Nani and Vaani Kapoor's much-awaited movie Aaha Kalyanam, which is a remake of Bollywood hit film Band Baaja Baaraat, is scheduled to release in theatres on February 21. This movie marks Yash Raj Films' production venture into South Indian film industry. Producer Aditya Chopra has made grand plans the release of the movie, which is expected to grace record number of screens across the globe.
Made on a budget of Rs 10 crores by Aditya Chopra, Band
Baaja Baaraat was a Hindi romantic comedy film and besides
direction, Maneesh Sharma had also penned story, while Habib Faizal
wrote the screenplay for the film. Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh
and Anushka Sharma had played the lead roles in the movie, which
has proved to be big success at worldwide Box Office. It has also
garnered several awards.
Now, Aditya Chopra is bringing the same story with some changes
to suit the taste of South Indian film goers. The producer has
roped in debutant A Gokul Krishna to direct Aaha
Kalyanam, which has been simultaneously shot in Telugu and
Tamil and is released with the same title in both the languages.
The movie has been creating quite a lot positive buzz ever since it
In addition, the promos of Aaha Kalyanam have soared up
the viewers' expectations to the sky high. Continue to read
Aaha Kalyanam movie preview in the
Aaha Kalyanam Story
Aaha Kalyanam revolves around the story of a
slacker-collegian, who partners with career-minded girl to start a
wedding planner company. They achieve success, but their
differences turn them into bitter rivals.
Nani - Slacker Collegian
Ranveer Singh had played slacker-collegian in Band Baaja
Baaraat. Whereas, Nani is reprising this role in both Tamil
and Telugu versions of Aaha Kalyanam.
Vaani - A Career-Minded Girl
Anushka Sharma had played a career-minded girl in Band Baaja
Baaraat. Whereas Bollywood actress Vaani Kapoor, who made her
acting debut with Shuddh Desi Romance, will be essaying
Anushka's role in both Tamil and Telugu versions of Aaha
Kalyanam, which marks her debut in Tamil and Telugu film
Supporting Cast In Aaha Kalyanam
Actress Simran is making a special appearance in Aaha
Kalyanam while Badava Gopi, MJ Sriram and a few others appear
in the supporting cast of the movie.
Aaha Kalyanam Soundtracks
Salim-Sulaiman had composed nine songs including two remixes for
Band Baaja Baaraat, which were chartbusters. Whereas, its
Southern version Aaha Kalyanam has 10 songs penned by
Thamarai and Madhan Karky. Dharan Kumar has composed tunes for the
soundtracks, which have come out very well.
Loganathan's Camera Work
Loganathan Srinivasan has handled cinematography for Aaha
Kalyanam. The trailer of the movie shows that he has done a
brilliant work. Especially, his camera work in picturisation of
songs is going to be one of the main highlights of the
Rumours About AK
UTV Motion Pictures were reported to have cast Ravi Teja and
Trisha Krishnan in the Telugu version of the film titled
Bamchikbam, but the studio later dismissed reports. Other
reports suggested that Tamanna would feature in a Tamil version of
the film alongside a newcomer, but Yash Raj Films maintained that
they had not sold the remake rights of the film and would produce
South Indian versions of the film themselves.
YRF - Controversy
Yash Raj Studios wanted to take legal action against the makers
of the Telugu film Jabardasth, citing the film's plot was
inspired directly from Band Baaja Baaraat. However, the
producers maintained that a South Indian version would still go
The project began shoot by the end of May 2013 and shot in
Hyderabad with Padam Kumar, head of Yash Raj Film's operation in
South India, being appointed the creative producer on the project.
Scenes were shot predominantly in a swift schedule which took place
in Chennai, completing most portions of the shoot with little
publicity. The team then shot a schedule in early September 2013 in
Mysore in a set erected near Lalith Mahal Hotel, with rain
partially disrupting progress.
Aaha Kalyanam was initially scheduled to release on
February 7, 2014, but later postponed to 21 Feb 2014. Having been
awarded a U/A certificate, the film is releasing in 1,000+ screens
worldwide for both versions.
Telugu Nativity In AK
Many Telugu audience, who have watched the promos of Aaha
Kalyanam, feel that the movie has lot of Tamil scent in it and
it lacks Telugu nativity. With the film ready to hit the screens
this Friday, it should be seen how viewers will receive the film in