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      Released Oct 22, 2015 2h 24m Romance Comedy Drama List
      23% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 23% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Jagjinder Joginder, a wedding planner, brings together the dysfunctional family of businessman Bipin Arora while making arrangements for Bipin's daughter's destination wedding in London. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Mike McCahill Guardian I can't say I didn't giggle - I did, often - but as any Yorkshireman would doubtless declare: it ain't half daft. Rated: 3/5 Nov 3, 2015 Full Review Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express The film is bloated with excess. Rated: 1.5/5 Oct 23, 2015 Full Review Rahul Desai CatchNews It's a pity to see such a lazy, derivative, listless effort from a talented bunch of artists who're known to push the envelope. Rated: 1.5/5 Feb 7, 2019 Full Review Shilpa Jamkhandikar Reuters Bahl might have set out to make a quirky, and perhaps an absurdist take on romance, but he simply doesn't have the skills to pull it off. Jun 27, 2017 Full Review Aarti Jhurani The National (UAE) Contrived, random and ridiculous with a smattering of unfunny jokes. Rated: 1/5 Feb 19, 2016 Full Review Uday Bhatia Hindustan Times This is a film of such consistent, determined frivolity that the high spirits soon become wearying. Rated: 2/5 Nov 19, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member One of the worst Hindi movies I have ever watched. Nothing about this film works. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member The film is bizarre and wildly inconsistent and enough to give you headache. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member An average destination wedding romcom. Works more as whacky comedy. Warning: Spoilers Having huge expectations for a film can be a bitch, for lack of a better word. And from the Director who made the critically acclaim Queen, the film that swept all the awards last year, well I feel bad for Director Vikas Bahl, because with Shaandaar the expectations were gigantic. Sadly the film is nothing one excepts, especially after watching the trailer (excepted a rom com with a back drop of a destination wedding), its almost as though the filmmakers wanted to trick the audience into watching the film. I don't know. But what Shaandaar ends up being is a spoof on Indian weddings especially those where a lot of money is spent, the film also steps into the fantasy genre, and tries to incorporate a lot of VFX, which is nice, but the film at times its completely totally out of sync and weird, like the mushrooms, and brownie scene. Luckily the film is a laugh riot at many junctures,but with so much going on the film has no coherent story. But more on that later. Story wise the film starts off in animation and through this we are explained that Bipin had adopted a girl named Alia who turns out to be a insomniac and a very unique smart girl. Bipin's family despises Alia (except Bipin's other daughter), this is because Bipin's mom and wife look at everything as a business deal too profit money from. In present time Bipin's older daughter Isha is getting married to the Fundwains brother, who are completely show offs and only wear gold(they are Sindhi's). The marriage is a business deal for Bipin's mother so the family business can come out of bankruptcy through the Fundwani's wealth. The rest of the story is about how the marriage happens, and how wedding planner named Jaginder Joginder enters Alia's and Bipin's life. Acting wise Shahid Kapoor does a good job, in a familiar role, and dances like a dream. Alia Bhatt gets a very quirky character, and she takes advantage with a spectacular act. Pankaj Kapoor steals the show with a absolutely fantastic act. His and Alia's scenes are heart warming. Sanjay Kapoor's act is completely absurd, but funny. The rest of ensemble is good and well casted. Shaandar is a film which is very confused in its story therefore the film suffers, and gets tedious. Seems like Dir Vikas Bahl was confused and didn't know if he wanted to make a Indian wedding spoof movie, a love story, or a film about a father daughter relationship.He tried to tackle too much in one film, and ending up failing in giving a proper story.Also the film had many absurd,bizarre scenes like the mushroom scene, it was funny, but the concept came out of nowhere. But I liked the uniqueness in ideas a film like Shaandar had.What can be applauded in the film is the way the character where written,especially Alia's character, and her relationship with her dad. The Fundwani's, the character of the grandma where all unique and funny. Therefore as a comedy Shaandar works, and its a laugh riot at times,especially in the completely whack, but funny climax( the kid lighting the grandma on fire). The animation, the films VFX, and the way the film was presented on a huge lavish scale is also delightful to see. And the film had great music, especially the Gulbaoo track. Overall all those excepting another Queen from Shaandaar will be left disappointed, but for those who go with there expectations in check can enjoy this Phantom produced quirky comedy. But be warned the film is made for a more niche, teenage audience, not everyone will enjoy the comedy also. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Honestly surprised that this movie did so badly. I enjoyed it, and it had a great cast. One of the few Bollywood movies that has some body positivity. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/12/20 Full Review Audience Member Though the movie has it's heart in right place by promoting body positivity, fails miserably due to a pathetic script and direction. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A great movie love it so funny Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Jagjinder Joginder, a wedding planner, brings together the dysfunctional family of businessman Bipin Arora while making arrangements for Bipin's daughter's destination wedding in London.
      Vikas Bahl
      Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena Varma, Karan Johar
      Anvita Dutt
      Production Co
      Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Film Poland Productions, Phantom Films
      Romance, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 22, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 16, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      2h 24m
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