Khandani Shafakhana is an Indian comedy-drama movie in the Hindi Language. A young girl who is the sole bread earner of her family is under pressure to save her home from being sold. In light of luck, she has to inherit her uncle’s fertility clinic. However, she has to work for at least 6 months in the clinic to sell it. The story this revolves around how this girl manages a fertility clinic associated with stigmas, without any Unani knowledge.
Khandani Shafakhana Summary:
Director: Shilpi Dasgupta
Producer: Bhushan Kumar; Mahaveer Jain; Mrighdeep Singh Lamba; Divya Khosla Kumar; Krishnan Kumar
Writer: Gautam Mehta
Production: Sundial Productions, T series
Music: Tanishk Bagchi, Badshah, Rochak Kohli, Payal Dev
Cinematography: Rishi Punjabi
Editor: Dev Rao Jadhav
Budget: 20 crores
Release Date: 2nd August 2019
Box Office Collection: N/A
Khandani Shafakhana Story:
The story is about a sales representative, Baby Bedi played by Sonakshi Sinha who is the sole bread earner of the family. Her mother is a housewife and her younger brother is good for nothing. Being the oldest sibling, she has been handed the responsibility to provide for all her family’s financial needs. They hail from a small town in Punjab where orthodox views are infilled in the minds of one and all. Baby Bedi is under a lot of pressure to save her house from being sold off. In the midst of this financial crisis, Baby Bedi’s ‘Maamaji’ is on his death bed. He owns an infertility clinic which faces a lot of backlash from the public on a day to day basis. For year ‘Maamaji’ has used his Unani knowledge to cure his patients of any kind of sexual dysfunctions. From VIP patients to simpletons, Maamaji has seen it all.
In his will, Maamaji states Baby Bedi, his niece as his next antecedent to handle the clinic. This solves all of Baby Bedi’s financial problems, giving her the golden opportunity to sell off the clinic and save her house. However there is one condition, she has to run the clinic for at least 6 months before she can sell it off and reap the profits. Conflicted, Baby Bedi faces a lot of backlashes not only from her own thoughts but from her family itself. Taking up this controversial job is against her family values. However, to save her family from being thrown out on the streets she agrees to take on the challenge and work at the clinic. Having no Unani background or knowledge, this sales representative sets off to conquer the world of infertility.
Once she starts working at the clinic, she faces many patients with all kinds of problems like sexual dysfunctions, performance issues, injuries and so on. One of her VIP clients is “Badshah” the rapper posing as Gabru Ghatak, in his debut appearance. Her love interest is Priyansh Jore another debutante.
The movie progresses, as Baby Bedi’s disgust is turned to empathy for her patients as she deals with all the backlash she faces in the small orthodox town of Punjab. She faces all kinds of hardships, which were earlier faced by her Mamaaji. Being a woman heading the sex clinic was an even more reason for the public hit back. Working for her clients good makes her miss the moments she had with her Maamaji as a child before they drifted apart.
Khandani Shafakhana Cast:
- Sonakshi Sinha
- Varun Sharma
- Annu Kapoor
- Priyanshu Jora
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda
- Rajesh Sharma
- Nandita Babbar
- Rajiv Gupta
- Diana Penty (special appearance)
- Suniel Shetty ( special appearance)
- Raveena Tandon ( special appearance)
Khandani Shafakhana Review:
Stigma on even the mere mention of the word “sex” is very much prevalent even in the most advanced parts of the country. Even though an Indian author was the creator of Karmasutra- the ill-thought towards sex prevails. Besides sex, even the idea of infertility is associated with lots of wrong misconceptions.
This movie aims at helping create at least a bit of awareness and to remove the stigma associated with infertility. While the plot is spot on, what brings this movie down is that fact that they try to add humour to a plot which needs to be addressed seriously. As if the jokes made about the “manliness” of a man with sexual dysfunction isn’t enough, this movie creates even more jokes instead of taking a serious stand.
Sonakshi Sinha fans will be in for a treat as she has put up a great, strong performance. The fact that a female is running a sex clinic is a new take to such movies and challenges not only the Patriarchy in our society but also the stigma against women sexuality.
The one great part about the movie was Badshah cameo experience. He came in as a VIP patient, but it ended all too soon.
All in all the plot of the movie was spot on, but with boring screenplay and long run time, it failed to fulfil its purpose.
Khandani Shafakhana Budget:
The total budget was the movie was set at 20 crores with 14 crores used for the production of the film and 6 crores used for publicity.
Khandani Shafakhana Songs:
Sheher Ki Ladki
Sans To Le le
Khandaani Shafakhana Trailer:
The trailer is an introduction to the entire cast of the movie, telling the viewer about how Baby Bedi got the sex clinic in the first place. Her fight against the stigma is shown in the trailer and Badhshah makes his appearance as a VIP patient who is afraid of spoiling his reputation, but helps her in the end.
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