- Directed by: Amit Rabindranath Sharma
- Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao
- Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
- Rating: 4
It is unlikely that a heart-wrenching Bollywood-like film “Badhaai Ho” would be expected and, from the trailer at the end of the film, it was feared that in the subject’s mind, not to be removed. Shantanu Shrivastav, Akshat Ghildiyal, and Jyoti Kapoor wrote the story brilliantly, then Amit Ravindranath Sharma surpassed the film with the same beauty.
Then, the Ayushman Khurana family, including (Ayushmann Khurrana), keeps the same shadow on the screen, and the movie keeps each character instead of the story of an actor. ‘Badhaai Ho’ entertains all fronts and leaves no chance to smile.
The film begins with the simplest and most ordinary way of presenting the family and interrupts it with an astonishing incentive moment, announcing the arrival of a “Chota mehmaan”, without resorting to an assortment of gadgets.
A few months later, Priyamvada (Neena Gupta) realizes she is pregnant. Her husband Jitender (Gajraj Rao) does not know where to hide his face. Nakul (Ayushmann Khurrana), their eldest son, is more embarrassed than the middle-aged couple. He recently managed to convince the mother of his classy girlfriend that he was of the respective breed. Ever since Priyamvada declared abortion a sin (the first harbinger of this film’s conservatism), Nakul must grimace and endure it. He has to face his girlfriend Renee (Sanya Malhotra), his surprise mother (Sheeba Chaddha) and his friends and relatives, but mostly to himself.
Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta are an ideal couple. They are naturally serious and endearing in their performances. Ayushman Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra as a colleague, Renee, are a nice couple and their love story plays a nice under-plot in the story. Sheeba Malhotra as Renee’s mother was turned into a tiny and inefficient role, but her sentence, “Her family is a circus, I do not want to buy tickets for,” would surely burn her character into the spirit of the public. It is touching to see how Surekha Sikri conceals truths from the country and defends his daughter-in-law when she constantly bickers under other circumstances.
The script is unvarying. Described quite directly, the progression of this ordinary story is interrupted by a situational comedy that keeps the story afloat. Although the first two acts are commonplace, the final sequence is the most effective.
The film is a comedy in itself that will appeal to all age groups. Such topics have been discussed in the film that has not yet been seen in Bollywood. Lightly, USP film The direction is also great.
And this goes for the director, ‘Congratulations.’