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The much awaited movie of the year 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' has released worldwide and seems to take the box-office by storm. Shashank Khaitan’s second outing post 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' has been successful in making news right before its release. The quintessential Rom-com gathered a fair box-office response as most of the theatres were almost full on the first day first show.

The film opens up with Badrinath Bansal (Varun Dhawan) posing in his quirky style for his own matrimonial profile. While the first installment showed Humpty and his love story, Badrinath has moved a step forward and has decided to get married. A typical, rustic Jhansi boy soon falls in love with a beautiful, passionate Kota girl Vaidehi Trivedi (Alia Bhatt) who aspires to be an air hostess and follow her dreams.

Despite of their opposite likings and gender; Badri and Vaidehi fall in love with each other. Alia becomes that runaway bride who chooses her career over her marriage and elope on the wedding day to pursue her dreams. The film also throws light on the current issue of dowry which is still demanded in some of the remote areas of India and gender equality. Alia represents the self-assured, powerful feminist community well.

The first half of the film is funny and Shashank has done a good job with the screenplay. The dialogue writer needs to be specially appreciated as he has written them keeping in mind the typical north Indian flavour of the language. As we have seen Alia earlier in 'Udta Punjab' carrying the north-Indian dialect, it is Varun, who has caught the glimpse of the dialect and his dialogue delivery along with action catches our attention. We can say that Alia Bhatt is the sole hero of the climax, unlike the earlier film which showed Varun swiping his dulhania, this time it is Alia who swipes her dulha.

The supportive cast Shweta Basu Prasad, Yash Sinha, Rituraj Singh and others have done their part very well. Special mention to Sahil Vaid for portraying the perfect hero ka friend by being with his side everytime. The songs are already a blockbuster and we just can't help to grove on it.

The film is a full on masala entertainer with powerful acting by the actors, groovy songs, funny dialogues and marvellous chemistry, a typical Karan Johar film with Shashank Khaitan's special touch to it. This Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starrer surely delivers a thunderous Holi blockbuster.

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