Verdict: Good Newwz delivers plenty of laughs in this epic goof-up.
In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a medical procedure that helps with the process of conception and it has become popular in recent times. Before Vicky Donor, Bollywood has often shied away from movies that have to do with sex or issues regarding sex. However, in the past few years, this film industry has progressed to give us several movies like Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Khandhani Shafakhana which shattered the hushed talks and made way for a fun dialogue. Good Newwz is a comedy of errors that attempts to do the same and delivers what was promised.
What’s Good Newwz About:
The film revolves two Batra families and their babies. The film opens up with showing us the first Batra couple, hot-shot Varun (Akshay Kumar) who is a car salesman and his posh wife Deepti (Kareena Kapoor) who is a senior journalist. Varun and Deepti have been unable to conceive in spite of trying for several years. Varun’s sister (Anjana Sukhani) suggests that they visit a leading fertility specialist Dr. Anand Joshi (Adil Hussain). Soon, Varun and Deepti, with big hopes in their hearts, complete their IVF procedure. Just when all seems to be going well, we are introduced to the second Batra couple, Honey (Diljit Dosanjh) and Monika (Kiara Advani), a loud Punjabi couple, who don’t hesitate to wear matching clothes and like to show off their bling. Both the Batra couples are called into Dr. Joshi’s office and told that there has been a sperm mix-up. So now Varun is the father of Monika’s baby and Deepti’s baby is fathered by Honey. What ensues is a hilarious clash between two couples who couldn’t be more different from each other.
Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor make an adorable and a very convincing pair in this film, as they play their roles of an ambitious power-couple to perfection. A special mention needs to be made about Kareena’s stylish and classy wardrobe; she looks like a million bucks. Akshay’s comic timing as a chilled-out Varun Batra, who occasionally seeks out to smoke a joint, pairs extremely well with Diljit Dosanjh’s Honey. Together, they make the film a great light-hearted comedy. With Diljit calling Sperm “Spam” and Kiara calling English honors “English horrors” they bring out some great laughs with their swag.
What Could’ve Been Better:
In this film, there is talk about adopting children. The responses are that it’s not the same as having a child with your own genes. This sentiment is not very progressive as adoption is beautiful for those families that choose to go this route.
Why You Should Watch:
We have good news for you, this film is a perfect light-hearted comedy that will take on a hilarious ride and will deliver tons of laughs. It’s a great movie to end 2019 with.