Much as this film is set in West Indies and tries too hard to be cool and hip, Dulha Mil Gaya only reminds us of all the good and bad things about Hindi cinema. Its a little tacky, melodramatic, full of cliches for most of its running length and yet pretty neat fun.
The story has a lot of fun at its base, and yet its played out in a very under-stated manner. Thus, despite being capable of some fire-cracking entertainment, the film only ends up being mildly enjoyable.
Sure, the director knows how to use his Background music for the comic parts. Also its relieving to see him not to resort to cliches in some major scenes. Yet the film fails to score completely, and that’s due to the inconsistency of its tone.
In a standard Hindi cinema, a plot is never too complex. Things are always easy-going and characters way too one-shaded. However, after a decent first half, one of the leading characters turns grey and we are forced to think a little. And that’s where the film fails miserably. It has got all the Masala ingredients, and is yet not ideally suited to entertain our “masses”
If the 2nd half still manages to hook us, its because of the in-control SRK’s guest appearance. He lights up the screen and though the audience might feel a triffle too disappointed with his late-coming, he makes up for it never-the-less. After a long long time, Sushmita Sen gets a role she could boast of. And what better than a semi-autobiographical part. She carries it off pretty well. Among the rest, Fardeen is just passable and so is Ishita Sharma.
Ultimately, it depends on the mindset of the audience while going for this film. . If your idea of entertainment has been raised by a great extent after 3 Idiots and Avatar (not your fault, obviously)
But If knows how to be content with some ‘okay-dokay’ family entertainment, Dulha Mil Gaya is not such a bad fare afterall.
Rating – 2.5