Dream Girl Reviews by Critics: Ayushmann Khurrana starrer has received positive reviews from critics. The average rating is 3.05 from the 10 reviews we have collected so far.
- Positive: 7
- Neutral: 2
- Negative: 1
- Avg Rating: 3.05/5
Ayushmann Khurrana continues his dream run… Full-on entertainer with dollops of humour… Garnished with witty lines… Ayushmann, Annu Kapoor terrific… Raaj Shaandilyaa’s direction hits the right chord.
All said and done, just go for it! Take as many people as you can and just go laugh your heart out for these couple of hours. It not only busts the stress but also reminds you of how bad Bollywood was missing a good -written out and out comedy film.
You stay watching Dream Girl for Khurrana. He plays Karam/Pooja with grace and conviction, and makes this thing sing. He is the one who has been shifting the goal-posts in the depiction of masculinity in status-quoist Bollywood, and this film, in which he plays both man-and-woman, minus preciousness and exaggeration, would have been the perfect vehicle to take the conversation a notch higher. If only the film had been better.
Ayushmann Khurrana & some excellent co-stars are funny despite bumpy writing. The screenplay gets repetitive in the second half, runs out of ideas and also leaves loose ends hanging. Just when you think Dream Girl has succumbed to what critics have in the past called The Curse of the Second Half though, it picks up once again thanks to certain cast members with unfailing comic timing.
Dream Girl is a non-stop gag-fest. And all that you need to know is if the gags being thrown at you at the speed of light, hits your brains, or bounces off the skull. This is the kind of unpretentious, over-the-top, front-bencher comedy that actors led by Govinda used to crack it with hits, or misses, often written by Rumi Jaffery, or directed by David Dhawan, back in the ’90s.
A must-watch mainly for Ayushmann’s laudable performance, and of course a heavy dose of laughter to break free from your boring and busy lives. The seemingly preachy climax, however, with a message that won’t necessarily register in your mind looks a bit off-track. But Dream Girl, overall, is a winner for sure.
Dream Girl is your film if you are looking for a couple of hours packed with feel-good fun. Only, don’t go in looking for deeper nuances just because the film flaunts Ayushmann Khurrana as its hero – there are none.
In brevity, the much-anticipated movie is as a massy entertainer with a high dose of humour would be. However, if you are in search of a film for your binge-watch session of light-hearted films, this one would land up as a one-time watch.
At the end, ‘Dream Girl’ is surely delightful but the humour in it will not be everyone’s cup of tea. You have to give the film wide latitude. You will laugh, not only at Ayushmann Khurrana, but also at the dialogue and the plot’s improbable situations. After all, a sense of the absurd is what comedy is all about.