After a long time, Yash Raj Films has churned out a movie that is appealing to the masses. Produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by debutant director Maneesh Sharma, ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ is a good movie to watch. With a simple storyline, the director has brought out the best from the actors to give the audience a real life feeling to the movie. The dialogue and the screenplay by Habib Faisal also need a mention here. The settings of the movie as well as the characters in the movie seem to be real-life, with whom one can associate easily.
The two protagonists in the movie are Shruti Kakkar (Anushka Sharma) and Bittoo Sharma (Ranveer Singh). Shruti is a bubbly, chirpy and vibrant girl, who belongs to a middle-class family in Delhi. She is a perfectionist by nature and tries to do everything in a perfect way. She has some ambitions, which she wants to fulfill within 5 years before her ‘arranged’ marriage. She struggles a lot to achieve her goal and starts her Wedding Planner Business (it is ‘Wedding Planning ka Bijness’ to them).
In total contrast to Shruti is Bittoo. He is a happy-go-lucky guy, who believes in living life to the full always. He is least concerned about the future, bunks classes in Delhi University and passes his exams by a borderline. Belonging to a family of sugarcane farmers in Saharanpur, Bittoo is not interested to farm in the sugarcane fields. The wish of doing something different brings Bittoo and Shruti together in Delhi. They plan and start their wedding planner business and name it as ‘Shaadi Mubarak’.
The real drama starts now with the various weddings that they plan together. The best part of the movie is that nothing is overdone here. The settings are normal and natural in the various streets and bylanes of Delhi. This has also helped in capturing the real flavor of Delhi and its weddings. There is lot of enjoyment, fun and frolic in the movie along with good, foot-tapping music. The first half is very good with the business planning, arranging weddings and also the struggles sometimes. However, the second half slops down a little with a bit of dragging and long marriage sequences.
Both Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma play their roles to perfection and both are convincing to the audience. Ranveer Singh is a newcomer to the block and has made his mark in the first movie. Anushka has also done a good job this time, in comparison to her other movies. ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ is an interesting and entertaining movie to watch.