Actor, singer, and anchor by profession, Ayushman Khurana is ready to rock the Indian cinema with his upcoming movie, Badhai Ho. It is a family comedy-drama, which deals with the theme of the sexual needs of aged parents and their children's view to it.
Within a week, the Badhai Ho trailer gained 16 million* views on YouTube. And so, the film is expected to break records of his previous films. But before that, let us have a look at Ayushman's career.
Ayushman Khurana Bollywood Career
From his debut film Vicky Donor to his last black comedy thriller Andhadhun, Ayushman Khurana came up with some untouched truths of the Indian society.
He even received a Filmfare award for best debut actor male for his film Vicky Donor which was a story of a sperm donor. That movie was based on a topic that none of us has ever discussed.
No matter how drunk we were or how wild we got in our fantasies, we never discussed the sperm story. I mean who imagined that the thing on which single men have been investing their time and energy since ages could help them earn money?
But Vicky donor enlightened us. Similarly, in the last four years, Ayushman Khurana came up with full-on entertainment movies.
Besides entertainment, the other thing which was common to all these movies was throwing light on the darkest sides of our Indian society which we never thought of. (We even never thought they even exist)
Not even when we sat next to the window on a bus on a rainy day, then to we were never reminded of such things which Ayushman Khurana highlighted in his films. Let us have a close look at Ayushman Khurana's trend of presenting some unconventional movies.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha - 2015
The movie was based upon the thought “age, weight and height are just numbers when you are in love”. Prem Prakash Tiwari, the role played by Ayushman Khurana in this movie, was a school dropout boy of a below middle-class family of Haridwar.
He was forcefully married to an overweight but educated girl, Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar). Prem at first didn't like his wife because she was fat but the director beautifully unfolds a cute love story between the couple.
The story clearly shows that looks are temporary but love is permanent. The songs of this movie also touched every heart and still rule some playlists.
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan - 2017
Erectile dysfunction is an issue which we read on the walls of every Indian city but we never discuss it. Most of us even crack jokes like “his rocket never flies” and so on without understanding the pain of the person suffering.
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan starring Ayushman Khurana and Bhumi Pednekar enlightened us with the same pain of a patient with erectile dysfunction.The love story of Mudit and Sugandha and how they discovered that Mudit (Ayushman Khurana) is suffering from this problem really made us go ROFL.
Though we felt bad when Sugandha ( Bhumi Dandekar) tried to help the actor in the park and ended up crying. Poor soul! But director R.S. Prasanna commendably presented a full family comic drama on silver screen.
Andhadhun - 2018
Andhadhun is a black comedy crime thriller directed by Sriram Raghavan. Andhadhun cast comprises of veteran actress Tabu, along with versatile actors Ayushman Khurana and Radhika Apte.
Raghavan with his perfect alignment glues us to our seats while lunatic twist in the tale kept us at the edge of the seat. Ayushman here too stole our hearts and blew our mind with slapstick comedy.
Ayushman is play acting blind Piano artist, while Tabu is acting the part of a loving wife. Radhika has an extended cameo. Putting all together, it ’s a must watch a movie in my list.
Badhai ho - 2018
From the Badhai Ho trailer, the theme of the movie that director Amit Sharma has tried to bring up is clear. The Badhai Ho movie is based on the 'unending sexual desires of parents’.
We can imagine ourselves in the lead role’s place and how we will react if we get to know that at this age we are going to have a sibling. Freak! Yes, this is what we will end up saying.
The Badhai Ho director has tried to create a comedy-drama, with some onscreen chaos at first, and then acceptance of the fact of pregnancy by the family eventually.
The film can also be taken as a sarcasm on the people of the Indian society who become judgemental on other’s lives (who chaar log). And here, its parents’ sex life!
The Badhai Ho film is releasing on 19th October and is expected to be a blockbuster hit.
Ayushman Khurana has become selective
So, these were the unconventional film contributions of Ayushman Khurana to Bollywood and the Indian society. They all dealt with topics which are still considered as a taboo in India.
We can say that Ayushman Khurana has now become selective about the type of scripts. And we hope that he keeps on entertaining us similarly in future.
Let us know which was your favorite dialogue of Ayushman Khurana from the above-listed movies in the comment section guys!