Dulha Mil Gaya is one of those films that you walk in without any expectations. Its been in the making for far too many years and the lead stars hardly arouse any interest of watching the film first day first show. Getting down to introducing the film, its directed by first time director Mudassar Aziz and stars Fardeen Khan, Sushmita Sen, Ishita SharmaJohnny Lever, Parikshit Sahni and Shahrukh Khan in a special appearance (no, not close to as long as his role in Billu)
Story, well, is one of those that you might have seen a hundred times or more in Bollywood films over the past many years. Tej Dhanraj a.k.a Donsai (played by Fardeen Khan) is a dashing young man and like many guys of his age he is commitment phobic. With hope of inheriting crores from his father’s estate, Donsai is shocked when he gets to know he only has a few days to marry Samarpreet (Ishita Sharma) a typical virginal Punjabi girl (like seen in many Yashraj films).
Shimmer (Sushmita Sen) is a popular diva, who is equally commitment phobic. PRG – Pawan Raj Gandhi (SRK), is multi-millionaire who tries to woo back his love, typical SRK style. The film is about these four characters, love and relationships.
Dulha Mil Gaya Review
The problem with Dulha Mil Gaya is, its way too out-dated to work in today’s times. The director is heavily inspired from previous Rajshri and Yashraj classics, but offers nothing new in terms of story-telling or treatment. Also with the changing physical appearances of both Fardeen and Sushmita with almost every scene, its pretty easy to notice that the film has been in the making for years now.
The comedy at most times, doesn’t work. The dialogues are too cheesy and the music is nothing great either. Shahrukh Khan makes an appearance only in the second half, the scene when he jumps into the sea to save Sushmita’s fake dog, works only because of SRK.
Fardeen tries as hard he has done all these years, falls flat unfortunately. With a better actor, the film as a whole would have probably worked. Also, he needs to work on his physique. Hard to rate Sushmita Sen here, she is horrible in certain scenes, good in quite a few. Shahrukh Khan sleep walks through his role. Ishita Sharma is good on debut. Johnny Lever and the others are wasted.
Overall, Dulha Mil Gaya was perfect for the 90s. For today’s audience its boring, out-dated and way to clichéd to make any sort of impact.