Varun Dhawan is a phenomenal actor and has given his best to this performance. However, the film has a very confused script. He and Alia Bhatt have worked really hard to stay true to their characters but they don’t have very good chemistry in the film in a lot of scenes.
I know I shouldn’t be saying this but since Kangana Ranaut has set very high standards when it comes to regional accents, I’ll say while Alia Bhatt has tried really hard it shows that she still has a long way to go. She looks amazing and is a brilliant actress though!
A lot of things happen quiet conveniently in BKD, for instance, Alia Bhatt knows that she would never fall for a guy who isn’t well educated but she does, she wouldn’t ever leave her job for her partner but she does. The lesson of the film is supposed to be that the girl child should be given all the rights of the male child, no dowry should be taken and women should be able to make their own decisions, but in the end Alia is the one who quits her job to join her husband. That compromise just saddens me, especially when all throughout the film she made it clear that she will never compromise. I understand that people fall in love and things change but a good director will make you believe whatever is happening in the film is justified and Shashank Khaitan isn’t able to do that in Badrinath Ki Dulhania.
When I saw the trailers I thought the film is going to be like “Raja Babu” but it wasn’t at all. While that didn’t bother me, I just wasn’t pleased with this half baked film.
One time watch.