Ever thought that this Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh starrer could earn more than Rs 15 crores in less than a week? Ever wondered if the Yash Chopra stable could come back after a series of flops? Even I didn’t! But Band Bajaa Baraat is doing such amazing business that everyone in the industry is left shell shocked. So what’s so special about it? I for one never thought of going to the theater to watch it and so sat down to check out its camera print today morning.
Bitoo and Shruti together start a wedding planners business “Shaadi Mubarak” in Delhi. From organizing marriages for a few lacs, they move on to handling crores of Rs. But after a point in time love creeps in and the as usual they break their partnership. They try their hand individually with separate agencies and finally come together when they get their biggest contract.
Though the movie sounds cliche, the best part about it is the treatment and the characterization. The language, style, clothes etc. everything of Delhi is captured fantastically. Around 10 minutes in the movie, you are instantly transported to North India. The story which is based on the concept of wedding planners is something which is unique and for sure I haven’t seen a movie based on this. It will surely appeal to a lot of people because marriages are a very important part of our traditions and the way they are depicted in the movie is what actually happens – so true to life.
The movie is about celebration, fun, rituals, love – everything. So how can one miss out on the songs? From Ainvayi Ainvayi to Aadha Ishq to Tarkeebein, all the songs are lovely. If Aadha Ishq by Shreya Ghoshal is melodious, then Ainvayi Ainvayi makes you leave everything and move to the dance floor. In a movie which is devoid of any stars, the music is very important and Band Bajaa Baraat delivers a strong impact on that account!
Last but not the least, how can I forget the actors! This is for Anushka’s best performance because she is simple, independent, doesn’t have too much make up and is not too glamourised. For the first time, her acting takes precedence over anything else and she also has the pressure of carrying a film on her shoulders. But she delivers beautifully. As the guy in the final year of college who doesn’t really have any great goals in life, Ranveer essays his part convincingly. Doesn’t really look that this is his debut movie.
All in all, fantastic songs along with Anushka and Ranveer’s honest performances should surely make this the sleeper hit of 2010!
Rating – 3/5