Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Synopsis: It is the 1990s, the tape-cassette is dying, CDs will soon be the rage and a regular arranged marriage will turn out to be a perfect mismatch. Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana) is a shy music buff who runs a tape recording shop in Haridwar. Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar) likes to dance to the band tunes at her own wedding. He has nightmares about drawing a blank at his English exam. She is about to carve a niche for herself as a teacher. But now, they are married and they are supposed to spend a lifetime together - and he is still trying to find balance on their scooter ride together. From overcoming his fear of the English language to dealing with an overbearing father, he discovers that his oversized wife, who he thought was a spanner in his spool, will actually lead him to something quite cool.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Sharat Katariya
  15 wins & 3 nominations.
110 min


Three things in this world...

...bring tears to my eyes

Papa's shoe

English exams

And singer Kumar Sanu's voice

All painful


You are the answer to

my every question

You are the heart

of all my stories

Didn't I tell you?

Don't record with headphones.

You'll burst your ear-drums

- What did you say?

- What did I say?

The Rishikesh priest asked us

to see the girl

He wants us to come to

the temple tomorrow

Finish the recording today

What is this mess?

Throw this out

Yes, Papa

Here's 20 rupees

Yes, Papa

Don't let the cows get into

the shop

Yes, Papa

Jaya! Did you bring the lemon pickle?

Have you got money

for the temple?

Prem, get in the back.

There's no time

Hurry up!

Ma, my saree is untying

I told you to tie it with a pin

Hold it

Let your father pass

Hold your breath in

Tuck your saree in

Cover your head. We're going to

a temple, not to your college

I can't find the saree end

- What are you doing?

- Why didn't you oil your hair?

Tell him...

...to sit with confidence

No need to misbehave

You're our only son, our pride

Don't chomp on your food.

Don't spit when you talk

You talk as though I'd

never seen a girl before

You want some water?

How far is the temple?

Someone's getting restless

to see the girl

Let's introduce ourselves

The girl's father, Madan Pal

The boy's father,

Chandra Prakash Tiwari

His wife, Subhadra Rani

Boy's mother, Shashi Tiwari

Boy's sisters, Jaya and Hema

and their husbands

She's my younger sister.

Prem's aunt, Naintara

I think the boy and girl should

introduce themselves




Prem, introduce yourself

You've done it, Papa

One person missing, Samar.

Sandhya's younger brother

He has exams,

so he isn't here

- ls Sandhya educated?

- A degree in teaching

She's wanted to teach

since childhood

She even taught her dolls maths

Ask him yourself

She asks if Prem is educated

Prem has a degree in Commerce

He's always been keen

on accounting

He's more interested in

bank notes than books

Think it over and tell me

I already have

What do you say?

The girl is lovely. Did you

notice her good nature?

She didn't speak.

You talk of her nature

Being silent in front of her elders

is a sign of a good nature

So you prefer the girls who

waste time in your shop...

...recording songs?

You listen! She's a nice girl.

That's it

A nice girl! And her appearance?

What's wrong?

Is she blind, deaf, mute, crippled?

Saw her size? Huge

You're no movie star,

you high school dropout

It's the food these days

Your sister put on pounds

after she got married

Her husband still loves her

They chose each other.

What choice do I have?

To hell with your choice

Your choice will turn your parents

into paupers

Papa, talk to him gently,

he'll understand

so, you try

Listen, son

If she was attractive, we'd have

to buy her cosmetics

She'll earn money. She's going to

be a teacher

- It'll help us

- I will not marry her

- That's it

- How dare you!

Do it, Prem. For the family's sake

I'll look for a lovely special girl

Not temporary, someone permanent

I'll look for a big earner,

sober and sweet

Not temporary, someone permanent

Eyes like a golden fairy

A magic wand in her hand

I'll look for the perfect bride

He'll have a bike and a car,

good manners too

I'll consider him,

that's if he's faithful

She'll go with me to visit Shimla,

Kullu Manali

But not forget to buy veggies on

her way home from work

That's the one for me

I'll look for a graduate, a lively,

cheeky type

Not a fellow who looks old and grumpy

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Sharat Katariya

Sharat Katariya (born on 15 June 1978) is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Katariya started out as an assistant director to Rajat Kapoor during the making of Raghu Romeo. He also worked in as a lyricist on the film. Apart from this he has written dialogues for films Bheja Fry and Sunglass. Sharat has also worked with Vishesh Films, Kunal Vijaykar on his directorial venture - Fruit & Nut and Deven Khote. Sharat Katariya worked as the first assistant on Rok Sako To Rok Lo and as an assistant and writer for Raghu Romeo. Sharat’s film That’s What My Dad Used to Say was shown at the Ethnofilm and Berlin Film festivals. Sharat worked on a short film, Long Distance Call starring Ranvir Shorey. In 2006, Sharat penned lyrics for Mixed Doubles.His directorial debut film 10 m Love (2010) was based on William Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', and with Rajat Kapoor, Tisca Chopra and Purab Kohli as leads. more…

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