Hum Do Hamare Do Movie Review: Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak Shah are the stars of this cute family film
When we first heard that Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon’s characters will be adopting parents in their upcoming film Hum Do Hamare Do, we were quite intrigued. However, when the trailer released, we realized that it’s the same old story of renting fake parents in order to get the girl. The theme is not unheard of and to be honest, there was some slight disappointment. But after watching the film, we can happily say that this film is unique, interesting and one of a kind, not just old wine in a new bottle. Beware! There are a few spoilers ahead.
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It all begins with a chance meeting between blogger Aanya, played by Kriti, and Dhruv aka Rajkummar, who is upset with how the launch party of his new app turned out. Their first meeting is not what you expected. But the two meet again and again and over time they fall in love. They decide to take the next step and tie the nuptial knot, so Aanya asks Dhruv to bring his parents home, not knowing that the latter is an orphan. That’s when Dhruv decides to choose his own family and convinces ex lovers Paresh Rawal aka Purushottam Mishra and Ratna Pathak Shah aka Dipti Kashyap to act like his parents.
So what’s new and unique here? Well, Purushottam and Dipti have history, which takes over the ongoing track and shines as the actual hero of this film. Rawal and Shah are undoubtedly two of the most phenomenal artistes of the industry and they have smoothly reminded us once again that they can transform into any character given to them. Their chemistry will convince you that they are actually in love and their comic timing, which seems extremely spontaneous, will win you over. Then there is the scene where Aanya leaves Dhruv after hearing the truth, but he goes about his life for a while, happy that he at least got what he truly wanted from life-- a family.
Coming to the technical aspects of the movie-- The story is nice and heartwarming but there were a few scenes which seemed slightly unnecessary. A few characters, including Aparshakti Khurana’s, could have been written in a better way to compliment the story-line. They don’t seem like they really fit in a few scenes. The editing, on the other hand, is fabulous as the continuous flow of the film does not break. No complaints there or in the sound department. Casting is also top notch, because Rajkummar, Kriti, Paresh and Ratna look very convincing as a family!
Final thoughts-- Initially the decision to ‘make’ a family was for Aanya, but by the end Dhruv, Purushottam and Dipti realized that they belong together as a family. Dhruv is an orphan who always wanted a happy family, whereas Dipti is a widow whose son does not speak to her. Purushottam, on the other hand, is reunited with Dhruv and Dipti, the two people he genuinely loved most of his life. When you see a stellar star cast like this, good performances are obviously expected, which is what we got. Hats off to each and every one of them! But the chemistry between the actors and the happy family vibes is what makes this film a winner.
It starts off slow like a car on the first gear, nothing special, but by the end you get a rush of emotions, comedy, love all wrapped into one. Hum Do Hamare Do leaves you with a happy feeling, which makes it a cute family film perfect to watch with your loved ones this weekend. Not only will it entertain you, but will also fill your heart with love.