Good Newwz is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language comedy film directed by Raj Mehta in his directorial debut and produced by Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Hiroo Yash Johar, Shashank Khaitan, Aruna Bhatia, and Akshay Kumar under their respective banners Dharma Productions and Cape of Good Films. Starring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh, and Kiara Advani in the lead roles, the film revolves around two couples tryst with in vitro fertilisation.
Principal photography commenced in November 2018 and was completed in April 2019. It was theatrically released in India on 27 December 2019.
Two couples with the same surnames pursue in-vitro fertilization and wait for their upcoming babies. Trouble ensues when they find that each couple’s sperm has been swapped.
- Akshay Kumar as Varun Batra
- Kareena Kapoor Khan as Deepti Batra
- Diljit Dosanjh as Honey Batra
- Kiara Advani as Monika Batra
- Tisca Chopra as Dr. Sandhya Joshi
- Adil Hussain as Dr. Anand Joshi
- Anjana Sukhani as Richa Batra
- Faisal Rashid as Vivek
- Mohit Raina as Passenger (Cameo Appearance)
- Karan Johar in the song “Chandigarh Mein”
- Badshah in the song “Chandigarh Mein”
- Harrdy Sandhu in the song “Chandigarh Mein”
- Sukhbir in the song “Sauda Khara Khara”
This film’s name was announced on Twitter as – Good News. It is Diljit Dosanjh’s first film under the banner of Dharma Productions.
Filming commenced in December 2018, with Dosanjh and Advani filming their scenes. Kumar and Kapoor joined filming in January and announced it by posting on Instagram. On recent interview and twitter post Akshay Kumar said about Kareena Kapoor Khan “We are extremely fond of each other. Bebo and Lolo tease me about the amount of money I’m making and I tease them about having a flat in every building in Bandra. That’s our fun banter”’ Anjana Sukhani of Golmaal fame has joined the cast of Good News to essay an important role. The filming was finished in the first week of April 2019.
Marketing and release
The film was slated to release on 6 September but was pushed forward to 29 November, later it was again pushed forward to release on 27 December 2019. The official posters were released on 14 November 2019.
On 18 November official trailer of the film was launched by Dharma Productions.On 19 December second official trailer of the film was launched by Dharma Productions.
The film was theatrically released in India on 27 December 2019.