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Dream Girl movie review: This Ayushmann Khurrana starrer is a laugh riot from beginning to end


When was the last time when you watched a Hindi film and laughed out loud throughout the movie? Well, if you don’t remember don’t worry as Raaj Shaandilyaa’s Dream Girl will make you laugh so much that there will be tears in your eyes and your cheeks might start paining.

Dream Girl is about Karam (Ayushmann Khurrana) who is unemployed and to earn some money he plays the role of Seeta and Radha in Ram Leela and Krishna Leela (theatre plays). Since childhood, he has a talent of speaking in a girl’s voice. Well, soon Karam gets a job in a friendship call center where he starts talking to people in a female voice by using the name Pooja. Thanks to Pooja’s melodious voice a few men and even a woman fall in love with her. Now how Karam will tackle all these chaos, takes the story forward and we are left laughing for those 132 minutes.

The movie is written and directed by Raaj Shaandilya, and he has come up with one of the funniest films in recent times. We actually don’t get to see such hilarious movies nowadays on the big screen. Shaandilyaa makes his directorial debut with Dream Girl and we must say that he rightly connects with the audiences. The movie is high-on entertainment but also gives out a message. There are some scenes that are very well written, especially, the one where Ayushmann’s character talks about Draupadi’s (female character from Mahabharata) consent and connects it with the #MeToo movement. A special mention to the dialogues of the film, they are hilarious, especially the one-liners.

Coming to performances, we have to say that this is one of the best ensemble cast films we have seen in recent times. Ayushmann Khurrana has once again given an award-winning performance. It’s a character that could have gone overboard, but Ayushmann has performed brilliantly. Maybe he should be ready for one more National Award. Nushrat Bharucha has less screen time here, but she proves that she doesn’t need a full-fledged role to prove her acting prowess. The actress steals the show whenever she appears on the big screen.

Manjot Singh is amazing in the movie. Watch out for his ‘Husn’ scene. LOL! Annu Kapoor is mind-blowing, Abhishek Banerjee is excellent, Vijay Raaz is damn good, Raj Bhansali as Tota is simply outstanding and Nidhi Bhist as Roma is wow.

Talking about the music, after a long time, we have a perfect album here with dance numbers and a romantic track. You will be leaving the theatres humming Radhe Radhe and Dil Ka Telephone.

Overall, Dream Girl is a must-watch. It’s a movie that will make you go rolling on the floor laughing.

Ratings: 4/5

P.S. We must say that Ayushmann, lehenge mein bada hie keher lagta hai…

Watch the trailer here…