Shaadi me zarur aana!
'Band Baaja Baraat' is a made up piece from a genre which Bollywood always- very frequently- innovates. It is a celebration of that simple love stpry which has lovers- the genre which has been frequently explored by filmmakers in Hindi cinema.
Frankoy, there's more than agreeing to the fact that we as audience know all the 'rasas' and 'rangs' of 'Pyaar'. But director Maneesh Sharma drops this saga of love in a feel-good manner: he quickly makes you smile with the beginning- and then marries it with the rich wedding ecosystem of Delhi, where two bachelors, Bittu and Shruti have formed a wedding planning agency.
What follows is a sincere mainstream drama with a simole story and an extra sweet thiught process. It carries linear ideas and a big heart- and this, this makes this Yashraj romantic which is a sweet, soaring experience.
The performances are the best part of 'Band Baaja Baraat'. Anushka Sharma's Shruti is by far her most independent character since 'Rab ne Bana Di Jodi'. She infuses immenseness to her part, making her character take the film from the beginning. She infuses life and style into the regular 'Dilliwali Kudi'. But frankly, it is Ranveer Singh who blends delight in his Bittoo, whose writing, unfortunately, never rises above the regular Sharmaji ka Launda. He is so stromg that he covers most bumps of the film, and so masala that he will take the Bollywood world by storm.
But the film's contrivances do show up. It is overlong, and loses some sobriety in the second half of the film. Somewhere in the middle-20 something minutes of the runtime- maybe the last ones. Also, the chemistry of the couple isn't good enough to be called memorable. These are in love, but they are still more individual souls.
The film carries ideas which are productive, and the film takes into its pace much of its feel-good, old Delhi charm. And that makes the film. I am going with 3.5 out of 5 for 'BBB'. It's a very mainstream love story. with many bumps, but also much warmth.
Maneesh sharm not bad begning with anush and ranveer with tapical bollywood movie