Have I mentioned before that the India-America time difference is THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD? It’s just come up again, because Karan Johar tweeted the first poster and first teaser for Badrinath Ki Dulhania about 20 minutes after I went to bed. EVIL!
It’s a fun teaser! Badrinath is promoted as part of a “franchise” of Ki Dulhania movies. So we knew that Varun would be playing a character kind of like his character in Humpty Sharma, but different.
And that is, in fact, what is happening! In Humpty, he had this big city gloss of coolness, but at heart he was a big sappy sincere kind of dopey guy. In this one, there’s no big city gloss. Feels much more small town. But still kind of dopey and sincere. And also with a bit of a temper there, which we saw in Humpty too (the fight scene!).
There’s also a poster! Which has Alia in it, so we get to see her personality as well. At least a little. That’s my big concern, the first teaser is so Varun focused, I don’t want it to turn into all-Varun, all the time. I like Alia, plus the best part of the original was watching them growing together.
But this poster looks good! Alia is dominating it, Varun is much much smaller. Only concern left, a Holi release? Really? But, no one wants to go to the movies on Holi! On the other hand, a nice month before Bahubaali 2 comes out, Dharma’s other big film of the spring. So it should have a nice long open run.