Monday, March 13, 2017

Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya : Movie Review

Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya is ‘Aaila’ a Feminist!
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Feminism marinated with the masala’s of Karan Johar’s, ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’s leftover ingredients and Govinda’s ‘lost recipe’ found are served on screen. How many times you have seen an ambitious and rebellious small town girl running away on her wedding day? I know, many times but its ok because these Bollywood bigwigs feel that the audience has a short term memory loss like our own hero of ‘Gajini’. So if you can handle once more to sit through the ordeal of slapstick comedy which will take you through the Govinda, Sallu and Karisma types of performances then go ahead. Sahil Vaid as ‘Somdev’ the sidekick of Badri is unbearable. Thank God there was no ‘Jolly LLB 2’ type of a ‘Holi’ song which literally killed our penchant for ‘Holi’ songs.

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Varun Dhawan as Badrinath and Alia as Vaidehi are good but fails miserably to touch your heart’s strings by their performances. They act well but fails to live their character they play. The end result is forced comic situations, untimely song sequences and melodrama. To mask the weak storyline and screenplay the filmmaker use women empowerment, gender equality and anti-dowry stand as refuge and piggy ride the slogan making the round these days - ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao’. Such topics which needs to be conveyed in a more sensible and responsible way has been trivialized by Writer and Director Shashank Khiatan.

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The story of Badrinath Ki Dulhanya hovers around two cities Jhansi and Kota and being a Dharma production film ‘Aadath se majboor’ the unit travels to Singapore too. Arey foreign location tho banta hai!!! It seems the dead resurrects - Laila Mai Laila in Raees, Haseeno Ka Deewana in Kaabil and now Tamma Tamma in BKD. All the characters are jut cutouts and nothing else. If you have no other option this ‘Holi’ season then go and watch BKD. God Bless and save Bollywood!!!  

Life Connoisseur Movie Rating: 2 /5

Cast: Varun Dhawan (Badrinath Bansal), Alia Bhatt (Vaidehi Trivedi), Aakanksha Singh (Kiran), Gauhar Khan (Laxmi Shankar), Aparshakti Khurana (Bhushan), Shweta Basu Prasad (Urmila), Rituraj Singh (Badri’s Father), Sahil Vaid (Somdev)

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Director: Shashank Khaitan

Producers: Hiroo Johar, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta

Writer: Shashank Khaitan

Music by: Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva, John Steward Eduri (Background Score)

Cinematography: Neha Parti Matiyani

Edited by: Manan Sagar

Production Company: Dharma Productions

Distributor: Fox Star Studios

Release Date: 10th March, 2017

Duration: 135 Minutes

Language: Hindi