Film: Hum Do Hamare Do
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aparshakti Khurana, Manu Rishi Chadha, Prachee Shah Pandya, Saanand Verma
Director: Abhishek Jain
Rating: 3.5 Moons
Some relationships are not forged in blood yet they become our family, this is the premise of Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak’s film Hum Do Hamare Do. Directed by Abhishek Jain and produced by Dinesh Vijan under his production banner Maddock Films, Hum Do Hamare Do is a quirky comedy entertainer that expertly portrays the longing of people coming from broken families.
Hum Do Hamare Do revolves around Rajkummar’s character of Dhruv, who is an orphan and has never known his parents. Kriti plays his girlfriend Aanya, who proclaims early in the film that she will marry a guy who has a loving family with a cute dog and thereby starts his predicament. Dhruv, in order to get married to his love employs his friend Santy’s (played by Aparshakti Khurana) help in finding a pair of ‘fake parents’ for Aanya’s satisfaction. The two friends zero down on Purushottam Mishra (played by Paresh Rawal) and Dipti Kashyap (Ratna Pathak Shah) to play Dhruv’s fake parents. The process of finding the ‘parents’ and what relationship Dipti and Purushottam share are the high points of the film and makes it highly entertaining.
Rajkummar is impeccable as Dhruv and portrays the emotions of an orphan with aplomb. He makes you feel for his dilemma and longing for having a family. His innocence also makes an impact in the film. On the other hand, Kriti puts in a superb performance as her family’s darling daughter with a twinkle in her eyes. Her chemistry with Rajkummar is crackling and the two present an effortless camaraderie on screen that is reminiscent of their earlier work in Bareilly Ki Barfi.
However, Hum Do Hamare Do will be remembered by the class acts of Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak Shah. The two veteran actors steal the show with their performances and screen presence. Paresh nails the comedic scenes and his relationship with Ratna coupled with their banter makes an interesting subplot of the film. They have managed to shoulder the film’s responsibility with panache. The twist in Purushottam’s and Dipti’s relationship is the film’s integral part. Aparshakti Khurana once again portrays the role of the ‘friend in need is a friend indeed’ impeccably well and lends credible support to Rajkummar in all his scenes. Manu Rishi Chadha and Prachee Shah Paandya as Aanya’s parents present a strong focal point in the film’s narrative. Saanand Verma proves once again that he is one of the best talents when it comes to comedic roles.
Abhishek Jain has successfully brought a quirky comedy to life with his direction. He has also co-written the story with Deepak Venkateshan which gives him an added advantage in keeping the reins of the film in firm hands. Prashant Jha’s script makes for a compelling slice-of-life film that brings a poignant issue to fore. However, the dialogues of the film could have been better and falls flat in several places. Sachin-Jigar’s music adds a fine touch to Hum Do Hamare Do. Amalendu Chaudhary’s cinematography makes the flick visually appealing.
Hum Do Hamare Do is a family entertainer that you can comfortable watch with your own near and dear ones and manages to impart an important message of combating loneliness and finding love, support and strength in strangers in a lucid and clear manner.
PeepingMoon.com gives Hum Do Hamare Do, 3.5 Moons.