• Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
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    Things travel at the speed of light in Ratnaa Sinha's debut film, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, a romantic drama that daringly goes haywire in the second half. The chemistry between the talented Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda, at her shimmering best, is palpable, but it is the revenge elements in the second half that is unbearable. In addition to lack of logic or credibility in the plot, director Sinha makes her characters do ugly things just because she wants the whole shindig to look intense. Of course, the sequences are intense enough to put you in a state of numbness, and the story does chafe few stark social issues like dowry and gender discrimination to stay relevant, but all that Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana manages to pull off is an annoying revenge drama that is just too sour to consume. The second half becomes highly annoying as you see one illogical sequence after another to a point of a cringe-worthy climax that will make you puke. The film is a pleasure to watch in the start but once you complete the first 40 minutes, it starts to throw bombs of drivel at you that never stop and does not even address the problem that gave rise to the revenge arc. Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana is like a romantic Hindi TV soap opera (possibly in Life OK channel) whose title does not make sense and the main story involves an inaccessible revenge drama. TN.

    November 12, 17