Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana movie review

 Film: Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

Director: Ratnaa Sinha

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Kirti Kharbanda

Rating: ***

-Harsha Masand

Wedding scenes are the latest trend in Bollywood these days. One more such film is ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana.’ The film is about shaadi, revenge and a light hearted entertainment.

While we loved Rajkummar Rao in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ this one is equally a treat. Satyendra Mishra aka Sattu aka Rajkummar Rao and Aarti Shukla aka Kirti Kharbanda meet up for an arranged marriage and fall in love.

The story revolves around two families living in Kanpur. Following the arrange marriage concept, Sattu and Aarti are pushed into arranged marriage concept, meet and fall in love. Sattu is a simple boy, just got a government job as a clerk and happy in his own space. While Aarti being an ambitious girl wants to be an IAS officer and work. Going by the society drama, the stereotypical in-laws, of course, don’t abide by it. All set to go, there comes a twist when the runaway bride sequence comes in place where Aarti choose career over love on her wedding day.

Years later, they meet again and then it’s all about hard-core revenge. Till Death do them apart, the story of hatred to love and love to hatred all looks seemingly predictable.

The first half keeps you glued to the seat especially with Rajkummar’s ‘awwwwe-kward’ moment and strong screen presence wouldn’t leave your funny bones lonely. The second half is clichéd and predictable. Looks like the interval hasn’t yet got over.

Rajkummar Rao is known for his outstanding performance and this time too he steals our hearts. Kirti Kharbanda in her earnest attempt doesn’t leave any stone unturned.

The other characters also Vipin Sharma as Mamaji and Govind Namdev as Kirti’s father have well played their cards. Every character has its own advantages and screen space. None of the characters are over blown from their stratas.

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana as a directorial debut of Ratnaa Sinha, wife of Anubhav Sinha has justified it in the right manner.

What lacks is a weak script to hold the story. Writer Kamal Pandey whose writings have always grown more than the film this time lacks manifestations.

Having music directors like Anand Raj Anand and Arko, we expect a lot more. While Suresh Beesaveni cinematography takes front seat.

The screenplay and dialogues are what it takes the film into another level. Otherwise, the film appears to be a wedding saga of an Indian background with a sprinkle of pepper (revenge) in it.

Overall, the film is a slice of entertainment with clichéd lime in it.

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