Queen director Vikas Bahl is back with rom-com, Shaandaar starring the cutest couple of Bollywood, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Will this movie be another Queen? Will it live up to the hype? It is for us to know and you to find out! So don't wait, read the review to find your answers.
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Pankaj Kapur, Sanah Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor
Director: Vikas Bahl
Shaandaar movie is a typical rom-com narrated by Naseeruddin Shah, which takes place in a backdrop of destination wedding, or should we say a business deal? Two super rich business families of India have decided to turn in-law to each other as part of a business merger. This wedding is taking place at a regal castle in Europe.
Mrs. Kamla Arora is the grandma in the family and the sole owner of the billion dollar business. Every family member, including her three sons, Bipin (Pankaj Kapur), Vipul and Vinay are super scared of her. Now this big family is giving their girl to Mr. Fandwani's (Sanjay Kapoor) son. Fandwani is Sindhi businessman whose family is obsessed with gold, given a choice they would eat, sleep and poop gold!
Amidst this chaotic union of two families, occurs a Shaandaar love story between Aliya (Alia Bhatt) and Jagjinder Joginder (Shahid Kapoor). Like any other father, Bipin feels there is no guy who deserves his daughter and going by the same logic, doesn't approve of Jagjinder.
While Aliya is a dreamer, Jagjinder is a doer, two opposite personalities who have got attracted to each other. Will this fairy tale love story get a happy ending or will Bipin ruin this dreamy love affair!
To find that out, you guys have got to head to the nearest theaters.
Coming to the performances, Pankaj Kapur has simply excelled in his role. There could have possibly been no actor who could have delivered the same performance with such ease. Next comes, his son, Shahid Kapoor whose chemistry with Alia Bhatt is just too adorable and mesmerizing.
Shahid has been seen in roles that have been so different from one another, where is R... Rajkumar's nautanki rowdy and where was Haider's avenging son. Now with Shaandaar, again we'll see Shahid in a new light and the proud factor is, he delivers his role once again! He is absolutely brilliant and of course hot!
Alia is a talent powerhouse, every role that she has ever essayed in her career so far, she has done with ease and perfection and Shaandaar is not exception. Even in this movie, Alia stands out and makes you fall in love with her.
The highlight of the movie is the direction, the script, the dialogues, the songs and the easy performances essayed by the cast of Shaandaar. Oops! Did we just mention every aspect of film there?
Amit Trivedi's music score is too good! Each song is different and wacky, apt for the storyline and connects with the youth. The cinematography is another USP of this film, where each shot looks like a serene picture! And guess what we have Karan Johar in a special appearance as well! Ok now, did we give away too much of information?
Well, personally, after a long time we have seen such a feel good movie that entertains you and brings a smile on your face. Shaandaar is exactly like Queen, in a way that there is not many faults to pick at. Overall, the movie is so good that you would rather ignore the little flaws and enjoy this movie in a Shaandaar way.
Must watch movie people! Shaandaar is everything that you need this weekend, so don't miss watching it in the theaters with your loved ones by your side!
P.S: Alia Bhatt's bikini scene on the BIG screen is worth it!