The story is analogous to the movie Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, but is not a postscript of it. Director and writer Shashank Khaitan has broached a romantic-hilarious movie which is a lively entertaining love story. Badrinath Ki Dulhania has managed to bag a 6.2 on IMDB. It is a story about Badri and Vaidehi who have antipodal opinions on everything.
Badri (Varun Dhawan) is the younger son of a famous Sahukaar (Ritu Raj Singh) in Jhansi and is only Matric qualified. He likes to hang out with his best friend Somdev (Sahil Vaid) and assists his father in business. The Bansal family is a classic example of patriarchy where the elder son Alok (Yash Sinha) had to marry against his choice due to his father’s wish. Badri stumbles upon Vaidehi (Alia Bhatt) at a marriage function in Kota and is instantly bowled over by her. She is the younger daughter of a middle class serviceman struggling to find a suitable groom for her and her elder sister Kritika (Sukmani Lamba). But Vaidehi wants to study and pursue her own dreams. Vaidehi is an independent girl, against the regular norms of the society, who wants to prove that even girls can achieve their dreams and are not a burden on their fathers. She wants to live her life on her own terms.
The premise of the movie is formulaic. Badri head over heels for her just wants to marry her & so helps her in finding a perfect groom for her sister Kritika. The first half of the movie is fully entertaining, tickling your bones all the way due to a sparkling chemistry between Badri and Vaidehi but ends on a sour note from where the movie loses track. The second half is quite plain, going nowhere new, having occasional funny moments and the movie’s appealing nature vanishes.
Varun and Alia must be awarded an extra cookie for their gluing on screen chemistry and the effort they put in to make it look so natural. While the film has to be called Alia’s, the show-stealer here is Sahil Vaid as Somdev who looks the most natural as a UP grown-up. His comic timing is admirable and is able to seal the deal with this narrow opportunity.
Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya is definitely a one-time watch yet also an experience where you feel robbed by the mediocrity of a movie which could have been an elegant, charming and a splendid finish.
The soundtrack album consists of foot-tapping and kick-start beats. The soundtrack consists of 6 songs. The old original track of Bappi Lahiri, ‘Tamma Tamma Loge’ has been renewed and recalls the past memories related to the song. The love track Humsafar has been stealing the hearts.
Directed : Shashank Khaitan
Produced by: Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar, Apoorva Mehta
Written by: Shashank Khaitan
Cast: Varun Dhawan , Alia Bhatt
Music: Amaal Mallik , Akhil Sachdeva, Tanishk Bagchi