BADRINATH KI DULHANIA is a quintessential Bollywood romance and ticks all the customary boxes that make a love story work. Yet, Shashank Khaitan makes sure the screenwriting incorporates several amusing and compelling episodes that steer clear of rusty formulas that we are used to watching in films of this genre. Shashank also steers clear of full-scale melodrama, loud and familiar masala and earsplitting background score, which could’ve seeped in naturally, given the genre of the film. He keeps it subtle, but makes sure the film wins you over. As a storyteller, Shashank knows his fundas right and he gives his lead actors a well-knit, cohesive screenplay to peg their acting skills.
Furthermore, the soundtrack compliments the proceedings delightfully. ‘Title Track’ is hugely popular, while ‘Tamma Tamma ‘ has caught on big time too. Cinematography is Eye Catching. Editing is Sharp & Crispy. Production Designing is Classy.
Varun Dhawan gets the attitude of the character spot-on and pulls up a winning act. He reveals a sharp timing for comedy, but springs a big, big surprise in the emotional ones. In short, he makes you sit up, watch and applaud his act. Alia seems to be making the right career choices. UDTA PUNJAB, HIGHWAY and 2 STATES specifically proved that she could transcend the glamour quotient and BADRINATH KI DULHANIA substantiates the fact that she will be the top contender at the awards season next year — with as many as three diverse performances getting nominated for the top honors. Their Chemistry is TERRIFIC.
On the whole, BADRINATH KI DULHANIA is a beautifully textured love story that wins you over. There’s no stopping this one from hitting the bull’s eye. Sure-shot winner!
Umair Sandhu Rating : ☆☆☆☆