Feature Name: Dream Girl
Directed By: Raaj Shaandilyaa
Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Nushrat Bharucha, Annu Kapoor, Manjot Singh, Vijay Raaz, Abhishek Banerjee, Nidhi Bisht
Run Time: 132 minutes
Review By: Reema Chhabda
The story of Dream Girl revolves around Karam portrayed by Ayushmann Khurrana and his struggles in getting a job. Karam’s dad (Annu Kapoor) owns a small shop and keeps poking him to get a reputed job. Since childhood, Karam earns money by playing female characters in plays as he has an upper hand talking in a female voice.
Karam then goes for an interview wherein he watches women talking to men and increasing their phone bill and hence the owner earns that way. Karam decides to use his talent of talking in a female vocal and takes up the job. Thus, Pooja is born and all the callers fall in love with her voice. And here’s how the movie goes on.
Throughout the movie, the makers made sure that the audience gets tired laughing out loud. Raaj Shaandilyaa’s dialogues and direction is up to point. Everything is placed in places so precise, you will fail to note down any mistakes in the whole movie.
132 minutes in the movie and you will come out thinking why did it end.
Nushrat Bharucha as Maahi plays her part well. Manjot Singh, with his witty comments, is so apt that you want to watch him more and maybe want a friend like him for yourself too. Abhishek Banerjee, as usual, did his role precisely well. Vijay Raaz will once again make you believe there is nothing this man can’t do. Other actors like Annu Kapoor, Raj Bhansali, Rajesh Sharma, Nidhi Bisht and Neela Mulherkar were apt choices for their respective characters.
Let me take another paragraph for Ayushmann Khurrana because one line doesn’t describe him anymore. Dream Girl shows many relations of Karam’s life. His bond with his father, his friendship, his love for Mahi. Ayushmann has made sure not to mix up any one of them. Playing on the field of comedy and emotions has been a forte for Ayushmann and yet again he has hit the ball out of the park. Special mention for the strong supporting cast the film has.
There are 4 songs in the film including a closing-credit song. Meet Brothers, Jonita Gandhi and Nakash Aziz’s Dil Ka Telephone lifts up the mood, so does Radhe Radhe. Dhagala Lagali, which had Riteish Deshmukh’s special appearance was not shown even at the end which made us a little sad.
Dream Girl is one entertaining package. Ayushmann Khurrana leaves no stone unturned. A must watch for everyone, a sure shot blockbuster!
In a nutshell, Dream Girl is all about fun and spunk. Grab your popcorn and make way for this one with your close pals.
We give Dream Girl 4 stars