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Fun, light-hearted, brainless… It is more like a spoof of Rom-Coms than a movie in itself…

For my best friend’s birthday, if I come up with a gift which is a compilation of various videos and photographs of our entire childhood together… Voila! A perfect gift, right?  Similarly, perfect compilation of various movies and their concepts, filled with sufficient amount of creativity, innovation and of course emotions… That is exactly how Ali Abbas Zafar’s Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is.

There is not much to the story as it is the mixture of various other movies. Just like SRK for his boss in Yes Boss and SRK for his brother in Pardes (funny SRK has two same roles), even here, our hero sets out to find a perfect girl for his brother and ends up falling in love with her and finally getting married to her.

Kush (Imran Khan) is the good boy, good brother, perfect boyfriend and maybe even a perfect husband who is an assistant director by profession (I guess it is Imran’s secret desire to become a director... He was an assistant director even in ‘I Hate Luv Storys’). Luv (Ali Zafar), his brother is a typical Casanova who has just gotten out of a relationship and is fed-up of dating and wants to finally settle down. “Bhaisahab ne kaha jo ladki mujhe pasand aayegi woh ussi se shaadi karenge and I really like you Dimple…” (Does no one think that is weird? How selfish can a brother be?), says Imran Khan urf Kush to Katrina Kaif urf Dimple urf D. Even she “really likes” him but is all set to marry Mr. London. Lightning strikes them (pyaar ka jhatka) and both are suddenly brought back to reality from the dreamland where they realize- Oops Big Problem…We love each other! Now what can be done? So Dimple, the Miss Bindaas, born and brought up in London, decides to run away with Kush but this good boy says No (shaadi karenge toh sirf badon ke aashirwaad se…); so she sort of kidnaps him but he decides to make things right and they go back. Now how does Kush end up marrying Dimple is what is left to see…

The movie has everything- Love, dhoka, drama, melodrama but everything just looks like a spoof of various movies right from DDLJ to I Hate Love Storys or Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. The biggest problem with the movie is its length. It is so long and unnecessarily stretched that it gets boring in between. Also, the director hasn't always been careful. There are so many obvious continuity breaks for e.g. while Luv is running away with Piyali, they have one black suitcase and small red bag, but at their wedding venue, there is only one big red bag (i know this is me, scrutinising the movie a little too much, but trust me, there are many more such breaks which even you will notice). The only person who breathes life in the movie is Katrina Kaif. She is fabulous. Not only has she 'acted' but she has done that really well. Her character is rather weird (a mixture of a retard and an unnecessarily rebellious girl), she has done it very convincingly (it reminds us a bit of her bindaas-girl image in ZNMD and is a bit on the lines of Kareen's Geet from Jab We Met). Imran Khan is too sweet to digest and Ali Zafar is all about copying SRK. He was good in Tere Bin Laden…infact, quiet impressive, but in this movie he was just too fake. Rest of the cast is alright, no one stands out as such. Its the movie of Katrina Kaif alone... 

The music, locations and the costumes are all good. The dialogues are not always perfect, in fact they get really stale at times. But, overall the movie is not painfully boring… It is light, funny at times and nice to watch at home on a lazy weekend (if you have nothing better to do)…

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