After Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are back with Badrinath Ki Dulhania from the Dulhania series and ready to win hearts! They truly are the new age Raj-Simran of Hindi cinema! (DDLJ reference!)
The movie is set in rustic towns like Jhansi and Kota where there is still evidence of patriarchy, the movie focuses on Badrinath (Varun Dhawan), a young man in pursuit of a bride, He feels that he is Jhansi’s most eligible bachelor as he comes from a wealthy family. He sees the beautiful Vaidehi (Alia Bhatt) at a wedding and starts wooing her. But Kota’s Vaidehi is unshaken social pressure and succumb to a marriage nurtured by the dowry system. She may be from a small town but she is a girl with opinions and ambitions. The character portrayed by Alia Bhatt is one of the best parts of the film, She is fierce and real even when she falls, she stands up and safeguards her dreams.
Through Vaidehi’s character, the movie discusses social issues such as gender inequality, women empowerment and consent among others. The story is treated so stylistically with elaborate song sequences and beautiful cinematic moments that blend important social issues with the feel of a classic Bollywood entertainer!
Badrinath Ki Dulhania moves across Jhansi, Kota and Singapore. The director, Shashank Khaitan’s attempt at giving it a small town twist works, in this case, considering his focus on dowry and patriarchy that’s predominant in these societies.Even though the movie is driven by societal issues, at no point becomes didactic, it keeps its original motive of entertainment, high at times with the songs and dialogues. The editing loosens up a bit too much in the second half while the first half is crisp, the cinematography is amazing, the song and dance sequences are phenomenal! Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan truly know how to set a dance floor on fire with intense chemistry.
The Varun Dhawan- Alia Bhatt onscreen pairing is absolute brilliance! They share magnetic and alluring screen chemistry. The beautiful effortlessness of their onscreen companionship makes this movie even more enjoyable and believable. Varun Dhawan as Badri is pure magic! You instantly like his character. He gives an amazing performance, in years to come he will surely be one of the stars ruling the hearts of all, Alia Bhatt is fantastic, she truly knows how to make an audience fall in love with her onscreen, she delivers a sincere and honest performance that is believable.
You have to RSVP Yes to this wedding; it’s grand, with good music, great people and divine food for thought. After all the SAVE THE DATE (trailer) was amazing! Don’t believe us?Watch it here: