Parents' Guide to

Badhaai Do

By Ishmeet Nagpal, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Comedy-drama depicts struggles of India's queer community.

Movie NR 2022 147 minutes
Badhaai Do movie poster: An Indian man and woman come out of a closet with a single finger over their mouths.

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This Bollywood comedy-drama is entertaining, funny, and comforting. Badhaai Do has some inconsistent pacing, but engaging sub-plots and excellent songs make up for those shortcomings. Every single actor, no matter how minor their role, aces their part. Gulshan Devaiah as Shardul's boyfriend, Guru Narayan, is especially charming and steals the show. Chum Darang brings wonderful comedic timing to her character as Sumi's girlfriend, Rimjhim Jonkey. Bhumi Pednekar and Rajkummar Rao are perfect leads, and the friendship between their characters is heartwarming to say the least. The movie is packed with details and nuances that enhance every rewatch. The makers go out of their way to give the audience the happy ending they deserve. In a country where the battles of the queer community seem endless, Badhaai Do is a rare joy.

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