Review: Fall in love with Delhi weddings in ‘Band Baaja Baraat’

Spicezee Bureau

With the marriage season around the corner, the arrival of Yash Raj’s ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ couldn’t be better timed. Starring debutant actor Ranveer Singh opposite Anushka Sharma, ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ is a story of two young wedding planners from Delhi – Shruti (Anushkha) and Bittoo (Ranveer).

Written and directed by Maneesh Sharma, ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ is the story of Delhi and its ostentatious weddings. The movie captures every minute detail of Delhi’s by lanes, thereby making it come alive on the silver screen. As a launch pad of Ranveer, the film is perfect start for the actor who plays the typical Delhi boy, whose crude but good-hearted, layabout manner and foolishness in the matters of heart captures the very essence of his character. In Bittoo, we find the perfect street-smart guy who doesn’t mind speaking without gulping down his victuals.

As the film begins, we find Shruti and Bittoo making lavish plans and setting up their wedding planner company. However, as the film progresses, ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ offers many twists and turns that keep you quite surprised. Check out Anushka, who plans to give a lavish makeover to Sainik Farms weddings.

However, the second half lags in pace with over the top wedding sequences and even an item number where Shruti and Bittoo fill in for Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who can`t dance at the wedding because of a sore leg. Enjoy the endless prattle about wedding glitterati and flowers.

Final word, ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ is a great entertaining movie.

Ratings: Three cheers for this one!