My first reaction when I saw the Good Newwz trailer was—How come Ayushmann Khurrana is not starring in this? After all, he has carved his niche in similar settings right from his debut film Vicky Donor. Despite the basic story being revealed in the trailer (this is a modern promo trend—either all or nothing) itself, there is no denying that the film has been much awaited.
Good Newwz kicks off in Mumbai and we are introduced to the urban couple Varun (Akshay Kumar) and Deepti (Kareena Kapoor Khan), aka the Batras. While the former works in a senior post at an automobile showroom, his better half is a renowned film journalist. Married for seven years, the couple has a near-perfect life, except for one major problem—having an off spring. This is a matter of concern especially for Deepti, given how the traditional Indian society reacts to women in her situation.
A suggestion from their close relative lands them at a reputed fertility clinic owned by Dr Anand Joshi (Adil Hussain) and his wife (Tisca Chopra). After an orientation session, Varun and Deepti agree to the recommended in-vitro fertilization. Unfortunately, an amateurish goof up from the clinic staff results in a swap of sperm boxes with another Batra couple, Honey (Diljit Dosanjh) and Monika (Kiara Advani), who are a typical loud Punjabi pair based in Chandigarh.