Badhaai Ho might seem like a laugh a minute riot from the promos but it’s not. The film has funny moments and also is riddled with dramatic and serious sequences. But they are very touching, moving and relatable. Hence, audiences would surely lap it up. The first hour is a bit shaky but the film goes on a high in the second half. The climax is very moving. Ayushmann Khurrana as expected rocks the show. Sanya Malhotra is fine and has good screen presence. But her screen time is limited and the romantic track is very weak. The real stars of the film are Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao and Surekha Sikri. Neena is damn good and communicates a lot through her silences. Gajraj is a rockstar while Surekha steals the show. Her scenes would get the maximum applause! Go for this film with your entire family!
My rating – *** ½ out of 5!