Movie Review

Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)

I saw this film “Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)” in Amazon Prime Video today. Starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt it’s a typical Bollywood Rom-Com.

Badri (Varun Dhawan) is a care free son of a rich family in Jhansi, UP who is afraid to speak up to his father, a money lender & businessman. Vaidehi (Alia Bhatt) is the young daughter from a middle-class family from Kota, Rajasthan; Vaidehi has big aspirations for her career to become an air hostess. After seeing her in a friend’s wedding Badri falls in love with Vaidehi who brushes him away. Later she agrees to marry Badri if he gets an alliance for her elder sister, which he does. On the wedding day Vaidehi runs away to Mumbai and then to Singapore – it is Singapore so that the next one hour of the film, we get to see the city state. Badri follows her to Vaidehi, they both feel for each other, finally, get married and live happily ever after. As expected in the climax, there is a big dialogue by Badri to his father on why freedom and career for Women are important and parents should listen to the wishes of their children.

The entire film goes along in expected lines with no real surprises, yet it was watchable due to decent acting by Varun & Alia.