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Movie Review – Band Bajaa Baraat

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


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  1. forum

    well have been hearing a lot about this movie… have been wondering how would it have turned out after having actors like anushka and ranvir.
    though i feel they haven publicised it that much, i felt the songs are good tappy and bhangra type. anushka surely dint get an amazing review after badmaash company and so looking forward to watch it soon and seeing the transformation is her acting performance. and ranvir does look like a cute looking guy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Mini

    Sounds good :-). Have been hearing great reviews frm oher ppl as well. I ll surely watch it soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. shweta

    Hey Aseem,

    A honest confession.. your appealing writes on trakin attracted me to you personal blog.
    After after waiting in anticipation for “transition from thoughts to words…all I get max are the books and movie reviews…as thoughts!!!!
    your writes stand out on trakin…here its more then general… no different from the clique…

    That above Is a personal opinion…
    Expectations are high..the blog could be much better.. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • aseemrastogi2

      Hey thanks for your honest views..Really nice to hear that you like my writing and that’s why you came to my blog :)..

      Actually the thing was that on Trakin I write stuff related to business, technology, economy and a proper analysis of that kind of stuff. But my blog is more on stuff which includes music, book, movie reviews and also my views on stuff from Obama to terrorism to global warming to my pathetic experiences with Kingfisher, Dominos etc. Actually I had got a call from Dominos India after I had criticised them on my blog ;). So actually yeah its general and one reason for that was to separate it from the kind of stuff I write for Trakin.

      But yeah would love to hear from you as to what kind of posts you would expect from me on my blog..Would surely try to incorporate them into my future posts.

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • aseemrastogi2

      actually on my homepage i have also added tabs for the stories section wherein I have written one story, my professional blogging stint for trakin wherein I have given a kind of summary of posts there and given the links! I have also included a tab for my professional blogging stint with Until ROI – Social Media Startup

      • shweta


        To tell you.. I have already digested those sections of your…blog!
        Trakin I read every day!!!

        So, to conclude Im hungry for more…. and ur serving the usual stuff.. all the time… ๐Ÿ™‚

        Its just that you can do much ..much better..


        • aseemrastogi2

          Oh that’s nice..Would surely keep trying to do much better..Would love to know as to if there is anything specific you would like to see me writing on ๐Ÿ™‚

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