Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh, Kiara Advani, Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra
So, will this year for Bollywood end with good news or not as Raj Batra's quirky comedy is finally out, let's find out!
Good Newwz is the story of an urban well-off couple living in the city of Mumbai, Varun and Deepti Batra (Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor) who are desperately trying to become parents and fave a family but things don't work out and eventually they decide to opt for IVF procedure for fulfilling their dream at the best hospital of the city.
But, life has something else in store for them as Varun's sperm gets mixed up by the doctors accidentally with another couple with the same surname from Chandigarh the loud Punjabis 'Honey and Monica Batra' (Diljit and Kiara Advani) who are exactly the opposite of Varun and Deepti which results in the women getting pregnant with the babies of each others' husbands.
This major goof-up ensues a series of chaotic comic situations in the lives of these couples giving you a good dose of laughter throughout the film. The questions arise what to do now? to keep the baby or not?. What happens next in their lives and what these situations lead to is the crux of Raj Mehta's situational comedy.
Director Raj Mehta in his debut Bollywood film has given his best. He uses the talent he has at his disposal to their full potential and makes it clear from the very start that his main motive is to entertain you and give you some good laughs with many light-hearted comic moments.
The screenplay is tight & engaging and full of rib-tickling comic moments especially in the first half as the second half is more about the emotions and the message the film wants to deliver. The director tries to keep the film's screenplay as clean as he can but due to the topic, the family audience is bound to feel uncomfortable watching the film at some points but still, it is fun and enjoyable.
Talking about the performances Akshay Kumar is in top form as Varun Batra who does not want the sexual intercourse to fell like a surgical strike. He is the soul of the film and his comic timing is hilarious.
Kareena Kapoor Khan is outstanding as a desperate Deepti who wants to become a mother. Kareena portrays both the strong and vulnerable sides of her character on screen in a remarkably balanced way.
Diljit Dosanjh's loud and energetic Punjabi 'Honey Batra' lights up the screen with his presence and Kiara Advani looks equally great as Monica but what them weird is the stereotypical portrayal of their characters.
Adil Hussain and Tisca Chopra also score good points here as the straight-faced doctors who have no idea how to fix their mistake adding to the viewer's delight.
The music of the film is also fine and how you take the message that the film tries to convey depends on what your views are.
Overall, Raj Mehta's debut directorial Good Newwz is an out and out amusing entertainer that intends to make you laugh and that's what it does. Definitely worth a watch!