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Badhaai Ho Review

Comedy, Family Oct 18, 2018
Wow
3.6

Critics

3.6

Users

3.5

Badhaai Ho Review & Rating

Ayushmann Khurrana, by now, has become the care of address for Hatke yet relatable subjects in Bollywood. His boy next door image and natural (relatable) way of acting have created a market for himself. Adding to that he has chosen right scripts at the right time. After having a fantastic 2017, he continued it with the recent blockbuster Andhadhun. Now, he has come up with Badhaai Ho, a crazy and quirky family entertainer which also has a progressive plotline. Will it manage to continue his success streak or put an end to it? Let's find out.

Jeetendra Kaushik (Gajraj Rao) and Priyamvada Kaushika (Neena Gupta) are a middle-class couple who live in Delhi with their two sons, Nakul (Aayushmann Khurana), Gullar, and Dadi (Surekha Sikri). One fine day while reading the poem written by Priyamvada, the couple get intimate and as a result, Priyamvada gets pregnant in her mid-40s. The happy situation of the couple turns awkwardly hilarious when they express 'the good news' to their kids. Nakul and Junaa get disgusted by listening to the news and react in a negative manner.

The neighbors too start kindling Jeetendra. The couple visit hospital and doctor tells if she wants Priyamvada needs to get aborted within 3- days, but she decided to continue with the pregnancy. On the other hand, Nakul in his mid-20s is in a relationship with Reene (Sanya Malhotra), a rich girl from a high-class family. How Nakul manages to steer across all these situations in his life forms the crux of the story.

One has to appreciate the entire team for coming up with a novel idea like this which has never been touched by any filmmaker in India. Though are living in 2018, there are a bunch of stereotypes that run in our houses and in society in general. One among them is the sexual life of middle-aged couples and many would stereotype them to be busy running after money, careers and forget that romance and sex having nothing to do with age. Badhaai Ho tries to break that stereotype by putting in front of us a realistic story which is carried forward by the talented bunch of actors including Surekha Sikri, Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta etc.

What Badhaai Ho does best is that it never looks like it is preaching something or giving out a message to the audience. The director cleverly uses the situational comedy to make it a perfect entertainer but conveys the message so strongly when there is a right situation.

All the writers have done a phenomenal job because it is not so easy to make/generate fun of something which is very natural as the chances of offending sentiments and people are very high. But only talented actors can perfectly present their thoughts in a perfect manner. And that is when Badhaai Ho actors shine.
Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta play their roles to perfection. Gajraj Rao as an innocent husband who ends up as a target for many as if he did a crime, gets full marks. His comedy timing in many scenes is hilarious and it is not an exaggeration to say that he almost overshadowed Ayushmann and many other actors in many scenes. Neena Gupta is sensational and she has proved again that she is a talent powerhouse. As a caring mother, disciplined daughter in law, a great wife, she has perfectly played the middle-class woman role with aplomb.

Ayushmann is a natural actor and he only took that to next level with Badhaai Ho. As a frustrated young man who cannot understand the situation of his parents, he delivered a superb performance while Sanya Malhotra who plays her girlfriend nailed it as a modern-day girl.

Overall, Badhaai Ho is a neatly written and exceptionally performed family entertainer which has some laugh out loud moments at regular intervals.

Badhaai Ho Critic Reviews

Badhaai Ho User Reviews

  • Moushumi

    9 Nov 18 @ 2:45 AM

    Casting dialogues acting editing direction bang in.  This movie needs accolades  for a superb casting and story  

    Love the beautiful soft romance between Neena Gupta and her husband. 

    Ayushmaan  holds himself strong in the movie. 

    So does Sana  very well she portrayed her character. 

    Total paisa  vasool 

  • Moushumi

    9 Nov 18 @ 2:45 AM

    Casting dialogues acting editing direction bang in.  This movie needs accolades  for a superb casting and story  

    Love the beautiful soft romance between Neena Gupta and her husband. 

    Ayushmaan  holds himself strong in the movie. 

    So does Sana  very well she portrayed her character. 

    Total paisa  vasool 

Badhaai Ho Live Updates & Public Talk

Badhaai Ho is touted to be a crazy family entertainer featuring Ayushmann Khurana and Sanya Malhotra in the lead roles. Based on a out-of-the-box concept and aiming to break some stereotypes and taboos, the film has released today. The trailer has caught well with the youth and urban audience and it helped the movie to get a decent release worldwide. Like many other Bollywood films, Badhaai Ho was also screened a day before for the press and media. And Badhaai Ho received mostly positive response, check out below.

Aayushman Khurana has been in top form these days with back to back hits in the form of Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, and the recent blockbuster Andhadhun. He seems to have once again impressed the audience with his script selection and performance. Aayushman is being praised for his pitch-perfect and natural performance in Badhaai Ho. He is said to be well supported by the rest of the cast including Sanya Malhotra, Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, and others.

As the early morning shows of Badhaai Ho come to an end, the film is getting a super positive response all over. The director of Badhaai Ho, Amit Ravindernath Sharma is said to have done a great job in not only coming up with a concept that is very new but also for keeping the audience thoroughly entertained and engaged. The production house of Badhaai Ho, Junglee Pictures is being appreciated for supporting a novel film like this. Check out few more Tweets on Badhaai Ho below.

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