Here’s Your Guide to ‘Badhaai Do’ on Netflix: The Story of a Lavender Marriage – Check Reviews, Cast, Synopsis, and More

Here’s Your Guide to ‘Badhaai Do’ on Netflix: The Story of a Lavender Marriage – Check Reviews, Cast, Synopsis, and More

Subjects like LGBTQ and homosexuality are the taboo subjects in India. Bollywood (and other film industries in the country) often use these topics for comedic relief. However, lately that has changed. Films like Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui have charmed their way through the audience while sensitively and sensibly addressing the concepts. 2022 release Badhaai Do is another film to this kitty of socially relevant films.

Badhaai Do is a spiritual sequel of 2018’s Badhaai Ho, taking the legacy of an unconventional story forward. The Hindi comedy-drama film by Harshavardhan Kulkarni has Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles. The film follows a couple in a lavender marriage to appease their parents.

Such a film deserves to be streamed if not watched in the theatres. So, let’s check out where you can catch this film if you didn’t watch it in theatres.

Is Badhaai Do on Netflix?

Badhaai Do had a theatrical release during the Valentine’s week on February 11th, 2022. The movie did phenomenally well in the box office, accruing close to 28.33 crores INR worldwide. Following a successful run, the film reached Netflix on March 11th, 2022.

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Who all are there in the film?

Rajkumar Rao as Shardul Thakur and Bhumi Pednekar as Suman Singh are in the lead cast. The other cast includes:

  • Chum Darang as Rimjhim Jongkey
  • Seema Pahwa as Shardul’s taiji
  • Sheeba Chaddha as Mrs. Thakur
  • Gulshan Devaiah as Guru Narayan
  • Loveleen Mishra as Mrs. Singh
  • Nitesh Pandey as Prem Singh
  • Abhay Joshi as DSP
  • Durga Sharma as DSP’s wife
  • Shireesh Dobriyal as Tau Ji
  • Sarita Rana as Sho

Badhaai Do premise

The film explores two closeted individuals, who agree to a lavender marriage and live like roommates. Rajkumar Rao plays the role of a cop, while Bhumi is a PE teacher in the film. Both are pressured by their respective families to get married, and decide to lead a marriage of convenience to continue living their lives as per their wish.

Things take a turn when their families pressure them to start a family of their own.

Badhaai Do shows the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community in the country, while remaining funny, heartwarming, and heartbreaking at the same time.

What do the critics say?

Badhaai Do scored a 7.5 on IMDb and 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Film Companion mentioned in its review“The music and acting of Rajkummar Rao and Bhoomi Pednekar are so good, and very strong writing makes this film a success”. 

Meanwhile, NDTV appreciated the film’s use of humor in its review, “Humour and gentle persuasion are its principal weapons and it uses them in a manner that sheathes a piercing sharpness in a velvet cover.”

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