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Aaha Kalyanam - Movie Review

Bollywood producer Aditya Chopra has made his debut in South Indian film industry today (February 21) with the movie Aaha Kalyanam starring Nani and Vaani Kapoor in leads. Yash Raj Films' bilingual movie is very funny and entertaining, but it has lot of Tamil scent and lacks Telugu nativity. It is not simultaneously made in Telugu and Tamil. It is shot in Tamil and dubbed in Telugu with the same title.

Aaha Kalyanam is a romantic comedy movie with a high entertainment quotient. Nani and Vani Kapoor's performances are the main attractions in the film. Gokul Krishna's direction, Habib Faizal's engrossing screenplay, Rajiv Rajaram's witty dialogues, Dharan Kumar's music, Loganathan Srinivasan's cinematography, colourful costumes and art direction and beautiful locales are its other attractions. Overdose of songs in the first half and few dull scenes in the second half are its drawbacks.

The movie is a remake of Bollywood hit film Band Baaja Baaraat, which is about a slacker-collegian, who partners with career-minded girl and achieve success in wedding planner business, but their differences turn them into bitter rivals. The director has taken the soul of the original and dealt it as per the taste of South Indian audience. But his work would impress Tamil audience more than Telugu as it is mere dubbed version and lacks local sentiments.

Shruti (Vaani Kapoor) is 20-something no-nonsense girl from middle class. Focused and determined with pre-planned ambitions, her goal in life is well laid out by the time she reaches her final year of college. On the other hand, Shakti (Nani) has no real aim in life. As a final year college student, he spends his life having fun with his friends.

A chance and opportune meeting or fate brings the two of them together on a tumultuous journey where they become partners in their very own wedding planning business. However, the rules are clear: Finance and romance can never go hand in hand. Together, they see the ups and down of the lavish Chennai weddings. And while trying to find themselves, Shruti and Shakti discover each other and realise that rule book cannot be followed always.

As a wayward boy, Nani has given wonderful performances in Aaha Kalyanam and he impresses the viewers with his comedy timing and witty dialogue delivery. Actress Vaani Kapoor, who is entering South Indian film industry with Aaha Kalyanam, has lot of scope for performance and she has done a good job. In her first attempt, she has made sure that she impresses South Indian audience with her glamour and acting. Others have also done justice to their roles.

Aaha Kalyanam has sound production values and Dharan Kumar's music and background score are the main attractions in the technical front. Loganathan Srinivasan has done wonderful picturisation in song sequences. Bavan Sreekumar's editing is good. Costumes, art direction and other art technical departments have also delivered commendable job.

Overall, Aaha Kalyanam is good comedy entertainer, which members of family can watch together. Since it has Tamil scent in every aspects, it may not impress the Telugu viewers. Continue to read Aaha Kalyanam viewers' review in the slideshow.

Aaha Kalyanam
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