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Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (transl. Humpty Sharma's bride) is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film[2] written and directed by Shashank Khaitan in his directorial debut, and produced by Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions.[3][4] It features Varun Dhawan as Humpty Sharma and Alia Bhatt as Kavya Pratap Singh.[5][6] Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania notes the second pairing of leads after their debut Student of the Year and was released on 11 July 2014 and emerged a commercial success. A sequel, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, was released in 2017.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byShashank Khaitan
Produced byKaran Johar
Written byShashank Khaitan
StarringVarun Dhawan
Asin
Alia Bhatt
Ashutosh Rana
Siddharth Shukla
Music byOriginal songs:
Sachin-Jigar
Shaarib-Toshi
Score:
John Stewart
Sachin Tendulkar
CinematographyNeha Parti Matiyani
Om Prakash (1 song)
Edited byManan Sagar
Production
company
Distributed byReliance Entertainment
AA Films
Release date
  • 11 July 2014 (2014-07-11)
Running time
135 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget33 crore[1]
Box officeest. 110.76 crore[1]

Contents

PlotEdit

Kavya Singh (Alia Bhatt), a beautiful, educated and stylish young girl who is set to be engaged to an NRI American doctor, Angad (Siddharth Shukla), decides to go to Delhi to buy an expensive designer bridal dress for her wedding, after her father, Kamaljeet (Ashutosh Rana) refuses to get her the pricey dress. She meets Rakesh "Humpty" Sharma (Varun Dhawan) in Delhi, who gets attracted to her. Humpty, with the help of his friends, Shonty (Gaurav Pandey) and Poplu (Sahil Vaid), chases and harasses Kavya, but she’s not interested. He, however, manages to befriend her. Kavya confides in Humpty, that her friend in Delhi, Gurpreet Sodhi (Guncha Narula), was blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend, who had secretly filmed a sex sequence of the two.

Humpty stumbles upon an idea for victimizing Gurpreet’s ex that would also avenge Gurpreet, and also gather the money for the wedding dress for Kavya. They manage to get some money but Kavya isn’t happy about the way that money is obtained. However, these ensuing adventures make Kavya fall for Humpty, and the night before she’s supposed to leave Delhi for her home in Ambala, Humpty and Kavya have sex. When Humpty asks her if she loves him, she says she won’t go against Kamaljeet's wishes. In order to help Humpty get the money for Kavya’s dress, his father and friends chip in. Kavya reluctantly accepts the money and leaves Delhi.

Kavya is a changed person when she arrives home. She tells her family that she has decided not to buy that expensive dress. In the meantime, she gifts a fancy car to Humpty using that money, as she had known about Humpty's father’s dream for a car. Overwhelmed, Humpty and his friends go to Ambala, where he tries to win over Kavya. Kamaljeet believes firmly in arranged marriages against love marriages, as his elder daughter, Swati, married against his wishes and the marriage turned out to be a disaster ending in divorce. Kamaljeet instantly disapproves of Humpty, and gets him & his friends beaten up. Upon repeated persuasion, he gives Humpty a chance to find at least one reason why his daughter shouldn’t marry Angad. He sets him a five-day deadline to give him the reason. Humpty and his friends try their best to find flaws in Angad but fail to do so.

At the end of the deadline and on her wedding day, Kavya runs away from home and calls Humpty to join her on a train to leave the town to which he refuses and convinces Kavya to get off the train.In the meantime Kamaljeet and the rest of the family reach the train station, where Kavya and Humpty are embracing each other.Kamaljeet is enraged and hits Humpty. Humpty gives a powerful and touching explanation saying that he may not be as rich, successful or good-looking as Angad, but he loves Kavya from the core of his heart. He leaves Ambala and heads back to Delhi after that incident. When Kavya is dressed up as a bride, Kamaljeet asks her if she still fancies that expensive wedding dress. She replies she’s not fit for expensive classy dress, but is suitable for local dresses. He gets the idea that her relationship would be fuller with Humpty, the local boy and not Angad, the American doctor. He brings everyone to Delhi where he approaches Humpty and gives his consent to marry his daughter.

CastEdit

DevelopmentEdit

In August 2013, Dharma Productions confirmed that Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt would be portraying the main leads. This was the second time the pair will be seen together in a movie after Student of the Year. And it was also their second time working with the producer Karan Johar, who directed Student of the Year.[7] Karan Johar in a press conference said that the movie is a tribute to the cult romantic classic Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.

Filming took place in Mumbai with a second schedule completed on 12 March in Punjab.[8][9] Filming took place in Vaseela in March 2014 with more planned for Ambala and Chandigarh.[10] The filming was completed in Ambala, Chandigarh, Khan Market and Delhi University,[11] at a budget of 17.5 crore (US$2.5 million).[12]

The song "Saturday Saturday" was filmed in Mumbai Film City recreating the Colosseum for a futuristic avatar song with Om Prakash as the director of photography and with Ahmed Khan as the choreographer.[13]

SoundtrackEdit

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Soundtrack album by
Sachin-Jigar, Sharib-Toshi and Jawad Ahmed
Released16 June 2014 (2014-06-16)
GenreElectronic, Pop, Sufi, Punjabi
Length25:42
LanguageHindi
LabelSony Music
ProducerKaran Johar
Sachin-Jigar chronology
Shuddh Desi Romance
(2013)
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
(2014)
Entertainment
(2014)
Shaarib-Toshi chronology
Jackpot
(2013)
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
(2014)
Zid
(2014)

The film's soundtrack is composed by Sachin-Jigar and Shaarib-Toshi with lyrics penned by Kumaar, Irshad Kamil and movie director Shashank Khaitan.[2]

The song "Saturday Saturday" was the first single track released, which was originally composed by The Titans, Badshah and recreated by Sharib-Toshi. The song "Samjhawan" was originally taken from 2010 Punjabi film Virsa music done by Jawad Ahmed and sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Farah Anwar. The second single track "Mein Tenu Samjhawan Ki" is sung by actress Alia Bhatt while lyrics have been given by lyricist Kumaar. DJ Chetas composed The Humpty Mashup also known as Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Mashup.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Saturday Saturday"Indeep Bakshi, Badshah, KumaarShaarib-Toshi, The Titans, BadshahAkriti Kakkar, Indeep Bakshi, Badshah3:30
2."Samjhawan"Ahmed Anees, KumaarJawad Ahmed, Shaarib-ToshiArijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal4:29
3."Lucky Tu Lucky Me"Shashank KhaitanSachin-JigarBenny Dayal, Anushka Manchanda, Varun Dhawan3:23
4."Daingad Daingad"Irshad KamilSachin-JigarUdit Narayan, Divya Kumar, Akriti Kakkar, Pratibha Baghel, Deepali Sathe, Niharika Sinha3:43
5."Emotional Fool"KumaarShaarib-ToshiToshi Sabri3:26
6."D Se Dance"Irshad KamilSachin-JigarVishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade
Additional Vocals: Anushka Manchanda
3:27
7."Samjhawan (Unplugged)"Ahmed Anees, KumaarJawad Ahmed, Sharib-ToshiAlia Bhatt3:36
Total length:25:42

AwardsEdit

Stardust Awards 2014
7th Mirchi Music Awards

SequelEdit

In May 2016, it was announced that Chaudhary will write and direct another romantic comedy under the Dharma Productions banner with Dhawan and Bhatt playing the lead roles. Although the two films will have different plots and characters, the film is considered the second installment in the Dulhania franchise that began with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. The second installment, titled Badrinath Ki Dulhania, released on 10 March 2017.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania - Movie - Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  3. ^ ", Sanjay Datt to star together in Ki Dulhania". Hindustan Times. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Varun Dhawan Shoots For 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' Despite Being Unwell and being shot in his chest several times". Yahoo. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is an ode to true romance". The Times of India. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt to star together in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania". India Today. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  7. ^ Mangaokar, Shalvi. "Varun Dhawan, Hot Alia Bhatt to star together in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  8. ^ "In the cross fire". The Indian Express. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  9. ^ "From Student Of The Year To Highway; Alia Bhatt Has Come A Long Way". Business of Cinema. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  10. ^ "'Punjab feels like home…': Varun Dhawan". Hindustan Times. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  11. ^ "'Alia Bhatt and Varun on a shopping spree at 6.30 am?'". The Times of India. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  12. ^ "'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' and 'Lai Bhaari' pack solid punch!". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan step into future for 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Watch: Varun and Alia unveil Badrinath Ki Dulhania's quirky motion poster!". Deccan Chronicle. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.

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