Good Newwz Movie A Dharma Productions Film
Akshay, Kareena, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara and their banner give Good Newwz some inspired moments of hilarity and lunacy, but the film also has its share of tears.
The legacy of Dharma Productions, especially after Karan Johar has been passed the baton, has been built on gorgeous leads, luscious locales, pulsating music, some boisterousness and buckets of tears. Good Newwz, the latest film to come out of the production house, nearly ticks all the boxes. It has everything you can expect from a Karan Johar film.
But since times are changing, so is the audience. The makers have ensured to lace the narrative of their films with a plot, and with Akshay Kumar spearheading the cast, it has to be something we hardly knew about. So for the uninitiated, this comedy-cum-drama informs us in a breezy tone what exactly IVF means and what can happen when two married couples discover the husbands’ sperms have reached the wrong wives. Kumar said this is actually based on a true story.
The first half is breezy and boisterous, we see witty and lunatic exchanges, endless banter, copious chaos, and some sharp comic timing from the actors. It’s to the credit of Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani that the film feels more entertaining than it could have been at the hands of another ensemble. Kumar can pull off comedy even in his sleep, Kapoor Khan knows how to marry slick and style, Dosanjh has that likability that makes him one of the most endearing artists around, and Advani gets some amusing and sublimely silly moments to display her comic chops.