SHAADI MEIN ZAROOR AANA
Story and Director: Ratnaa Sinha
Starring: Rajkumar Rao, Kriti Kharbanda
Screenplay: Kamal Pandey
Dialogue: Kamal Pandey
Music: Anand Raj Anand, Arko, Kaushik – Akash – Guddu, Rashid Khan, Zain – Saim – Raees
This film is a romantic drama mushy enough to make you laugh and wipe your tears too. Aarti (Kriti Kharbanda) is an ambitious wannabe IAS officer who is engaged to Satyendra (Rajkumar Rao) at the insistence of her middle class parents in small town Kanpur (Govind Namdeo and Navni Parihar) and they even meet the heavy dowry demands of the boy’s uncle (Vipin Sharma) but on the day of the wedding, Aarti receives her much coveted news of cracking the IAS exams and she runs away at the insistence of her elder sister Abha (Nayani Dixit) and uncle (Manoj Pahwa) and much to Satyendra’s chagrin and shame and his entire family in distress as they now have to return the dowry money, and after that the film takes a five year leap and now Aarti gets embroiled in a bribery case of which Satyendra is the investigating officer and he humiliates her and insults her to get revenge on her but he is good at heart and after much mud – slinging he saves her from the bribery case and he gets her reinstated but he is still egoistic to say that he wants to marry Aarti who pursues him with a revenge and after much drama they finally do get married.
The film is narrated in a simplistic, realistic, small town fashion by the director which is really appealing. The music is melodious and good. The technical aspects are slick especially the colorful cinematography. The editing is racy. The film has good performances by the entire cast especially Rajkumar Rao who is growing in stature with every performance and Kriti Kharbanda who is a revelation with an impressive performance. KK Raina, Manoj Pahwa, Nayani Dixit, Navni Parihar, Vipin Sharma, Ajitesh Gupta, Neha Aggarwal are good in their small roles.