Badhaai Ho is Ayushmann Khurrana’s second film this month after Andhadhun, a Sriram Raghavan thriller that also stars Tabu and Radhika Apte. The film bolsters Ayushmann’s reputation of starring in films with an offbeat premise. Despite releasing alongside Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra’s Namastey England, Badhaai Ho is off to a ‘flying start’ at the box office.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the latest box office figures of Badhaai Ho. He wrote on Twitter, “#BadhaaiHo takes a FLYING START… Gets the advantage of partial holiday… Expected to score over the weekend… Thu ₹ 7.29 cr. India biz.”
#BadhaaiHo takes a FLYING START… Gets the advantage of partial holiday… Expected to score over the weekend… Thu ₹ 7.29 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 19, 2018
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave it 2.5 stars. A part of her review read, “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 congratulated.”