Badrinath Ki Dulhania: Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s crackling chemistry makes the film watchable

Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan have won fans with their last few outings on the silver screen. This is in fact becoming one of the most loved on screen couples of Bollywood. The last two times Alia-Varun came together they delivered a hit. No wonder the young stars have fan clubs named “Varia”and “Valia”. Now you’d want to know how this duo has fared in their latest Dharma Productions venture Badrinath Ki Dulhania directed by Shashank Khaitan. Do the Humpty Sharma trio recreate the magic this time around? Well read our Badrinath Ki Dulhania movie review to find out…

#What’s it about

The film revolves around the lives of a rich yet not spoilt brat, Badrinath Bhansal aka Badri (Varun Dhawan) from Jhansi and an ambitious young girl Vaidehi Trivedi (Alia Bhatt) from Kota. While Badri’s only motive in life is to get hitched to Vaidehi with whom he fell in love while dancing at a wedding, Vaidehi has bigger ambitions in life and battles to fight. The duo has different plans in life, except that Badri will not take a no for an answer and wants to desperately win over Vaidehi. He’s unable to understand how this young girl can resist such a perfect guy, whose only credential is that he belongs to a rich family. Badri is a tenth grade pass who hasn’t even attended college and has no regrets admitting that he works for his dad as a loan money recovery guy. Vaidehi on the other hand is literally aiming for the skies. The rest of the story you will get a sneak peek at just looking at the theatricals.

#What’s hot

VARUN DHAWAN! Yes, Varun as Badri will remind you of the best of both Salman Khan and Govinda. He has the star power of Salman, a great body like the Dabangg hero and looks super hot in this film. His comic timing and emotional scenes will really make you believe that he’s indeed the true successor of Govinda. Varun lends himself so well to the comedy-drama genre. Varun steals the show from every other character in the film and trust me there are quite a few who stand out. There are a few scenes in particular where he’s super entertaining and endearing. Like for example, when he tries to woo Alia and realises that he’s indeed not a match for her and breaks down before his friend Somdev (Sahil Vaid) or then the scene where he sees his lady love go far away from him and achieve success he’s both proud and emotional. He’s hero who isn’t the macho who will just beat up the baddies and take a punch for his ladylove. He is the lover who doesn’t mind sharing responsibilities and taking on the kitchen and laundry duties, while celebrating his girlfriend’s success.

Alia Bhatt plays her part well, she is convincing as Vaidehi a go-getter who doesn’t mind breaking rules of the society. She will speak her mind and is feisty and super ambitious as she is soft hearted and guilty of hurting Badri. Badri’s friend Somdev is one of the best characters in the movie and so are his brother Alok Bhansal (Yash Sinha) and sister-in-law Urmila Shukla (Shweta Basu Prasad).

The film has a good blend of comedy and drama. Despite a comic touch to his role, Varun manages to make you feel for his character. This is a movie where Dhawan Jr is the most endearing. And yes, the Tamma Tamma song is placed at the perfect point, just before the filmmaker is about to lose out interest that is.

#What’s not  

The second half falters and the efforts to incorporate Singapore tourism is too on your face. While we see Badri and Vaidehi’s relationship build, the build-up itself is a little boring. One particular scene that is supposed to deal with a grave issue of sexual attack on Badri is made into a not so tasteful joke. Again the film is too predictable and in fact right before the interval the twist too becomes a little too predictable. The movie could have been edited better. The climax is almost like the makers were in a hurry to sum up their film. It’s shoddy and a very strong message gets lost.

#What to do 

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan prove that their pair means a bona fide success. Shashank Khaitan gives you a movie that you can relax with family and friends on an extended Holi weekend. Go watch it especially for Varun Dhawan!

Rating:3.5 out of 53.5 Star Rating

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Badrinath Ki Dulhania Got A UA Certificate On This One Condition

Alia Bhatt & Varun Dhawan

Alia Bhatt & Varun Dhawan

We are all really looking forward to Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan‘s Badrinath Ki Dulhania. The film releases on the 10th of March. Reportedly, the Censor Board has given it a UA certification but on one condition – the makers of the film have to obtain an NOC from

The website is mentioned in the film a few times and recently, at the time of‘s release there was some controversy about using “dot com” in the title and the film. The Board wants to stay clear of drama this time around.

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“Full Credit To Natasha For Sticking By Me” – Varun Dhawan Finally Confirms His Relationship

Varun Dhawan, Natasha Dalal

Varun Dhawan, Natasha Dalal

Varun Dhawan is one of the most good-looking actors in Bollywood currently and is a hot favourite with all the girls. Unfortunately for them, this dishy actor is taken. Varun has been in the news for his relationship with his childhood sweetheart Natasha Dalal for years now. While Varun has never denied his relationship with her, he has always refrained from directly talking about it. The two were spotted at Shahid Kapoor’s birthday bash and were also clicked together on Valentine’s Day.

In a new and interesting turn of events, Varun finally spoke with abandon about his relationship and being seen in public with Natasha in an interview with

I am cool about it. In fact, I’ve always been cool about it. There’s nothing to hide. I just don’t want the focus to shift from my career to the relationship. That’s why I don’t talk much about it. What can one say about spending time with loved ones? I’m not denying anything at all, just that I don’t like to discuss it.”

When asked about where he sees the relationship going, here’s what he said.

I see it reaching a good place. (Smiles) She’s quite a handful so full credit to her for sticking by me. She’s one of the best people I’ve come across in my life.”

Awww, finally! 😀 Remember when Varun spoke about how he’s in a phase where he wants to get married and have children, in an episode of Koffee With Karan? Do you think the time is finally arriving? Either way, we’re just glad he’s finally talking about it! 🙂

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Varun Dhawan Was Turned Away From The Polling Booth – Here’s Why

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Elections 2017 are taking place today all over Maharashtra – and a bunch of Bollywood celebs turned up to exercise their right. Varun Dhawan was one of those responsible citizens, but unfortunately, he was not able to vote.

The actor reached the polling booth in Juhu accompanied by his brother, Rohit Dhawan. When Varun’s turn to vote came, he was reportedly told that his name was not on the list. He tried to find his name on the list and even made a few calls to resolve the issue, but in vain. He eventually walked out without casting his vote.

But hey, at least you tried. Next time, Varun!

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Varun Dhawan confirms two of the most talked about Bollywood affairs on KWK 5

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan

Who would have thought Varun Dhawan, who is himself so privy about his own love life would go on the national television and give out an official confirmation on someone else’s affair? But this happened! Varun, on tonight’s episode of Koffee With Karan 5 finally broke his silence on two of the (not-so)’alleged’ couples of B-town – Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra; Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani. Yes! Can you believe it?

It’s all thanks to Karan Johar who put Varun in the spot not once but twice through a rather controversial rapid fire around. He asked him what is that one thing that Tiger Shroff has and he doesn’t and Varun without even thinking twice said, “Disha Patani” and mind you, he was not a bit apologetic over spilling the beans. Just when we thought that was about it, Karan then shot another baller by asking him what does Sidharth Malhotra have that he doesn’t and you won’t believe how Varun slyly shifted closer to Alia and started playing with her hair. You know like one of those times when you want to say something but you can’t say it and everything in the room eventually gets your hint? That’s exactly what happened. Varun made his point without saying much and Alia, who obviously became the center of attraction, could not stop blushing. Aww…

Well, I agree somewhere we all knew Alia-Sid and Tiger-Disha are very much together but then coming from someone like Varun is definitely an addition to the buzz surrounding these young lovebirds of B-town. By the way, it’s also a matter of worry for Tiger right now given that Varun just couldn’t stop crushing on Disha on Koffee With Karan 5. At one point in time, he even looked at the camera and apologised saying, “Sorry Tiger” But then of course, everything is fair in love and war, isn’t it?

On that note, here’s much love to the sweethearts of Bollywood!

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MOVIE REVIEW: Varun Dhawan, Akshaye Khanna And The Dog Deserve Better


Dishoom had so much potential. Three good-looking leads (one is also a good actor), an interesting trailer, Parineeti Chopra‘s abs and Akshaye Khanna making another comeback after a hiatus of 4 years but the result was just meh. The plot is good on paper – the star cricketer of the Indian cricket team, Viraj Sharma (Saqib Saleem, playing a character based on Virat Kohli) has been kidnapped before India plays against Pakistan and he needs to be found in 36 hours before the public finds out about it. Two men are supposed to find him, one is like Veeru, the other is like Jai.

Their names are Javed (Varun Dhawan) and Kabir (John Abraham) and they call each other J & K, the references are not lost, because we love Men In Black. The bad guy (Akshaye Khanna) plays the cleverly named Wagah because he doesn’t belong to India or Pakistan. Jacqueline Fernandez plays Ishika, a kleptomaniac with a troubled past who apparently gets turned on whenever Kabir is mean to her. I don’t get this about movies, why do they show the girl falling for a boring guy who is horrible to her? In a scene, Kabir, who is a tough inspector, literally threatens to break her face and that makes her pupils dilate.

Anyway, the chronicles of J & K to find the Viraj before the match begins in the main crux and what would have been a funny action-adventure film, becomes really boring after Kabir stares at someone menacingly for the zillionth time. John Abraham is basically himself as the brooding Kabir, Rohit Dhawan has made sure he doesn’t have to do much but look threatening. Varun is hilarious as Javed, the actor has shown his flair for comedy in his dad’s Main Tera Hero and inDishoom he plays the earnest ‘non-sidekick’ extremely well. It’s his shenanigans which make the first half of the movie seem breezy enough. He sadly doesn’t have the backing of a good screenplay to make the entire film a fun watch. Jacqueline is pretty but she really doesn’t have much to do. Akshaye is great as always, as the villain who is involved in the betting business, the need for him to kidnap Viraj is established too, but by the time the guys manage to save the day, you’ve just lost all interest. Also, my expectations from Mr. Khanna are too high to be happy with this role.

There’s another Akshay in the movie too, the Khiladi sports a man-bun and makes John and Varun strip in the pool. He plays a sexed up homosexual and makes erotic references to Varun and John’s bodies, because Bollywood can sometimes time-travel to the ’90’s and ‘the gays’ are just horny weirdos without personality or layers, like normal human beings.

Nargis Fakhri is there too, and she looks amazing, as always. Saqib is nicely cast as the badass cricketer and Satish Kaushik is brilliant as the voice behind the man who constantly trolls Javed on the phone (that track is one of the best gags in the movie). Rahul Dev is nice in his role and those dhoti pants look really, really comfortable. All the actors (except John) have done a good job, but Rohit Dhawan and Tushar Hiranandani‘s screenplay is disappointing during the second half. Nitin Rokade and Ritesh Soni‘s editing is often erratic and Ayananka Bose‘s cinematography is sleek. The standouts in Dishoom are Vijay Raaz, who is in one scene where he cuts John to size and that adorable dog named Bradman who plays quite a pivotal role.Pritam‘s music is a let down.

Dishoom is not ground-breaking, but no one expected it to be, and while it does manage to make us laugh in a few scenes, the rest of the movie is quite boring. Varun Dhawan, Akshaye Khanna and the dog deserve better.

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Guess Which Bollywood Hottie Might Replace Shahid Kapoor In Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa?


It’s going to be Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season soon and the fans are excited already. Not too long ago we found out that Malaika Arora Khan may be getting replaced with Bollywood hottie Jacqueline Fernandez. And now, if reports are to be believed, Shahid Kapoor may not be onJhalak this season . But guess who are the top contenders for Shahid’s coveted spot? Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan!


I think it’s a win-win no matter who makes the cut, don’t you think?


Here’s Why Varun Dhawan Cannot Move In With His Girlfriend Natasha


Varun Dhawan and his ladylove Natasha Dalal are often spotted together at various hangout joints across the city. Though everyone knows that they are together, none of them have ever spoken about their relationship. A while ago, when the Badlapur actor was asked about their relationship, he had said, “I am not hiding it. I am just not talking about it.”

Varun’s family is quite fond of Natasha, who is a fashion designer and has a quaint store in South Mumbai. But apparently, it didn’t go down very well with daddy David Dhawan when he found out his son was planning on moving out of their house and living in with Natasha.


A source close to the actor told

“David Dhawan and Varun had a long chat about this. His father made him understand that the entire family is very happy with his choice and they will be more than happy to see him tying the knot with Natasha. However, he wasn’t too keen on Varun having a live-in relationship.”

And when the website contacted David, he refused to talk about this matter saying that he isn’t Varun’s manager and that they should contact him instead.


It’s Happening – There’s Going To Be A ‘Student Of The Year’ Sequel!


Student of the Year released back in 2012 and marked the first time that Karan Johar directed a bunch of newcomers. He launched three new faces – Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan – that went on to make it big in their respective careers. And now, the director has confirmed that he will indeed be making a sequel of the film. A full announcement is expected to be made in around two months.

There is still a lot unknown about this project, however. Will the film star the same three actors? Will it be directed by Karan himself? Guess we’ll have to wait at least two months to know…



Varun Dhawan ‘Encourages’ Youngsters to ‘Respect Their Own Style’



Actor Varun Dhawan said that youngsters need to believe in their own style and be confident about themselves.

Varun, 28, who recently visited a college for a promotional event, was shocked when a fan refused to click a photograph with him because she felt that she was not stylish enough.

Varun expressed his concern in a series of tweets.

Varun, who is currently busy filming his brother Rohit’s film Dishoom, was last seen in Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale.

Dishoom also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and John Abraham in pivotal roles and will release on July 29.

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