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Dolly Ki Doli – Short & Crisp With Amazing Performances

Dolly Ki Doli is a much hyped cinematic venture because of a few points, after Salman Khan, his “kid-brother” has first time invested on any other main-lead. After playing the title-role in “Khoobsurat”, where Sonam was appreciated by critics, this movie also features her in main role. Is she able to get same response? Pairing against 3 actors and matching the chemistry with each is not an easy task. Let’s see what Dolly Ki Doli offers its viewers!

Dolly Ki Doli revolves around the female protagonist Dolly (Sonam Kapoor) and her gang, which appears as her family. Zeeshan Ayub (plays – the gang mate), extracts the information about qualified, rich and innocent families and then the Dolly’s gang approach them to fix her wedding with their wards. The movie is a journey of Dolly, primarily, and then the cons she does mainly with Sonu Sarawat (Rajkumar Rao), Manjot Singh (Varun Sharma) and Robin Singh (Pulkit Samrat).

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Performance wise the characters who stand out in the movie include Rajkumar Rao, Zeeshan Ayub, Pulkit Samrat and then Varun. Yes! Sonam Kapoor does not “shine” in this movie, she carries the role well, but there aren’t performance oriented scenes (okay – just one or two at the most). She, however, is casted in a main role but she a) does not get a script which could help her stand out from the lot, b) she does not invested in the diction, performance and making it look interesting.

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Rajkumar Rao is a treat to watch from first scene to the last. He is a volcano of talent and his Haryanavi diction is free from flaws. He is first rate and should consider doing comedies more often. In his romantic and emotional scenes, audience just couldn’t distracted by anything – very engaging. Zeeshan Ayub is an actor who is always under-stated and right from his first installment he has always impressed his viewers in movies like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Jannat 2 and Raanjhanaa. His outburst of emotions is amazing. If given stronger roles to this actor, he could easily stand in the league of performers like Boman Irani and Paresh Rawal.  – mark these words.

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Pulkit Samrat is a fresh breeze in Dolly Ki Doli; he looks smart, handsome and dashing. In his Robin Singh’s avatar you can easily witness a younger Robinhood/Chullbul Pandey from the Dabbangg series. With his eyes, eye-browse, gestures and walk, he looks convincing. Watch out his intense act when he shouts at Sonam on the highway. Varun is cute and gives a calculated performance with a few traces of his Fukrey’s adorable Choocha. This will sure be his prominent work.

From the rest of the cast Manoj Joshi and Brijendra Kala (Inspector Khan) perform very well. Same for Rajesh Sharma, however he has a brief role. Archana Puransingh is again as usual, loud and constantly hamming in every other scene. Item song (Fashion Khattam) by Malaika is strictly for front benchers. Naina Kafir Hogaye by Raht Fateh Ali and Phattay Tak Nachna by Sunidhi Chauhan are good.

The good thing about Dolly Ki Doli is its length and treatment. Round of applause for Abishek Dogra. Now the minus point! Script is not as engaging and at times becomes too predictable. Dolly Ki Doli is definitely a fun watch – but that’s all what it is. Leave your brains at home when you watch it. Watch Dolly Ki Doli to believe that at times good performances can save a movie, free from good script, from sinking.

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