Badrinath Ki Dulhania Movie Review: An average story with a great message and lots of laughter

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Movies are a great emanation for making people aware about the issues ubiquitous everywhere and not just for entertainment and this film doesn’t fall short of that. Women empowerment and abolishment of dowry system are the issues elucidated and infested through this film in a very light manner. Inspite of such sturdy messages, the camaraderie of Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt succeeds in getting the audience laugh on their punches.

Story, Screenplay and dialogues:

When it comes to romantic movies, the story has always been, the boy meeting the girl and they falling  in love and enduring the perseverance of either, the society or family and then the happy ending. How this movie differs is the circumstances under which the two meet. More than the story, the screenplay has elevated the performance of the film.

Every now and then, a punch is thrown at the exact moment when the audience may feel weary from the message that the film has to offer. The tone of the dialogues and the accent of Uttar Pradesh is a real charm and a welcoming chortle.

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Direction and Star Performances:

Shashank Khaitan who started off his career with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania has improved a lot. He has not only worked on the direction, story and script of its predecessor but also this film and if you’ve seen this latest work, then you would agree that, it goes without saying this film is far better than the last one.

Alia Bhatt in Student of the year was very lame. But since then, she has galloped quickly. She has become one of the best young actors in Bollywood and it reflects in this film. Her character Vaidehi meaning, Sita, wife of Lord Ram, in Sanskrit, is very inspiring and often breaks the trend. She is the real protagonist in this film.

Varun Dhawan as Badrinath, is a maverick person, but due to the constraint of basic education, cannot match the intellectual level of Alia Bhatt. He has done exceedingly well.

Sahil Vaid sharing a greater screen space than other actors, gives a sturdy performance. Other good performances came from Shweta Prasad, Yash Sinha and the person whose name is nowhere available, who played Vaidehi’s sister.

The Last Word:

It’s a good film, if you’re going for the laughter and the strong message, but a predictable story ruins the fun. Nevertheless, laughter packed, good cinematography, a great screenplay and dialogues, make up for the gaffes. But if you’re looking for a bit of action, beasts jostling each other and a great editing, then go for Kong: Skull Island.

My Rating: 3.5/5

 

 

Badlapur Movie Review: The name has it all.

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How many times do we we watch Bollywood action-thrillers and end up liking it? Well, here’s a miniature of peek into the world of Raghav clung to seek his revenge in Badlapur; and with it comes a sturdy tagline, “Don’t miss the beginning.” Sriram Raghavan seems to have created quite the picturesque image, that of a film noir. It emulates over other alike films, which succumb just when it comes to telling a story and its presentation.

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Albeit, Badlapur is a Bollywood creation and because many filmmakers have lost the capacity to build good characters, and meander the actors as per their roles, this one seems to do just that. The best point is that Sriram and Arijit Biswas have endeavored to keep away from the cliches. What better could have another ‘Main Tera Hero’ done to receive good word of mouth to the film?

Better care has been taken to picture Raghav (Varun) in a very composed manner. A youngster, that too not of a great calibre, is not expected to protrude beyond periphery. So much to be said about him, that such cranky act is very daunting to get in and follow through the whole movie of more than two hours. A dialogue by him, where he says, ” Muzhe kal ke liye sorry kehna chahiye, lekin main nahin kahunga.” Even a simple sentence is very effective when he says it.

To point out a flaw in Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s would be the most difficult task. But in a nutshell, he portrays his character till the end to the utmost perfection. Vinay Pathak, Yami Gautam, Divya Dutta and Radhika Apte only increase the taste of the film. Huma Qureshi is the dandiest among the supporting cast.

You are reminded of many thrillers while watching Badlapur, like the clock is ticking and the bomb is gonna explode at any moment. A great effort by the cinematographer Anil Mehta has been put in the film and editing syncs well to put up a great show.

Badlapur is such a baffling, strange and eccentric movie which harbingers that the imminent movies in the few years will be backed by ebullient cinematography and directing. A spellbinding script has worked to get the best from it. But if you’re to watch this film make sure you’re above 18 years of age. And if you are, I strongly recommend you to watch this film. It tops with every element there is to make it a robust film. I’m going with 4/5.