Hum Do Hamare Do just as the title suggests is a film about a family, the only difference is that here a son is planning to adopt parents and not the other way round. Directed by Abhishek Jain, H2H2 is not a perfect film by any stretch of imagination but still is very entertaining.
Baal Premi (Rajkummar Rao) is an orphan and works at a Dhaba with Purushottam Mishra (Paresh Rawal). One night he runs away, changes his name to Dhruva, and after a few years becomes a successful entrepreneur.
At one of his product launch party, he meets Anya (Kriti Sanon) and falls in love with her. Anya is a freelance journalist, who lost her parents long back, wants to marry a guy who has a family and a dog.
Dhruva lies to Anya about his parents being dead and Anya invites him and his parents to meet her uncle. Not willing to disclose that his parents are dead Dhruva starts looking for parents on rent, with help of his friend Shunty.
Failing in the search, Dhruva goes back to Purushottam asking for help which he refuses. Dhruva then comes to know about Purushottam’s love interest and meets Deepti Kashyap (Ratna Pathak). Once Deepti agrees to help Dhruva, Purushottam is also on-board and begins the comedy of errors.
Purushottam and Deepti have a history, they were college lovebirds but he never had the courage to elope with her, and now wants to win her back, but Deepti, who is now a widow is still mad at him and won’t forgive him for deserting her.
The film then takes a predictable but entertaining route to explore their journey. How Dhruva’s new family meets Anya’s family, does Anya’s family get to know the secret, does Purushottam finally wins back Deepti’ s trust is what the rest of movie is all about.
The performances –
The film works mainly because of the performances of the veterans, be it Paresh Rawal’s lover boy representation of Purushottam Mishra, or Ratna Pathak’s standout performance as Deepti where she is a doting mother to Dhruva or sarcastic and angry ex to Purushottam.
Another veteran in Manu Rishi as Kriti’s uncle is excellent as well. Rajkummar is excellent as Dhruva, so is Aparshakti Khurana as Shunty who has now perfected the role of hero’s friend.
Kriti Sanon looks ravishing and fits the part perfectly. Rest of the cast is ok and support the cast brilliantly.
What Works –
Hum Do Hamare Do is a perfect example how good performances and dialogues can lift an average script. Along with the performances, H2H2 relies heavily on chemistry between Paresh and Ratna, and lets them take the centre stage, and they are such a joy to watch.
The film, in a subtle way conveys the struggles orphan’s face when it comes to marriage and creating a family and that’s also done is a very entertaining way.
The scenes where Kriti attends her parents wedding on VR, the one between Ratna and Rajkummar when Ratna goes to his office are the ones that standout, along with all the scenes between Ratna and Paresh.
What Doesn’t –
Though entertaining, Hum Do Hamare Do is very much predictable (specially the climax). There are some serious plot holes and film loses its pace in between, but every time there is the dip one of the actors put their hands up and take it forward.
FFC Verdict –
Hum Do Hamare Do is an average fare, lifted up by some very good writing, dialogues and performances. With the kind of content that is being churned out for OTTs lately, this one is a refreshing change.
A perfect pick for the festive season, Hum Do Hamare Do is something that you should not miss. Hum Do Hamare Do is now streaming on Disney Hotstar.