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Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 December 2010 (India)
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Shruti and Bittoo become partners in their very own "Wedding planning ka bijness" in Delhi and in the process discover friendship, love and one another.

Director:

Maneesh Sharma

Writers:

Amitabh Bhattacharya (lyrics), Habib Faisal (screenplay & dialogues) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ranveer Singh ... Bittoo Sharma
Anushka Sharma ... Shruti Kakkar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ranjit Batra Ranjit Batra ... Father
Manu Rishi Chadha Manu Rishi Chadha ... Inspector (as Manu Rishi)
Manish Chaudhary ... Sidhwani
Sushil Dahiya Sushil Dahiya ... Brigadier Brar
Shena Gamat Shena Gamat ... Chanda Narang
Andrew Hoffland Andrew Hoffland ... Tyre King
Manit Joura
Kanksha Kanksha ... Preity
Alok Kumar Alok Kumar ... Assistant Manager
Govind Pandey Govind Pandey
Karan Sagoo ... Vikram
Shirina Sambyal Shirina Sambyal ... Sonia - Tyre King's daughter (as Shirina Singh)
Chetan Sharma Chetan Sharma ... Younger brother
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Storyline

Shruti (Anushka Sharma) is a 20-something no-nonsense girl from a middle class Delhi household. Focused and determined with preplanned ambitions, her goals in life are well laid out by the time she reaches her final year of college. Bittoo (Ranveer Singh), on the other hand, has no real aim in life. As a final year college student of Delhi University, he whiles away his life having fun with his buddies, barely scraping through his exams. A chance and inopportune meeting (or as you would call it, fate) brings the two of them together on a tumultuous journey where they become partners in their very own, "Wedding planning ka bijness". The rules however, are clear: "Jisse vyapaar karo, usse kabhi na pyaar karo" (Don't mix business with pleasure). Together, their friendship and business, enters the ups and downs of the lavish Delhi weddings. And while trying to find themselves, Shruti and Bittoo discover each other and realize that in the course of their journey, unke khud ke rules ki ... Written by Official source

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | Punjabi

Release Date:

10 December 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Wedding Planners See more »

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Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Dolby Digital (Dolby Surround 7.1)| Dolby Digital EX | Dolby (Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound)

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Trivia

The radio channel that is heard when Bittu is dropping off Shruti for the last time, is a real channel with the same RJ Naved anchoring it. See more »

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During the first song sequence, the time on video camera is inconsistent between scenes. See more »

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Bittoo Sharma: Here, I swear on Bread Pakora!
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References Tashan (2008) See more »

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Ainvayi Ainvayi
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim-Sulaiman
Performed by Salim Merchant and Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Highly Entertaining
23 December 2010 | by SaayerSee all my reviews

There are times when you like predictability in a film and you actually look forward to it. You know exactly how the story will unfold and that there will be no dramatic twists and turns and distressing suspense. You still manage to enjoy whatever is going on. JAB WE MET (JWM) was a similar movie. The moment hero heroine meet, you know that they will end up falling in love even if they are not romantically interested in each other.

BAND BAAJA BARAT (B3) is also a similar tale of two youngster and it's not surprising to see that it's doing wonderfully well with its target audience. The box office collections only dropped 10% in the second week against the industry average of 65% this year. JWM actually had higher collections in the second week of its release and in some centers B3 has higher collections than first week. Things might change with the release of TEES MAAR KHAN though. Coming back to the movie, the first surprise was a house full theater on the second weekend of release. The only seat I could manage to get was in the first row and I had to watch the entire movie with my neck looking up at 80 degrees angle. Precisely why I won't be able to write much about cinematography because every shot from that seat was a low-angle shot.

B3 is a romantic comedy, which is not a genre which I usually enjoy especially after going through the agonizing experience of watching I HATE LUV STORYS. When I watched the promos of B3, I had a feeling that it will be on the same lines especially when I do not have much respect for Anushka Sharma. I still decided to watch it based on some positive reviews I read.

It was a good experience. It's a refreshing and highly entertaining outing. It's not the award winning effort but it delivers on the promise of keeping you interested till the end. Mainly, it's the directorial treatment of Manesh Sharma which has made a simple story worth watching. Slightly inspired by THE WEDDING PLANNER as far as central idea goes, it's original and genuine. A lot of attention has been paid to detail, from art direction to dialog. Check out the underwear on ropes in the men's hostel. It's funny.

The cause is also backed up by entertaining music by Salim-Sulaiman who are on a better run for the last two years. The background music by is one of the best I have heard this year barring Dabangg. Choreography has Vaibhavi Merchant written all over it and it adds a big plus in the entertainment factor of the film.

The film has a two film old female lead and a new comer. While the slightly senior Anushka has done the best work of her short career, the film belongs to the new-comer, Ranveer Singh. Where Anushka has worked really hard on mastering the tapori style and Delhi lingo, her role is quite similar to the one she had in BADMASH COMPANY earlier this year where she again used similar body language and lingo. Nothing to take away from the decent effort she has put in though.

Ranveer is fantastic. He is a trained actor who has waited for the right film to make debut and will win directors as well as audience with this performance. He is not traditionally good looking but the way he fit in his role was commendable. Neil Nitim Mukesh needs to see him to know what tapori is and not what he was in LAFANGAY PARINDAY. Watch out for Ranveer in coming films. Effortless acting and effortless dancing. If he doesn't make decisions like Vivek Oberoi, he can be a real threat to at least Imran Khan and other less talented actors like Neil Nitin Mukesh. Ranbir Kapoor I believe is safe when it comes to talent. Ranveer will already be challenging Ali Zafar for the best new comer of the year for sure.

The supporting cast is bloody good. Neeraj Sood as Maqsood is effective but my personal favorites were Revant Shergill as Santy and the guy who was Ranveer's room mate in the hostel.

On the whole, I had a lot of fun watching B3. Its one of the better films to come out this year unlike the bigger names like KHATTA MEETHA. I'm glad it also left NO PROBLEM behind. Way to go, Youth!


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