Dil Bole Hadippa! (The Heart Says Hurrah!) is a Bollywood comedy worth your time and money. Honestly! I wasn’t too eager to watch it at first but my very good friend Evelyn Rose convinced me. So there we were, falling down laughing, hooting, snorting, cackling, guffawing, having hysterics, and even rolling in the aisles. All because the movie was fantastically hilarious. Sidesplitting and uproariously funny.
Based loosely on the 2006 Hollywood comedy She’s the Man, Yash Raj Films’ Dil Bole Hadippa! wins over your heart, tickles your funny bone and guarantees a rib-tickling comedy with Rani Mukerji and Shahid Kapoor in the leads and Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Rakhi Sawant and Sherlyn Chopra in supporting roles.
Now the plot. Veera (Rani Mukerji ) hails from a small village and dreams big to play cricket in the big league despite all odds are against her. Obviously! She works at her dancing theater with star performer and femme-fatal, Shanno (Rakhi Sawant). Veera is so determine to fulfill her dream and goes as far as trying-out for the all-men Indian National Cricket team. Bravo, Veera! Initially humiliated but with re-newed determination, Veera fools everyone but herself and disguises as a man and adopts a new identity as Veer and tries her luck – for a second time. Voilà! Veera is now part of the team. Things get out-of-hand hilarious when Rohan (Shahid Kapoor), the team’s coach, falls for Veera.
Rani Mukerji was absolutely fantastic in her first-time-ever, manly-role as Veer. As the extremely talented actress she is, Mukerji proves that she is up for any challenge and excels effortlessly for the role of Veera-slash-Veer. As the movie brings the best in Rani Mukerji, she deserves a round of applause for her versatility and her flawless yet humorous portrayal of Veer.
Easily the best Bollywood comedy so far this year, treating you for a cackle-fest. Watch it for Rani Mukerji, if not to go totally ballistic with hysteria just like I did. Oh, what fun!