Girl Movie Review: A Dreamy Laugh Riot
After giving back-to-back hits and now winning a National Award, Ayushmann Khurrana has soared the audience’s expectations immensely and his latest release Dream Girl lives up to them.[caption id="attachment_718715" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Dream Girl[/caption]
The film revolves around Karam, who plays the role of Sita Maiyya in his town’s Ram Leela each year, as he can beautifully impersonate a female’s voice. Sick of his dad’s taunts, Karam joins a ‘friendship’ call center and starts talking to his clients in a feminine voice.
Karam aka Pooja makes many men go weak in their knees with his melodious voice however, soon this boon becomes a bane for Karam. What happens with Karam and how he deals with his problems forms the rest of the plot.
Ayushmann Khurrana is playing Karam aka Dream Girl Pooja and he is fabulous. His comic timing, his expressions, his voice modulation, everything is perfect and he wins hearts again with his performance.
Where all the male actors have joined the macho eight-pack abs bandwagon, it takes a lot of guts to confidently and convincingly act in a lehanga. Ayushmann didn’t care about his image, he just focused on his acting and has knocked it out of the park.
Annu Kapoor, who was last seen with Ayushmann in his debut film, Vicky Donor, is playing his father and he is a true chameleon. The variety that he has displayed in this film is commendable.
Nushrat Bharucha is playing Khurrana’s love interest and while she is looking cute, she doesn’t have much to do in the movie. Vijay Raaz is hilarious as the shayar cop and balbrahmachari Abhishek Banerjee is also terrific in his role. Manjot singh is good as Karam’s best friend and their camaraderie seems genuine. Raj Bhansali is also good in his role. Nidhi Bisht’s character is a bit OTT but it works in the movie.
The concept is very refreshing and this film will make you laugh endlessly. There’s not one dull moment in this movie and it’s a complete laugh riot. The comic timing of every actor is bang on.
Of course, this film lacks substance and the story is very convenient but hey, it never claimed to be an intellectual movie. What you see is what you get. Jokes are new and the dialogues are funny. I didn’t find the climax too convincing but overall it was a fun ride.
The songs and the background score are good, screenplay is nice however, there was scope for improvement in the story. This feel-good comedy is bright, colourful and cheery. There are some double meaning dialogues but they don’t make you feel awkward.
Dream Girl is a must watch this weekend.