Badhaai Ho: A progressive, unconventional, quirky tale
The trailer of Badhaai Ho starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra in lead roles, has made a promising first impression. Director Amit Ravindernath Sharma’s family comedy presents an unconventional story on parental pregnancy laced with hilarious one-liners. Nuanced performances by Ayushmann’s on-screen family, Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, Surekha Sikri and Shardul Rana was lapped up by the audiences.
A source from the production reveals, “Badhaai Ho is presented by Junglee Pictures, whose previous family comedy Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) was also applauded by the audience. Ayushmann continues his tryst with taboo subjects with this film, which is a quirky, progressive tale of a Delhibased family, where the news of mother, in her late forties, getting pregnant shocks the entire family.”
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh says, “I loved the concept of the film and especially AyushmannSanya’s fresh pairing. It’s a serious issue handled humorously. Ayushmann has been making some great choices right from the beginning of his career, be it Vicky Donor (2012), Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), and now Badhaai Ho. He is selecting stories that defy the stereotype or issues we brush under the carpet.”
Trade analyst Vajir Singh of Box Office India adds, “Badhaai Ho seems clutterbreaking with its fun concept. Going by the trailer, we have a winner in our hands.”
Devang Sampat, director of Cinépolis, says, “Badhaai Ho looks like a clear winner. We have received an overwhelming response at all 350 screens on the trailer and it has created immense anticipation for the film.”
Produced by Vineet Jain, Aleya Sen, Hemant Bhandari and Amit Ravindernath Sharma and co-produced by Priti Shahani in association with Chrome Pictures, Badhaai Ho releases on October 19.
A promotional still from Badhaai Ho