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Band Baaja Baaraat  (2010 - Hindi)

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If you bump into a bunch of young 'filmies' in Mumbai's western suburbs, you may be forgiven to believe you'd walked into a Delhi University alumni meet instead. Batches range from early '90s to late 2000s. Practically everyone working in movies these days seem to have once called Delhi their home. It's bizarre. Shah Rukh Khan, I suspect, was the catalyst -- not for their creativity, but their move to Bollywood. Few of these filmmakers have turned directorsmore

The girl is strong-minded, unwavering and focused. The boy has no aspirations in life and is typically interested in having a ball. Two conflicting characters. BAND BAAJA BAARAAT parks its plot within the 'opposites attract' blueprint, a theme common to numerous rom-coms. These two characters are poles apart, diametrically opposite and therefore mismatched. But they end up falling in love with each other. There's talk that BAND BAAJA BAARAAT borrows heavilymore

The Delhi belly is being split wide open in film after film. And what a delightful smattering of colours is spilling forth as film makers try to understand what makes the Indian capital -- with its amalgam of cultures and communities -- so charismatic. Band Baaja Baaraat works smartly as a sociological study of saddi Dilli, with moods, moments and characters that crisply capture the life on the other side of the neon lights. Like Dibakar Banerjeemore

Jisse vyapaar karo, usse kabhi na pyaar karo is the rule of business that Shruti Kakkad (Sharma) swears by. She’s a feisty Punjabi kudi, focused yet realistic about her plans of making a career out of planning weddings, armed with a scrapbook of marriage themes, some experience, and dreams of her future venture. Now meet Bittoo Sharma, bhukkad, lazy, and aimless. The two poles come together to set up Shaadi Mubaarak, a wedding planning agencymore

A wedding is a time for fun, enjoyment and celebration. Indian weddings, especially, are lavish affairs. Band Baaja Baraat takes you behind the scenes to show what goes on behind these weddings. Shruti (Anushka Sharma), a final year student in college works part time as a wedding planner. She is a no nonsense girl, full of energy and prone to anger. Her goal is to become the best wedding planner in India. She already has a name ready for her businessmore

In many ways it is quite fitting that the ultimate marriage movie, with a plot involving non-stop shaadis on screen, should come from the Yash Chopra stable, known for its lush, syrupy romantic sagas. Unfortunately of late YRF has been producing a succession of lame duck horses, not expected from the industry leader, but they finally get it kind of right with Band Baaja Baaraat, a fun, honestly made movie, with an engaging storylinemore

It's a tried and tested formula that works. To borrow a cliche, bring two opposites together and they're bound to attract one another, sooner rather than later. Shruti Kakkar (Anushka) is the sorted-out middle class Dilli girl who has her future all planned out. She's a go-getter, knows what she wants and is focused on getting it. Bittu Sharma (Ranveer), on the other hand, is a roadside Romeo-type, care-a-damn yet streetwise slacker who wants to provemore

From the patented wedding planners of Bollywood ( Yash Raj Films) comes a love story of two wedding planners which is so untraditional of the banner, sans any mush or melodrama. That in particular sets the romance apart from the regular feel-good lot and for a pleasant change this love story is not shallow on story. The ambitious Shruti (Anushka Sharma) with a no-nonsense attitude aspires to be a wedding planner. The aimless Bittoomore

Yashraj Films gets most of it right with `Band Baaja Baraat’, a film which toplines two ordinary characters played by a couple of actors who can make you believe in their ordinariness : two-film old Anushka Sharma is a dab hand at doing the girl next door; and you can’t get more average than newcomer Ranveer Singh. The actors are a good fit for their characters, DU spare Bittoo Sharma and Dilli girl Shruti Kakkar. A spare in Delhi University lingomore

There is a lot to like in the new Yash Raj film Band Baaja Baaraat. The love story of two wedding planners in Delhi, Shruti and Bittoo, played by Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh, has a charm and sweetness that's been missing from YRF movies for many moons now. Debutant director Maneesh Sharma, who has also written the story takes us out of the artificial studio setting and into the bylanes of the city. The dialogue and screenplaymore

Band Baaja Baaraat is yet another attempt from the Yash Raj camp to promote new talent. But this one may stand apart from the earlier ones in that it will justify the earnest intent of the production house as it brings to the fore some really talented people. The movie marks the debut of director Maneesh Sharma and lead actor Ranveer Singh. Bittu and Shruti get together to start a wedding planning company Shaadi Mubarak on the conditionmore