Khandaani Shafakhana

Khandaani Shafakhana (transl. Familial clinic) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by debutante Shilpi Dasgupta, and starring Sonakshi Sinha and Badshah. The supporting cast includes Varun Sharma and Annu Kapoor. Principal photography began on 25 January 2019, and it was theatrically released in India on 2 August 2019. It was considered as a box office disaster due to its poor commercial performance.[4]

Khandaani Shafakhana
Khandaani Shafakhana.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byShilpi Dasgupta
Written byGautam Mehra
Produced by
CinematographyRishi Punjabi
Edited byDev Rao Jadhav
Music by
Distributed byPanorama Studios
Release date
  • 2 August 2019 (2019-08-02)
Running time
136 minutes[1]
Budget₹240 million[2]
Box officeest. ₹39.8 million[3]


Babita "Baby" Bedi, a middle class Punjabi girl, is working as a medical representative and the only earner in the house. She gets constantly shouted at by her boss and is unhappy with her job. Her uncle, who had lent them money earlier, has his eyes fixed upon Baby's house, which is the only remainder of her dead father.

One day she inherits her uncle, Mamaji's wealth after he is killed by a man. His will states that Baby is the sole heir of his property and that she has to run a fertility clinic for six months in order to sell it or else she will lose everything. She will have to face many obstacles of this society that is conservative towards women.

In order to deal with her old job, she sends Bhooshit, her brother, in place of her, claiming 6 months' sick leave. How she manages to run the clinic for the six months she has to forms the crux of the story.



The principal photography of the film began in Punjab in the end of January 2019.[8] The film also marks the acting debut of Badshah.[9]

Marketing and releaseEdit

The film was slated to release on 2 August 2019, after the initial release dates were changed.[10] The film certified with a runtime of 136 minutes by British Board of Film Classification, was released on 2 August 2019.[1]


Khandaani Shafakhana
Soundtrack album by
Released26 July 2019[11]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
External audio
  Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The music of the film is composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Rochak Kohli, Badshah and Payal Dev and lyrics written by Badshah, Tanishk Bagchi, Kumaar, Mellow D, Shabbir Ahmed Gautam G Sharma and Gurpreet Saini. The song "Koka" is the remake of a song of the same name sung by Jasbir Jassi. The recreated version is also sung by Jassi, co-voiced by Badshah and Dhvani Bhanushali. The song "Shehar Ki Ladki" which is picturised on Diana Penty, is a recreated song from Rakshak (1996), originally pictured on Raveena Tandon[12] It was revealed that the original cast of Raveena Tandon and Suniel Shetty that featured in song sequence will appear in this song sequence to create nostalgic moments. The song was originally sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Chandana Dixit and composed by Anand-Milind in 1996.[13] Playback singer Payal Dev made her debut as a composer in the song "Dil Jaaniye".

Track listing
1."Koka"Tanishk Bagchi, Mellow DTanishk BagchiJasbir Jassi, Badshah, Dhvani Bhanushali2:56
2."Shehar Ki Ladki"Deepak Chaudhary, Tanishk BagchiAnand Milind, Tanishk BagchiBadshah, Tulsi Kumar, Abhijeet, Chandra Dixit2:52
3."Dil Jaaniye"Shabbir AhmedPayal DevJubin Nautiyal, Tulsi Kumar4:42
4."Saans To Le Le"BadshahBadshahBadshah, Rico3:17
5."Udd Jaa"KumaarRochak KohliTochi Raina4:11
6."Bheege Mann"Gautam G Sharma, Gurpreet SainiRochak KohliAltamash Faridi3:59
Total length:21:57


Critical receptionEdit

Raja Sen of The Hindustan Times wrote, "As a nation, we need to talk about sex. We're obviously having enough of it to not be scandalised this easy. It's not all shock and haww".[14]Namrata Joshi of The Hindu wrote, "Khandaani Shafakhana may have a laudable message at its core, but gets bogged down by its own overly righteous attempt to 'educate' – that sex is not gandi baat, ashleel aur aapattijanak (bad thing, obscene and unacceptable), nothing to be shameful about."[15] Ronak Kotecha of The Times of India wrote, "In the past, we have seen films like 'Vicky Donor' and 'Shubh Mangal Savadhan' handle sensitive subjects (read sperm donation and erectile dysfunction) with class, tact and comedy. While this film's intent is bang on, what it really needed was a heavier dose of humour and entertainment".[16] Umesh Punwani of Koimoi wrote, "All said and done, the intent is pure but the story isn't pious. This could've been another Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, only if it had better writing. Skip it to watch it on a lazy day months from now, still not sure if you'll be able to finish it".[17]

Box officeEdit

Khandaani Shafakhana had the opening day collection of 75 lacs and the second day collection of 80 lacs, whereas the third day collection was 1.20 crore, taking its total opening weekend collection to 27.5 million.[3]

As of 3 August 2019, with a gross of 3.27 crore in India and 0.71 crore overseas, the film has a worldwide gross collection of 39.8 million.[3]


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