In the year 2012, the film Student of the Year directed by Karan Johar was released. This teen drama film was not only a hit at the box office but it also gave the Bollywood industry three new generation actors in the form of Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. While Alia Bhatt made Kapoor & Sons with Sidharth Malhotra on the one hand, Alia made the film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania with Varun Dhawan in the year 2014, which proved to be a hit at the box office. This time, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are back together in the film Badrinath Ki Dulhania, which hits the screens this week. So will this film repeat history once or will become history itself, let’s review.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania is an accomplished Bollywood rom-com drama (written by Shashank Khaitan) that depicts the ups and downs in the lives of couples and the role played by society in relationships. The film begins with Jhansi where the practice of dowry is shown and a place where the boy is treated as ‘property’ and the girl as ‘debt’. After this the Bansal family is introduced. The Bansal family consists of tenth pass Badrinath Bansal aka Badri (Varun Dhawan) and his family consisting of his mother, an elder brother Alok Bansal (Yash Sinha) and his brother’s wife Urmila (Shweta Basu Prasad). The strict and patriarchal father Bansal Sahab (Ritraj Singh) rules the entire Bansal family and keeps the entire family under his control. One day, when the carefree Badri sees Vaidehi Trivedi (Alia Bhatt) at a wedding, he immediately falls in love with Vaidehi. He starts chasing Vaidehi and convinces her of a yes. Though he learns of Vaidehi’s past, he still cannot stop himself from falling in love with her. One day, after much commotion, Vaidehi accepts Badri’s proposal of marriage but with certain conditions, that she will marry only when her elder sister Kiran (Akanksha Singh) is married before her. . After wandering city-to-city in search of a groom for Kiran (including an audition for ‘Dulhe’), he finds his groom in the form of Bhushan (Aparshakti Khurana). After all the ‘customary behaviour’, the elders of both the families decide to have Vaidehi and Kiran’s marriage together. When Kiran is getting married to Bhushan, suddenly Vaidehi runs away from home without speaking to anyone and this situation leaves both the families in a very embarrassing situation. After this, the troubled Bansal Sahib orders Badri to catch Vaidehi from anywhere so that he can beat her in front of the public and set an example to the rest of the people. Does Badri, who has always been obedient, obey his father’s orders or does he just listen to his heart which still loves Vaidehi? What happened that caused Vaidehi to run away from home without speaking to anyone on her wedding day, does Badri manage to find Vaidehi, or return home empty handed, and ultimately her selflessness towards Badri and Vaidehi? What happens to Prem, it is known only after watching the rest of the film.
When the promos of Badrinath Ki Dulhania were released, the film managed to give hope that it is the franchise of the hit film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Contrary to the expectations of the audience, Badrinath Ki Dulhania is totally Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
Not a sequel, but a franchise. Apart from the main cast, director and basic premise of the film, there is no similarity between these two films. The film’s screenplay (Shashank Khaitan) does not follow regular routes and ensures that it is free from the bigotry and stereotypes that one usually sees in films of this genre. The flip side of the film is that the film seems quite didactic (which is visible in some places in the film) in order to convey a social message in it. It was not enough that the freedom and understanding to show anything in cinema challenges the logic and understanding of the audience in many scenes.
Shashank Khaitan, (after directing Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania), has once again emerged as the winner of Badrinath Ki Dulhania. His skill in this film is much improved as compared to his previous film. The film Badrinath Ki Dulhania manages to make a personal mark and does not show the trace of ‘Humpty Sharma Hangover’ at all and Shashank Khaitan is given full marks for this. Shashank Khaitan, who wins your hearts with his eloquent direction, the story of the film is clear and connected without resorting to any incidents or situations. He manages to serve humor in the film (especially in the first half) along with the core of the film’s story. While he manages to convey the message of women empowerment with humor, there is also one thing that works as a villain in the film, which seems very unexpected, all of a sudden. . The first half of the film is very interesting while the second half seems to be dragged at one place and dragged forcibly, which spoils the fun. Although the film’s integration with ‘Singapore Tourism’ was a
Could have been a smart idea but it shows up everywhere in the film and it starts taking over at one point and doesn’t end till the second half. Even Alia Bhatt’s air hostess training contributed to increasing the length of the film which could have been handled smartly.
Though the film is not adorned with a single memorable one-liner, it still has vibrant dialogues and funny moments. The scenes in the film which are absolutely not to be missed are when the audition is held to find the right bride for Alia’s sister, Varun woos Alia in a moving bus, Aparshakti Khurana’s introduction scene, Alia Bhatt’s ‘cover-up’ act with his own dupatta to cover Varun’s bare chest, the fight between Varun and his friend in the sea, and also the oxygen cylinder scene, which portrays the Indian scholarly position in a very humorous way. indicate.
On the acting front, the film rests entirely on Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, who carry the entire film on their shoulders. The chemistry of both of them in the film is completely flawless. You have to see it to believe it. Coming to Varun Dhawan, after enthralling everyone with his stellar performance in his film Dishoom last year, Varun is once again in awe of his character named ‘Badrinath’. The attitude and body language with which he has portrayed his character is just perfect. His natural childishness and innocence are reflected in his character. He gives the audience another reason to be in awe. The ease with which he portrays comic and emotional characters is truly commendable. On the other hand, Alia Bhatt, who (again) pulls off her role in the film in a very natural way. Kapoor And Sons, Udta Punjab, Highway
And Alia, who has proved her mettle in her last film Dear Zindagi, has once again given a heart-wrenching performance in Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Rest of the cast of the film are also very good. Sahil Vaidya, who plays Varun Dhawan’s friend, is very good and has found the right time to show his acting in the film. Although Gauahar Khan appears in the film for a short time, she proves to be useless in that too.
The film’s music (Amaal Malik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva) is average. But not as expected as the cinematographer expects from the film ‘Dharma’. Also, the film has some really good songs like ‘Tamma Tamma’ and the title song of the film. On the other hand, the film’s background score (Jon Stewart) is good, which blends in with the film’s narrative.
The cinematography (Neha Party) of the film is good. On the other hand, the editing of the film (Manan Sagar) is very average which could have been improved.
Overall, Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a beautifully intertwined love story and a delightfully entertaining film that will keep you hooked till the end. This film will definitely be a successful film at the box office. Don’t miss it.