Review: Shaandaar

Shaandaar

Shaandaar

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 144 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 22-OCT-2015

Plot: Shahid Kapoor plays Jaginder Joginder, a wedding planner who is planning Alia’s elder sister’s wedding. Shahid and Alia’s dad Pankaj Kapur seem to have a tumultuous relationship. While Shahid looks the part of the Mills-and-Boons lead hero, Alia is convincing as a glamorous heroine.

Overall Review: The BIG FAT SHAANDAAR Indian Wedding OR should I Say India’s first destination wedding movie having unique script?? Shaandaar is dramatically different from Bahl’s breakthrough directorial debut: Queen. The treatment of the film reminds me of the Fairy Tale with lots of VFX, animations,
& an expensive sets. Shaandaar is a sort of comedy plus a romantic movie that will definitely attract the youth to the theaters. Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor are sharing screen space for the first time, their onscreen chemistry is simply amazing. Apart from the fresh pairing, the film also has many other firsts. It will see the father-son duo Shahid and Pankaj Kapur sharing screen space and also will mark the debut of Shahid’s sister Sanah Kapoor (ISHA) in Bollywood. The locations in the film are excellent and audience will love the camera work and the environment. Film has good production values: Anil Mehta’s cinematography and Amit Trivedi’s songs / background score are the main attractions in the technical front. On the whole, this fairy tale may mesmerize you with loads of fun at the wedding. Shaandaar is a feel good movie despite having little flaws.

Performance & Technical Review: Pankaj Kapur has simply excelled in his role. There could have possibly been no actor who could have delivered the same performance with such ease. Next comes, his son, Shahid Kapoor whose
chemistry with Alia Bhatt is just too adorable and mesmerizing. Alia is a talent powerhouse and she stands out and makes you fall in love with her. Sanah Kapoor makes a lasting impact with her debut film. The dialogues in the movie are good and fits in most of the situation. The movie editing by Sunil Nayak has done a good job, but a lot better could be done if the story of the movie would have been a little better. SHAANDAAR boasts of excellent production values and is high on Glitz and Glamour. The locations in the film are excellent and audience will love the camera work and the environment. Amit Trivedi’s music is bound to get you grooving. Each song is different and wacky, apt for the story-line and connects with the youth. The cinematography is another USP of this film, where each shot looks like a picturesque beauty. The direction by Vikas is great but has given his 90% in the movie. Little enhancement with his light touch would have given SHAANDAAR experience.

PDF Verdict: Shaandaar is a fun film that is infused with great charm. On the whole, this fairy tale may mesmerize you with loads of fun at the wedding. Shaandaar is a feel good movie despite having little flaws.

Ratings: 3 on 5
Performance: 3.5 on 5
Script: 3 on 5
Screenplay: 3 on 5
Music and Background Score: 3 on 5
Cinematography: 4 on 5

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