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'Badhaai Ho', 2018 proves India has an audience for quality entertainment

2018 smashes everyone's notion of who the audience is and what it wants playing on its screens.

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Vanita Kohli-Khandekar Mumbai
Amit Ravindernath Sharma’s Badhaai Ho is the story of a 50-something middle class couple who discover that they are expecting a baby. The horror and embarrassment this accidental pregnancy causes in their grown-up sons, neighbours, friends, et al, makes for a hilarious watch. Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao are outstanding as the Kaushiks. Neither of them is a box-office draw; the only 'star' in the film is Ayushmann Khurrana. Yet this well-written story, an estimated Rs 0.3 billion production from the Times Group’s Junglee Pictures has already raked in Rs 1.4 billion globally.  
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First Published: Dec 27 2018 | 10:57 PM IST

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