Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Badhaai Do Movie Starring Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, Seema Pahwa, Sheeba Chaddha, Gulshan Devaiah.
Badhaai Do Reviews
Ratings: 6.3/10

Score: 67%
Reviews Counted: 30
: 20 | : 10

Read Bollywood Hindi Badhaai Do Movie Reviews.
Director: Harshavardhan Kulkarni
Producer: Vineet Jain
Writer: Suman Adhikary, Akshat Ghildial, Harshavardhan Kulkarni
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: 11 February 2022

Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times: - | 7/10
Rajkummar Rao is in full form and on point as a gay cop. Bhumi Pednekar, too, delivers an excellent performance ... Full Review

Rachana Dubey | Times of India: 4/5 | 8/10
Badhaai Do is a complete family entertainer that also bravely addresses a social issue ... Full Review

News18: - | 6/10
What makes Badhaai Do stand tall is that romance is in the crux of the film, and it is beautiful, too, it is just that it is not your typical romantic couple and definitely not a typical Bollywood rom-com ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 6/10
Badhaai Do Is Inconsistent, But Passionate In Its Advocacy. The acting is first-rate, but the film doesn’t become absorbing until we are more than halfway through ... Full Review

Komal Nahta | Film Information: - | 6/10
Badhaai Do is a well-made bold and class-appealing film meant only for a few multiplexes and high-end single-screen cinemas in the big cities but it definitely does not have universal appeal because India is not yet prepared for such subjects in the mainstream film domain. Its casting (by Shiv Chauhan and Ashish Khare), sensitive handling, realistic characters and wonderful performances are its biggest plus points. However, its ultra-bold subject will greatly restrict its appeal ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Film hides its core under layers of humour. We love rainbows. If only it didn’t get mainstream Bollywood so long to come to the point, and stick with it ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3.5/5 | 7/10
The film unequivocally champions the cause of individuality and inclusivity while delivering an engaging story that is funny, thought-provoking and intriguingly angular in one fell swoop ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Despite featuring some fine performances the long length, poor writing, lack of buzz and niche appeal will affect the success of BADHAAI DO ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Badhaai Do is a good film at heart but fails to impress as a whole package. RajKummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar try their best, but it isn’t enough! ... Full Review

FirstPost: 4/5 | 8/10
Badhaai Do is largely, and rightfully preoccupied with the sexuality of the characters, characters who are not paragons but people, they burp and fart and have loose anger and dark circles ... Full Review

India Today: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Not that Badhaai Do is bad. It has its heart in the right place, and gives us a real feel-good ending, which is what most movie-going junta hopes for. But did it bring about any change? Even stir something in your heart? We doubt it ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 3/5 | 6/10
Rajkummar Rao is solid in what we've come to recognise as strictly Ayushmann Khurrana territory ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 5/10
Unlike its homosexual characters, who suffer not from an identity crisis but from their encounters with the outside world, Badhaai Do is neither comfortable in the closet nor sure-footed outside it ... Full Review

Deccan Herald: - | 6/10
Apart from unequivocally championing the cause of inclusivity and individuality, it stresses the importance of permitting same-sex couples to adopt children. At times the film's pace slackens. Rajkummar Rao steals the show while is Bhumi is impressive ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 4/5 | 8/10
Three cheers also to the producers for investing in this brave and honest effort ... Full Review

Filmi Beat: 2.5/5 | 5/10
In the two-hour 'satrangi' journey with this duo, a few colors fade off in between due to clumsy writing but by the end of it, the film earns some 'badhaai' for normalizing and celebrating queer love ... Full Review

Stutee Ghosh | The Quint: 3/5 | 6/10
Has Solid Performances, But Seems Overeager to Impress ... Full Review

Bollywood Life: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Badhaai Do's intentions are spot on, the treatment is hearteningly sensitive and empathetic, the result is topical, the performances from Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar and everybody else win you over, but for it to have worked primarily as a film and leave a telling impact for the gay community, the treatment needed to be way better ... Full Review

Poulomi Das | News9 Live: - | 8/10
Just like the sharp writing, the performances are top-notch in Badhaai Do. Rao is heartbreakingly terrific as Shardul, playing him as someone with dignity and vulnerability ... Full Review

Subhash K Jha | IWM Buzz: 4.5/5 | 9/10
A Film That Does The LGBTQ Community Proud. Rajkummar Rao’s coming-out sequence will be recalled for years as a turning point in Bollywood’s uneasy relationship with the gay community. Yes, Hindi cinema on sexual themes finally seems to be attaining puberty ... Full Review

Free Press Journal: - | 6/10
A decently entertaining film. Despite these pitfalls, the film is eminently watchable, thanks in no mean manner to the two lead actors ... Full Review

Outlook India: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Topical And Entertaining Yet Unable To Keep You Hooked Throughout ... Full Review

WIONews: - | 6/10
Rajkummar Rao has by now mastered the art of playing awkward everyman and his presence is a delight in 'Badhaai Do'. Bhumi Pednekar's understated charm brings out the small-town but headstrong girl quite well on screen ... Full Review

Aaj Tak: 3.5/5 | 7/10
बधाई दो का फर्स्ट हाफ थोड़ा स्लो है, लेकिन सेकंड हाफ आपका दिल खुश कर देगा, साथ ही आपको इमोशनल भी करेगा. फिल्म का म्यूजिक और साउंड डिजाइन काफी अच्छा है ... Full Review

OTT Play: 3/5 | 6/10
Badhaai Do features moments that will stick in one's head for a long time because it is heavy on emotions and author-backed roles. I would recommend seeing it in a theatre since it will certainly test your patience ... Full Review

Desi Martini: 4.5/5 | 9/10
Badhaai Do is not predictable, which is another beautiful thing about it. Just when Shardul and Sumi begin to think everything is sorted, things take an unexpected turn. But it gives them a chance to proudly accept themselves ... Full Review

Filmi Beat: 2.5/5 | 5/10
In the two-hour 'satrangi' journey with this duo, a few colors fade off in between due to clumsy writing but by the end of it, the film earns some 'badhaai' for normalizing and celebrating queer love ... Full Review

Mid Day: 3/5 | 6/10
Badhaai Do is an honest effort in the right direction, and one of the reasons it works is because it makes you wonder why the law doesn’t allow members of LGBTQiA+ community to marry and have children. I hope that’s the dialogue the film triggers ... Full Review

Cinestaan: 3/4 | 8/10
Light-hearted yet mature look at LGBTQ lives, steers clear of portraying the characters in a derogatory or unrealistic manner ... Full Review

Glamsham: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Overall, this film appears to be just another take on LGBTQ+ issues, this time adding the adoption angle to the otherwise commonplace matter of coming out of the closet and making your families understand. Mounted with moderate production values the film tends to get tedious at times ... Full Review