Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

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Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Shubh Mangal Savdhan Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byR. S. Prasanna
Written byScreenplay and Dialogues:
Hitesh Kewalya
Story byR. S. Prasanna
Based onKalyana Samayal Saadham
by R.S. Prasanna
Produced byAanand L. Rai
Hrishikesh Bhargava
Himanshu Sharma
S. Sashikanth
StarringAyushmann Khurrana
Bhumi Pednekar
CinematographyAnuj Rakesh Dhawan
Edited byNinad Khanolkar
Music bySongs:
Background Score:
Rachita Arora
Distributed byEros International
Release date
  • 1 September 2017 (2017-09-01)
Running time
119 minutes
Budget25 crore[1]
Box office64.54 crore[2]

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (transl. Let the Marriage be fruitful) is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by R. S. Prasanna and produced by Aanand L. Rai.[3][4][5] Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, it is the remake of the director's own Tamil film Kalyana Samayal Saadham (2013).[6][7] Released on 1 September 2017,[8][9] the film revolves around Mudit Sharma, who is about to get married, on how he deals with his erectile dysfunction with his fiancé and family.

At the 63rd Filmfare Awards, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan received 5 nominations, including Best Actor (Khurrana), Best Actress (Pednekar) and Best Supporting Actress (Pahwa).

A spiritual successor titled Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, also starring Khurrana in the lead and Pednekar in a cameo appearance, was released on 21 February 2020.


The story is about Mudit Sharma (Ayushmann Khurrana), a Delhi boy with a marketing job, and Sugandha Joshi (Bhumi Pednekar), a Gurgaon girl whom Mudit falls in love with. Shy by nature, Mudit tries all possible ways to talk to Sugandha but fails. Finally, he decides to send her an online marriage proposal. When the two finally meet, they feel the sparks and decide to take it to the next level. Sugandha takes her time deciding whether to accept the proposal and later calls it her first major decision for her own life. A formal marriage proposal is exchanged between their families.

When Sugandha's parents are out of town, Mudit and Sugandha try getting intimate and when they finally reach the bed, a visibly uncomfortable Mudit declares that he needs to use the washroom. But when he returns, he gets dressed and makes for the main door. When a concerned Sugandha asks him about this sudden change of plans, he simply hints at his problem with the help of a biscuit, getting Sugandha to realize that he is facing a bout of erectile dysfunction.

Mudit and Sugandha try different ways to solve the problem but fail, and when Mudit comes face to face with the reality of his impending marriage, he decides to cancel it. They argue. Now deeply in love, Sugandha refuses to cancel the wedding and says she will expect him and his baaraat (wedding procession) at the venue.

Eventually, accompanied by a posse of assorted relatives, Mudit leaves for Haridwar where the marriage is scheduled to take place. During the journey, Mudit constantly receives calls from someone stating that he is a well-wisher and knows about his problem. When he reaches Haridwar and the calls continue, Sugandha takes the call and showers abuses on the unknown person before suddenly realizing that the well-wisher is none other than Sugandha's father.

Mudit's future father-in-law takes him to consult with a veterinarian who suggests that the cause is stress. A day prior to the wedding, Sugandha and Mudit try getting intimate one more time, egged on by relatives from both sides of the family. When they exit the room sometime later, they find every family member waiting expectantly about Mudit having done 'it'. Mudit says that he managed to perform but Sugandha disagrees. The families are now deeply worried.

As the hour of the wedding approaches and troubles and disagreements pile on, Mudit stands up for Sugandha and their relationship against family/societal expectations. He even risks his life to stand up for the love of his life, Sugandha. He rejects toxic masculinity and they together define their marriage as a team of equal players. The wedding takes place.

In the closing narration, Sugandha says that nothing happened (i.e. Mudit still presumably had erectile dysfunction) on the first night or their honeymoon and then, they simply got busy with their lives. And one fine day, it simply happened, even as the whole family was busy in a pooja (prayer ceremony).



The film was extensively shot in Delhi, Rishikesh and Haridwar.[11] Anshul Chauhan was hired to play Bhumi Pednekar's best friend in the film.[12]


Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Soundtrack album by
Released25 August 2017 (2017-August-25)
GenreFeature film Soundtrack
LabelEros Music
Tanishk Bagchi and Vayu chronology
Bareilly Ki Barfi
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Munna Michael
External audio
audio icon Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The music of the film is composed by Tanishk Bagchi and Vayu, who also wrote the lyrics for the songs.[13] The first track of the film "Rocket Saiyyan" sung by Ritu Pathak, Brijesh Shandilya and Bagchi was released on 7 August 2017. The second song "Laddoo" sung by Mika Singh and it was released on 21 August 2017. The soundtrack consists of five songs and was released on 25 August 2017.

All songs were written and composed by Tanishk-Vayu.

Track listing
1."Rocket Saiyyan"Ritu Pathak, Brijesh Shandilya, Tanishk Bagchi2:42
2."Laddoo"Mika Singh3:38
3."Kankad"Raja Hasan, Shashaa Tirupati, Rajnigandha Shekhawat, Arman Hasan3:16
4."Kanha" (Female)Shashaa Tirupati3:03
5."Kanha" (Male)Ayushmann Khurrana3:03
Total length:15:42


Critical response[edit]

Rajeev Masand of News18 praised the performances of the leading pair, Ayushmann Khurana & Bhumi Pednekar, and concluded his review by saying that, "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan rises above its minor problems to deliver plenty laughs. It’s one of the year’s most enjoyable films" and gave the film .[14] Neil Soans of The Times of India gave the film praising the performances of the actors and the humor of the film but found the climax of the movie to be a letdown.[15] Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today praised the movie saying, "This is easily one of the best films that Bollywood has given us in 2017. Shubh Mangal Saavdhan does not fall flat. It flies" and gave the film .[16] Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times gave the film a saying that, "Prasanna presents Shubh Mangal Saavdhan in a rather flat manner and refuses to give space to characters other than the hero and heroine, leaving behind one mess of what could have been a fun-filled entertainer."[17] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave the film saying that, "overall this comedy of middle-class-Dilli-manners-and-mores suffers from a sit-com flatness, and a sagging climax."[18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Date of Ceremony Award Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref.
2 December 2017 Screen Awards Best Playback Singer – Female Shashaa Tirupati (for the song "Kanha") Won [19]
Best Film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Nominated
Best Actor – Male (Popular) Ayushmann Khurrana Nominated
Best Actor – Female (Popular) Bhumi Pednekar Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female Seema Bhargava Pahwa Nominated
30 December 2017 Zee Cine Awards Best Actor – Male (Viewer's Choice) Ayushmann Khurrana Nominated [20]
Best Actor – Male (Jury's Choice) Nominated
Best Debutant Director R.S. Prasanna Nominated
Best Playback Singer – Female Shashaa Tirupati (for the song "Kanha") Nominated
Best Writing Hitesh Kewalya Nominated
20 January 2018 Filmfare Awards Best Actor Ayushmann Khurrana Nominated [21]
Best Actress Bhumi Pednekar Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Seema Bhargava Pahwa Nominated
Best Playback Singer – Female Shashaa Tirupati (for the song "Kanha") Nominated
Best Dialogue Hitesh Kewalya Won [22]
28 January 2018 Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Male Vocalist of The Year Master Armaan Hasan (for the song "Kankad") Nominated [23]
Upcoming Female Vocalist of The Year Rajnigandha Shekhawat (for the song "Kankad") Nominated
20 March 2018 News18 Reel Movie Awards Best Film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Nominated [24]
Best Actor Ayushmann Khurrana Nominated
Best Actress Bhumi Pednekar Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Seema Bhargava Pahwa Nominated
Best Director R.S. Prasanna Nominated
22 June 2018 International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Dialogue Hitesh Kewalya Won [25]
Best Actress Bhumi Pednekar Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Seema Bhargava Pahwa Nominated

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan[edit]

Following the commercial success of the film, a spiritual successor titled Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan was announced which is based on homosexuality.[26] Ayushmann Khurrana, the lead actor plays a gay man in the film.[27] A teaser was released on 9 May 2019 giving the theme of the film.[28][29] The film was initially slated to release on 13 March 2020,[30] but the release was pushed up to 21 February 2020.[31]


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