It’s ‘Badhaai Ho’ all the way at the box office, as the latest Ayushmann Khurana starrer has sent the cash registers gurgling. The film’s four-day collection closes to 45.06 cr. This, without a theatrical release in Madhya Pradesh due to the ongoing theatre strike. Badhaai Ho made over 7 cr on its opening day, which was Wednesday, October 18.
Rave reviews, a strong word of mouth and outstanding performances by the ensemble cast have been the winning points, yet again. It’s the story that gets the audience.
A middle-aged couple with two grown up boys, discover they will soon have their “third” on board, is a premise not discussed often, in Bollywood films.
“Sex koi mummy papa ki karne ki cheez hai?”, says Ayushmann Khurana’s character. Taking the taunts in their stride, the couple – played superbly by Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao – give you moments to cherish.
The London Bridge has come falling, however, on team Namaste England, the journey of love from Punjab to United Kingdom was a tedious fare.
The film fell short of expectations and got no love from the janta, making a dismal 5 crores.
2018 has indeed proven that it’s not the “stars” or a big banner, but a film with a strong story line and characters that draws in the crowd.