Review of Dream Girl 2: Ayushmann Khurrana’s movie lacks originality and finesse.

In Ayushmann Khurrana’s recent flick, Dream Girl 2, there’s a mix of elements at play. It’s a comedy where the main man rocks the drag look, delivering some hilarious lines inspired by pop culture. The supporting cast shines, adding depth to the story. While it follows a successful prequel, this time around, Raaj Shaandilyaa’s direction feels a bit empty and predictable, leaving you a bit underwhelmed. I’ve always admired Ayushmann Khurrana’s film choices. His movies stand out as a genre of their own, addressing societal issues with a blend of humor. His sharp scripts and realistic characters usually hit the mark, but this time, Dream Girl 2 falls into the trap of generic Bollywood comedy. It feels like a throwback to the comedies of the past, lacking the freshness we usually associate with Khurrana’s work.

The storyline of Dream Girl 2 is as thin as a wafer. Right from the start, you can predict how things will play out. Karam, played by Khurrana, and his dad face financial troubles and end up staying with Karam’s friend Smiley due to their haveli being taken over by the banks. Karam, a singer, is in love with Pari, but her father sets a condition for their marriage. To make quick money, Karam dives into various roles, including a bar dancer and a rich man’s wife, leading to a series of comedic mishaps. The plot kicks off in Mathura and shifts to a wealthy Muslim household in Agra, where the character Pooja (Khurrana in drag) attracts multiple suitors, adding to the chaos. While watching Dream Girl 2, a bunch of questions popped into my head. Why doesn’t Karam opt for a regular job given his talents? How does Pari, a lawyer, fall for Karam’s antics? And why doesn’t Karam involve her in his money-making schemes? These unanswered questions left me scratching my head throughout the film. Dream Girl 2 does have its share of witty lines, but the plot’s predictability and unanswered queries may leave you wanting more.

The movie had some parts that were just not cool. They were throwing around jokes about people’s bodies, ages, heights, and even women’s stuff. I was hoping for something different with Khurrana in the lead, but even he got caught up in the same old formula that’s supposed to guarantee success at the box office. It’s a shame that talented actors like Seema Pahwa, Annu Kapoor, Abhishek Banerjee, Manoj Joshi, and Manjot Singh didn’t get much to work with in the film. Khurrana did his best with a story that didn’t make much sense. He was all dramatic as Karam, but surprisingly natural as Pooja, playing a soft-spoken woman with grace. But the rest of the cast didn’t get many chances to shine. The chemistry between the main couple was missing. Ananya Panday looked stunning, but she didn’t get enough screen time and felt out of place next to Khurrana. Interestingly, Khurrana seemed to click better with Banerjee. Maybe it’s because they’re both great actors who complement each other well, or maybe they had better-written lines. Watching Dream Girl 2 gave me a major late 1990s vibe. It’s definitely not your typical Ayushmann Khurrana movie. You might chuckle a bit here and there, but overall, it might end up being one of the weakest films in Khurrana’s otherwise impressive collection. Watch it if you dare!

Mar 22, 2024 - Posted by filmygod - No Comments

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