‘Hum Do Hamare Do’ by Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon is a comedy film wrapped in a big message. The message is that a person is incomplete without a family. His successes are meaningless. The real fun comes only with loved ones. Family is not determined by blood relations alone. The hands of the unknown as well as the companions make a complete family. This is all true too. The film also succeeds to a great extent in making that emotion felt.
It also presents the aspirations of today’s youth and the basis of choosing a life partner in a convincing manner. The note on which the film begins, follows it with a disciplined spirit till the end. Its screenplay has some flaws in some places, but it gives a feel good family film to the audience without being loud. There has also been a bit of slow speed and repetition at some places.
The protagonist Dhruv Shikhar (Rajkumar Rao) is an orphan. He has spent his childhood at the Dhaba for survival. Longing for the family. However, on his own, he becomes a well-known entrepreneur. The blogger wants to marry Anya Mehra (Kriti Sanon), who is not only an obsession but also a fashionista of the family. In such a situation, the hero sets out to find his parents with the help of his friends Shanti (Aparshakti Khurana) and Shadiram (Saanand Verma), but his search ends on Purushottam Mishra (Paresh Rawal) and Deepti Kashyap (Ratna Pathak Shah), who have their own The past has its tales.
Then what’s the confusion and the comedy and emotion that comes from it, the film is about that. Rajkumar Rao, Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal, Ratna Pathak Shah have given strong performances in the characters of these four. Aparshakti Khurana, Sanand Verma have remained in their characters. As Anya’s father, Manu Rishi Chadha has spread the shade of his wit. Rajkummar Rao is not repetitive. Kriti looks impressive with her screen presence and delivery.
The first half of the film is pleasant. The expressions of love and the love that Anya Mehra has for her family, makes people living away from their families in the quest of livelihood. Trapped in the race of success and the compulsion of survival, makes a person stop for a moment and think about how relevant a family is without the vicious cycle in which he is engaged night and day. The problem is in the second half.
It traces the journey, past and thinking of Dhruv, Anya, Purushottam and Deepti with a long pause before the interval. The characters are well built up. The audience waits for how long the heroine and her family will not be able to catch the fake parents. When that happens, the makers and Reuters have been quick to bring the film to the end.
Nevertheless, the message of the film and the tone of comedy have given freshness to it. Its not being loud is its strength. It says a lot in Metaphor. In some places it has not been able to give concrete reasons, that has been its weakness. The music of Sachin Jigar is instrumental in taking the story forward. The production value of the film has emerged from the camera, production design, costume design.
Star Cast – Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aparshakti Khurana
Director- Abhishek Jain
Duration – two hours nine minutes
Ratings- 3.5/5 stars