Dream Girl Movie Review: The much awaited Ayushmann entertainer lacks soul but delivers on humour quotient

Dream Girl Review: Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrat Bharucha starrer Dream Girl is a romantic comedy that traces the life of a small-town theatre artist Karamveer Singh whose rise to fame is his peculiar talent for impersonating a woman's voice.
Dream Girl Movie Review: The much awaited Ayushmann Khurrana entertainer lacks soul but delivers on humour quotientDream Girl Movie Review: The much awaited Ayushmann Khurrana entertainer lacks soul but delivers on humour quotient
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Dream Girl

Dream Girl Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Nushrat Bharucha, Manjot Singh

Dream Girl Director: Raaj Shaandilyaa

Dream Girl Stars: 2.5/5

Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrat Bharucha starrer Dream Girl is a romantic comedy that traces the life of a small-town theatre artist Karamveer Singh whose rise to fame is his peculiar talent for impersonating a woman's voice. Captivating audience with his effeminate voice lands him the role of Sita in his town's Ram Leela. However, he is forced by the circumstances in his life to pick up the job at the female friendship call centre after his acting career goes downhill. He uses his skill to become Pooja who not just wins the job but ensures a steady flow of romantically deprived clients from the city. He impresses everyone with his mesmerising female voice and unique ways of solving people’s problems. Soon, he is caught in a tricky situation where several of his clients fall head over heels in love with Pooja. 

It's commendable for Ayushmann to experiment with such a role at this junction of his career, he proves yet again that he is a risk-taker. Nushrat Bharucha does justice to what was offered. She looks nice and vibrant but gets less scope to perform. A little more screen-space could have helped one build a connect with her character more. The movie features an impressive cast with veterans such as Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz and Rajesh Sharma are supported by an applause-worthy effort by Manjot Singh, Abhishek Banerjee, Nidhi Bisht and Raj Bhansali. Together, the actors add to the entertainment quotient of the film. 

Annu Kapoor never fails to amaze the audiences. His impeccable ability to capture the soul of the character makes his antics of a love-torn Romeo enjoyable, albeit a dragged script strains his efforts. Vijay Raaz adds his bit through an impressive attempt to add humour to an immensely predictable script. Manjot Singh of Fukrey fame plays his part well as a supportive friend while Abhishek Banerjee comes across as an innocent victim enamoured by Pooja. 

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Written and directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, as the film progresses, the audience is bound to be entertained with several punches and funny characters. The story reinforces many stereotypes, including associating colour with a community. It gives you a silly feeling of watching a comedy skit which has a longish storyline. However, in the attempt, it pays a heavy bargain of depriving the script of a soul – humour, misses the spot, and lands in places where emotions should have been the spine. The romance between Nushrat and Ayushmann is played out in an 8X fast-forward mode, making us wonder if a moment of song and dance is enough to establish great chemistry.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#HappyJanmashtami #RadheRadhe #Dreamgirl on 13th Sept

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The songs of Dream Girl are a mix of massy and peppy numbers and will linger on the charts for some time. While Radhe Radhe celebrates the festive fever of Janmashtami, Dil Ka Telephone reflects the film’s entertaining theme. Ik Mulaqaat is a soothing love ballad and adds more life to the story. 

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In brevity, the much-anticipated movie is as a massy entertainer with a high dose of humour would be. However, if you are in search of a film for your binge-watch session of light-hearted films, this one would land up as a one-time watch.

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