Talking Movies

Talking Movies
Talking movies

Thursday, 22 January 2015


Sitting in the car in silence, the two look at each other coyly. He leans forward to kiss her. She quickly pushes him away and squeaks,”…shaadi ke baad”.
It takes just that much and a couple of months for sweet and innocent looking Dolly (Sonam Kapoor) to trap the thick accented, horny Haryanvi sugar cane farmer, Sonu (Rajkumar Rao)into marriage. At the usual Bollywoodband baaja baraat, Malaika Arora, hotness personified multiple times over, sizzles with item number ..”fashion khatam mujhpe”. Rao, in a most delightful dance debut, doubles the raunchy heat with his electrifying grooves to “hot hot raat, tera mast mast saath”.
Dolly looks on happily and appears later, armed with the most commonly used device done to death for suhaag raat scenes: a glass of milk. Sorry, make that many glasses of milk. As she puts it to her father in law: “main waisi bahu nahin hoon jo keval apne pati ko doodh deti hai, main sabko doodh deti hoon.” Sonu and his family happily guzzle their milk and wake up to a robbed household. Dolly, it turns out, is a con bride.
The modus operandi is simple. With the help of a fake “father” and a “brother” who rope in the right unsuspecting groom, she switches from a Bengali bride to a Parsi bride to a Catholic bride. The weapons are the same: her virginal act and a glass of milk.
This over simplistic idea is a masterstroke in terms of spoofing the classic suhaag raat scene but too unbelievable for the ease with which it succeeds every single time.
Only, she has not expected the cheated grooms (Rao and Varun Sharma) to meet each other and chase her all over again. It is this particular track that keeps up the interest in the otherwise repetitive and rather easy and lazy screenplay. Nothing is a challenge for Dolly, not even when she lands up in jail, caught by another smitten cop (Pulkit Samrat).
Yet, the lack of dramatic conflict, does not take away from the fun filled performances by every actor including Archana Puran Singh as the loud, overbearing Punju mom.
Director, Abhishek Dogra, makes a fine debut with this light and breezy comedy. Sonam Kapoor keeps it sweet and sassy as the unabashed con bride.
Dolly Ki Doli is as smooth and easy flowing as cow’s milk and butter, right till the end. It certainly makes for a decent, light nightcap, served with sugar by Arbaaz Khan Productions.

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