Ayushmann Khurrana movies list– Where to binge him?
Ayushmann Khurrana is easily one of the most popular and loved artists of Hindi cinema. From Chirag to Aayan to Kartik, all his roles have been delivered with perfection. Even as a singer, he gained a lot of affection from the audience. His versatility has landed him scripts across all genres from romantic comedies to crime thrillers. No matter what, Ayushmann khurrana movies have always been great to watch.
The key pattern in his work that is noteworthy is how there is always a challenging social concept/topic. From caste discrimination to homosexuality and social constructs, the films always end up making a dent in those prejudices.
Here is a list of his movies for you to watch across several OTT platforms so you do not miss the charm he carries so effortlessly.
|Sr. no||movie name||Release date||Streaming on|
|1||Vicky Donor||20 Apr 2012||Amazon Prime|
|2||Nautanki Saala!||12 Apr 2013||Hotstar|
|3||Bewakoofiyaan||14 Mar 2014||Amazon Prime|
|4||Hawaizaada||30 Jan 2015||Amazon Prime|
|5||Dum Laga Ke Haisha||27 Feb 2015||Amazon Prime|
|6||Meri Pyaari Bindu||12 May 2017||Amazon Prime|
|7||Bareilly Ki Barfi||18 Aug 2017||Netflix|
|8||Shubh Mangal Saavdhan||01 Sep 2017||Amazon Prime|
|9||AndhaDhun||05 Oct 2018||Jio Cinema|
|10||Badhaai Ho||18 Oct 2018||Hotstar|
|11||Article 15||28 Jun 2019||Netflix|
|12||Dream Girl||13 Sep 2019||Jio Cinema|
|13||Bala||08 Nov 2019||Hotstar|
|14||Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan||21 Feb 2020||Amazon Prime|
|15||Gulabo Sitabo||20 Apr 2020||Amazon Prime|
|16||Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui||TBD||Not Released yet|
|17||Anek||TBD||Not Released yet|
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This film follows Vicky (Ayushmann Khurrana) on his journey of social work, heartbreak, and love. Following a series of events, he ends up as a sperm donor at a clinic. He is ashamed of his job and hides it after being ridiculed, which impacts his romantic relationship with Ashima (Yami Gautam) and later his family. It revolves around one of society’s most taboo topics, sperm donation, and its perception.
This debut project of Ayushmann and Yami was critically acclaimed. The charm and emotions in the film are what moves people. This film gave him enough recognition for more opportunities like Nautanki Saala. His previous gigs as TV show anchor and RJ also helped to boost his career and popularity.
Bewakoofiyaan, as the name suggests, is about some stupid decisions on the main characters’ parts. From trying to make an engagement work to keeping secrets, the film goes through a lot of drama. Protective father (Rishi Kapoor), Self-sufficient Daughter (Sonam Kapoor), and her incompetent (according to the father) Fiancé try to navigate through their problems.
With mixed responses, the scriptwriters end up facing the most backlash. Most of the positive feedback is directed towards the direction and acting. The actors have done a decent job with what they were given by the writers, so it is hardly their backlash. It seems a bland go with the flow film that only turns exciting towards the happy ending.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Keeping his rom-com streak, this movie deals with social constructs of beauty standards for women and how it affects Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana) and Sandhya’s (Bhumi Pednekar) married life. Here, over time, Prem’s attitude hardly wavers, and Sandhya takes a stand for herself. Things start to resolve when they together take part in a local couple’s competition.
Bhumi’s debut film was received well by the critics and audiences alike for the plot, along with several awards and nominations for the same. On the other hand, the editors were highly criticized on technical grounds. According to me, the film focused more on the male’s perspective and thoughts, but the female’s thought process could have been explored more. To me, it came off as more patriarchal than equal, in terms of the narrative. But that is just me.
Hawaizaada is an inspiration from Shivkar Bapuji Talpade’s biography. He was credited with the construction of India’s first-ever unmanned plane. Ayushmann’s character is seen breezing through love, heartbreak, innovation, knowledge, guilt, and success, set during the British Raj. The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Pallavi Sharda (as his love interest), and Mithun Chakraborty (a crazy scientist) in key roles.
The critical reception of the movie tells us how the story, talents, and actors’ full potential was not properly utilized, and it could be better than what it was. The only reason this movie worked out was due to the legacy attached to it and nothing more. The actors’ assets could have come in handy, had the writers and directors worked towards it.
Meri Pyaari Bindu
Another rom-com in this list, this one stars Ayushmann and Parineeti as Abhimanyu and Bindu. Best friends since childhood, the characters face a lot of heartbreak in the form of unrequited love, loss, and failed romantic relationships. The relatability of the plot is what makes it more than just a rom-com. It shows how ex-lovers can come to terms with each other and how time, apart and together, plays an insignificant role in the field of love and life.
Different from regular over-used romance plots and the romanticization of toxic traits, this film had received many positive reviews from viewers. The critics, however, have not been satisfied with the screenplay and direction. For me, the plot is very refreshing, which shows how the protagonists of the films do not have to always end up together or become estranged.
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Another rom-com stars Ayushmann opposite Bhumi Pednekar. It follows their love story and intimacy (or lack thereof) because Mudit (Khurrana) is facing erectile dysfunction. It is followed by several medical and other visits to help him, but all fail. This one packs quite a punch of comedy throughout.
The only backlash was that the climax is not satisfying (pun not intended). It is a rather bland closing narration for many. Whether it was done on purpose to keep the focus on only the societal aspect of the film or something else, that is unclear.
This story is about a tenant Baankey (Ayushmann Khurrana) and the greedy husband of a frivolous landlady Mirza (Amitabh Bachchan). The story follows how Mirza’s character tries (and fails) to own the villa from his too old wife. Meanwhile, Baankey’s irritation with the nagging man leads him to troupes of his own to teach him a lesson. The movie ends with an unexpected plot twist.
If you are into slow-moving plots, this movie might do the job for you. With ‘quiet humor’ and not-so-likable characters, the film has received satisfactory to menial reviews. Though the performances by the actors have been praised, the narrative was lost amongst many viewers. Though the plot twist in the climax is unexpected, it has been called an ‘unworthy’ build-up by Baradwaj Rangan, from Film Companion.
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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
This romantic comedy is about a gay couple, Aman and Kartik. The audiences watch as they struggle to convince the former’s parents of their relationship and his sexuality. In a drama-filled setting of weddings, fights, PDA, compromises, deals and the vital Supreme Court’s judgment on decriminalizing homosexuality, this movie takes on a roller coaster of emotions. From love to heartbreak to acceptance and, eventually, happiness, you are sure to feel it all with Aman (Jitendra Kumar) and Kartik (Ayushmann Khurrana).
The ratings for this film are more than satisfactory. It has gained a lot of positive reception from critics as well as viewers for not being ‘preachy’ and keeping it simple. Some argue that the film could be shorter, the overall idea of the movie to talk about a burning issue of homosexuality and its perception has been carried out very nicely in my opinion.
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This is the story of a theatre artist, Ram Parmar (Khurrana) going through issues of his own. He then meets Mandar (Kunal Roy Kapur) who is going through his own set of problems. The plot revolves around their friendship and how RP helps himself and his friend, while they both lose some and gain some.
This film, too, received overall positive feedback from critics and helped Ayushmann gain some footing in the industry. Though the plot had untapped potential according to some critics, the performances are what took the cake for most. Along with this, he sang two tracks from the movie’s score, increasing his popularity amongst the youth (especially girls).
Another satirical film, this one deals with a middle-aged couple getting pregnant, whose eldest son is past the age of 20 himself. The story follows the entire duration of Priyamvada’s (Neena Gupta) pregnancy with her immediate and distant family and society’s judgmental comments. It creates a rift amongst the family itself, as well as Nakul’s (Ayushmann) love life.
Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, and Surekha Sikri were praised immensely for their delivery and performance. In a flood of positive reviews, the film gained a lot of appreciation and awards. It is also the second-highest-grossing movie of Khurrana.
Bala is a twenty-something man with a, ironically, balding head. The story deals with superficial and materialistic beauty standards for both men and women. How these gave rise to insecurities, lies, and humiliation. The characters in the movie go through major development as the plot progresses and learn to embrace themselves as they are.
As expected, it gained traction and positive reviews from everyone for the cast and narrative. Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, and Bhumi Pednekar’s characters do a wonderful job in bringing everything together. But the controversy raised due to the casting. Instead of casting a naturally dark-skinned female actor, they cast a fair one who was made dark–skinned with the help of make-up. Which goes against the entire purpose of the narrative, to hit the social constructs.
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Bareilly Ki Barfi
This rom-com seems like it comes straight out of another Bollywood movie or even a Wattpad novel. In a scheme of events Chirag (Ayushmann) ends up meeting Bitti (Kriti Sanon). What follows is a series of reuses, family meetings, confessions, and happily ever afters. With Rajkumar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi, and the overall comic timing of the actors, this piece is filled with (balanced) humor and ‘oh no’ moments.
The film overall received positive reviews from critics. The musical score, screenplay, direction, and acting come through in an entertaining fashion, perfect for all ages and groups. Removing all biases, Rajkumar Rao’s performance is what makes the film enjoyable for me.
Another crime thriller based on true events is by far one of the best on this list. The film deals with Article 15 of the Indian constitution which prohibits discrimination on the basis of caste, race, sex, etc. It is set in a small village on Laalgaon where a missing minor girl’s case catches IPS Ayan Ranjan’s (Ayushmann Khurrana) attention upon transfer. The case then unfolds many other horrors of the society and illiterate villagers.
Along with the acting and plot, critics praised the sensitivity with which the screenplay was handled. Watching this one comes with an onset of emotions, disgust, and realization that would otherwise be looked over by many if it were to on the news/TV media. With other strong cast members like Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, and Kumud Mishra, the film’s reception is highly positive and went on to win several awards.
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This crime thriller has Akash (Ayushmann Khurrana) as a pianist who wants to explore his creativity by pretending to be blind. The reuse lands him in big trouble with some prominent personalities and is on the verge of putting his career in jeopardy. Starring Radhika Apte and Tabu, this film has its own balance of humor, thrill, and suspense.
The highest-rated movie of the artist, this movie has a 100% from Rotten Tomatoes. Everything in the film, from the plot, action, direction, sound, casting, and delivery, is almost perfect, which makes it unmissable. A few chinks of the armor come from a slight dip in the pace during the second half, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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Karam (Ayushmann Khurrana) is amazing at impersonating female voices, effortlessly. His struggle with unemployment leads him to a call-center that mostly entertains fantasies of people who lack a partner or affection from them and his job pays him a hefty amount. It also brings enough shame for him to hide and lie about it to everyone including his love interest Mahi (Nushrat Bharucha).
The actors received praise, but the plot? Not so much. Some called it more of a comedy skit than a movie. Most of the one-liners were there to fulfill the requirement for the script rather than the plot, it seems. Not to say that they do not have the desired impact, it was, after all, his highest-grossing film.
Ayushmann khurrana Upcoming movies
While you catch up on his previous works, here are a few projects you should look out for in the future.
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui
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