“Dream Girl” Review: Ayushmann Khurrana Delivers His Finest Performance

Mohnish Singh |Sep 13, 2019

“Dream Girl” stars Ayushmann Khurrana as a man who ends up taking up a call center job where he is required to talk to customers in a female’s voice.

After beginning the year with a hard-hitting film like Article 15 (2019), Ayushmann Khurrana is now set to tickle the funny bones of the audience with his new film Dream Girl. Also featuring Nushrat Bharucha in the lead role, the comedy-drama stars Khurrana as a man who ends up taking up a call centre job where he is required to talk to customers in a female’s voice.

The trailer of the movie received rousing responses from the audience. Will the film witness the same kind of response? Let’s find out.

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What Dream Girl is all about?

Karam Singh (Ayushmann Khurrana) is a well-educated but jobless man who has been earning his livelihood by playing the character of Sita in Ramlila since his childhood. The entire town reveres him when he takes on the role of the Goddess and delivers dialogues in a female voice. But playing Sita is not going to ease off the heavy loan that his father (Annu Kapoor) has taken from various banks to set up a shop in the neighbourhood. Karam desperately needs a job.

While returning to home from an unsuccessful job interview, he gets to know about a vacancy at a call centre. When he reaches there for the interview, he comes to know that it is a female-only friendship call centre where girls sex-talk with lonely men over the phone.

Desperate to get a job, Karam shows his oratory skills in a woman’s voice to the owner of the call centre and lands his first job. He operates as Pooja from the call centre and chats with several lonely men in the town. How he creates chaos is several lives, including his own, is what forms the crux of the story.

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Is Dream Girl Worth Your Time & Money?

Helmed by debutant filmmaker Raaj Shaandilyaa, Dream Girl is an out-and-out comic-caper which has the potential to cause you a belly ache. It is so funny. Witty one-liners and jokes are fresh and extract hearty laughs from the audience. Though the story of the film is pretty simple, it is not boring.

Director Raaj Shaandilyaa ensures that he keeps supplying humour from beginning to the end.

Talking about performances, Dream Girl is a superbly performed film where every actor does his best to deliver a product which is thoroughly entertaining. However, as was expected, it is Ayushmann Khurrana who steals the show. He gets a perfectly fleshed out character to perform, and he performs it with so much ease and conviction that it feels only he was meant to do this role. With this role, Ayushmann delivers his finest performance.

Nushrat Bharucha does well too, but the only issue with her character is that the writer has not invested much into it in terms of character graph. Besides being the hero’s heroine, she does not have anything to add to the narrative. Unfortunately, Dream Girl does not do complete justice to Bharucha’s calibre as an actress and that is a bit disheartening to see.

In addition to the lead cast, Dream Girl boasts of an impressive supporting cast as well. Vinay Raaz as a poetic cop is outstanding and so is Annu Kapoor who plays Khurrana’s father in the film. Abhishek Banerjee also pulls off his character effortlessly. Manjot Singh shines throughout. In a nutshell, terrific performances from the supporting cast take the film to a whole new level.

Final Verdict

Ayushmann Khurrana is at the top of his game! He proves his nonpareil acting mettle once again in Dream Girl. Filled with dollops of humour, first-class performances and skilful direction by debutant filmmaker Raaj Shaandilyaa, Dream Girl is a must-watch for all those film enthusiasts who do not look for logic into comic-caper. I am going with 4 stars.

Movie Credits

Banner: Balaji Motion Pictures
Director: Raaj Shaandilyaa
Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Nushrat Bharucha, Manjot Singh, Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz
Runtime: 132 Minutes
STARBIZ Rating: 4 Stars

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