Aaha Kalyanam is the remake of a successful Bollywood film Band Baaja Baarat and another specialty is that, with this film Yash Raj Films is making their debut in the South Indian film industry. The film is a bilingual and has been simultaneously made in Tamil and Telugu languages.
Shruti (Vani Kapoor) thinks of becoming a millionaire through a business. In order to fulfil her dreams, she launches a small business. By the way, their business is wedding planning, means, rich people have money, but they don't have time to arrange everything. So, they will give the money that is necessary to complete the marriage process. The wedding planners would do everything for them and charge for doing all the works.
This is one such business which requires no investment, but there will be good earnings. Shruti thinks of becoming a big wedding planner on the lines of Chandra (Simran), a big wedding planner of the country. On the other hand, Shakti's (Nani) parents stay in a village, but Shakti doesn't want to return to the village after completing his graduation. He tells his father that he wants to do a business. Accidentally, Shakti meets Shruti and listens to her business plans and urges her to allow him to join him as a partner.
Shruti accepts to him to join on one condition that business means business and he should not mix friendship or romance with it. Shakti accepts to that condition and joins. Their business prospers and almost they undertake 21 marriage contracts. In the process, Shruti herself breaks the condition and loses her heart to Shakti. So, Shruti is unable to throw Shakti out of her thoughts. It has an impact on their business. What happens to the love between Shakti and Shruti. Will they marry? All these have to be seen on the screen. Continue reading the review on the slideshow...
Nani gave one of the finest performances in this film. He showed good ease comedy scenes and as well the romantic scenes. Vani Kapoor looks good. She mesmerises the audiences with her smile. Though she could not perform so well and she has to improve her body language, histrionics and performance a little more, her smile makes the audiences forget everything.
Simran made a guest appearance as a wedding planner, but the character did not suit her well. However, all the supporting artistes did complete justice to their respective roles.
In the technical section, Dharan Kumar had excelled in his work. All the tunes he gave for the songs were good to listen and all of them are audible. Even the background score was impressive and the re-recording gave good strength to the movie.
The cinematography is okay while bringing out various kinds of marriages with his camera on the celluloid. Editing by Bhavan Srikumar should be a little more tight and he should have cut some more scenes which are a little boring. The director chose to use the same kind of costumes that was used in Band Baaja Baarat. This has spoiled the nativity in the movie. However, for some weddings they suited well, for other weddings it failed to suit.
The screenplay and direction of the film are average and when compared to the original movie, they are utter poor. But the director made few scenes in the movie which can make the audiences laugh. The production values of Yashraj Films are good.
Though the first half of the movie was quite normal, the second half is little boring and failed to evoke any kind of interest among the audiences. Watch the film for the first 'one and half hour' and come out to avoid boring scenes. Otherwise, wait for some more time and secure a licensed DVD and watch it at home.