I was watching 'Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya' the other day with a friend when we noticed something, a case of 'Corpsing' involving Alia Bhatt. Corpsing is British theatrical slang for unintentionally laughing during a non-humorous role that is intended to be played "straight". (Ref) We all must have seen 'Corpsing' in one medium or the other in the Entertainment industry. Sometimes it is blatant, and sometimes it is very subtle, as in this case.
The scene involves Vaidehi (Alia) and Badri (Varun) being surrounded by a gang of goons, and Badri (Varun) punches one of them and asks Vaidehi (Alia) to run. The next shot(obviously not a continuing shot) shows the goon falling as a result of the punch, and falls right in front of Alia(Vaidehi) who breaks her character and laughs for a good second or two while running.
Video: Link (Just the tripping part and Alia's Corpsing)
Prime: The film is available to stream on Prime videos, and the scene is at 1 Hour 33rd Minute Mark if you want to check it yourself.
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I'm not sure why she laughed(only Alia can tell), whether the way the goon fell felt funny to her or someone from the goons/Varun passed a comment during the scene. Either way, I'm not sure why Director would let it be in the final cut?
I guess() the scene was shot in the night,
1) maybe they had been shooting the scene for a long time, were fatigued, and didn't want to go through the whole scene again, or,
2) they had time restrictions for the location,
and considering how minor the error was, the director was like, fudge it, no one is going to freezeframe the scene and make a post out of it, so imma let it slide.
Question: Put yourself in the shoes of the Director, will you be the kind of a director, who would let something as minor as this pass into the final cut, or will you re-shoot the entire thing and scold Alia making her question everything in her life up to that point(:p) or something else?
PS: Someone breaking a character even for a second in a scene is a huge deal-breaker for me, I just can't take the film seriously from that point, I don't know why maybe I'm wired that way. It is a huge downer for me. Is it the same with you guys, or are you okay to ignore it and move on with the film?
PPS: This may seem way too petty to make a post out of it, I'm just bored, don't slay me, please.