The year is 1953. A visiting archaeologist called Varun Shrivastav comes to the village of Manikpur in West Bengal to excavate the temple grounds of the local Zamindar. With knowledge and ... See full summary »
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is the story of the relationship between two characters, Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) & Naina (Deepika Padukone), at two separate but defining times in their lives... first... See full summary »
Aditya Roy Kapoor
A boy is forced meet a girl for an arranged marriage but even though he refuses the match, they secretly become friends. As things get complicated and both get engaged to different people they realize they've fallen in love with each other.
After Delhi-based slacker-collegian, Bittoo Sharma's father asks him to return home to work in the sugar-cane fields, he refuses and decides to partner with career-minded wedding planner, Janakpuri-based Shruti Kakkar. She refuses to have to do anything with him, but after he impresses her, she partners with him, they set up 'Shaadi Mubarak' and begin organizing small wedding celebrations with struggling restaurateur and florist, Rajinder Singh and Maqbool respectfully. The duo hit big time after they organize a wedding party at Sainik Farm and begin to have dreams of bettering their lives. It is then Shruti realizes that she has fallen in love with Bittoo, and is embittered when he does not reciprocate. This bitterness gets worse, and the duo split up, with Bittoo opening 'Happy Weddings' - resulting in a downward spiral of their performance. With creditors hovering over them, no money coming in, Shruti finally gives way to her parents' wishes and agrees to get married to Dubai-based... Written by
Debutant Director Maneesh Sharma makes a good entry in filmdom with 'Baand Baaja Baaraat'. This Romantic-Comedy has an interesting first hour, likable performances, soulful music & good direction working on it's advantage.
'Baand Baaja Baaraat' is tale of 2 wedding planners, who later fall in love with each-other. The lead characters are amusing, but they speak the language one is able to relate with.
Maneesh Sharma succeeds by making his characters feel as if they live next-door, and the screenplay by Habib Faisal is spot-on in the first hour. However, the writing in the second hour isn't that convincing and drags a bit, especially pre-climax. Music by Salim-Sulaiman is soulful and acts as a plus-point.
Performance-Wise: Anushka Sharma is efficient. Ranveer Singh may not have the ideal Hero looks, but he sure is a natural performer. The chemistry between Anushka-Ranveer throughout is very good. In the supporting cast, Neeraj Sood is lovable and most memorable.
On the whole, A Decent Flick, that easily makes a good one-time watch.
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