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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.

    Survi ‏@PavanSurvi

    #AahaKalyanam after 30 minutes, lip sync is the major issue, narration is okay. BTW!! wedding company name "Ghatti Mellam" ;) #AahaKalyanam -- Another remake which more relies on its STAR Value, music and marketing GIMMICK than its CONTENT.

    Girija Narayan ‏@girija85

    #AahaKalyanam, Vaani, wedding planner, meets shakti in a wedding. Amidst some colorful weddings Songs Ee Varase, No one Dancing shot nicely! Overall, it is an average fair.

    Midwest Movies ‏@midwestmoviesus

    Despite the flaws, Tamil #AahaKalyanam leaves you with a smile at the end. Jolly rom-com which is good fun while it lasts.

    Bhargav Gadde ‏@urstrulyGadde

    #AahaKalyanam is Good. @NameisNani acted very well. #VaniKapoor too. cnma naku nachidi. i dint wtch #BandBaajaBaarath. my rating: 3/5

    Soma Sekhar ‏@Tollywood_King

    #AahaKalyanam movie is ok and far better than BBB duplicate version Jabardasth. Nani and Vani kapoor done good job.

    Sriram Varma ‏@sriramForU

    as i said earlier #AahaKalyanam is super duper utter flop.... asale re-remake plus tamil dubbing, rejected straight away.. 2nd flop for nani

    Suresh Kondi ‏@V6_Suresh

    Half way through #AahaKalyanam so far is Ok.. #AahaKalyanam is disappointing for those who watched #BBB.and others can feel it as an Ok film.Nani did fab job & Vaani looked beautiful : )

    Rajasekar ‏@sekartweets

    #Aahakalyanam- @NameisNani proved that he is a kamal fan, whattey energy and the intimacy in interval scene is poetic. #Aahakalyanam- loved the first half. #Aahakalyanam-2.75/5, faithful remake of BBB.People who didnt see the original will love this:-) @NameisNani has done a fab job with lot of energy,a little more fine tune in dubbing ll make him a succesful hero in Ktown:-)

    Vamsikaka ‏@vamsikaka

    Nani @NameisNani is one actor, who always entertains the audiences with his performance. He has done the same in #AahaKalyanam

    Ganesh Ravuri ‏@ganeshravuri

    BBB chudani vallaki AK just OK anipinchochu. Nani too good. Vani Kapoor nowhere close to Anushka Sharma. Horrible Music. #AahaKalyanam

    ynakg ‏@ynakg

    Band Baaja Baarat nachevaallu chuttupakkalaki kuda vellakandi...Nani and Vani are no match to Ranveer and Anushka #AahaKalyanam Mari BBB chudanollu ela feel avutaro teleedu..Very dry and very artificial movie naa varaku..Hindi version live wire la untadi

    SaraN-KalyaN FaN ‏@Saran4PK

    +1 "@V6_Suresh: #AahaKalyanam is disappointing for those who watched #BBB.and others can feel it as an Ok film.Nani did fab job )" Carried watching #AahaKalyanam off. If it was a straight movie in telugu too, then I would be watching it for the 2nd time too!

    Younis ‏@lovelyyounis

    I think band baaja baarat story perfectly suits for @NameisNani, im sure dat #AAHAKALYANAM Will be super hit.

    Nayan IKK ‏@Mounikame

    @NameisNani Done with #AahaKalyanam Tamil..awesome entertainer fun was like a marriage hall

    Only Kollywood ‏@OnlyKollywood

    End of first half. Director Gokul Krishna played it safe keeping the original content of BBB. Good going so far. #AahaKalyanam

    Nanda Gopal ‏@NandaGopal985

    @NameisNani #AahaKalyanam was a good entertainer @Vaaniofficial was really good you're chemistry was awesome, we would love to see you again

    RAmGoPaLvArMa GaNg ‏@varmanics

    I love Wedding Management ... i loved #AahaKalyanam a lot .... love u nani Except Songs,loved every thing in #AahaKalyanam @NameisNani .... Nani made it very beautiful ...

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