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Badhaai Ho
Badhaai Ho Official Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Amit Ravindrenath Sharma
Produced by Vineet Jain
Aleya Sen
Amit Ravindernath Sharma
Written byAkshat Ghildial
Story byShantanu Shrivastav
Akshat Ghildial
Starring Ayushmann Khurrana
Neena Gupta
Gajraj Rao
Surekha Sikri
Sanya Malhotra
Shardhul Rana
Music bySongs:
Tanishk Bagchi
Rochak Kohli
Sunny Bawra-Inder Bawra
Cinematography Sanu Varghese
Edited by Aarti Bajaj
Junglee Pictures
Chrome Pictures
Sradvn Production
Distributed by AA Films
Release date
  • 19 October 2018 (2018-10-19)
Running time
123 minutes
Budget₹29 crore [1]
($4.14 million)
Box officeest. ₹221.44 crore [2]
($39.0 million)

Badhaai Ho (transl.Congratulations there; Hindi pronunciation:  [bədʱaːi ɦoː] ) is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma and produced by Sharma, Aleya Sen and Hemant Bhandari under Chrome Pictures and Vineet Jain under Junglee Pictures, with Priti Shahani serving as co-producer. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Neena Gupta in the lead roles, with Gajraj Rao, Surekha Sikri, Shardul Rana and Sanya Malhotra in supporting roles, the film tells the story of a middle-aged couple who get pregnant, much to the disappointment of their sons. [3] [4] Based on a script written by Shantanu Srivastava and Akshat Ghildial and a story conceived by Jyoti Kapoor, [5] [6] [7]


Badhaai Ho received positive reviews and was a commercial success. With earnings of over 221 crore (US$31 million) against a budget of 29 crore (US$4.1 million), it emerged as the ninth-highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2018. The film won four awards at the 64th Filmfare Awards, including Best Actress (Critics) for Gupta, Best Supporting Actress for Sikri, and Best Supporting Actor for Rao. [8] It also won two National Film Awards: Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, thus becoming the first time where two films featuring the same lead actor (Ayushmann Khurrana) has won both Best Film awards at the National Awards as Andhadhun won Best Film, and Best Supporting Actress for Sikri. [9]


Nakul Kaushik (Ayushmann Khurrana) is a 25-year-old working youngster and is in a stable relationship with his colleague, Renee (Sanya Malhotra). Her mother Sangeeta (Sheeba Chaddha) likes him and approves of their relationship. His father Jeetender 'Jeetu' Kaushik (Gajraj Rao), is a middle-aged man working in the Railways. His mother Priyamvada (Neena Gupta) is a typical housewife. His younger brother Gullar (Shardul Rana) is a high school student. His grandmother Durga (Surekha Sikri) always quarrels with Priyamvada and dominates over her son Jeetu. One day, she taunts Priyamvada, who gets upset. Jeetu consoles his wife and they get intimate.

19 weeks later, Priyamvada realizes she is pregnant. She finds it sinful to abort the child. Jeetu announces Priyamvada's third pregnancy to the family. The two sons are embarrassed and start to avoid their parents, friends, and society. Durga is also shocked and upset.

The news becomes viral and they are made fun of by family, friends, relatives, and society. Nakul begins to avoid Renee. Jeetu and Priyamvada ask Nakul and Gullar to accompany them to Meerut for their cousin's wedding. Both of them refuse by making excuses. This makes Jeetu angry at them and he leaves with Priyamvada and Durga. Meanwhile, Renee offers a room date to cheer Nakul up. But he is unable to get intimate with her as it reminds him of Priyamvada's pregnancy. Sangeeta gets to know about Priyamvada's pregnancy from Renee. She is shocked and speaks ill about the Kaushik family. Nakul overhears this and talks harshly with Sangeeta, and breaks up with Renee.

While in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar, Jeetu's elder sister-in-law (Alka Amin) and sister (Alka Kaushal) ridiclues Priyamvada for her late pregnancy. For the first time, Durga defends Priyamvada for her dutifulness and makes them realize their selfishness and mean attitude towards her.

Gullar reveals to Nakul that some boys made fun of him at school and when he responded to them, one of them hit him. Nakul goes to the school the next day and Gullar slaps the boy thrice. Nakul meets own friends and when one of them taunts him, he gives a befitting reply. He reconciles with his parents and begins to fulfill his duties as a son. Priyamvada realizes that Nakul has broken up with Renee, and she tells him to apologize to Renee's mother. Nakul reluctantly agrees.

As the baby shower preparations begin, Priyamvada goes into labor pain and is immediately taken to the hospital. Sangeeta tells Renee about Nakul's apology and also that she has forgiven Nakul. Renee rushes to Nakul's home and then to the hospital. After the delivery, the doctor announces the birth of a baby girl.

15 months later, Nakul and Renee get engaged.



The film was shot in two schedules. Principal photography began on 29 January 2018 and the first schedule, in Mumbai, wrapped on 11 February. The second schedule began on 16 February 2018 in Delhi around Street No1, Darya Ganj Ansari Road and ended on 21 March 2018. [10]


Box office

Badhaai Ho had a positive first day, earning ₹7.35 crore at the box office, as reported by [11] The movie collected ₹56.85 crore in 6 days and went on to collect ₹135.95 crore at the Indian Box Office by the 7th week of its release. [12] [13] Its eventual worldwide gross was ₹221.48 crore. [2]


The film is set to be remade in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam by Boney Kapoor. [14] The Tamil remake is titled Veetla Visheshanga. [15]

The film is set to be remake in Indonesian by Falcon Pictures entitled Keluarga Slamet with cast Dessy Ratnasari, Indro Warkop and Widyawati. [16]


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Released27 September 2018 (2018-09-27)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Language Hindi
Label T-Series
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The songs are composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Rochak Kohli, JAM8 and Sunny Bawra-Inder Bawra. The lyrics are written by Vayu, Kumaar and MellowD. [17] The song ''Morni Banke'' was originally composed by Punjabi MC.

Track listing
1."Badhaaiyan Tenu"Vayu Tanishk Bagchi Brijesh Shandilya, Romy, Jordan2:19
2."Morni Banke"MellowD Tanishk Bagchi Guru Randhawa, Neha Kakkar 3:18
3."Nain Na Jodeen" Kumaar Rochak Kohli Ayushmann Khurrana, Neha Kakkar4:34
4."Sajan Bade Senti"Vayu JAM8 Dev Negi, Harjot Kaur 2:32
5."Jug Jug Jeeve"Kumaar Sunny Bawra-Inder Bawra Shubha Mudgal 4:46
Total length:17:29

Awards and nominations

Date of ceremonyAwardCategoryRecipient(s) and nominee(s)ResultRef(s)
16 December 2018 Star Screen Awards Best Film Vineet Jain, Hemant Bhandari and Amit Sharma Nominated [18]
Best Director Amit SharmaNominated
Best Actor Ayushmann Khurrana Nominated
Gajraj Rao Nominated
Best Actor (Critics) Won
Best Actress (Critics) Neena Gupta Won
Best Supporting Actress Surekha Sikri Won
16 February 2019 Asiavision Awards Best Actor (Critics)Ayushmann Khurrana (also for Andhadhun )Won [19]
19 March 2019 Zee Cine Awards Best Film Badhaai HoNominated [20]
Viewers' Choice Best Film Badhaai HoNominated
Best Director Amit SharmaNominated
Best Actor – Male Gajraj RaoNominated
Best Actor – Female Neena GuptaNominated
Best Supporting Actor – Female Surekha SikriNominated
Extraordinary Jodi of the YearNeena Gupta and Gajraj RaoWon
23 March 2019 Filmfare Awards Best FilmBadhaai HoNominated [21] [22]
Best Film (Critics)Nominated
Best DirectorAmit SharmaNominated
Best ActressNeena GuptaNominated
Best Actress (Critics)Won
Best Supporting ActorGajraj RaoWon
Best Supporting ActressSurekha SikriWon
Best Original StoryAkshat Ghildial, Shantanu Srivastava and Jyoti KapoorWithdrawn [23]
Best DialoguesAkshat GhildialWon
Best ScreenplayNominated
Best Production DesignRatheesh UKNominated
26 March 2019News18 Reel Movie AwardsBest FilmBadhaai HoWon [24]
Best DirectorAmit SharmaNominated
Best ActorGajraj RaoWon
Best ActressNeena GuptaNominated
Best Supporting ActressSurekha SikriWon
Best ScreenplayAkshat GhildialWon
Best DialoguesNominated
Best Production DesignRatheesh UKNominated
31 March 2019BizAsia Online AwardsBest Actor Film (Male)Ayushmann Khurrana (also for Andhadhun)Nominated [25] [26]
16 June 2019 Matri Shree Media Award Best Film (media)Abhishek Cineplex, Chandni Chowk, DelhiWon [27]
9 August 2019 National Film Awards Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Badhaai Ho Won
Best Supporting Actress Surekha Sikri Won


Junglee Pictures announced in March 2020 that Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar will star in the official spiritual sequel of Badhaai Ho, titled Badhaai Do . [28] Initially set to go on floors in June 2020, it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Principal photography finally commenced on 5 January 2021 in Dehradun, as announced by Rao & Pednekar on their social media accounts. [29]

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