Yash Raj banner has earlier produced movies like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Band Baaja Baaraat, which had marriage as the backdrop. The production house is now back with one more movie on the same subject. But its latest venture Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is totally different and it lives up to the legacy.
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is a romantic comedy flick, which is set amongst upper middle class families in northern India. The performances by Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ali Zafar are the major highlights of the film. Ali Abbas Zafar's wonderful script and direction and Sohail Sen's music are the other attractions of the film.
Inspired by the matrimonial advertisements in newspapers, director Ali Abbas Zafar has created an interesting plot and garnished it with lively characters, which make the film a fun and joyous ride. The subject of the marriage has been used in several Bollywood flick, but the director has managed to be different in its treatment in the movie Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.
The director has made the first half of Mere Brother Ki Dulhan very interesting by including lots of fun elements. But his story turns bit predictable in the second half, which makes it unexciting. However, the twist in climax also seems to be dragging, but it is enjoyable.
Luv (Ali Zafar) is staying in London and his brother Kush (Imran Khan) is in search of an ideal Indian bride (Dulhan) for him. After an array of encounters with several families, Kush finds a girl-named Dimple (Katrina Kaif), who is the craziest/wackiest girl. Both the families agree for their union. But Kush falls in love with her when the preparations for their marriage are in full swing. What happens next will form the climax of the film Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.
Imran Khan is a perfect match for the role and he has done a fabulous acting. As wacky girl, Katrina Kaif's performance is a notch better than her acting in her previous films. And the chemistry between Katrina and Imran is simply superb. Ali Zafar, who is making his acting debut with this film, has an impeccable comic timing. Others like Tara D'Souza, Parikshit Sahni and Kanwaljeet Singh are also good in their respective roles.
Besides having admirable performances, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan has also got rich technical elements. Mainly Sohail Sen's music is beautiful and it suits the mood of the film. Its songs are both mass as well as class. The soundtracks like 'Dhunki...', 'Choomantar...', 'Madhubala...' and the title song are excellent. Sudeep Chatterjee's cinematography and Bosco-Caesar's choreography also add to the beauty of the movie.
In a nutshell, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is a wholesome entertainer with a tender story. It can be good time-passer for this weekend. Don't miss it.
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Cast: Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ali Zafar, Arfeen Khan, Kanwaljit Singh, Parikshat Sahni
Music: Sohail Sen