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Movie Review: Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: TBA

badrinath-ki-dulhania-2017-izle-633Like it’s predecessor, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a boy meets girl story. Badri (Varun Dhawan) and Vaidehi (Alia Bhatt) meet at a wedding and that’s the start of their unlikely but inevitable romance. While the movie picks up on a conventional note, over its 130 minutes runtime, it does twist a few stereotypes. Unlike a traditional Indian romance where the boy takes care of straight faced logic and the girl doles out the melodrama, the tables are reversed in Badrinath Ki Dulhania. While Varun Dhawan does start off by chasing Alia Bhatt, it’s she who eventually breaks his heart and then forces him to be an emotional wreck. The girl is fiercely independent while the boy is the one in need of affection. Their shuddh desi romance, travels from Jhansi and Kota to Singapore. And through their exotic journey they debunk a few patriarchal and feudal ideas in Indian culture, mostly pertaining to marriages, alliances, dowry practices and discrimination against women.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “BADRINATH KI DULHANIA is a beautifully textured love story and an enjoyable entertainer that wins you over and keeps you hooked right till the end.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.5 “Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are the best thing that could have happened to our screens. “
Times Of India
3.5 “Total Paisa Vasool “
Movietalkies
3.5 “Varun Dhawan Steals Away The Show With His Enchanting Act!”
Filmibeat
3.5 “This one’s a definite must watch.”
filmfare
3.0 “A Popcorn Social!”
Rediff
3.0 “Varun and Alia’s crackling chemistry is infectious”
Glamsham
3.0 “This is certainly not Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, but stands in its own place. Happy to entertain. “
Nowrunning
3.0 “Badrinath Ki Dulhania is light, entertaining and likeable. “
DNA India
3.0 “Alia-Varun Once Again Prove, They Are The New-age Raj-Simran”
koimoi
3.0 “Fun, relevant with terrific performances”
deccanchronicle
3.0 “Varun Dhawan’s performance steals the show, Alia Bhatt’s act leaves indelible impact”
zeenews
3.0 “Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan offer a pitch-perfect entertainer”
indianexpress
3.0 “it is a Varun Dhawan film and adds to his repertoire of memorable roles.”
masala
Average Reviews
2.5 “Varun-Alia saving grace in an inconsistent film”
Indiatoday
2.5 “Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt’s film is progressive and formula based”
hindustantimes
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Alia Bhatt, Varun Dawan Are Energetic In An Uneven Romantic Caper”
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