Vicky Donor is a 2012 Indian romantic comedy film directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by actor John Abraham and Eros International. The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana (in his debut film) along with Yami Gautam and Annu Kapoor in the lead roles. The concept is set against the background of sperm donation and infertility within a Bengali-Punjabi household. The film was released on 13 April 2012 at around 750 screens in India. The film opened to critical acclaim and performed strongly at the box office. It became a commercial success grossing ₹66.32 crore worldwide, against a budget of ₹15 crore.
The film won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 60th National Film Awards. The film was remade in Telugu as Naruda Donoruda (2016) and in Tamil as Dharala Prabhu (2020).
Dr. Baldev Chaddha (Annu Kapoor) is a fertility expert who runs a clinic and a sperm bank in Daryaganj, Delhi that guarantees high-quality sperm for couples. Unfortunately, he has more failed cases than successes. He is on the lookout for a healthy and high-performing donor.
Vicky Arora (Ayushmann Khurrana) hails from a Punjabi family and is the only son of his widowed mother Dolly (Dolly Ahluwalia), who runs a small beauty parlour in Lajpat Nagar. They live with their grandmother. Vicky is a vagabond who provides no financial support to the household and starts searching for a job that will provide them with a better lifestyle.
Chaddha meets Vicky and likes his happy-go-lucky nature. He believes Vicky is the donor he has been looking for. He stalks him and eventually painstakingly convinces him to become a sperm donor. Though Vicky is hesitant at first, he accepts after receiving a high salary. He hides his career after facing ridicule from his friends, but starts spending wildly, renovating his house and the parlour.
Vicky meets an ambitious accountant Ashima Roy (Yami Gautam) at the bank and they fall in love after going out a number of times. They soon wish to get married, but as a divorced Bengali bank employee wanting to get married to a carefree man from a loud Punjabi family, the couple faces backlash from their families eventually managing to get their approval. Vicky continues to hide his occupation, and stops donating sperm after getting married, ignoring Chaddha who continues to chase Vicky as he is his most successful donor.
In an ironic turn, the couple discovers Ashima is infertile. They wish to get both of them tested, but Vicky cannot take the fertility test and is forced to admit to being a sperm donor. Taken aback by her husband’s strange career, Ashima leaves for her paternal home. Vicky is heartbroken and cuts all ties with Chaddha.
The parlour is soon raided by income tax officers due to their frivolous renovations. Vicky is arrested on suspicion of handling black money but is bailed out by Dr. Chaddha, who reveals his occupation to his family members. Vicky’s mother is disgusted and also apologises to Ashima. Vicky’s grandmother and Ashima’s father make them understand how Vicky’s deed has helped a lot of families bear children and ask them to have a progressive take on this.
Chaddha calls Vicky and Ashima to an event he has hosted where all families that Vicky helped bear children are present, and helps Ashima see how his step helped them find happiness. He also introduces them to a little child who has lost her parents and suggest the couple adopt her. Ashima begins to see reason and understands. The couple reunites, adopts the little girl, and Vicky continues to occasionally donate sperm for Chaddha’s clinic.
Ayushmann Khurrana as Vicky Arora a.k.a Vicky Donor
Yami Gautam as Ashima ” Tuna” Arora ( Nee’ Roy) , Vicky’s Wife
Annu Kapoor as Dr. Baldev Chaddha
Dolly Ahluwalia as Mrs. Dolly Arora (Vicky’s Mother)
Kamlesh Gill as Biji
Puja Gupta as Shweta (Vicky’s Neighbour)
Jayant Das as Mr. Roy (Ashima’s Father)
Swaroopa Ghosh as Pishi (Ashima’s Aunt)
Inderpal Singh as Tayaji
Bupesh Pandya as Chaman (Dr. Chadhha’s Assistant)
K.V Rajni as nurse Lata.
Paramjyot Singh as Vicky’s Mama Ji
John Abraham as himself in the song “Rum Whisky”
Vijay Meenu as Parent in Chaddha’s hospital