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Dolly Ki Doli (2015)

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Dolly is a con woman who marries unsuspecting men and on the wedding night runs away with their money. On the case is a police officer and two disgruntled grooms.

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Abhishek Dogra
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Credited cast:
Malaika Arora ... Dancer
Karan Ashar Karan Ashar ... Gujarati guy in Title Track
Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub ... (as Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub)
Karim Hajee ... Dulha
Brijendra Kala ... Sub Inspector Khan
Sonam Kapoor ... Dolly
Saif Ali Khan ... Cameo
Umar Raza Khan Umar Raza Khan ... Muslim Husband
Rajkummar Rao ... Sonu Sarawat
Pulkit Samrat ... Robin Singh
Varun Sharma ... Manjot
Archana Puran Singh
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Dolly (Sonam Kapoor) seems like the perfect bride to go with the perfect family, maybe too perfect as her unsuspecting grooms from all sorts of ethnic and religious backgrounds find out the hard way that she's a serial con artist who makes away with their wealth after wedding them. Its upto police inspector Robin (Pulkit Samrat) and two disgruntled grooms Sonu (Rajkumar Rao) and Manjot (Varun Sharma) to catch the group of thieves in the act.

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Comedy | Romance

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Dolly Is An Annoying Bride. ♦ 34%
24 January 2015 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

I like comedies about social issues; the reason I count myself among the few people who liked Daawat-E-Ishq's (2014) story. Dolly Ki Doli, as it turns out, is a mixture of that film + the female version of Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl (2012) + Hollywood rom-com Runaway Bride.

The story about a petty girl who teams up with crooks to form a family and cheat well off grooms and their families is appealing. The screenplay starts off rather gaudily, slipping in the item song by the sexy Malaika Arora in the first fifteen minutes. There is no background on how and what and why Dolly (Sonam Kapoor) and her fake family are doing what they are doing. Not even the proceedings throw light into the origin. Of course, there is some silly philosophical babble that explains Dolly's immoral profession at the end, but it doesn't make sense.

There are few comedic sequences that jeers at issues like arranged marriages in India, auspicious post-wedding first-nights, traditions, dowry customs, etc., but they all fade into nothingness. The final twenty minutes are the worst I have seen in any movie in the past months and that includes Bhushan Patel's torturous, concocted dish Alone (2015).

Even if one sustains the tedious first half, nothing will stop you from wondering whether the writers really put in any effort to end this drama rather ceremoniously. There is nothing to talk about the filmmaking parameters, except that Sonam Kapoor cannot act. I have brought up this issue in many (all) of my reviews of her films that Kapoor is just not the chip off the old block. She should shift to catering, or even better: miming in a park in Bandra.

The supporting cast (Rao and Samrat, too) adds humor and ounces of glory to the film while Kapoor is busy dancing in at least four songs that I happen to notice.

BOTTOM LINE: If I were a 27 year old lad with a job and no girlfriend looking for a getaway this weekend, I would skip Dolly Ki Doli. I would even skip that pretentious Baby (2015) and Depp's career suicide Mortdecai (2015). Instead, I would go to a beach and watch the sun go down the horizon and induce pleasure from it. 3/10.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES


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India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolly se marita See more »

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India

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