Badhaai Do

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  • 2022
  • 2 hr 27 min
  • 7.0  (21,000)

Badhaai Do is a lighthearted yet thought-provoking Hindi film, released in 2022, that beautifully highlights the importance of family values, love, and acceptance. Directed by Harshvardhan Kulkarni, the movie stars Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, and Chum Darang in the lead roles. The plot revolves around a young and ambitious PT teacher, named Shardul Thakur, played by Rajkummar Rao, who is posted in a small town of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Shardul is a fitness freak, who is obsessed with his dream of representing India in bodybuilding. To achieve his goal, he follows a strict healthy lifestyle regimen and spends hours in the gym.

On the other hand, there is a young woman named Sumi, played by Bhumi Pednekar, who is a state-level Kabaddi player and a fierce defender. She is also a part of the local police force and is known for her bravery and courage. However, just like Shardul, she also has to deal with the societal pressure of getting married and settling down.

Their paths cross when they get assigned to work in the same school as fitness and sports coaches. Initially, they don't get along, having completely different outlooks on life. But as they start spending more time together, they gradually learn to respect and understand each other's aspirations and passions.

However, their lives take a drastic turn when Sumi gets pregnant, which brings about a lot of complications in both their lives. The plot takes an interesting twist when Shardul decides to marry Sumi to save her from societal disgrace and help her fulfil her dreams, as well as his own. This decision plunges them into a series of hilarious yet touching situations that make it an entertaining watch.

The plot of the film is not only centered around the relationship of Sumi and Shardul but also explores the themes of family values and acceptance of unconventional choices. It depicts how they both are encouraged by their families to follow their dreams, no matter how different they may be. The film also highlights the societal pressures of getting married and having kids, even when the individual is not ready or willing to do so.

Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar's brilliant performances bring the characters to life, and their on-screen chemistry makes the film entertaining and realistic. Chum Darang, who plays the role of Sumi's elder sister, also delivers a power-packed performance, making her character a standout.

The music of the film, composed by Tanishk Bagchi, is groovy and peppy, and the dialogues, written by Akshat Ghildial and Sumeet Arya, are witty and relatable. The cinematography by Akshay Singh beautifully captures the essence of the small town and the setting of the story, making it visually appealing.

Overall, Badhaai Do is a captivating film that deals with a relevant social issue sensitively, while managing to keep the audience entertained throughout. The movie sends a powerful message that no dream or goal is big or small, and that acceptance and support from loved ones is crucial in achieving them.

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    2 hr 27 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (21,000)