The debutant director Raj Mehta’s ‘GOOD NEWWZ’ brings out a film with comedy, drama, song and dance, the gaiety of Indian festivals, hilarious situations with families and plenty to laugh and cry about the end.
Film: GOOD NEWWZ
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani, Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra.
Director: Raj Mehta
Rating: 3 stars out of five. You will come out of the cinema hall smiling and sometimes that’s all that one needs…
The story hits a very relatable 21st-century lifestyle problem. Generally, what should couples do when they are unable to naturally conceive a baby? They opt or they seek help from IVF (In Vitro Fertilization).
Good Newwz, comedy-drama that involves Varun Batra (Akshay Kumar) his wife Dipti (Kareena Kapoor Khan) Varun Batra works in an automobile showroom in Mumbai. He is married to Deepti aka Deepu a journalist, for seven years. They are keen to start a family but aren’t able to do so. Honey (Diljit Dosanjh) and Monika Batra (Kiara Advani) the loud, jovial Punjabi husband and wife and this couple is a complete contrast to Varun and Dipti, goes to an IVF clinic and then suffers from the consequences for trusting the doctor (Adil Hussain) and his lovely assistant (Tisca Chopra).
Twist in the Movie
A few days after the procedure, Dipti and Varun are told there has been a sperm mix-up with another couple over (the unusual circumstance of Dipti being impregnated by Honey’s sperm and Monika with Varun’s brings them together) with the same last name ‘BATRA’S’. Enter the Batra’s from Chandigarh into their lives. As both Dipti and Monika soon find out they are pregnant, the rest of the film deals with how the couples come to terms with this unusual situation.
The director handles the second hour most admirably. Several sequences are maturely handled, especially when Kareena and Kiara bond over paani puri or the sequence in the hospital when Akshay breaks down.
For one, it’s an extremely good-looking film with people with blessed genes inhabiting almost every frame. A special mention for Kareena Kapoor Khan who looks stunning. From the sets to the clothes, beauty is everywhere. Also, the pace compliments the proceedings, so even if there are a couple of average scenes or a few flat jokes here and there, we don’t linger on to complain.
Everybody excels in this film. Kareena Kapoor Khan steals the show. Diljit Dosanjh is a Punjabi dum and masti canned, who sinks his teeth into his character and plays it with full gusto. And Kiara Advani innocently charming is sincere makes an impression. Adil Hussain makes an impression as a straight-faced doctor.
The soundtrack is in sync with the film. At least two songs stand out – ‘Sauda Khara Khara’ and ‘Chandigarh’. The DoP captures the mood as well as the emotions well. The songs already got famous after the release. Whereas the tune that will have you hooked this season!!!!!!
GOOD NEWWZ will live up to its title and bring good news for its investors.
In the industry, this topic was in confusion only, since many attempts are made on the surrogacy topics. Even Aishwarya rai also acted in one movie based on surrogacy topics. The audience is interested in such a new topic. The success of Vicky donar, badhai ho movie assures that this movie is going to entertain the public. Thing is to notice the acting of Akshay Kumar in this genre.
Just a few outcomes from the movie –
- It is not that funny.
- honestly, post-credits will be taken into consideration!!!
- It’s a “Time Pass” movie, overall.
- And lastly, after Padman, Toilet & Mission Mangal, if Akshay was “promoting” I.V.F here, NOT looking good.
But viewers need to keep aside their biased views before watching this film. It is so much entertaining that you are going to watch it again. It is going to be the awesome family entertainer of the year. Really ‘GOOD NEWWZ’ gives a nice comedy touch to such a sensitive topic. Some of the reviews are like- ‘It’s good, but not up to the mark’, ‘It’s an excellent direction’, ‘Couples under the pain of trying for a child will surely feel hurt with this kind of subject’, ‘Good message and a nice comedy movie’…
GOOD NEWWZ trailer has already gleaned a lot of attention due to its hilarious counters. GOOD NEWWZ box office collection on its opening day is in India is nearly Rs 17.5 crore. The overseas collection on day 1 touched Rs 7.56 crore. It is released in nearly 3100 screens in India and around 70 screens overseas.