Movie Review: Shaandaar (2015)

Box Office: Flop

Shaandaar-2015A big fat ”Shaandaar” Indian wedding, which is actually a business merger between two of the biggest business families of India, is happening at an exotic castle in Europe. Mrs. Kamla Arora, the grandmother of the Arora family, the sole owner of the billion-dollar business and the property, has planned their wedding. Kamla Arora is a bitch, treats everyone like her servants including her three sons, Bipin (the eldest), Vipul and Vinay. Mr.Fandwani, the groom’s father is a loud Sindhi businessman who is the counter to Kamla Arora: The Fandwanis dress in gold, accessorise in gold and if possible they drink and eat gold.

Based against the backdrop of the Shaandaar wedding, is a love triangle between (our protagonists) Aliya and Jagjinder Joginder and Bipin (Aliya’sfather). Bipin believes there’s no guy that will be good enough for his daughter while Aliya is a dreamer but her dreams are whacked out and Jagjinder Joginder is a doer, he can make anything happen! …And for obvious reasons Bipin hates Jagjinder Joginder.

The journey of Aliya, Jagjinder Joginder and Bipin in the chaotic and lavish wedding is the story of Shaandaar. It’s a fairy tale love story that everyone has always dreamt of…


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “Shaandaar is fun, fun, fun!”
Rediff: Sukanya Verma
3.5 “Must watch movie people! Shaandaar is everything that you need this weekend, so don’t miss watching it in the theaters with your loved ones by your side!”
3.0 “SHAANDAAR is a feel good movie that will make you leave the cinema hall with a smile on your face, despite its flaws.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “Shaandaar is a fun film that is infused with great charm, which in turn is enhanced by director Bahl’s panache for a light touch, an attribute that was on full show in Queen.”
NDTV Movies
3.0 “Stellar performances in a confused comedy”
3.0 “Welcome to the sleepless world of Alia and Jagjinder!”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Weak storytelling, dull scenes, frequent song sequences don’t move the story forward.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Seriously, how was anyone to guess that this is a cruel joke played by Bahl on his investors and perhaps on an unsuspecting audience.”
2.0 “There is nothing Shaandaar about this Shahid-Alia starrer”
2.0 “Some humour goes unlaughed at and rest goes undigested.”
2.0 “It’s especially disappointing coming from the very writers and director that gave us last year’s terrific Queen. “
Rajeev Masand
2.0 “The film tries to get all preachy about fat people, that everyone has feelings and all that.”
1.5 “Shaandaar wastes good actors on bad bubblegum”
Rediff: Raja Sen
1.5 “The film does have its funny moments, but overall, the treatment of the story is such that it fails to touch your heart. Better luck next time, Mr. Bahl.”
1.5 “There is no ‘Shaan’ in this Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt starrer.”

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