Hum Do Hamare Do is a heartwarming tale of two separate love stories of two different couples that impact each other. It is a portrayal of traditional thoughts in a modern setting and I have loved every bit of it. From mind-blowing casting to outstanding performances, this one has all the makings of a deep emotional love story that will make you want to fall in love all over again. And I am not talking about just Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon's bond here. In fact, I found the relationship shared by Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak Shah, and the way their love blossoms, more endearing than the lead couple.
Have a look at the film's trailer here:
Things that I liked about Hum Do Hamare Do:
- Direction is crisp:
The progression of the plot was perfect in its pace. There was no beating around the bush and I was glad that the build up of the story did not take most of the first half of the film. Background stories to characters were smartly included in appropriate scenes. I was totally glued to my screen and there was not even one dull moment when I felt like taking a stroll around the house.
2. Comic timing is impeccable:
Being a respected and experienced artist in both Hindi as well as Gujarati cinema and also being a veteran theatre artist, Paresh was a natural when it came to comedy. His comic timing was well supported by that of Aparshakti, Rajkummar and Ratna to create a laugh riot in some scenes and it acted as a great comic relief.
3. Stellar performances:
The beautiful emotions enacted by each of the actors brought a smile to my face. Raj, Kriti, Paresh as well as Ratna were convincing in their acts and thus created an impact. Watching Raj in such a smart and confident urban role was a pleasant surprise as many of his past characters have been essentially underconfident ones. Kriti was adorable as usual, however, there was a certain evolution, an elevation that I noticed in both her and Raj's performances and I am not complaining at all. Meanwhile, Ratna was brilliant with her signature style of acting and I was blown away by how gracefully she unraveled her layered character. I can't think of another artist who could have done this role better than her.
4. Beautiful concepts:
Emotions were very beautiful put forth by the makers and cast through their dialogues and acts. Paresh's deep love for Ratna was shown blossoming in a sweet way. The importance for hearts to connect rather than having blood-ties was well portrayed in the film. The brilliant sound score and songs lent to these emotions quite well.
Things that could have been better in Hum Do Hamare Do:
- Some poorly built characters:
I felt like Kriti's character could have been more developed. For a new-age Vlogger, the actress was shown to be rather naïve. Also, I would have imagined a Vlogger to have a more progressive outlook towards life and the future life partner than what was shown. Apart from Kriti, even Aparshakti's character could have been paid more attention to. Despite being a married man, his wife featured in only one scene throughout the film. This man is shown mostly spending time with Raj and it seemed a little unrealistic for a married person being out of his own house for so long.
2. Plot gets unconvincing at times:
The hoards of fake relatives that are brought in by Aparshakti for Raj and Kriti's engagement was insane and I wondered how, not even once, did the bride's family notice that they were not really related.
Hum Do Hamare Do is directed by Abhishek Jain and produced by Dinesh Vijan. It was released on Disney Plus Hotstar today and if you are a romantic at heart, I suggest you must watch this one as it will transport you into this dreamy, mushy mode. It surely did the magic for me and I still can't get rid of the smile on my face. It's that cute!
My verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5.