Movie Review: Dolly Ki Doli (2015)

Box Office: Flop

Second_Look_PosterMeet Dolly (Sonam). The ultimate runaway bride. But she doesn’t ride off into the sunset on a steed. She dumps the studs in sherwanis instead. After robbing them of their money and jewellery – leaving their real ‘jewels’ untouched. The ‘con-banega-fraud-pati’ gang has a full TV serial of a family. A dowry-doling dad, a ‘groom-scanning’ brother (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub) and a maa of all chornis to complete this dump-the-dulha drama. Dolly simply dolls up, bats her pretty lashes and charms the men into marrying her. Before drugging them with laced milk and stealing all they possess. Her rules are simple too – Age, caste, no bar! Wedlock Sex – totally barred!

So we have two poorer but wiser looted victims – Haryanvi boy Raju (Rajkummar) and Delhi munda Manjot (Varun). Raju rebels against his family to marry her. A quick, grand wedding follows and on the suhaag raat Dolly serves her deadly dose of doodh. Of course, coy bride sticks to denying her desperate dulhas their ‘first-night’ privileges.

But media catches up. She’s labelled ‘looteri dulhan’ on TV. So she has to drop the ‘Dolly’ and get more filmi names like Madhuri, Juhi, Vidya (though she looks just the same!). The plan stays strangely smooth. Next, she meets Manjot. Story repeats. Dolly disappears with the moolah and he’s screwed (nope, he doesn’t get ‘any’ either). Meanwhile, cop Robin Singh (Pulkit) is tracking down this dulhan-on-the-run, but he has his own motive for cracking this doli.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “DOLLY KI DOLI is a stress buster that will make you smile as you’ll leave the theatre. “
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “Watch this one for fun on the run. As long as you’re not light-laugh-lactose intolerant.”
Times of India
3.0 “Dolly Ki Doli is worth a ride!”
3.0 “Debut director Abhishek Dogra gives us a film that’s an above-average entertainer, with an interesting story and a solid ensemble cast. Worth a watch!”
3.0 “Overall, despite glitches that test your sense of logic and actuality, ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ comes across an entertaining film.”
3.0 “An enjoyable film, worth a watch. “
3.0 ” Sonam Kapoor seems to have found her momentum at last”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Dolly Ki Doli is not completely unworthy of the 100 minutes that it demands from the audience.”
NDTV Movies
2.5 “Waste Of Time And Money.”
2.5 “Nevertheless, “Dolly Ki Doli” is a breezy watch, one that is salvaged largely because it knows how to deliver smart lines and, most importantly, knows when to end.”
2.5 “A quirky story line that does not shy away from having a unconventional ending and also Varun Sharma and Rajkummar Rao’s brilliant performances. “
2.5 “‘Dolly’ is a strange mish mash of a conwoman and Sati Savitri and so is ‘Dolly Ki Doli’, which starts out with a lot of promise, but ultimately isn’t convincing enough.”
2.5 “Dolly Ki Doli could have been spunkier, funkier and all things better. Watch it only for Rajkummar Rao, Varun Sharma and Archana Puran Singh.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Strictly for Sonam Kapoor’s diehard fans”
Daily Bhaskar
2.0 “Good performances make this film worth a watch”
2.0 “‘Dolly Ki Doli’ is a con gone wrong. Watch it at your own risk.”
1.5 “Dolly Ki Doli’ is neither biting social comment, nor unfettered fun.”

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