Good Newwz Reviews (Top Critics)

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By Rahul Desai

I understand why the matinee-show moviegoers around me couldn't stop laughing. The girls behind me giggled till they cried. An usher was so busy smiling that he tripped on his way out. The couple in front choked on their coffee thrice. Almost like they...wanted to laugh louder. They wanted the screen to entertain them harder. Who can blame them? Right now, most of us need a happy space.

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Koimoi.com
By Umesh Punwani (4/5)

Varun Batra (Akshay Kumar), a hot-shot businessman dealing in cars, is trying to have a baby with his wife Deepti Batra (Kareena Kapoor Khan). Deepti is over-enthusiastic about the kid and pressurizes Varun to try harder. They decide to go for IVF (in-vitro fertilization) but there comes a twist. Due to a doctor's (Adil Hussain) mishap, sperm samples get mixed with the other family with the same second name - Batra.

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Ndtv.com
By Saibal Chatterjee (2/5)

The last Bollywood release of 2019 is anything but good news. First-time director Raj Mehta's Good Newwz - yes, that is the spelling that the title adopts, presumably to signify wild and wiggly in one go - is a sterile, still-born comedy that hinges on a fertility clinic mix-up that sends two culturally dissimilar couples into a spiral of despair and confusion.

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Intoday.in
By Nairita Mukherjee (3/5)

Deepti (Kareena Kapoor Khan) is lying on a hospital bed contemplating an abortion. The doctor (Tisca Chopra) gives her a final ultrasound before starting with the abortion procedure, and breaks the awkward silence in the room, "Can you see that grey dot on the monitor? That's the baby's heart. It's beating." Deepti, immediately defensive, responds, "Yeh aap mujhe kyu dikha rahin hai?" She's here for an abortion.

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BollywoodHungama.com
By Taran Adarsh (4/5)

The word 'sperm' was considered taboo in Hindi movies until 2012. Then came VICKY DONOR - the story of a sperm donor - and it made the term very common and acceptable. Seven years later - after this path-breaking film - yet another Hindi movie takes to tell a genuinely hatke story - GOOD NEWWZ.

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The Hindu
By Namrata Joshi

Akshay Kumar has had an interesting funny bone. Wicked, keeling towards the rude, the bawdy and the incorrect; and distinctly his own. His brand of humour has been harnessed well in the past in a Hera Pheri or Bhagam Bhaag and more recently in Jolly LLB2. However, over the last few years, it has largely fallen victim to Kumar's own insistence on playing the self-righteous conscience keeper of the nation -be it Padman, Kesari or Mission Mangal - or opting to do the entirely brain dead Housefull series.

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Rediff.com
By Sreehari Nair (2.5/5)

All through Raj Mehta's Good Newwz, Kareena Kapoor seems to be demanding: 'Give me a film more worthy of my magnificence!' While everyone else in Good Newwz gets to say their share of punchlines, Kareena gets none. Nor is she allowed any obvious tomfoolery.

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By Nandini Ramnath (3/5)

In their previous outings, Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Kumar have been mostly wasted as a pairing. But they are in perfect sync in Raj Mehta's Good Newwz. Kapoor is Deepti, a journalist with a wardrobe to beat Anna Wintour (the eye-watering costumes are by Aki Narula). Kumar is Varun, a car salesman who can afford a 16th-floor apartment in an expensive residential complex in Mumbai.

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FilmFare
By Devesh Sharma (3/5)

Varun Batra (Akshay Kumar) and Deepti Batra (Kareena Kapoor Khan) are an urban upper-middle-class couple from Mumbai trying hard to become pregnant. Honey Batra (Diljit Dosanjh) and Monika Batra (Kiara Advani) are another rich couple from Chandigarh who are also trying to have a baby. They both end up at a high-end IVF clinic run by Dr Joshi (Adil Hussain) and his wife (Tisca Chopra).

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Firstpost.com
By Devansh Sharma (3.5/5)

The surge in Hindi films addressing 'taboo' subjects, particularly those starring Akshay Kumar and Ayushmann Khurrana, have often toed the fine line between entertainment and preaching. Kumar's latest film, Raj Mehta's dramedy Good Newwz is the perfect blend of both, given it comes from a place of sheer conviction and embracing all tropes of meaningful entertainment.

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The Indian Express
By Shubhra Gupta (3/5)

Two couples with the same names, sperm samples, in-vitro fertilization, and a switcheroo which has far-reaching, haha, consequences: is this really a Bollywood film? Just going by the fairly novel premise, I have to hand it to Good Newzz: so refreshing to have something so out-of-the-box (another word for 'risky') come out of an industry whose default option is to play safe by churning out tired, jaded sequels of tired, jaded super-starry vehicles.

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Glamsham.com
By Vishal Verma (4.5/5)

A story of two Batra's. First one a suave upbeat middle age couple from Mumbai - Varun (Akshay Kumar) and Deepti (Kareena Kapoor Khan) aka Deepu. The other a colorful and a bit OTT from Chandigarh - businessman/artiste Honey (Diljit Dosanjh) and homemaker Monika (Kiara Advani), Both the Batra's are trying to conceive a child naturally but in vain.

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News18.com
By Priyanka Sinha Jha (3/5)

Let's give you the good news first-- Good Newwz, a light-hearted urbane comedy that involves Varun Batra (Akshay Kumar) his wife Dipti (Kareena Kapoor Khan) plus Honey (Diljit Dosanjh) and Monika Batra (Kiara Advani), comes like a breath of fresh air after a spate of actioners and small-town India stories.

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The Times Of India
By Sreeparna Sengupta (3.5/5)

Deepti (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and Varun Batra (Akshay Kumar) are a posh, high-flying married couple, living in Mumbai and are much involved with their respective careers. Deepti also has her heart set on having a baby and after trying for a few years and then, some prodding by the family, both Varun and she decide to consult one of the best fertility specialists in the city.

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Taran Adarsh
By Taran Adarsh (4/5)

One Word Review... Good Newwz: EXCELLENT. This one's a SURE-FIRE HIT... Smart writing. Fantastic humour. Heartfelt emotions... Superb performances [#Akshay, #Kareena, #Diljit, #Kiara]... 2019 will conclude with a big winner, with #GoodNewwz.

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