Hum Do Hamare Do released on Disney+Hotstar today, October 29. Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon, Ratna Pathak Shah and Paresh Rawal have delivered an incredible performance in the film.
Are blood relations so important in the institution of marriage? Or are you allowed to create your own family in this society? Hum Do Hamare Do, which was released on Disney+Hotstar today, October 29, is the perfect family drama to answer that question. The Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon-starrer has loads of funny moments, however, the ending seems very unoriginal. The best thing about the film is the acting, and not the script. Without giving away the story, here’s our review of Hum Do Hamare Do.
Dhruv, played by Rajkummar, is a successful entrepreneur, who falls madly in love with freelance vlogger Anya, played by Kriti Sanon. In keeping with the true tradition of Bollywood rom coms, love blossoms and the couple start dating. However, there is a catch. Anya wants to marry a guy who comes from a good family and will adopt a dog. Lovestruck Dhruv, also an orphan, will go to any extent to make that work, even getting a fake family for himself. Here, the story really starts. How to get this non-existent family?
After meeting an amusing matchmaker Shaadiram and perusing through multiple middle-aged candidates, Dhruv remembers his caretaker from childhood. Paresh Rawal’s character Purushottam Mishra ran a dhaba where little Dhruv worked as a waiter. Purushottam is madly in love with Ratna Pathak Shah’s character Dipti Kashyap and the elderly couple’s backstory makes for an interesting plot in itself. Hence, a kinship is declared with the spry middle-aged couple and all is good till secrets come spilling out.
Hum Do Humare Do, however, has a very patchy script. Since the genre of the film was not something we haven’t seen earlier, the perfect script could have made it a blockbuster. Unfortunately, it was very patchy and unimaginative. The ending is quite predictable. Things even get a little monotonous towards the end. There is not a single dialogue that would stick. Even the comedy is bland, with Paresh Rawal and his impeccable comic timing, you can’t help but laugh.
We also have an unfunny caper in Aparshakti Khurana who is always at the beck and call of his best friend Dhruv. It would have been interesting to give him some more lines. The sloppy script doesn’t do justice to the performances of our lead actors. They have been largely wasted in their roles. It almost seems like director Abhishek Jain was in a hurry to wrap up the film and jam in a happy ending.
But, the performances take the film to another level. Our male lead Rajkummar Rao is a poorly written protagonist with inexplicable impulses and poor decision-making skills. Even so, he manages to win hearts with his performance as a love-struck man in parts and as a super boss at work in others. Once again, he has proved why he is beyond the box office. Kriti Sanon’s acting is also noteworthy. She is charming and confident in her role. She even injects some life into the film. The duo’s chemistry is simply amazing.
Paresh Rawal is simply the best here and you would agree. His comic timing is impressive and the way he delivers dialogues makes the film an interesting watch. When Paresh is on the screen, he steals the show. His character is an old man who regrets not getting to marry his childhood sweetheart, Ratna’s Dipti. The scene where he desperately proposes to Dipti after getting drunk in public is simply hilarious. Ditto for Ratna Pathak Shah, who perfectly fits in her role as a mother to a stranger. The way she shrugs off Purushottam is truly savage. These two are the reason why we should have more veteran actors in movies these days.
So, what’s our verdict?
Apart from the script, what lacks in Hum Do Hamare Do is the base. The story is good but what would have made it more interesting is if the makers hadn’t just focussed on the love story of the characters. Rajkummar’s Dhruv turned rags to riches in a minute but we wanted to know how? Also, nothing is shown about Kriti’s professional or social life. All she is reduced to is a local lover. If you are a Bollywood buff, you might have already guessed the ending.