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The story is about a boy Mudit Sharma, (Ayushmann Khurrana) who gets engaged to a girl, Sugandha (Bhumi Pednekar). It's is going to be an arranged marriage and the extended families of both are looking forward to it. However due to erectile dysfunction, Mudit can't get it up and on the advice of his friends tries out various quacks treating impotency.Wikipedia

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Reviews


Shubh Mangal Saavdhan rises above its minor problems to deliver plenty laughs. It’s one of the year’s most enjoyable films. I recommend that you make the time for it.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express


This comedy of middle-class-Dilli-manners-and-mores suffers from a sit-com flatness. And when everything is meant to make us laugh, you can quite easily deflect attention from the main premise. The Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar film resists the temptation to tart up the ordinary, which is the best part: no one’s calling attention quirky, everyone is real.

Divya Pal


A little close to two hours, barely any moments wasted on superfluous aspects, and an absolute dearth of pointless songs – there’s a lot that you’d appreciate in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times


With an interesting and bold subject, the fun-filled milieu of a north Indian wedding and an ensemble of good supporting actors, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan could have been a gem of a film. Except, it isn’t.

Rohit Bhatnagar
Deccan Chronicle


Shubh Mangal Saavdhan isn't a sex comedy but a complete family entertainer. The film not only has a beautiful message but also an ability to tickle one's funny bone for a good 105 minutes.

With its fine zingers and feisty acknowledgement, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan does more for sex, both noun and verb, than any Hindi film can claim to in a long, long time.

Neil Soans
Times Of India


'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' keeps you entertained long enough to make it worth a watch.

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DNA India


It's an entertaining movie with some cheeky humour and great performances. Do watch it.

Suhani Singh
India Today


The manufactured climax aims for a brisk resolution without much explanation. The cameo preceding it makes even lesser sense. Nonetheless Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is yet another feel-good romance which, much like Bareilly Ki Barfi, works because of credible performances.

Do not at all confuse this film as a sex comedy, IT IS NOT! This film is binded along with making you LOL, will make you think. It tackles a subject which everyone has heard of but very few talk about. Go and see how Bollywood is progressing, go and watch how this is 2017 and we’re ready to watch anything we want.


...in spite of its flaws manages its promise date of a rom com that offers something different, thanks to its quirky, bold, snappy and saucy fun powered by an all the way endearing Ayushmann & Bhumi.

What's the filmmakers' single biggest achievement then? That they get away with a film full of double meanings, without ever seeming crass or cheap at any point. This is a miracle, only undone by quite a few moments where they stretch the limits of imagination a bit too far for comfort. Does the movie find solutions, or urge you to dig deeper on the issue? Not really, only great movies tend to do that—this one comes quite close to being that by the way.

Subhash K Jha


This is an brave and  bright film with its heart in the right place and its gaze refreshingly free of a gender bias fixed firmly at  the crotch level.


Shubh Mangal Saavdhan then is a super-fun till it gets superficial. It is, to borrow the tagline of another film now in theatres, sundar, susheel and risky in its first half, flails about in the second, but remains entertaining overall. Handle it with care and alertness.

Manisha Lakhe


A remake of the very successful Tamil film Kalyana Samayal Saadham, this Bollywood film is a one trick pony that is carried for two hours by a fine ensemble of supporting cast and some funny writing.

Sreeju Sudhakaran
Bollywood Life


Shubh Mangal Saavdhan could have been the best romantic comedy Bollywood has seen in years. It tackles a risky premise, the humour was brilliant and the performances were first-rate. Unfortunately, the writing suffers a ‘gent’s problem’ towards the end, leaving us high and dry. Still, I would recommend you to watch SMS purely for the humour and Ayushmann-Bhumi’s amazing chemistry.

Audience Reviews for Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    300 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' tackles a bold issue with a romantic touch. And its also yummily entertaining. What's not to like?
    Shubh Mangal Saavdhan directed by the debut director RS Prasanna is a family comedy dealing with erectile dysfunction. Yes- but you don't here these words ever in the film! Packed with searing affection for cinema's small-town entertainers, this Ayushmann Khurrana-Bhumi Pednekar starrer easily gets off the screens and creates magic.
    But the film is also filled with a lot of small town messaging clichés which entirely fill the contrived bits. It's also exhausting to see Brijendra Kala in more or less the same form as his many other characters. The family is filled with a clichéd persona. And that also means the film lacks in subtlety.
    But this is one messy film that is all heart! Its just a 3 for 'Shubh Mangal', with an extra half for Ayushmann's performance completing the 3.5 of the film. Make sure you make time for it.

    September 28, 19
  • Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
    258 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    Shubh Mangal Saavdhan tries too hard to be perceived as a comedy drama, but all that it manages to do during its 100+ running time can be described as below average stuff. The central idea of a man (Ayushmann Khurrana) realizing that he has erectile dysfunction (ED) and that his fiancee (Bhumi Pednekar) tries to help him find a solution is pretty interesting, but that's all the film has in store for us. The treatment of the story - where not once do they mention ED or anything obscene - is the second best and the only satisfying thing about Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. The problem is that there is not enough content to fill the balloon here, and the few jokes and witty dialogues that have been sprinkled here and there fall short. Somewhere you get the inkling that this whole thing is going to turn into a mess, thanks to the over-decorated characters, and unfortunately that's what the climax is. Khurrana plays decently but Pednekar becomes nauseating as this typecast role that she's been playing ever since she entered Bollywood. Overall, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is a rushed effort at showcasing exaggerated buffoonery at an Indian wedding. There is no special need to appreciate this kind of hyperbole even if it's meant for humor. TN.

    December 17, 17
  • Bindu Cherungath
    Bindu Cherungath
    126 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    Shubh Mangal Savdhan, a film by RS Prasanna, is a remake of his own Tamil film Kalyana Samayal Saadham. It is a light film on a serious personal issue. Unfortunately this ‘very personal’ issue cannot be dealt in isolation. Prasanna chooses to highlight the issue of Erectile Dysfunction through this film. Especially in India, where sex and sexual problems are not discussed very openly or people feel embarrassed to discuss their sexual issues and take medical help, such a taboo topic is discussed in the film which certainly is a welcome change. Survey figures say that more than 152 million men world-wide suffer from erectile dysfunction. Latest studies report that earlier it was more prevalent in older men, but these days, it is even very common in youngsters as well. Causes of erectile dysfunction can be due to nerve pathology or at times due to psychological and interpersonal issues. The film does focus on this issue that erectile dysfunction can have severe psychological consequences as it can be tied to relationship difficulties and masculine self-image. Prasanna’s effort to explore sense of humour even amidst situations of gravity is good. The tone of the film is kept light and funny throughout. Humour in the script is brought in by using lot of cues, metaphorical references, double meaning jokes, although fall flat at times, but mostly it works in the favour of the film. Still, let me warn, some of you may not like the jokes and feel they are not appropriate. But, if taken in the good spirit, the dialogues are not vulgar.

    Mudit (Ayushman Khurrana) gets attracted to Sugandha (Bhoomi) and looking forward to express his love. But he somehow does not gather confidence to go to her and voice out his love for her. Sugandha certainly enjoys the attention showered on her by Mudit. She also expects Mudit to express himself directly, but Mudit and his family choose to send the proposal online. Sugandha finds it a very strange act since she wanted to fall in love and enjoy the whole process. She chooses to confront Mudit and their relationship kickstarts from there. Prior to engagement, during a private moment, when Mudit and Sugandha come closer, that is when Mudit confessed to Sugandha that he has ‘gents problem’ and it is illustrated visually on screen by a limp biscuit.

    What happens thereafter? Does Sugandha agree to get engaged to Mudit ? How do people in their lives react or respond, when Mudit’s personal issue no more remains ‘personal’? What happens when the family members and relatives also come to know of Mudit’s plight and ‘gents problem’?

    The premise of the film is simple. In fact the first half is developed nicely, where more focus is on the relationship between Mudit and Sugandha. But the second half nosedives and struggles to keep the humour quotient high. Fight between fathers of Mudit and Sugandha, ex-girlfriend of Mudit imposing her love upon him and the pre-climax scenes somewhere get overboard.

    But certainly Prasanna and his team must be applauded for choosing such a taboo subject and giving a hilarious treatment to the film. The best thing about Shubh Mangal Savdhan is that the setup, characters and dialogues all are believable. The film is shot in Delhi and Haridwar. The film does highlight the story of middle class families. The characters shown seem to be familiar. The characterization of Sugandha as an assertive yet sensitive girl is done well. Mudit’s awkwardness and frustration is also very much relatable. The cast also blends beautifully with their respective characters. Ayushman’s experimentation with unusual subjects is appreciable, be it his Vicky Donor, Dum Lagake Haisha, Bareilly ki Barfi or now the latest one Shubh Mangal Savdhan. Bhoomi is spontaneous in her performance. The pairing of Ayushman and Bhoomi is good. Seema Pahwa is excellent as Sugandha’s mother. Brijendra Kala and rest of the cast Anshul Chauhan, Neeraj Sood and Chittaranjan Tripathy are also very good.

    An unconventional and funny take on erectile dysfunction in Shubh Mangal Savdhan evokes laughter. Humour in the script is brought in by using a lot of cues, metaphorical references, double meaning jokes, although fall flat at times, but mostly it works in the favour of the film. The premise of the film is simple. In fact, the first half is developed nicely, where more focus is on the relationship between Mudit and Sugandha. But the second half nosedives and struggles to keep the humour quotient high and consistent.

    September 04, 17
  • Deepa Sunil
    Deepa Sunil
    1 review

    Superb movie. Very entertaining. Excellent screenplay and all the characters have done justice to their role!!!

    September 02, 17