Mudassar Aziz doesn't get the comic spirit right, although he does add a dash of EQ to the proceedings. Aziz has tailored the script to ensure that he factors in the typical ‘family’ crowd our Hindi films have been famous for targeting in the past. The film may be a bit traditional in that sense and stick out like a sore thumb in this era of urbane concepts and edgy narrations. But as a debut effort, he does a not-so-bad job.
Actually after watching this film it looks like that Aziz came from the old school of filmmaking that puts no lateral thinking in his conventional-to-the-core writing and direction. Although Co-written by debutant director Mudassar Aziz, the screenplay of Dulha Mil Gaya skittles from cliché to cliché, packing in every stereotype you can think of - from a gay butler named Lotus, to a karva chauth ceremony that ends with Shah Rukh making an entry accompanied by swelling background score. Oh God!! Save me!! The characterizations were as much clichéd as their conflicts.
Aziz makes a half-decent watch out of it. Of course, the film could have done without a lot of things – the unwanted comedy, some really cheesy dialogues. The village belle gives way for some standard broken English jokes but the dialogues are far from being funny, forget witty. And though he doesn’t resort to toilet humour, Mudassar (literally) employs latrine thinking in scripting a couple of scenes where cupid strikes when the couple is heading towards lavatory.
On the final, I hope Aziz comes back with some nice script in his second time.
1.75 / 5