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Shandaar Movie Review

Shaandaar Hindi Movie Review

Average Ratings:2.45 /5
Reviews Counted:11
Neutral :1
Negative : 5

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
Yes, there’s no polite way to say this: Shandaar is a bizarre film. Director Vikas Bahl creates a purposefully exaggerated world with mostly whacked out characters. Some of this is funny, but Bahl’s script quickly runs out of both plot and wit. These are small mercies in a wildly inconsistent film that seesaws unevenly between charming and WTF! It’s especially disappointing coming from the very writers and director that gave us last year’s terrific Queen. I’m going with a generous two out of five for Shaandaar. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
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Ratings:-- Review By:Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Shaandaar is an entertaining film and will be loved by the youth, especially in the cities. It will emerge amply victorious at the box-office on the strength of youth patronage. Business in the good multiplexes will be excellent but that in the lesser multiplexes and less-maintained single-screen cinemas will be below the mark.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Meena Iyer Site:Times Of India
Shaandaar has a fun plot. However in his attempt to spoof destination weddings of the bankrupt and the famous, Vikas Bahl, (who also directed that gem, Queen) forgot to take a script along. Seriously, how was anyone to guess that this is a cruel joke played by Bahl on his investors and perhaps on an unsuspecting audience.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Rohit Vats Site:Hindustan Times
The writers have tried to build-up a good climax, but the story is so predictable and the pressure to sound ‘funny’ is so much that they lose control. Shaandaar tries very hard but it’s not funny. It has moments which will give a glimpse of Vikas Bahl’s talent. It has star power and that is its biggest draw. But not much is shining in Shaandaar.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
Shaandaar’s charm lies in Bahl’s treatment, employing SFX and animation in abundance, which is perfectly timed and enhances ordinary seconds into attractive ones. As one of the characters quizzes, why must we do every thing out of necessity, why can’t few things done for the fun of it, Shaandaar is simply fun, fun, fun and frothy enough to pull it off.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Raja Sen Site:Rediff
It looks spiffy and there’s some gloss to like, but overall Shaandaar is pretty much -- as Alia calls the fourth finger of each hand -- useless. By the end of the ordeal, even the finely-outfitted gatekeepers we saw early on have been replaced by ornamental life-size statues of Royal Guards. Bahl may have tried to go Disney, but this sure isn’t the real thing.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:BollywoodHungama Site:BollywoodHungama
SHAANDAAR has a fairy tale kind of feel to it with lots of VFX, animations, exotic UK locations and big expensive sets. The film is very high on glitz and glamour. It is a larger than life film, with funny and quirky characters (dominating grandmother, scheming mom etc.) and to a large extent, that does the trick for the film. On the whole, SHAANDAAR is a feel good movie that will make you leave the cinema hall with a smile on your face, despite its flaws. It will mainly appeal to the youth who seem to be the target audience for the film.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
Take a blank canvas. Daub some ‘Orphan Annie’ paint on it. Add a little dash of ‘Cinderella’. Come closer home and borrow from that old durable ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’, and the much more recent ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’. And gild the whole with glitter and gold. What ‘Shaandaar’ is trying to do is clear: reinvent beloved fairytales with the help of winsome stars, but ends up being a blinding mix of everything with nothing of its own to boast of.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
Shaandaar is a fun film that is infused with great charm, which in turn is enhanced by director Bahl’s panache for a light touch, an attribute that was on full show in Queen. While it does not live up to its title as a package, it fulfils much of the expectations that the audience might have from a film produced jointly by Karan Johar on the one hand and Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap on the other. It brings together two different worlds and succeeds in striking a balance between the two. For that, and for much else, Shaandaar deserves hearty ovation.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Koimoi Site:Koimoi
Shaandaar is different from his other flicks alright, but it’s far from being brilliant. Bahl’s scenes are seen falling flat most of the time, and he isn’t even able to whip out something to keep us captivated during the boring parts. He however succeeds in bringing out the best from his actors. He and the ever so impressive Anil Mehta deserve credit for capturing some jaw dropping locations as well. The film would have received a lot of help if some of its songs and unneeded sequences were chopped off
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Priyanka Prasad Site:Filmibeat
The highlight of the movie is the direction, the script, the dialogues, the songs and the easy performances essayed by the cast of Shaandaar. Oops! Did we just mention every aspect of film there? Must watch movie people! Shaandaar is everything that you need this weekend, so don't miss watching it in the theaters with your loved ones by your side! P.S: Alia Bhatt's bikini scene on the BIG screen is worth it!
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 Movie:  Shaandaar

Synopsis:   Shaandaar is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy film, directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.It stars Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, with Pankaj Kapur and Sanjay Kapoor in supporting roles. Shaandar is  described  as "India's first destination wedding film".

Release Dates: Oct 22, 2015

 Director:   Vikas Bahl

Producer: Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Karan Johar, Madhu Mantena

Running time: 2h 21 m

Music composed by: Amit Trivedi

Shahid Kapoor as Jagjinder Joginder
Alia Bhatt as Alia
Pankaj Kapur as Tata
Sanjay Kapoor
Sanah Kapoor as Isha
Sushma Seth
Diljit Dosanjh
Shibani Dandekar
Anjana Sukhani
Niyati Shah
Karan Johar

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  2. Shaandaar!!!is a great film which can be watched with families..Acting by alia shahid pankaj is great..songs are fab...story directions at peaks...4/5..and btw dont read raja sen reviews..he gave 11/2 for the film.
    He is such a bakwas reviewer..he gave bb 4* and this 11/2*.

  3. I love and enjoy this movie. Shaandaar is very entertaining movie. Pasa vasool. My rating 4.5/5.

    1. After interval I cannot stop myself from comming out of theater. I did not find any thing that is entertaining audience

  4. Nice movie its for entertainment .........ab har movie toh haider nhi ho sakti.......

  5. 30 min into the film...i walked out...waste of money...i doubt this guy made queen

    Epic fail! [1.5/5]

    Learn the rules before you choose to unlearn everything and make as many mistakes as you could never afford earlier. Is this the new addition in the rulebook for filmmakers in Bollywood? If not so, I fear there has to be some scam as how and why Vikas Bahl would choose a flawed, faulty and fire-less script like SHAANDAAR for his next after the all brave, bold and one of the best films in recent times QUEEN. Has creative complacency hit the talent in question? I hope not but SHAANDAAR is a discouraging example of ‘you never go in a memorial service to just admire the beauty of the coffin’; unless you are in a black humor production which even SHAANDAAR is supposedly not.

    With SHAANDAAR, Vikas Bahl tries to show us what fate the candy-floss cinema of Disney would meet if made in Bollywood. The only fact he probably forgets midway that Disney itself has tasted the same flavor of disappointment in their first foray, most would not love to remember as KHOOBSURAT starring Sonam Kapoor. Bahl transports the viewers straight from the all relatable Janakpuri in Delhi [where QUEEN was located] to some fancy and fairy place of vast green lawns, serene lakes dipped in blue moonlight and cosmic castles on the likes of Czech historical architecture.

    The plot itself is hugely borrowed, traditional and uncomplicated but a perfect in all probability for a fairytale romantic film. An insomniac orphan is brought into an overcast house where everyone lives under the dark shadow of a controlling, scheming and evil old lady [the veteran Sushma Seth]. 20 years down the line, the orphan Alia [Alia Bhatt] still gets consoled by her father [Pankaj Kapoor] that someday, someone will come in her life to make her sleep. The prince charming enters as the wedding planner Jagjinder Jogindar [Shahid Kapoor] for the other daughter of the house [Sanah Kapoor]. Now, this wedding chaos sees the gold-obsessed Fundwani [Sanjay Kapoor] with his gym-loving dumbbell brother-cum-groom making it all a business deal with the old-lady. Both the families are on the edge of bankruptcy and see the other as the only hope for their survival.

    Vikas Bahl beautifully introduces the elements of fine animation to tell the story whenever it decides to travel in flashback. Those three chunks of animated part are so impressive, well-designed and technically clean that you wish it lasts for the rest two hours also, of the total duration of the film. The screenplay and the dialogues [by Anvita Dutt] are totally uneven, patchy and distasteful. The orphan being not an orphan but an illegitimate child is never a revelation. And why it has to be a fact always maintained in a Bollywood film that the male designer will be a gay in hideout? Bahl earned respects of all sorts for bringing out the undiscovered layers in today’s women’s personality and with such boldness that one feels proud to have someone so gutsy but here, his female characters are either too strong-headed or in too compromising position. A plump, curvy and bulky bride to be is teased continuously for obvious reasons but waits for her father and the large-hearted prince to intervene. Sometimes, just one slap on screen ensures scores of claps inside the theater! You missed it, Mr. Bahl!

    With Pankaj Kapoor, Shahid and his sister Sanah in one frame, SHAANDAAR is more interesting family affair off-screen than on-screen. The sparkling chemistry between the three Kapoors is cheering. Sanah impresses with her first acting sting and her lovely and lively presence on screen. Alia is a complete show-stealer. The innocence she brings with her matches the emotional need of the character. Niki Walia captures your attention in her comeback. Sanjay Kapoor’s being there can only be seen as a justification of budget issues to cast Anil Kapoor.

    Overall, SHAANDAAR remains Vikas Bahl’s over-ambitious, forgettable and flawed expedition to the corrupt commercial world of box-office driven success where content takes back seat and the canvas holds the steering wheel. An epic fail! [1.5/5]

    1. Epic fail...hahahaha...u fail to review this movie....plz gaurav rate movie after understanding the concept..if u dont like it plz dont rate it..i think u like the regular mass masala movie of shah rukh salman aamir akshay rletc..u have to give a good rating for something new concept also..for this movie 3 is minimun..

    2. You should never stop reviewing. Always look up to your reviews. Good job!

    3. well to be frank Gaurav u are being generous this movie doesn't deserve half a star. An epic fall for vikas bahl from queen to this. Anyways i found ur reviews decent. Keep up the good work

    4. -5 star for this headache i would have never gone for this movie, If i had any idea of what kind of experience i would get. Total headache, Vikas Bahl i expected something worth watching from you but sorry u totally disappointed me.

  7. ( shaandaar is a very entertaining movie. Once again I love Alia Bhatt's role very much. She is a crazy actress. Shahid is also pretty well. Fantastic movie.

  8. Kisko achi lagi movie yaar
    2 hours 25 minutes ka full time chutiyapa.
    Don't waste your time and money.

  9. Great movie!!dont read this idiotic reviews and jst go and waych 4/5..a fun ride of shaandaar is waiting u guyz...

    1. How can you like this movie? This headache? See there are only 3 possibilities of liking this movie
      1) You are a diehard Shahid/Alia fan
      2) You like childish fairytale movies and senseless 4th std. humour!
      3) You have taken money!
      See... You convey your opinion but don't disrespect the opinion of the critics! Tereko accha laga iska matlab ye nahi that the movie is awesome!
      By and large, the movie is garnering worse ratings and negative mouth publicity!
      NO OFFENCE! ������

  10. please dont waste your money for shaandar#

  11. songs are good. but about movie story, my expectation is more higher from this director after watching queen.

  12. Shaandaar mat dekhna Khabardaar kyonki theatre mein koi nahin tha sivaay ke Pehredaar

  13. Shaandaar movie hai Alia Bhatt ke IQ level se

  14. I enjoyed shaandar. And would watch it again. It takes one to appreciate cinema. However it could have been better but no qualms with the current visionary that vikas bahl had.

  15. Ghatiya movie hai, pause barbad kara diye, lagta hi nhi hai ki ye movie vikas bahl be direct ki hai jisne queen aur chillar party jaisi movies di thi.....

  16. Shandaar is really a "Bakwas" movie. Please do not go to watch this movie at all. It is not only waste of money, also the film will irritate you in many ways. If the director would be there in-front of me so I would have wanted my money back. Another thing I can not understand that - Shahid Kapoor is a king of giving us boring movies but how alia bhat had signed this? I appreciate her work in "highway". That means she is also behind money, Alia has cheated her fans, so cheap.

  17. worst movie after happy new year actually after watching this movie I felt Happy new year was better


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