Badrinath Ki Dulhania: Movie Review
Revolving between Jhansi and Kota in the first half and dragging in Singapore in the second half, Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a love story set amidst the backdrop of feminism.
Alia Bhatt is shining throughout the movie and Varun Dhawan’s heroic spirit is top notch. The music of the film garnered attention and fame just after the music launch. Tamma Tamma and the title track deserve a special mention.
Varun Dhawan as Badrinath comes from an orthodox family who believes in keeping women grounded. He falls for Vaidehi (Alia Bhatt) and proposes her for marriage but she is shown to be a girl with aspirations and dreams. The first half is all about Badri chasing Vaidehi and impressing her enough to convince her for marriage.
The second half deals with Vaidehi’s vital step and her life-changing decision. The sweet and sour relationship between the lead is somewhat bearable. Getting a mixed review from the movie critics, here’s what they have to say:
Times Of India rated the movie average and stated, “This is a story with an obvious climax, so sitting through two and a half hours to find out what you already know might get uncomfortable. But the breezy vibe of the movie and back-to-back hilarious lines should get you through it.”
Anupama Chopra seems to be impressed with Vaidehi and said, “the story stays simplistic and sunny – when Vaidehi breaks the rules, there are disturbing threats of violence but the darkness dispels quickly. Which is not a bad thing. Think of Badrinath ki Dulhania as a dose of feminism-lite. I was smiling through the film.”
Rajeev Masand gave the film 2.5 stars out of 5 and well he reviewed it averagely too. He stated, “Badrinath Ki Dulhania has its heart in the right place, but its writing is often clumsy. There is a lot to appreciate here, but it’s also overlong and made me restless. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five.”
If you haven’t watched the film yet, go for it and let the women power speak.
Let’s Tamma Tamma: