Dream Girl Movie Review, Release Date, Star Cast, Story

Dream Girl Movie Review, Release Date, Star Cast, Story

Dream Girl Movie Release Date:

13th September, 2019

Dream Girl Star Cast:

Ayushmann Khurrana as Karamveer Singh

Nushrratt Bharuccha as Mahi

Annu Kapoor as Jagjeet Singh

Manjot Singh as Smiley

Abhishek Banerjee as Mahendra

Vijay Raaz as Rajpal Kirar

Raj Bhansali as Toto

Nidhi Bisht as Roma

Rajesh Sharma as Wji

Neela Mulherkar as Dadi

Dream Girl Movie Review:

Ayushmann Khurrana is no less than a brand in the last few years. He found success with quirky and urban humor. Last year, he surprised by switching gears with Andhadhun, a thriller black comedy and earlier this year with ARTICLE 15, a no-nonsense crime drama. Now this talented actor will be seen in Dream Girl, an all-out commercial, which is his first. The trailer and the songs have done wonders and the film is carrying a lot of expectations. So does DREAM GIRL become a well made entertainer? Or does it fail? Let’s analyze.

Dream Girl is the story of a man who disguises himself as a woman to make a living. Karamveer aka Karma (Ayushmann Khurrana) is an unemployed youth from Mathura who is looking for a job. Her father Jagjit (Annu Kapoor) runs a shop that sells funeral supplies and has taken a huge loan. The recovery agents are harassing him for the payment of dues. Karma is locally known for playing female roles in plays and Jagjit detests this side of Karma. One day while returning home from an unsatisfactory job interview, Karam comes across an advertisement for a call center job. Karma arrives at the venue and is shocked to learn that it is a friendship club in which women invite men and have seductive things with them. The owner of the place, WG (Rajesh Sharma) however hires Karam when he learns that Karam can talk very strongly like a woman. Karma gets the job and turns into worship. Karma does so well in his work that W G pays him handsomely and even gifts him a car. Meanwhile, Karma falls in love with Mahi (Nushrat Bharucha) and the two get engaged. Once Karma pays off his father’s debt and settles down in life, he realizes that he no longer wants to be Pooja. But W threatens Karam that he will tell his father Mahi and everyone in the neighborhood how he seduces men daily by pretending to be Pooja’s identity. Therefore karma continues its work. He also feels that he is in for a bigger problem in the form of four of his clients – Mahendra (Abhishek Banerjee), incidentally his brother-in-law, a hot-headed teenager Toto (Raj Bhansali), a cop-cum-shayer Rajpal. (Vijay Raaz) and a hated journalist Roma (Nidhi Bisht) are madly in love with him or should we say with Pooja. Not only this, Karma’s father Jagjit also starts talking to Pooja and wants to marry her. What happens next becomes the rest of the film.

Nirman D Singh and Raaj Shaandilyaa’s story is excellent and has a huge appeal. It is reminiscent of the David Dhawan, Govinda comedy of the 90s. So there is also a nostalgia value attached to the plot. Incidentally, the way Karma hides his real profession from his loved ones, he gives a déj vu from Ayushmann Khurrana’s debut film Vicky Donor (2012). Nirman D Singh and Raaj Shaandilyaa’s screenplay is superb as the writing fills up so much in 132 minutes. Often, a great idea comes in handy at the screenplay level. In the case of Dream Girl, the screenplay enhances the winning plot. Raaj Shaandilyaa’s dialogues add to the fun and madness. The one liners are so smart and naughty that the audience will be amazed by the cleverness of the author.

Raaj Shaandilyaa’s direction is superb, especially considering that this is his first film. He handles the matter of men and women very well. He also has a bit of experience as he has written the script of Kapil Sharma’s show which includes drag acts for laughs. But in this case, Raj is not only writing but also executing the content and spreading his shine in all the departments. It is a bit slow at the start of the second half and some references to religion may not be liked by some. But these are minor cons. It is also commendable that he makes an important comment about the loneliness in society that inspires so many men (and women) to resort to worship.

DREAM GIRL gets off to a bang and makes it clear that it’s packed with some smart writing and effortless direction. Not much time is wasted and in no time, Karma turns into Pooja and the seductive game starts on the call. The romantic track is not that exciting but it has some moments and maintains the interest. The timeout point is a big surprise. The film initially drops after the interval. But it gets aggravated when Jagjit becomes crazy about Pooja and goes crazy. This bit is about to bring the house down! The climax is a bit serious but works well.

Dream Girl is decked out with some great performances and Ayushmann Khurrana shines the most. This is his biggest role till date and he has not done any such part before. But he gets into his character with ease. He also sheds his inhibitions beautifully. It is a pleasure to see her on screen, passionate and dancing like a lady while talking like Pooja. Dream Girl will go a long way in gaining wide acceptance for Ayushmann. Nushrat Bharucha has less screen time but she makes her presence felt. Annu Kapoor laughs the most among all the fans of worship. He does not leave an impact in the beginning but does riot in the second half. After this comes Vijay Raj. His part is lovely and will surely make the audience laugh with his poetry and comic timing. Nidhi Bisht is apt for the role and has a unique background score reserved for her as well. Raj Bhansali is effective. Manjot Singh (Smiley) is very good as a sidekick. Abhishek Banerjee becomes a little overpowered than so many actors but still good. Neha Saraf (Chandrakanta) makes an impact as Vijay Raj’s wife. Neela Mulherkar (Mahi’s grandmother) is very funny. Rajesh Sharma is good.

The music of Meet Bros is foot tapping and fits the narrative. ‘Radhe Radhe’ is gorgeous and a great watch. ‘Dil Ka Telephone’ is the best and in very good condition. ‘Ik Mulaqat’ sounds a bit compulsive but is soulful. ‘Gat Gat’ is played in the end credits. ‘Dhagla Lagaali’ is missing in the film. Abhishek Arora’s background score has a massive feel.

Aseem Mishra’s cinematography is good. Rajat Poddar’s production design is a bit like Daily Soap but that doesn’t affect the effect. Niharika Bhasin’s costumes are charming and realistic. Hemal Kothari’s editing is perfect.

All in all, DREAM GIRL is a one-minute joke that lives up to all expectations. At the box office, it is likely to score big time with its target audience and enter the 100 crore club.

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