Wedding No 1: OK first let me tell you how Humpty Sharma humped my mind!
First time director, Shashank Khaitan is clearly a fan of DDLF (pun intended!) but unfortunately is not a thandi hawa ka jhonka. He takes the 2 decades old script, but doesn’t really make it contemporary. Dharma (like YRF) still thinks that setting the film in a rustic background and making the heroine bold enough to casually sleep with her lover, is enough to make the film progressive.
Imagine this - the Heroine is spunky enough to go to a new town, have a drunken sleepover with 3 boys she hardly knows (that too in Delhi!!), have sex with the hero one day before she has to go back to her village to get married, but still doesn’t have the balls to stand up to her father against her arranged marriage. How crude… The Heroine still has to wait for the Hero to come and win her family over. Boo Hoo.. Bechaari abla naari.
The Regressive plot aside, the most irritating part of the film is Varun, the one. Someone kindly shoot him with a tranquilizer. He keeps jumping all over the place and hams incessantly. It gets on your nerves after sometime, as the film concentrates more on Humpty than his Dulhaniya (Alia) - who is eminently watchable. The plot is predictable and the songs are atrocious. Ashutosh Rana and Humpty’s friends do a decent job at keeping you mildly entertained, but by the end of this wedding you are ready for a divorce.
Wedding No 2: Next was Amit, jo Saha nahi gaya!
Another first time Director ( in Bollywood), Ajay Bhuyan tries his best to make an Indian Indie but unfortunately doesn’t come out of the Indie Rom Com mode set in 2003 by Jhankaar Beats. He employs split screens, graphic bubbles on a dog and other editing trickery, to make up for the production flaws but the film doesn’t rise above its 2 line script.
So the film is about Amit Sahni ( Vir Das), who is looking for a girl to get married to, but has a LIST of qualities he wants in this girl. Problem is, his list is longer than the storyline. After a half decent start, the film falls into the trap of predictability and never comes out of it. Vir Das is not only the protagonist, but also the sutradhar. So he not only delivers his dialogues, but also converses with a dog and talks to the audience.
While he is competent, after a while the non-stop blabbering gets on your nerves. Imagine a non-stop stand-up act by Vir Das for 2 hours. No matter how good he is, you will get bored. Specially, if the material is weak.
The direction is quiet amateurish and the writing is poor. The only thing that works, is the camaraderie between Amit and his best friend. Apart from that, the director fails to affect you with the twists in the plot. Its quiet apparent that Amit will fall for the girl who absolutely obliterates the list, then drops her for a girl who fits the list perfectly, but later realizes that there is no such thing as a perfect girl! The way he goes back to his true love, is truly pathetic. Anyway, it’s tough to sit through the film, especially the 2nd half. Watch it on television, if you must.
P.S: I know some of you guys don't have time to read the whole review, so I thought I would add the Tweview. Hope it helps.