Hum Do Hamare Do on Disney+ Hotstar is a sweet-cute family entertainer that has a well-intentioned theme of the value of family but that can’t seem to translate on screen.

We’ve always known and said that family is something that you are born into and friends are the family you choose to make. But what if a family could also be something that you can choose to make? Hum Do Hamare Do makes a statement that people should have the right to choose their families especially the ones who don’t have one. But while make-believe parents and children are not a new concept in Bollywood, the film tries to take a different and emotional route. Even though their way is different yet they stick to being a cute and sweet comedy family entertainer and don’t really go beyond that.

Dhruv (Rajkumar Rao) and Anya (Kriti Sanon) are both orphans as Dhruv was left on the streets somewhere as a kid and Anya’s parents died in a theatre fire. They’re a couple of this generation as she’s a social media influencer and he’s a VR app inventor. They meet, become friends, and quickly fall in love but then comes in the main twist where Anya tells Dhruv that she will marry a guy who has a family and a dog. Then just like you can adopt a dog, Dhruv goes in search of adopting his parents. And through a series of events, he ends up finding Dipti (Ratna Pathak Shah) and Purushottam (Paresh Rawal) who ironically have their own past as lovers. In the whole process, there is only one person that helps Dhruv out through it all, his best friend, Happy (Aparshakti Khurrana).

The film has its moments of comedy and emotions, like when Purushottam keeps on making mistakes as he cannot remember that he’s lying, Dipti shares her pain on how she’s grown estranged from her son, Dhruv and Anya talk about their past of growing up as orphans. Through such moments, this film becomes about forming new relationships and rekindling old affections with people whose old wounds have left a scar on them. But other than that, the film falls short of going too deep into exploring the concept of family. It’s like it’s stuck between whether it wants to tell the narrative in an old-patterned way or wants to go in a different direction. Dhruv and Anya‘s profession has the worst depiction which seems completely undervalued and baseless. And with such a stellar cast, Abhishek Jain could have created magic but the script doesn’t do justice to the talent on the screen.

If you really look closely, you might not find any difference between Bareilly Ki Barfi, Luka Chuppi, 14 Phere, and this one.

But that’s enough from us, let’s look at what the janta is saying about Hum Do Hamare Do!

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