Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda in the lead role hit the theatres on Friday and it is a light-hearted quirky film delightful to watch.  

The film was helmed by Anubhav Sinha’s wife Ratnaa Sinha. Ratnaa had a successful stint in television in the past and she has used all the essential ingredients to make her debut directional venture an entertaining rom-com movie. ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’ involves instances which we have seen in movies in the past, such as dowry issue, bride runaway, politics etc.

The film looks like set in the 80s. Two individuals Satyendra aka Sattu (Rajkummar Rao) and Aarti (Kriti Kharbanda) trying to run away from marriage proposal meeting. They don’t want to settle down in life at this moment. Aarti is a modern day girl who wants to work after marriage. However, with the insistence of family and friends both Sattu and Aarti Raj agreed to meet each other. They meet at a coffee shop. They were resistant to get married but their first meeting proved life changing decision. They liked each and ready to spend the rest of their life together. But will be an easy path to tie the nuptial for Aarti and Sattu or problems awaits to welcome them forms the rest of the story.

Director Ratnaa Sinha has given full effort to make ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’ a rom-com entertaining movie but the film disappoints. It seems ‘seen before and heard before’ plotline. She has not been able to insert any newness in her debut venture and hence it fails to strike the right chord of the audience. The film has some forced humour.
The music of the film also fail to impress. 

Performance wise, Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda did a wonderful job. 2017 goes to Rajkummar Rao for his awesome performance in his latest outings, ‘Newton’, ‘Barfi Ki Bareilly’, ‘Trapped’ and ‘Aligarh’. Rajkummar Rao has proved his niche in Bollywood. Other star casts Nayani Dixit, Manoj Pahwa, K K Raina, Vipin Sharma and Govind Namdev did a good job.

In the nutshell, ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’ might not entice the audience to their nearby cinema hall.