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Dream Girl 2 Review: Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Dream Girl 2’ sometimes laughs, sometimes cooks, the magic of Pooja is worth watching

We all have seen actors crossdressing in many Bollywood films. Govinda, Amitabh Bachchan and even Salman Khan donned female avatar for one or the other of their films. Now Ayushmann Khurrana has once again returned as Pooja with his film ‘Dream Girl 2’. It is a little less than what was expected from this film. How? Let’s tell.

What is the story of Dream Girl 2?

Dream Girl 2 begins with a tremendous dance performance by Karamveer Singh aka Karam (Ayushmann Khurrana). Karam and his father Jagjit Singh (Annu Kapoor) perform at Jagrats. Apart from this, he does not have any job. On top of that, Jagjit has taken a loan of lakhs from different people, which he is no longer able to repay. Karam, on the other hand, is in love with Pari Srivastava (Ananya Panday) and wants to marry her. But Pari’s father Jaipal (Manoj Joshi) has put three big conditions before her. To win his love and impress his father, Karam takes the form of Pooja.

Manoj Joshi, Ayushmann Khurrana, Annu Kapoor in the movie Dream Girl 2

After becoming Pooja, Karam gets a job in a bar with the help of his friend Smiley (Manjot Singh). He befriends the owner Sona Bhai alias Sajan Tiwari (Vijay Raj) and then Sajan falls in love with Pooja. On the other hand, Pooja has fallen in love with Abu Salim (Paresh Rawal), who is looking for someone to cure his son Shahrukh’s (Abhishek Banerjee) depression. Abu likes Pooja for his son and gets both of them married. Now Pooja becomes Karam, how will she get out of this big difficulty and what problems will come in her life, this is to be seen in the film.


Ayushmann Khurrana has worked hard for this film and it is also visible on the screen. In the film ‘Dream Girl’, she surprised everyone by taking out the girl’s voice, while her performances in ‘Dream Girl 2’ are also worth watching. Ayushmann looks amazing in the avatar of Pooja. Everything from the way he talks to walking and dancing is great. As if they have mixed and drunk the style of a girl. However, at some places they are also seen uncomfortable.

Ayushmann Khurrana in the movie Dream Girl 2

Ananya Pandey, who became Ayushmann’s heroine, has also played her role well. Annu Kapoor has also done a fine job in the role of Karam’s father Jagjit. He was also seen overacting at many places. Manjot Singh’s work is good in the role of Smiley. You laugh seeing them on screen. Vijay Raj, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Seema Pahwa are some such actors, who are given any role, they do wonders in it. He has done the same in this film as well. The role of actors Abhishek Banerjee and Rajan Raj was not very big, they played well as much as they were given.


Like last time, director Raj Shandilya has created an atmosphere of chaos this time too. However, this time also he has not been particularly successful in solving the issues of worship. Raj has co-written the story of the film with Naresh Kathuria. He could not bring it completely on the screen. He tried to do justice to the struggle of small town Karam and his father and the love story of Karam and Pari. They even justified Karam’s compulsion to become a worshipper. But his story falters at places.

Ayushmann Khurrana and Manjot Singh in the movie Dream Girl 2

Many moments come when you laugh out loud and in many moments you are bored. A moment also comes when Karam, tired of being a worshipper, tells his friend Smiley that it is very difficult to be a girl and even more difficult to be a girl. You would think that Ayushmann would give a monologue here, but it doesn’t happen. You laugh a lot at the one liner jokes of Dream Girl 2. Many scenes are very funny. But apart from those few parts, there is nothing very special in the film. If you have any high hopes about its ending, leave them now. Otherwise, if you want to do something to spend a good time without using your mind, then you can think of giving this film a chance.


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