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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.

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Maneesh Sharma

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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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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

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India

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Hindi | English | Punjabi

Release Date:

10 December 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Wedding Planners See more »

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Yash Raj Films See more »
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Trivia

After the commercial and critical success of the film, they put up a note on the home page of the official website saying 'Bread Pakode Ki Kasam HIT Hai' ( (I swear) in the name of a Bread Pakora, the movie is a success.) That's a homage to the seen, in which Bittu swears his friendship to Shruti, in the name of Bread Pakora( fried sandwich covered in gram flour paste.) 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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Features Tashan (2008) See more »

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Dum Dum - Sufi Mix
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim-Sulaiman
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh, Himani Kapoor and Abhijit Vaghani
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Anushka's shining moment, Ranveer's shining start, and their ultimate wedding spree
11 February 2011 | by Peter_YoungSee all my reviews

Maneesh Sharma's directorial debut Band Baaja Baaraat is one of the year's most refreshing and entertaining films. It is a charming romance filled with colour, energy and pep. The movie can be easily set apart from all the recent films made by Yash Raj Films, in that it is very simple and it actually shows the beauty of India through its two main characters of young wedding planners, who unexpectedly (for them), fall in love. Sharma's direction is absolutely marvelous, and the film is totally benefited from the fantastic sets, props and costumes, which give the film an authentic feel, along with the characters which look more like real people rather than cinematic heroes. This very portrayal and the script had actually more weight for me in making the movie work. The narrative style makes for a fun watch, and that's thanks to the dialogues and the catchy songs. The film's first half is more of an ornamental wedding spree. And it is towards the second half when the story takes the audience by surprise and turns into a romantic drama that is quite moving and interesting.

While watching the movie, it is quite inspiring to see how young people from relatively traditional middle-class families strive to make a career on their own. Rarely do we see in Indian films such young people starting to run their own independent business, particularly when all they have is willpower and faith in their abilities. The growing prosperity of the main characters' business is interesting to watch, mainly because it's not made to look forcedly larger than life, but rather real and gradual. Thinking about wedding planning, one would certainly expect to see some lavish, over-the-top ceremonies, but here everything is lifelike and genuine, and yet colourful and impressively creative. As for the love story, it is incorporated into the story efficiently. The musical duo Salim-Sulaiman significantly contribute to the film's mood with a great list of tracks, among which the energetic "Ainvayi Ainvayi" is rightly the most popular. "Dumm Dumm" is also very good and is wonderfully performed on-screen. My favourite numbers are the romantic "Aadha Ishq" and the melancholic "Mitra".

The movie stars two young actors. The role of the male lead is played by newcomer Ranveer Singh, and he makes a confident debut, playing his character's different shades exceedingly well, at times so well that throughout the movie it is hard to believe it is his debut performance. But without a doubt, it is Anushka Sharma who dominates the proceedings with her wonderfully natural performance. Just like her male costar, she commendably masters the dialect of a street smart Delhi Punjabi girl, but more than anything, it is her sensitive portrayal of Shruti's feisty nature, pain and strength that stands out. Moreover, Ranveer and Anushka's chemistry is fantastic. Just watch the scene in which the two of them are standing drunk in front of each other in the dark room. Director Sharma handles the scene very well, creating the right amount of romantic tension, using some really soothing music in the background, and of course the two young leads play the shy nature of the moment with conviction. It is one of the beautiful scenes in the film (and I'm actually not one of those romantic fools).

Towards the last portions of the second half, the movie gets more emotional, at times too much but thankfully unlike many bland attempts made in recent films in which everything turns into ancient melodrama, here it works. The scene in which Shruti fearlessly and honestly reveals her true feelings without blinking an eye is terrific - again, superbly acted by Sharma. Singh's reaction is also very real and believable. This scene captures much of their potential. With this film Anushka establishes herself as a capable actress, and I believe she will now be flooded with offers for demanding parts. As for Ranveer, this movie may well put him on the map as one of the most competent young actors today, and I personally find him more promising than most of the guys who have debuted in recent years. The film's ending is nice albeit a tad too sentimental. The situation itself is relatable, but it could have been better done. Still, Band Baaja Baaraat works more for its youthful, lighthearted and effervescent mood, and is overall a worthy feature which makes for a pleasant watch.


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