In the backdrop of a destination wedding in London, two families try to save their respective empires, unbeknownst to each other.


Vikas Bahl


Vikas Bahl (story), Chaitally Parmar (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Shahid Kapoor ... Jagjinder Joginder
Alia Bhatt ... Alia Arora
Pankaj Kapur ... Bipin Arora
Sanjay Kapoor ... Harry Fundwani
Sushma Seth ... Mummiji
Niki Walia ... Geetu Arora
Sanah Kapoor Sanah Kapoor ... Eesha Arora (as Sanah Kapur)
Vikas Verma Vikas Verma ... Robin Fundwani (as Vikas Verman)
Karan Johar ... Special Guest
Kumud Pant ... Business Wedding Guest
Atul Sharma ... Business Wedding Guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manoj Anand ... Wedding Guest
Angela Angela ... Opera Singer
Luis Mi Arranz Luis Mi Arranz ... JJ Stunt Double
Darshan Bains Darshan Bains ... Grandson


In the backdrop of a destination wedding in London, two families try to save their respective empires, unbeknownst to each other.

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Shahid Kapur's first film with Alia Bhatt and Pankaj Kapur. See more »


Harry Fundwani: This is the crazy.
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The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to remove drug use and references to drugs in order to obtain a 12A classification (in this instance, verbal and visual detail indicating pleasure in drug use). An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »


Shaam Shaandaar
Written by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Produced by: Amit Trivedi
Performed by: Amit Trivedi
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Barely Shaandaar!
22 October 2015 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Its a shame that 'Shaandaar' fails to deliver. Director Vikas Bahl scored a century with his brilliant Queen, Lead-Actors Shahid Kapoor & Alia Bhatt have seen inspiring success off late, its produced by the so-called numero uno production houses - Dharma & The Phantoms & yet this BIG-BUDGETED Rom-Com lacks the fizz.

Reason? 'Shaandaar' stands on a faulty script & no film can rise above that. What is eventually served here, is a few moments that provide humour & the cast, who manage to keep you hooked, even when the script fails them.

'Shaandaar' Synopsis: Two loud, money-minded, big families come together for a wedding, that would turn them into in-laws. During this chaos, the wedding planner & the bride-to-be's stepsister, fall in love.

'Shaandaar' has a boring first-hour. The film begins tepidly & the interactions between the "families" is bland. The love-struck protagonists (Shahid & Alia) appear in the watchable bits, but then again, its just watchable, not entertaining. The second-hour picks up some momentum & even the climax is weirdly funny. Another glitch are the songs, which pop-up very frequently, but add nothing to the narrative.

Anvita Dutt Guptan's Screenplay is a letdown. Despite some funny moments & its lighthearted approach, this story, overall, has no soul. Vikas Bahl's Direction is listless. Seriously, Vikas? Cinematography is quite good. Editing is, at times loose & at times, crisp. Amit Trivedi's Soundtrack is good, but it doesn't add to the goings-on & hence it bores. We can hear the songs on our I-Pods instead! Art & Costume Design are overdone. Graphics are average.

'Shaandaar' is saved by its credible cast, who deliver admirably. Pankaj Kapur is simply FANTASTIC as Alia's father, who's constant Nok-Jhok with real-life beta Shahid, are among the better moments of the film. Shahid is decent, but is underused at most parts. Alia is effortlessly natural & immensely likable. Sanah Kapoor makes a fine debut, delivering a commendable performance as the overweight bride-to-be. Sushma Seth is perfectly wicked as the evil grandmother & Sanjay Kapoor enacts the unbearable Sindhi millionaire, with the correct amount of madness. However, Karan Johar's cameo is annoying & Naseeruddin Shah's voice-over is pathetic.

On the whole, 'Shaandaar' is anything but Fabulous! A Disappointment!

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