Director Shashank Khaitan's Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya is not as amazingly written, performed, danced or sung as HSKD, the first film in this two-parter, but still its more original and richly executed than the former. It has got feminism, romance, Uttar Pradesh and Gwalior on its map, but it doesn't spoon feed you on anything. I especially enjoyed the scenes of nok-jhonk of Vaidehi (Alia Bhatt) and Badri (Varun Dhawan), my favourite being jo ghira tere naino se taanka. The festive colours of the film reflect that the artists are enjoying themselves. It's a good quality. This film is almost Rajkumar Hirani directing a romance.
best : Acting , Story ( purpose )
weakness : more emotional drama at the second half, screenplay ( second half )
Varun and Alia's magic is what makes Badrinath Ki Dulhania a thoroughly
engaging film. The socially relevant side of Badrinath's story acts as
a nice buffer and balance to its fluffy and colourful treatment. Well
acted and well conceived, Badrinath Ki Dulhania and its socially
relevant ideas rise above the frivolous execution to give you a solid
film. Badrinath Ki Dulhania has its own set of flaws. But, it is the
lead cast who wins over your hearts with his beguiling performance and
makes you forgive the makers for it. The music was good enough with
recreation of Tamma Tamma and party flavour like 'Aashiq Surrender
Hua'. The overall direction was fair enough by Shashank Khaitan.
My Rating : 4/5