Khandaani Shafakhana Movie Review: Sonakshi Sinha, Badshah try their best to lift a limp film

Though Khandaani Shafakhana highlights one of the important issues of society, it has got loose ends and is not properly executed. There is a lack of emotions and it is difficult for the audience to connect with the movie.

Mansi Jain Mansi Jain
Updated on: August 07, 2019 14:01 IST
Khandaani Shafakhana

Khandaani Shafakhana

  • Movie Name:Khandaani Shafakhana
  • Critics Rating: 2 / 5
  • Release Date: August 2, 2019
  • Director: Badshah, Tanishk Bagchi
  • Genre: Drama Comedy

Khandaani Shafakhana Review: The film highlights one of the most important issue existing in society and that is sex education. There exists an awkwardness around sex mention. However, millennials are more comfortable talking about it and understand the need to be educated. Khandaani Shafakhaa is a story of Baby Bedi who fights the society to fulfill the dreams of her Mamaji (maternal uncle). He owned a sex clinic and gave Unani medicine to people suffering from sexual disorders. Her struggle to fight society and come forward to talk about sexual disorders or sex, is highlighted in the movie in the strangest form. The film begins strong with right intention and genuine humour, however, somewhere in the middle, it loses the plot and unnecessary melodrama ensues. 

Khandaani Shafakhana Review

Khandaani Shafakhana movie Revew: The film is directed by Shilpi Dasgupta and features Sonakshi Sinha and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in the lead roles. Sonakshi Sinha (Baby Bedi) in the movie is seen as a simple, middle-class family girl. She is carrying the responsibility of her entire family on her shoulders after the death of her father. Being the eldest sister, who has a younger brother, a younger married sister and a widow mother, she has a lot of responsibility towards her family. Her income does not match up to the mounting bills and demands of the family. Baby Bedi's maternal uncle - mama ji, played by Kulbushan Kharbanda had been an Unani expert and was running his sex clinic. He was a successful medical practitioner, whose treatment was acknowledged by all his patients. After his death, Baby Bedi inherited his entire property on a condition to serve his clinic for 6 months. 

Going against her will, Baby Bedi started working in the clinic and gradually started getting attached to the same. The clinic took her down the memory lane where she used to spend time with her uncle. She developed a kind of fondness for the clinic and wanted it to reach the heights of success. However, things didn't work out and she goes behind bars.

Erectile dysfunction, low sperm count, early ejaculation and other sex-related disorders are discussed in the film, however, the problem arises when sexual troubles are made into jokes. Forced melodrama leads to a feeling of lost plot and imbalance. 

Though the movie highlights one of the important issues of society, it has got loose ends and is not properly executed. There is lack of emotions and it is difficult for the audience to connect with the movie. There have been many movies which are based on a similar theme and are made with a lot more passion and focus. Sonakshi Sinha is essaying the role of a Punjabi girl but she fails partly in her dialogue delivery as a true Punjabi. The movie seems unrealistic at certain places, especially when Sonakshi Sinha, having no prior knowledge of medicine, starts treating patients with perfection. It was difficult to figure out the mood of the film. Was it a serious issue or was it all a joke?

Though Sex is still not being openly talked in the society and India still needs to work a lot more on it,  yet it's not a very serious issue these days. People are becoming progressive in their thoughts and have started understanding the need to talk about the same. However, earlier people used to give disapproving glances even at the mention of the word. 

Rapper Badshah who makes his debut with this movie, is playing an extension of himself and makes some valid points. Annu Kapoor, who was widely acclaimed in Vicky Donor, dons the role of a lawyer in this film, and is impressive enough. Every time he is on the screen, he steals the limelight. Priyansh Jora with all his cuteness intact, added some value. Varun Sharma has a side role and his face is enough to make you laugh out loud. His comic scenes were basically pointless in the movie dealing with such a sensitive issue. Yet, his presence made the movie easy to bear for two and a half hours. 

The music fails to impress the audience. The remake of Koka song is only introduced to make Badshah’s presence felt in the movie. Overall, Sonakshi Sinha’s poor acting, bad dialogue delivery, Badshah’s pointless appearance in the movie added to make a movie below average. 

Khandaani Shafakhana Trailer