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Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Diljit Dosanjh, Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra
My Ratings: 3.5 on 5 stars
The use of the word “sperm” is considered to be a big taboo in our society. But in this film, the use of sperm is all over the places. If we go by the master himself – Taran Adarsh, he has rated the movie a blockbuster by 4 out of 5 stars. Whereas a few media channels are claiming it as a boring and lethargic topic by giving it a 2 out of 5 stars. Well, I have watched the movie and read what I have to say about Good Newwz Movie Review.
The word sperm was last use thoroughly in the Hindi movie Vicky Donor, since then this kind of Hakte use of this term is not seen in Bollywood cinema. Good Newwz comes with a genuinely striking story which is realistic as well in our surroundings. It is a pasteurised, still-born comedy that connects on a pregnancy clinic mix-up that sends two culturally dissimilar couples into a spiral of desperation and confusion. Both states of mind are likely to spill out of the film’s smooth universe and rub off on all but the most liberal of Mumbai movie fans who may be twisted to fall for its gossamer veneer and full-of-beans star cast. But that is, of course, the most invisible one anticipates from a movie that has Karan Johar on board as a co-producer.
Deepti (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and Varun Batra (Akshay Kumar) are a rich, high-flying wedded couple. They live in Mumbai and are very much gripped in their respective careers. Deepti wishes to have a baby and they both have been trying for years. Here the comedy and the urge between both of them seemed to be complimenting. Later when they could not due to family pressure they consulted one of the best fertility specialists in the city. The doctor advises IVF and they were ready for it.
The only hitch is when after a few days the procedure is through, Deepti and Varun are told there has been a sperm mix-up with another couple with the same last name. Enter ‘the Batras from Chandigarh’ into their lives. Honey (Diljit Dosanjh) and Monika (Kiara Advani) are a raucous Punjabi couple and now it’s an impeccable clash of judgments between the two sets of Batras. As both Deepti and Monika shortly find out they are pregnant, the rest of the film traces how the couples come to terms and deal with this strange situation.
Through much of its runtime, director Raj Mehta guarantees that ‘Good Newwz’ stays true to its genre with several light-hearted and humorous moments. Add to that, the speed of the film stays mostly tight. Although given the subject and basis the anecdote, at times, tramps into a problematic zone and position. And some of the jokes seem off-colour. There’s also an inclination to over-explain and analyse in some portions which stick out. Also, the screenplay barely pricks the surface when it comes to getting into the depth and complexity of the situation.
Nevertheless, the performances are top-notch. Kareena Kapoor Khan lifts the show and delivers a knockout performance as the refined Deepti, and her character’s passionate arc is developed well. Akshay Kumar hits the right spot with his comic timing. As does Diljit Dosanjh, who settles his teeth into his character and plays it with full enthusiasm. Kiara Advani is a very serious actor and has made a strong impression. Adil Hussain as the straight-faced doctor, at the core of all the confusion, is a howl. And as a couple, both Kareena and Akshay play off each other well and many of their interplays come off as very relatable.
At the heart of it, ‘Good Newwz’ is a light and sprightly comedy and assuredly makes for an exciting watch. Read more movie reviews of your favourite movies from Hollywood and Bollywood.