Dolly Ki Doli (transl. Dolly’s palanquin) is a 2015 Indian comedy-drama film, directed by debutant Abhishek Dogra and produced by actor Arbaaz Khan under his production house Arbaaz Khan Productions. The film stars Sonam Kapoor in the title role and also features Pulkit Samrat, Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma. The film was released on 23 January 2015. The film’s trailer was unveiled on Malaika’s and Arbaaz’s anniversary in December 2014.
Though the film was an average grosser, Kapoor’s performance was praised, earning her a Best Actress nomination at the 61st Filmfare Awards.
The movie centres around a young woman, Dolly (Sonam Kapoor), who is a young con artist. First she married Sonu Sherawat (Rajkummar Rao). She marries men from different religions and runs away with their wealth on the night of the wedding. Her entire family consists of con artists. After conning a number of rich men, she gets media attention, who label her as “looteri dulhan” (bride thief). A cop Robin Singh (Pulkit Samrat) decides to catch Dolly. When she tries to con Delhi boy Manjot (Varun Sharma), she slips and her photographs are splashed all over the media.
When Dolly and her gang try to con a prince (Saif Ali Khan), they are arrested by Robin Singh. Then it is revealed that Robin Singh and Dolly have a past. She is put behind bars but she escapes with Robin’s help and they get married. But she leaves him too and regroups with her old gang members and goes in search of their next victim.
Sonam Kapoor as Dolly/Madhuri Chawla/Bhagyashree/Priya
Pulkit Samrat as Inspector Robin Singh
Dilraj singh Hada as Peter
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub as Raju Dubey, Dolly’s fake brother
Manoj Joshi as Dubeyji, Dolly’s fake father
Rajkummar Rao as Sonu Sherawat
Varun Sharma as Manjot Singh Chadda
Rajesh Sharma as Ramesh Sherawat, Sonu’s Father
Gulfam Khan as Sonu’s Mother
Archana Puran Singh as Manjot’s Mother
Brijendra Kala as Sub-Inspector Khan
Saif Ali Khan in a cameo appearance as Prince Kunwar Aditya Singh
Malaika Arora Khan as an item number “Fashion Khatam Muhjpe” in Sonu-Dolly’s reception