What is it all about?
First off, make no mistake; just because the posters of the film show SRK and Sushmita along with Fardeen in it with two new bubble gums, it is in no relation whatsoever to any wonderful SRK romancers like Dilwale, Kuch Kuch or even Main Hooh Na.
Yeah yeah, the superstar does only a special appearance and oh dear, what SRK does (dives into the sea from a cruise with his suits on) to bring Sushmita's pet which is a mannequin by the way the same first time director Mudassar Aziz on his own screenplay does to the audience.
Piddling notions of humour or romance are the least of this romancer which tries to blow the old tried and tested fireworks of a simpleton going for a makeover to win the heart of the beloved recently seen in YRF's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' or more closely in 1989 flick 'Bahurani' starring Rekha.
'Dulha Mil Gaya' is a everything beautiful on screen and is glossily photographed by Sunil Patel from the house of Shimmer (Sushmita Sen - ravishing) to the beaches of Trinidad Tobago to the apartment Tej Dhanraj/Donsai(Fardeen Khan - pathetic once again). All this is thoroughly trashed by Mudassar Aziz whose immaturity as a writer that fails to add any endearing charming moments even to a cliché story line ends up alienating everyone in the audience.
The impression of an NRI cross over rom com vanishes immediately.
Viewing 'Dulha Mil Gaya' your emotions are locked and sealed. The comedy isn't happening right up to the end credits I expected some kind of fun as they normally show those specially shot scenes of scripted mistakes and yet the ending was as bleak as many of the film's parts.
Some time you wanna be cuddled by those newcomers Mohir Chadda and Ishita Sharma who show promise and the next you wonder why they are not trying to make us believe that they are made for each other in this film and that makes you wonder if you really watching a rom com or non melodramatic tele serial.
The story....of course
Dulha Mil Gaya is a tedious tale of individuals each of who have strange takes on relationships in their lives.
Donsai (Fardeen) , a young commitment phobic debonair, is petrified with the idea of terms like 'marriage' and 'long term relationships' is forced to marry Samarpreet Kapoor (Ishita Sharma), a quintessential Punjabi girl, to be eligible for his fathers million dollars will. Samarpreet believes relationships are to be cherished and lived by.
Shimmer (Sushmita), a diva from the world of glamour, for whom love and relationships aren't quite half as important in life as independence and 'success' are, she is in awe of Pawan Raj Gandhi/PRG (SRK), a suave multi-millionaire and in between we have a DJ Jigar (Mohir Chadda) wanting to marry Tara Sharma but couldn't and we don't know why they are also thrown in as if the above two half baked ones where not enough.
What to look out for?
Sushmita is ravishing and very spontaneous. SRK is wonderful as usual. The new comers Mohir Chadda and Ishita Sharma have potential. The above two factors make this not at all happening rom com score 2 out of 5.
Adopting a cliché story is no crime but it needs to be reframed with a fresh moments and an endearing screenplay to establish the chemistry between two lovers.
The movie lacks in abundance in those parts
Verdict: Go Only If You Must