Well Well Well! Year 2019 is almost about to end now. This year has been a rollicking year for Bollywood. A year where small films with high content as well as commercial pot boilers, both have done well. And then there is Akshay Kumar who is in the middle of his purplest patch delivering as many as 3 blockbusters this year. This week, releases Good Newwz. Is he fourth time lucky? Or do the audience abort his stardom….lets find out!
Good Newwz follows the story of the Batras who decide to undergo IVF until they are informed that their egg and ‘spam’ and exchanged with another family of Batras. The story is fresh and hilarious(as we could make out from the trailer). The screenplay is cleverly penned and well paced too. However in the middle, the drama is stagnant for a while but it falls back on track in the second hour. The dialogues deserve an applause simply for the hilarious one liners that are smartly penned. The music blends we with the mood of the film. Debutant director Raj Mehta has done a swell job with his direction. He is in total control of the proceedings.
Adil Hussein and Tisca Chopra bring some panache in their characters which are also funny. Kiara Advani has done a good job in an underwritten role of the loud mouthed but kind hearted Punjabi. Kareena Kapoor Khan looks so pretty and she excels in her role too. Diljit Dosanjh absolutely nails his role as the dim witted Batra (once again in a slightly underwritten role). And there is Akshay ‘Guarantee’ Kumar who once again steals the show with his antics by infusing life(and comedy) into simple written scenes are well. Boy is he in red hot form!
Good Newwz is definitely Good News for Bollywood. Smart writing and great performances ensure that you end the year on a high after a rather mediocre December at the movies! No second thoughts, do watch it in a theatre near you! Here is signing off for 2019 and wishing you a very happy and prosperous 2020! See you at the movies next year!