Introduction: Shandaar has been promoted as India’s first movie based on the theme of destination wedding.
Plot: The wealthy business families of Aroras and the Fundwanis are to become relatives soon with the upcoming marriage of Isha Arora(Sanah Kapoor) with Robin Fundwani(Vikas Verma), a destination wedding to be organized by Jagjinder Joginder(Shahid Kapoor). Isha’s grandmother, Mrs. Kamla Arora(Sushma Seth), who is also the sole owner of the entire family property is a dictator and even Isha’s father Bipin(Pankaj Kapur ) is helpless in front of her. Mrs. Arora is especially irked by Bipin’s adopted daughter Alia (Alia Bhat), a carefree and chirpy girl, who falls in love with Jagjinder , even though Bipin is against the match.
Critic’s Review: Shandaar has got mostly negative reviews from the critics, who felt that the theme had been over-exaggerated, without much focus on script. Even though the critics generally praised the performance of the cast, the film received an overall rating of 1.5 – 2 stars out of 5.
Cast and Direction: Director Vikas Bahl has filed to take advantage of a funny plot and a team of brilliant actors to create a memorable movie. While Shahid Kapoor and Pankaj Kapoor have created some of the most magical moments of the movie, Alia Bhatt also looks great in the bubbly girl role. The main drawback of the movie however, is the lack of a tight screenplay and a predictable sript.
Why will you watch: You should go and watch Shandaar if you want to enjoy the sparkling moments between Pankaj and Shahid Kapoor on screen. You can also watch the movie if you love beautiful locales and the idea of somewhat silly but nonetheless extravagant big fat Indian destination wedding.
Directed – Vikas Bahl
Produced – Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena, Vikramaditya Motwane, Karan Johar
Written – Anvita Dutt Guptan (Screenplay & Dialogue)
Story – Vikas Bahl, Chaitally Parmar
Starring – Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt
Distributed – Fox Star Studios
Release dates – October 22, 2015 Dusshera 2015
Country – India
Language – Hindi
Shaandaar Movie Trailer