Shandaar is a romantic comedy film directed by Vikas Bahl. It stars Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. Shaandar will release on 22 October 2015.
The fresh pair of Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, the director of Queen and promising promos have resulted in huge expectations from Shaandaar. Let’s move on to Shaandaar review to find out if it lives up to the expectations. (Short review only)
Shaandaar Movie Review – Shahid Kapoor
The film has been described as India’s first destination wedding film. It revolves around the story of Joginder (Shahid Kapoor) who is a wedding planner. Tata is an East Indian businessman who hires Joginder for her daughter’s marriage. Her other daughter Alia (Alia Bhatt) shares a quirky chemistry with Joginder as both suffers from insomnia. Tata and Alia’s dad has a tumultuous relationship due to their past. 30-40 minutes in the movie and you will realize that there is not much Shaandaar in this hyped film. When their in-laws make an entry, we had no clue where this story is forwarding. For the rest, watch the film to find out.
You will wait for something to happen as the film will progress. But actually no such thing occurs and you left disappointed.
There isn’t much of a script in terms of storyline. It is that kind of film where you just have to go with the flow and do not think much about the story.
The pace of the film is good in the 1st half and there are some very funny moments. But the director lost the plot in the 2nd half and did not know how to wind up the film.
Shahid kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s adorable chemistry is the major highlight of this romantic comedy. In the film they chatted with each other in just a normal manner and yet their simple conversations are beautifully captured.
Shaandaar Review: Direction, Editing, Screenplay
Vikas Bahl made a solid impact with last year’s release Queen. In Shaandaar he also does a decent job but you cannot compare it to Queen. Once again Bahl risks not following the easier route out here but unfortunately here the magic does not happen.
The editing should have been tighter as there are some extremely dull scenes. The pace is slow in the first half and picks up later. But you will not be able to notice as the film goes nowhere. The technical work is excellent and with better story it would have been a visual treat.
The music by Amit Trivedi is very good and works well in the film. All the songs have been picturized beautifully.
Shaandaar is not every one’s cup of tea. Majority of the audience will find it boring. Though it will have some appeal in urban multiplexes.
Shaandaar Review: Star Performances
♦ Shahid Kapoor who received immense acclaim for Haider, delivers a very good performance in Shaandaar. He looks very natural in the most of the scenes. Her pitch to perfect dance is an icing on the cake.
♦ Alia Bhatt is impressive. She emotes well and you are gonna love her childish behaviour and cute looks. Her chemistry with Shahid is something to die for.
♦ Pankaj Kapoor strikes the chord again with Shaandaar. His face off with Shahid Kapoor is extremely funny.
♦ Sanah Kapoor (Shahid ‘s sister) overact and fails to impress in her Bollywood debut.
♦ Shahid-Alia chemistry
♦ Technical work
♦ Story (If there was any)
♦ Slow pace
♦ Limited appeal
♦ Some extremely dull moments
Shaandaar Movie Review: Verdict
Watch it for the adorable chemistry of Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt and brilliant technical work.
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