Hum do Hamare Do
Ok so this is a massive weekend with many new releases and so without wasting any time moving onto the next new release. And I have just finished watching the new Hindi film Hum Do Hamare Do on Hotstar. After the tremendous success of Mimi, Maddock Films have hit a winning formula of tightly carving out medium budget family entertainers. And what better occassion than releasing it during the Festive Season. With a stellar cast, I was really looking forward to this one, does it manage to impress, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
Hum Do Hamare Do follows the story of a guy who falls in love and decides to marry a social media influencer. The catch – he does not have a family. The story is your typical one in the social drama genre with a dash of comedy. Although not very novel but it is light and frothy, an ideal story that you need after a long working day. The screenplay definitely has its moments. The initial few minutes(around 20 minutes to be precise) are a bit disjointed. While the fact of ‘Not Having A Family’ is established early on but it doesn’t seem very seamless. It does seem slightly forced. But once the main plot triggers, the screenplay gathers momentum too as the proceedings become a lot more fun to watch. Here the humour is situational and you won’t find yourself laughing hysterically. But the situations that are created are interesting to watch. But towards the pre-climax and climax again probably the last 20 minutes, the screenplay gets a little melodramatic and although the end was a good one, I couldn’t help but think that it was forced and cliched. Also some parts of the drama slacken in pace making it a tad boring to witness. Overall, a watchable screenplay with many moments to look forward to.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues strike a good balance in being quirky and emotional and at the end of the day it is a job well done. The music is good but it still could have been better, likewise the BGM. The production design here is a winner and it does give out that vibe of freshness. Director Abhishek Jain does a good job with a subject at hand. He is successful in creating many moments that are interesting and fun to watch.
The performances are probably the highlight of the film for me. Saanand Verma as Shaadiram is absolutely hilarious. Aparshakti Khurana is marvellous as Sandeep. Mazel Vyas as Kanika makes her presence felt. Prachee Shah Paandya as Rupa is nicely restrained. I am a fan of Manurishi Chadha and his body of work. Here as Dr. Sanjeev he is exceptional and he is able to find humour at some unexpected places. Ratna Pathak Shah as Deepti gives a very emotional performance. This is a far cry from her Maya Sarabhai image, instead it is a totally different shade from the characters that she has portrayed recently, she is fabulous to watch. Paresh Rawal as Purushottam is absolutely at ease and in his elements from the very first scene. A prolific actor in yet another prolific performance. Kriti Sanon as Anya looks gorgeous and she is getting better with each film. We all remember her towering act in Mimi, her performance here is just so pleasing to the eye, just so natural onscreen. I really wish that she continues her great form. Rajkummar Rao as Dhruv is fantastic. There are so maby emotions that he brings to the table in yet another great performance.
Hum Do Hamare Do is a sweet and heartwarming tale with stupendous performances. There are a few flaws in the screenplay but it definitely is a good one-time watch for the entire ‘family’. Available on Hotstar.