‘Dream Girl’ review: Ayushmann Khurrana shines once again in this ‘audio joyride’ through visuals

When you have a cast as talented as Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Manjot Singh, Abhishek Banerjee and Ayushmann Khurrana, you are bound to have a laugh riot

‘Dream Girl’ review: Ayushmann Khurrana shines once again in this ‘audio joyride’ through visuals

Pragati Saxena

It could only be enacted by Ayushmann Khurrana who has actually worked as an RJ and knows how strong bonds are created via audio waves.

Dream Girl is a fun film though it underlines the various kinds of loneliness people suffer from in our society today.

It is not as much the story as the dialogues of the film that are very interesting, funny and well, creative in humour. When you have a cast as talented as Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Manjot Singh, Abhishek Banerjee and Ayushmann Khurrana, you are bound to have a laugh riot. Director Raaj Shaandilyaa proves that if you are a good writer and know how to tell a small story interestingly, you can create a box office hit.

Not only the screenplay is very well-knit, the dialogues are also amazing in the sense that they reflect a typical rustic yet urban sense of humour of western UP. The way actors copy the accent of the region is laudable, particularly Ayushmann Khurrana who easily shifts from urban to regional accents as he shifts from masculine to feminine voice. Nushrat Bharucha adds spice with her chirpy presence, Nidhi Bisht brings in more comedy as a heart-broken almost men-hater woman.

Film is not very long, which actually feels good and reminds you of the Amol Palekar films of yesteryears, specially Gol Maal. Every actor is accurately cast, and like the story itself none of them goes overboard.

This is a story of a boy who can imitate feminine voice. People in his town respect him as Sita or Radha as it's he who plays the role of these two in Ramlila and Krishnalila. The scene in which he comes out of his room brushing teeth and is asked by a mother to bless her son very succinctly expresses the kind of religious faith people in our country have, that goes beyond logic, rationality or even the technology development the 21st century India has gone through.

Well, back to the story, this young man desperate to get a job ends up in a call centre attending ‘love calls’ in a female voice once again! And as a woman, he succeeds in caressing many lonely souls in his sweet seductive voice. Among these lonely people are a policeman, a young boy, his own girlfriend’s brother and finally his own father!

The story sweetly tells how important it is to be patient and considerate to the people who are our closest yet so far and lonely in their heart of hearts. But that’s just the humane part of the story.

The comic dialogues almost in staccato make the film gripping and doesn’t let the pace of film slacken.

Ayushmann Khurrana has made a place for himself bringing in more variety in his roles with every movie. Music is unlike Ayushmann Khurrana films below normal with only one song which is catchy--’Radhey, Radhey...’. Rest of the songs sound more like remakes of earlier songs.

But the film provides a breath of fresh air with its comic, humane plot with simple crisp humour which most of the times reflects on our social scenario as well. Watching Dream Girl will be a good way to enjoy your weekend.

Go, watch it!

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