Dolly Ki Doli Hindi Movie Review
Sonam Kapoor and Fashion go hand in glove, but acting? Not so much. Guess that's just why the actress is going all out to prove her acting mettle and after Khoobsurat is back on celluloid with yet another quirky film Dolly Ki Doli. Wanna know if it's worth your time and money? We tell you.
Con man is so passe, it's Con women ruling the roost in Bollywood stories and after Dawaat-e-Ishq where Parineeti Chopra's character was conning men as a possible bride, Sonam Kapoor in Dolly In Doli is duping men after marrying them. The initial song of the film has Dolly going about her ways, wooing them, making them want to marry her and then rob them in turn. Sadly, the movie reveals itself within the 3 odd minuter song but the twist happens when she stumbles upon two grooms Sonu (Rajkumar Rao) and Manjot (Varun Sharma) who go straight to the cops to bust this
bridezilla. Robin Singh (Pulkit Samrat) is given the task to nab this conning bride. Does he eventually do what he is expected to or in turn lead way to a love track? Well, we can't tell you THAT (sic).
First time director Abhishek Dogra's Dolly Ki Doli is quite refreshing and quirky as a story but sadly, the movie thrives on a short thread that runs out half way through the film and what follows is a drab tale which is nothing but conventional. While the first half is sassy and fun the second is boring and hackeyed.
Moreover, Sonam Kapoor does little to add to the sprightly character that Dolly's is. The so called actress seems to be on a try try till you succeed mode when it comes to her performance. Unfortunately, that earth-shattering moment is yet to be witnessed in Bollywood and that's why Dolly takes the hit of bad acting.
The three male actors Rajkummar Rao, Pulkit Samrat and Varun Sharma however, pull off a great feat and are brilliant in their portions. They also make the film funny and riotous in some parts.
Overall, Dolly Ki Doli isn't great but isn't all the bad either. The story works mostly for the social satire that it is on the national obssession - Marriage. Should you watch the film? Yes, for the idea and some entertaining performances.