Badrinath ki Dulhania

Badrinath_ki_Dulhania

Badrinath Ki Dulhania (English: Badrinath’s bride) is a 2017 Indian romantic comedy film,[4] directed by Shashank Khaitan, and produced by Karan Johar under the Dharma Productions banner. Starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead, the film marks the second installment of a franchise that began with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014). Principal photography for the film began in May 2016, and the film was released on 10 March 2017, on the Holi weekend.[5][6]

Cast

  • Varun Dhawan as Badrinath Bansal
  • Alia Bhatt as Vaidehi Trivedi
  • Sahil Vaid as Somdev
  • Aakanksha Singh As Kiran
  • Gauahar Khan as Laxmi Shankar
  • Aparshakti Khurana as Bhushan
  • Shweta Basu Prasad as Urmila
  • Rituraj Singh as Badrinath’s father
  • Kanupriya Pandit as Vaidehi’s mother
  • Atul Narang as Sagar
  • Gaurav Pandey as Gurmeet
  • Yash Sinha as Badrinath’s Brother Alok
  • Sukmani Lamba as Kritika

Production

Badrinath Ki Dulhania marks the second installment of a franchise that began with the romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), which was also directed by Shashank Khaitan, produced by Karan Johar for Dharma Productions and starred Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. The film was first announced on 3 May 2016 with the release of an online motion poster featuring Dhawan and Bhatt at a local village fair.[7][8] Principal photography also began on the same day. Some of the scenes were also shot at the Ghatotkach Circle, Kishore Sagar Lake and Seven Wonders Park in Kota, Rajasthan.[9]

Soundtracks

Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Badrinath Ki Dulhania Cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi and Akhil Sachdeva
Released 14 February 2017
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 22:54
Language Hindi
Label T-Series
Producer Hiroo Yash Johar
Karan Johar

The music for the film has been composed by Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi and Akhil Sachdeva while the lyrics have been written by Kumaar, Shabbir Ahmed, Akhil Sachdeva and Badshah. The “Tamma Tamma” song which was originally composed by Bappi Lahiri from the 1990 film Thanedaar has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi for this film. The music rights are acquired by T-Series. The full soundtrack album which includes 5 songs was released on 14 February 2017. Alia Bhatt also sang a version of “Humsafar”.[10]

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. “Aashiq Surrender Hua” Shabbir Ahmed Amaal Mallik Amaal Mallik, Shreya Ghoshal 4:10
2. “Roke Na Ruke Naina” Kumaar Amaal Mallik Arijit Singh 4:39
3. “Humsafar” Akhil Sachdeva Akhil Sachdeva Akhil Sachdeva 4:29
4. “Badri Ki Dulhania (Title Track)” Shabbir Ahmed Tanishk Bagchi Dev Negi, Neha Kakkar, Monali Thakur, Ikka Singh, Rajnigandha Shekhawat 3:27
5. “Tamma Tamma Again” Indeevar, Badshah Bappi Lahiri, Tanishk Bagchi Bappi Lahiri, Anuradha Paudwal, Badshah 3:19
6. “Humsafar” (Alia Bhatt Version) Akhil Sachdeva Akhil Sachdeva Alia Bhatt, Akhil Sachdeva 2:50
Total length: 22:54

Critical reception

Nihit Bhave from Times of India rated the film 3.5/5 and stated “Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a rucksack full of radioactive social issues handled cautiously”. He also praised Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhat’s chemistry saying, ” Together, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are the best thing that could have happened to our screens”.[11] Rohit Rats from Hindustan Times gave film 2.5/5 and noted that Varun Dhawan by portraying a Jansi boy, reminds of Govinda.[12] Shubhra Gupta from The Indian Express gave film 3/5 saying, “Alia Bhatt is pitch-perfect as dulhania with a mind of her own. Varun Dhawan impresses as a boy-struggling-to-be-a-man. Together, they offer us a flavourful romance which takes down patriarchy.”[13] Tushar Joshi from DNA India described the film as light, entertaining and likeable. He writes, “Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt prove that on screen chemistry can be enough sometimes to keep you engaged in an average plot with a predictable narrative”.[14]

 

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