Certificate: U/A

Director: Ashu Trikha

Starring: Jimmy Shergil, Kriti Kharbanda, Pulkit Samrat and Satish Kaushik

Story: Deepa Bakshi

Screenplay: Dilip Shukla

Music: Meet Bros, Farzaan Faaiz, Jaidev Kumar, Ashok Punjabi

Panorama Studios and Make My Day Entertainment have come up with a film which deals with what happens when a Boy and a Girl are madly in love with each other but the Girl’s father disapproves and how they finally get married or not. The film starts off with Vijay Raaz’s voice-over introducing us to the characters in the film. Everybody loves Veer (Pulkit Samrat). He’s a magnificent man always ready to help everyone from police by helping them catch robbers to common man, girls from roadside Romeos. His father Prabhu Arora (Micky Makhija) runs a successful garment manufacturing company and tolerates his son’s shenanigans. He is in love with Geet (Kriti Kharbanda) whose father Gopi Bhalla (Satish Kaushik) is wealthy sweet shop owner and hates violence. Geet wants to get married to Veer but Veer for some reason hides their relationship from his parents. On the other hand there is Veer’s cousin brother Balli, a 35 years old man (Jimmy Shergil), who believes he is jinxed and will never get married. But a Cop named Rani Chaudhary (Yuvika Chaudhary) is madly impressed by Balli’s personality.  Balli too fights for the right against the robbers and criminals. When Veer agrees to marry Geet and during his meeting with Geet’s father, Gopi Bhalla, Bhalla sees Veer fight with people and because he hates violence, Bhalla disapproves Geet’s marriage with him. Balli tries to convince Geet’s father which misfires leading up to a fight between Bhalla and Veer’s father. In the end we see Mr. Bhalla find a guy for his daughter Geet but later finds out he only wants to marry Geet because he can get Bhalla’s 70 acre land, which then leads us to the climax of the film.

The movie is funny in a few scenes but the story is not something you have not seen before. The story is the same old boy and girl who love each other but the girl’s father disapproves their marriage leading up to all the tricks and events that take places for them to marry. Though some scenes in which Balli who listens to Shayari and also recites a few are funny. The first half is boring and the story in the first half largely revolves around introducing the characters but second half has some fun moments. Also one can see Sapna Chaudhary of the big boss fame in a wedding song in the second half.

Production values are okay, the film is stylishly shot. Cinematography by Johny Lal is good. Music is also good while it’s playing out in film but Hatt Ja Tau is the pick of the lot. Editing is okay.  Dialogues should have been funnier especially if it’s a comedy film.

Performances wise, Jimmy Shergil shines the brightest. His performance is relatable, while Kriti Kharbanda is likeable as an empowered girl in a character where there was nothing much to do. Although Pulkit Samrat does well his character should have had more flair and should’ve been more consequential towards the plot. Satish Kaushik is hilarious whenever he comes on screen.

As the director, Ashu Trikha drops the device midway, he could have also dropped some unnecessary characters in the film. Although the story is not new and something that is seen before many times, his direction keeps the audiences intact in the film.

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