Ayushmann Khurrana’s Badhaai Ho has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the Indian box office. The comedy film, which also stars Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao and Sanya Malhotra, has earned Rs 100.10 crore after 17 days in theaters. The film, which is in third week currently, is about the unplanned pregnancy of an elderly lady and the hilarity and embarrassment that ensue.
Badhaai Ho, for the last two-and-a-half weeks, exceeded every expectation and turned out be a huge hit thanks to positive critical reception and word-of-mouth promotion.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures. He wrote, “#BadhaaiHo remains UNSHAKABLE and UNSTOPPABLE even in Week 3… Crosses ₹ 💯 cr on Day 17… [Week 3] Fri 2.35 cr, Sat 3.50 cr. Total: ₹ 100.10 cr. India biz.”
#BadhaaiHo remains UNSHAKABLE and UNSTOPPABLE even in Week 3… Crosses ₹ 💯 cr on Day 17… [Week 3] Fri 2.35 cr, Sat 3.50 cr. Total: ₹ 100.10 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 4, 2018
The Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta praised Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao’s performances. In her review, she wrote, ”Badhaai Ho is fashioned as a comedy of manners, as it goes about showing us nosey neighbours and nasty relatives and garish weddings in the very middle-class society that the Kaushiks inhabit. And as long as the film is in the hands of the veterans, with Gupta coming up with a pitch-perfect performance as a loving wife, mother, dutiful daughter-in-law, while also being her own person, and Rao keeping in step with her, it works. We gasp just as they do when they hear the ‘good news’, we smile when we see the tender sizzle between the two: just for the fact of showing that parents can have sexual feelings for each other, Badhaai Ho needs to be congratulated.”