Badhaai Ho Story
Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma
Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana as Nakul Kaushik, Neena Gupta as Priyamvada Kaushik, Giriraj Rao as Jeetender Kaushik, Sanya Malhotra as Renee Sharma, Surekha Sikri as Dadi, and Sheeba Chaddha as Sangeeta Sharma.
Badhaai Ho tells the story of a middle-aged couple and their grown-up children and the issues they face when the woman finds herself pregnant. Jeetender Kaushik aka Jeetu and Priyamvada Kaushik is the said middle-aged couple. Nakul Kaushik is their elder son who has a job and is in love with Renee Sharma. Their younger son Gular is a high school student. Dadi who rules the home with an iron fist rounds up the family.
One day, when Priyamvada gets severely upset when Dadi gets into a quarrel with her, Jeetu consoles her. The magical moment happens all of a sudden and Priyamvada finds herself pregnant. When Jeetu announces this news to his family, everyone gets upset. An embarrassed Nakul avoids his parents, relatives, and friends. His relationship with Renee gets strained over time.
When the news makes rounds among their circles, everyone makes fun of them. When Renee's mother is shocked when she finds that Nakul's mother is pregnant. When she talks ill of Priyamvada, Nakul gets rude with her and breaks up with Renee. When Jeetu and Priyamvada go to a wedding in a relatives family, they are openly insulted by their cousins. This is when an unlikely support crops up for the beleaguered couple. Who is that person? How Nakul gets over his embarrassment and helps his parents during the testing time and if Nakul gets united with Renee again form the rest of the story.
Badhaai Ho received near universal acclaim and went on to gross about Rs. 230 crores. It remains one of the top 10 highest grossing Hindi movies in 2018. The performances Neena Gupta and Giriraj Rao as the middle-aged couple are well received. Ayushmann Khurrana was praised for his subtle acting. Critics positively commented upon the subject matter and the way the director dealt with it.
Badhaai Ho Trailer