Badhaai Ho Review: This Unusual Family Affair Gives You Jolts of Laughter As Well As Damp Your Eyes Oft

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 

Suppose you are at an age where you are knitting the dreams of getting married and settle down in life with your love interest, but how will you react if you get the shocking news of your middle-aged mother’s pregnancy? Yes, this is what befell on the ‘Laal’ of Kaushik Family.


Badhaai Ho belongs to a middle-class Kaushik family in which there is a grandmother (Surekha Sikri) whose son is a TT Jitendra Kaushik (Gajraj Rao) in Railways and on the verge of retirement. He stays with her middle-aged wife (Nina Gupta) and two sons. The eldest son Nakul Kaushik (Ayushmann Khurrana) is in a private job and is in love with his colleague René (Sanya Malhotra) and want to get married. The younger son of this family is studying in his 12th class. Everything goes silky smooth in the Kaushik family until a rainy night, which suddenly transforms the life of the whole family.

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Screenplay and Dialogues

Penned by the trio-Akshat Ghildial, Jyoti Kapoor, and Shantanu Shrivastava, the story of Badhaai Ho takes you to a laugh riot and hardly allows you to leave the edge of the seat. The plot also offers you moments when you have damp eyes. The emotions are fabricated into the plot so finely that you get along with the whole affair effortlessly.

Dialogues by Akshat Ghildial are accurate and ‘desi’ in flavor. It is the influence of the conversation that you easily get attached to every character that appears on the screen.


Amit Ravindernath Sharma after directing Badhaai Ho discards all the grievances the audience built up after watching his directorial debut ‘Tevar’. He has been brilliantly able to keep his audience at the edge of their seat throughout the film and with the excellent pace of the film, you even forget when 2h 10 minutes vapors.


Ayushmann Khurrana shines once again after Andhadhun. He slips into Nakul with a sheer brilliance. Your laughter remains unstoppable when Nakul gets irritated in many instances.  For me, the granny emerges as the second lead and remains the most loved character in the film. Sanya not only looks pretty this time (unlike her first two films) but also impresses with her acting yet again. Gajraj Rao and Nina Gupta add a unique flavor to the tale with their mature performances.

Why Should I Watch?

Go for this hilarious and quirky ride if your quest for ‘Good Content’ is not over yet. You can also recall someone in your acquaintance who bear the same pain once during the watch.


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