Trailer Watch: 'Shaandaar'
Shaandaar was always going to be special. It’s Vikas Bahl’s first film post last year’s sleeper gem Queen and features an ageless Shahid who seems to be hitting all the right notes in his first pairing with czarina in the making Alia.
Although, that’s not the only thing Shaandaar has going for it. Besides the leading duo’s cutesy chemistry, it’s Shahid’s camaraderie with real life pop Pankaj Kapur is where the trailer really scores. The father-son duo seem to share an easy, pally, light hearted chemistry which sparkles through in the few scenes they share together and their pairing seems to promise quite a few laughs come fall.
In Shaandaar, Shahid plays Joginder a no-nonsense wedding planner who falls for the bride’s sister Alia, and the subsequent comedy of errors that ensues. Neither Shahid nor Alia seem to be playing out of their comfort zone so this joint Dharma-Phantom-Fox venture which is banking heavily on their chemistry (and seems to have already succeeded), was probably a walk in the park for the duo, and they seem to have had a blast shooting for it too.
Shaandaar also features Sanjay Kapoor, Sanah Kapoor, Sushma Seth, Diljit Dosanjh and Karan Johar in a cameo and hits ticket windows 22 October. Are you looking forward to the film?
Theatrical Posters: Shaandaar
Riding on a wave of 90's nostalgia, a killer soundtrack, Varun and Alia, both individually and as a couple, this is the most fun I've had at the pictures in a while.
You'll either love it or find it a bit of a drag but whatever the case, you'll more than likely take Bhatt's knockout performance home with you, and inevitably do a bit of soul searching of your own.
An uneven film but still has a lot going for it, and warrants a trip to the movies either way.
The most grown up and sensitive film to come out of the Dharma stable in a while.
What was that about not being able to polish a turd? Shaandaar is one of the biggest disappointments of the year.
Whatever it lacks in originality, it makes up for with oodles of charm, a witty script and some fun, light hearted moments.
Superficial in parts but the performances, the romance, the dry humour, the effervescence and the raw charm of the young leads raise the bar of the film above the mundane making it a fun watch overall.
A truly outstanding work of art that should not be missed.