What good fun this one has turned out to be!
Dream Girl was always looking super entertaining. After all, the promo showed so much promise. However, when a film turns out to be far better than the promo, it turns out to be further good news. This is what makes Dream Girl exciting as those couple of hours go by in a jiffy, what with solid entertainment right through the narrative. There is no dull moment whatsoever and save for that melodramatic climax that could have been kept entirely humorous as well, this laugh riot is by and large supremely entertaining.
Of course, it is a tough thing for a male actor to be in a drag or impersonate a female even for a few minutes on screen. However, when you have to do that for an entire narrative and that too without going below the belt, it turns out to be a challenging task indeed. This is where writer-director Raaj Shandilya deserves a pat on the back as he makes Dream Girl a film which is for the masses and the classes, kids as well as elderlies. Despite the kind of subject that could well have lent itself to double entendres or a tad uncomfortable moments, Dream Girl still doesn’t let go of its sight on the family audiences.
Now considering the fact that Ayushmann Khurranna is the leading man in the film and ever since Vicky Donor has made a career out of featuring in films with taboo subjects, Dream Girl actually turns out to be an extremely approachable film. There are no cringe worthy moments whatsoever and on the contrary, there are several sequences in there that lead to whole hearted laughter for the entire family.
What makes the film click further are the hilarious dialogues. Right from the beginning of the film till the very end, it’s the situations, gags and one liners that make this one a roller coaster ride indeed. Whether it is Ayushmann Khurranna’s chance job in a female calling call center or the manner in which he gets surrounded by his several suitors (Vijay Raaj, Abhishek Banerjee, Raj Bhansali, Nidhi Bisht) or the comedy of errors that follows or the twist in the tale that is brought in by Annu Kapoor, there is a lot that is packed in Dream Girl that makes you approve of it.
Of course, the love story is peripheral in the film with Nushrat Bharucha just about fitting in while Rajesh Sharma reminds one of the kind of opportunistic businessman character that Aditya Shrivastava played in Super 30. Still, it’s the humour quotient that separates Dream Girl from the other films that release on a weekly basis. It has been a while since one saw a true out and out massy comedy on screen and that too with a novelty factor, and this is where this Ekta Kapoor production fits in the bill.
If you come from that fan base of audiences who loved David Dhawan and Govinda films from the 90s, then you would most certainly dig in on Dream Girl as well with Raaj Shandilya and Govinda getting into that avtar.
Go, have loads of fun.