Dum Laga Ke Haisha is all about Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana), a high school dropout, a die hard Kumar Sanu fan and a well read, over qualified but fat Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar).
Prem’s parents father, Chandrabhan Tiwari (Sanjay Mishra) and mother Sashi Tiwari (Alka Amin) get their son married to Sandhya much against his wishes.
Sandhya genuinely loves Prem but Prem is totally disinterested in her. When his news reaches the ears of both the families, they are nervous and also scared about the couple’s future relationship.
On the insistence of her mother Subhadra Rani (Seema Pahwa), Sandhya even tries to seduce Prem but then too nothing happens.
After trying to hard to keep her marriage intact, Sandhya finally gives up and files for divorce, where the court decides a time of six months for the couple to spend with each other, in case they have a change of mind.
In all of this, their village announces the annual competition named Dum Laga Ke Haisha, in which the husbands have to carry their wives on their back and run till the finishing lines.
Prem agrees to do so only because if he wins the competition he could get a chance to meet his idol Kumar Sanu who is coming in as as the chief guest.
All’s well that ends well and this forms the basic crux of Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
Coming to the performances, well everyone is superbly cast except for Ayushmann Khurrana, who does not look the past at all.
Debutant Bhumi Pednekar is brilliant in the film and in her we have a star.
Sharat Katariya shows a lot of promise as a director and with this one he has proved that you cannot write him off post his disastrous first film 10 ml Love.
The film is set in 1995 in Haridwar and the makes have really taken a lot of pains on the detailing. Be it audio tapes or video cassette, the simple non high tech life or the fixation of actresses like Juhi Chawla; it’s all very nicely put together.
There is everything great about the film, even though it’s a copy of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. The only thing that spoils this one is Ayushmann Khurrana who is miscast.
Wish the makes could have cast Rajkummar Rao instead.
It's cute, it has some very strong performances and it has a miscast Ayushmann Khurrana; well we are talking about director Sharat Katariya's Dum Laga...3.0