Badhaai Ho speaks about a household which has just found out that the mother of grown-up kids is pregnant again. Played by Neena Gupta, the trailer has left us in splits. Post-Tevar (2015), director Amit Ravindernath Sharma returns with this quirky satirical comedy.
The film is all about late pregnancy, a topic we generally brush under the carpet. Even in the trailer, there are scenes which will make you realize how deeply conceited our society is but everything is said in a humorous way.
In a light-hearted manner, Badhaai Ho reveals a lot about the kind of society we live which has a problem to see elderly having sex.
The trailer of Badhaai Ho begins with Nakul’s (Ayushmann Khurrana) father (Gajraj Rao) breaking the news of his wife (Neena Gupta) being pregnant to his sons. As expected, Nakul, who is set to marry Sanya Malhotra is embarrassed and so is everyone in the family.
However, the character is Sanya is the only one who is trying to understand the situation and is ok with what’s going on. While Nakul is struggling to come to terms with the fact that his mom, is pregnant, Sanya Malhotra, asks him to take it easy and welcome his baby brother/sister. Now, this is really hilarious. Also Sanaya’s mother, Sheeba Chaddha, is super fun with one liners.
While everyone seems perfectly cast, my heart goes out for the character that Neeta Gupta is playing. According to me, it would be a treat to watch her essay the role of Nakul and all that she has to go through. It’s a delight to watch her in a substantial role on screen.
For me, Badhaai Ho falls in the genera of films like Vicky Donor, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, and Pinku. It’s fun, it’s light-hearted and it has all the ingredients to entertain.
Also the writing team, Shanatanu Srivastava, Akshat Ghildial and Jyoti Kapoor would need a pact on their backs for coming up with something like this.
The plight of an embarrassed and borderline ashamed woman, who becomes pregnant at the age of becoming a grandmother perhaps, has been conveyed so beautifully.
All in all, I am super excited for this one, which hits the theaters on October 19, 2018.
Watch The Trailer Here: