Badrinath Ki Dulhania (English: Badrinath's bride) is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy film, directed by Shashank Khaitan, and produced by Karan Johar under the Dharma Productions banner. Starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead, the film marks the second installment of a franchise that began with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014). Principal photography for the film began in May 2016, and the film is currently slated to release on March 11, 2017, on the Holi weekend.
Synopsis: Badrinath Bansal from Jhansi and Vaidehi Trivedi from Kota belong to small towns but have diametrically opposite opinions on everything.This leads to a clash of ideologies, despite both of them recognizing the goodness in each other.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a praiseworthy film to watch once for its noble message and Alia-Varunâ€™s !!
March 10 th, 2017
Badrinath Ki Dulhania begins as a cute sweet love story between a Jhansi boy and a Kota girl, but the director understands the current tide of movies that celebrate powerful, liberated women, so it transforms into a progressive story before turning cute-sweet again.
Bollywood stars Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt make a great pair was discovered in Student Of The Year and repeated in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, which is why, Badrinath Ki Dulhania was one of the most awaited movies this year.
Badrinath Bansal (Varun Dhawan), the scion of a patriarchal and old-fashioned family, falls for Vaidehi Tripathi (Alia Bhatt), a girl with a mind of her own. In order to woo her, Badri promises to help her find a suitable groom for her sister and Vaidehi too gets pressurized to marry her because he comes from a renowned family and has helped her sister find her Mr. Right.
But, Vaidehi wants to follow her dreams and this sets the stage for heartbreak and tragedy. How the two manage to cope with this, forms the rest of the plot.
Varun Dhawan is wonderful as the spoiled Badri, who wears his heart on his sleeve and manages to win your with his 'boy-next-door' charisma. What works for Varun is the honesty with which he has depicted his character, be it funny scenes or intense ones and the guy, who has mostly essayed urbane roles, simply wows you with his rural avatar. While, Alia is energetic and helpless in equal measures as and when the situation demands it and the chemistry between the two is one of the highlights of the movie. Sahil Vaid is good with his act. He essays the role of Badri's loyal sidekick Somdev. This actor, who had also played Varun's friend in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, has got some of the best lines in the movie.
Film Badrinath Ki Dulhania stars off rather cheerily and with dollops of humour that is sure to make you laugh admiringly. But, towards the intermission point, you start to realize that there is more to the plot than a soft love story. The second half of the movie, though lengthy, strives to strike a blow for women empowerment and against patriarchy. Shashank Khaitan deserves a pat on his back for putting across his point without making the movie too preachy or heavy. Badrinath Ki Dulhania sends across a message efficiently that in the absence of respect, love cannot survive and there are moments in the movie, which will make you cheer the makers. Though some scenes may come across as contrived, the makers have their hearts in the right place and so, the movie does succeed to touch your heart.
Another element that works for the movie is its music, which is foot-tapping and entertaining, be it Tamma Tamma or the title track.
Overall, Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a praiseworthy film to watch once for its noble message and Alia-Varun’s amazing chemistry.