Shaandaar Misses the Humour
Directed by VikasBahl
Produced by Anurag Kashyap, VikramadityaMotwane, Karan Johar and MadhuManthena
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Pankaj Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor
Music by Amit Trivedi
Cinematography by Anil Mehta
Edited by Sunil Nayak
Produced by Phantom Films and Dharma Productions
Runtime: 165 minutes
Shahid Kapoor who proved his acting skills and received critical acclaim through Haider has delivered an outstanding performance through Shaandaar. He has been energetic throughout the movie and Alia Bhatt is the major highlight of the film. Her bubbly performance will make everyone fall in love and she is the main highlight of the film. Pankaj Kapoor is an asset for the movie and his royal presence on screen will be the asset for Shaandaar. All the other actors have been suitable.
The story of Shaandaar is the major let down of the film. The director tried to convince the audience with the point of destination wedding and the screenplay, dialogues have not been up to the mark. The music and the background score have been suitable and decent throughout. The cinematography is the major highlight and the beautiful locales during the destination wedding have been shot well. The production values have been stupendous all over. VikasBahl who directed some impressive films in his career has come up with a poor film for the first time in his career.
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
Screenplay and Narration
Dragged Second Half
The first half of the film has been decent throughout and the interesting narration made the film end up comfortable. The songs have been placed at the right point and the performances by the lead actors elevated the film well. On the whole the complete first half has been interesting and impressive.
The second half of Shaandaar is not up to the mark as the narration has been boring. The movie becomes completely predictable which irritates the audience. The climax has not been that interesting which is the reason for the film to end up as a disaster.
Shaandaaaris not the right film that came from VikasBahl at the much needed time. The complete casting along with the grand production values have been wasted which makes Shaandaar a disaster.