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
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
To find that out, you guys have got to head to the nearest
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
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
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
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!