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Dream Girl is the latest Bollywood movie to make its way to Indian theaters on Friday, September 13. It stars Ayushmann Khurrana, one of the most sought-after leading actors in the Hindi film industry today, playing the protagonist. Dream Girl is an offbeat story of a telecaller salesman who acts as a woman to dupe buyers into purchasing products from him. Much like his previous roles, Ayushmann Khurrana's Dream Girl is expected to be hilarious mostly because of the outrageous theme. Critics have watched the movie in India and here is a quick Dream Girl review roundup to help you make your decision.

Dream Girl review roundup

Dream Girl Movie Review: Ayushmann Khurrana film is ROFL all the way. But that's all

Charu Thakur from India Today says, "With a runtime of 137 minutes, Raaj Shaandilyaa keeps the film crisp and entertaining. But somewhere in between all the laughter, the subject loses its fizz. The film's music is peppy and works well with the script. Raaj Shaandilyaa deserves credit for bringing something new to the table. However, his hesitation to delve deeper into the subject makes it score less on the report card. If you are looking for a light-hearted comedy this weekend, Ayushmann Khurrana’s Dream Girl should definitely be on your list."

'Dream Girl' Movie Review: Ayushmann Khurrana Is Exceptional In This Insanely Funny Film

Ankur Pathak from Huffington Post writes, "Dream Girl works best when it just wants to be a silly film with dark satirical undertones. But when it attempts to pass a broad commentary on loneliness (“Everyone is looking for their own Pooja”), the results aren’t very flattering. The director doesn’t have to spell out what the film is about. The very idea of a mainstream hero playing a part where he isn’t bashing up baddies or saving the heroine but is playing a role such as Dream Girl is subversive and challenges existing notions of how masculinity is depicted in Hindi cinema."

‘Dream Girl’ movie review: Ayushmann Khurrana is in fine form as the hero as well as the heroine

Nandini Ramnath from Scroll.in says, "Khurrana has staked his career on playing unorthodox leading men, and has tackled sperm donation, erectile dysfunction, faked blindness and forced marriage, all along upending the expectations from the average screen hero. His manic energy and believable Everyman persona are in full-throttle mode in Dream Girl, and they steer the movie through its uncomfortable portions and anything-for-a-laugh moments. Although the movie is determined to be lightweight and misses the opportunity to play Karam’s gender-bending for anything more than giggles, Khurrana fleetingly suggests that there is something more at stake here than a man who can do what women do, only better."

Dream Girl Review

Sreeparna Sengupta from Times of India writes, "The performances by an ensemble cast stays above board – Ayushmann Khurrana pulls off a commendable, self-assured act, despite working with a character which is not entirely well fleshed out. Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Abhishek Bannerjee, and Manjot Singh add to the comic element. Nushrat Bharucha and Rajesh Sharma are effective."

Dream Girl Review: The much awaited Ayushmann Khurrana entertainer lacks soul but delivers on humour quotient

Vaibhavi V Risbood from Pinkvilla says, "In brevity, the much-anticipated movie is as a massy entertainer with a high dose of humour would be. However, if you are in search of a film for your binge-watch session of light-hearted films, this one would land up as a one-time watch."