Hum Do Hamare Do, directed by Abhishek Jain, feels more like an assembled urban comedy than a genuine effort to explore any emotion. There are absolutely no surprises here in terms of writing, and some of the sequences are badly overwritten to have that typical Hindi movie melodrama. The excellent cast of the film is trying their best to make this comedy look a bit organic. But barring one or two lovely scenes, Hum Do Hamare Do is one film that doesn’t stay with you.
Dhruv is an orphan, and he is a self-made businessman who is now working on a company that focuses on Virtual Reality based innovations. During the launch of one of his VR products, he meets Anya, a tech blogger/influencer, and gradually falls in love with her. But when he decided to propose to her, he knew that she was looking for a man with parents and relatives. Dhruv’s efforts to set up a fake family to impress Anya and her parents and the repercussions of that are the core of Hum Do Hamare Do.
After the movie reaches its central theme of fake parents, you will have an idea about what will happen. There will be some happy days, some of them will mess up, and they will cover it up in some ways, and eventually, they all will get caught but somehow, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. The script written by Prashant Jha is not trying to do anything beyond this predictable pattern. Yes, humor is definitely there to make the movie a non-boring one. But none of it has the charm or uniqueness to impress you.
What makes this movie fairly engaging are the performances. There is a sequence in the film where Ratna Patak Shah’s mom-character visits Dhruv’s (Rajkummar) office for the first time, and the way the two actors handled the melodrama in that scene was perfect. Rajkummar tries to make his character look more natural on screen. Kriti Sanon is in that typical chirpy mode. Ratna Patak Shah is mainly in that angry space, but she slips into those vulnerable moments effortlessly. Paresh Rawal has also done a decent job, but the writing is deliberately making him a caricature. Aparshakthi Khurana yet again plays the hero’s friend who either creates mess or handles it.
The lack of any aspiration on a story level is the most disappointing thing about the movie. There is no area in the script where you will be curious to know how the characters will tackle it. They picked segments from various urban rom-com and gave it a shape to call it a movie. The transition of the drama is also a bit abrupt. When Dhruv gives that furious emotional speech about society and family in that wedding scene, you are not really feeling much empathy for that orphan because the script was so desperate to squeeze in the Priyadarshan style confusion comedy.
Hum Do Hamare Do is basically a lazily written film that wants to utilize the actors’ charm. Because of the way the actors convey the humor in a natural style, we don’t really hate this film. But the overall lack of originality makes it a very usual film with zero takeaways.
Because of the way the actors convey the humor in a natural style, we don't really hate this film. But the overall lack of originality makes it a very usual film with zero takeaways.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended