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‘Namaste England’ Or ‘Badhaai Ho’: The Film You Should Be Watching This Week!

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.

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