Shaandaar (2015)

Hindi Comedy, Romance
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Total Reviews: 60
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Review Summary: Bahl fails to recreate the Queen magic despite a good looking, talented cast and deft execution. 'Shaandaar' is a misfire!

Average Critic Rating: (2.29)
Cast: Alia Bhatt , Shahid Kapoor , Pankaj Kapur , Sanjay Kapoor , Sanah Kapoor , Sushma Seth , Diljit Dosanjh , Shibani Dandekar , Anjana Sukhani , Tessa Vellara , Teena Vellara , Niyati Shah , Karan Johar
Director: Vikas Bahl
Release Date: 22 Oct 2015
Est. Budget: 70.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 42.0 CR

Plot: Shaandaar (English: Fabulous) is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy film, directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane Read more

Shaandaar - Top Reviews

There is such a thing as too much sugar
Raja Sen, Rediff
As bizarre as it is beautiful!
Sonia Chopra, Sify
Where cheer is indispensable and cynicism is undesirable -- the world is viewed through rose-coloured glasses in Vikas Bahl’s Shaandaar
Sukanya Verma, Rediff
Stellar performances in a confused comedy
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
Good-looking Junk!
There is no ‘Shaan’ in this Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt film
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
The film is bizarre and wildly inconsistent
Rajeev Masand, IBN Live
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.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, Mr Kapoor. That’s the question Bahl and his writers should be asking themselves, not you.
Suprateek Chatterjee, Huffington Post
A Perfect Getaway Movie Post The Tiresome Dandiya & Garba Season
Divya Solgama, Moviez Adda
Don’t say I didn’t warn you
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
The story lacks imagination, the screenplay is shoddy and the dialogues unfunny. Some humour goes unlaughed at and rest goes undigested
It’s debutant Sanah Kapoor who blissfully and elegantly outshines the rest of the mad marriage party
Sneha May Francis, Emirates 24X7

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Shaandaar - All Reviews

A film of consistent, determined frivolity. And the fun starts dimming soon
Uday Bhatia, Live Mint
The story of the movie is nothing new but thin and interesting. The screenplay and the dialogues have been taken enough care. The narration has been straight and crisp throughout. The music and the background score have been apt. The cinematographer should be well appreciated for showing every rupee spent on screen. The wedding episodes have been excellent. The production values have been grand enough and Vikas Bahl made sure that the movie will be short and entertaining.
Aravind, Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
He had Shahid. He had Alia. He had the budget. I guess we'll never know, but after being subject to Shaandaar, part of me wishes I had gotten my hands on a few of those magic mushrooms and space cake that the characters scoff on during a crucial scene just before the mid-point
Jay Mamtora, Bolly Brit
Bahl deserves to be applauded for creating newer tangents to deliver on and not replicating what already exists. Until next time, dream on!
Pink Villa
Welcome to the sleepless world of Alia and Jagjinder!
Pallavi Patra, Zee News India
The outtakes in the end credit show that there was much more that didn't make it to the final cut. Looks like the crew had loads of fun. Thank you for keeping us out of it.
Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt’s dreamy romance & Pankaj Kapur are the only highlights
Snehal Rajani, India.Com
‘Shaandaar’ Has Many Memorable Moments But No Soul
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
फिल्म नहीं, सिर्फ ट्रेलर है 'शानदार'
The film would have received a lot of help if some of its songs and unneeded sequences were chopped off
Koi Moi
All that glitters is not gold
Rohit Vats, Hindiustan Times
Vikas Bahl takes his viewers for granted with SHAANDAAR!
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
There is nothing not to like – there is glitz, glamour, romance and a neat little message that makes you want to root for our lovely, fat little bride.
Rummana Ahmad, Yahoo!
Vikas Bahl's Sweet Confection Not Meant for All
R.M. Vijayakar, India West
There are some honest moments between JJ and Alia and Alia and her father that make you go gooey but for rest of the time it floats between generic and farcical.
Anuj Kumar, The Hindu
Here’s what critics have to say about Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt starrer
A Bollywood-sized misfire
Rahul Desai, Catch News
So what else works for Shaandaar, besides this clutch of performances? Not much besides Amit Trivedi’s music, but for that just buy the album. Save yourselves from this match made in hell.
Business of Cinema
What’s more, we even have a special appearance of Karan Johar as bonus.Overall, Shaandaar is one of those movies that put a smile on your face when you leave the theatre – a must-watch for Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor fans
To hear Pankaj Kapur say, “Apne-apne hathiyaar neeche phenk do!”
This film has been promoted as one that mocks Sindhis, but most of the jabs are as misplaced as rhyming 'aam aadmi' and 'Raju Hirani'.
Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror
A stretchy affair full of needless kiddishness, glitz and glamour.
Friday Moviez
Alia (Bhatt) is a poor little orphan being brought up in a richie-rich khandaan, loved only by foster-dad Bipin
Amodini, Planet Bollywood
SHAANDAAR is a feel good movie that will make you leave the cinema hall with a smile on your face
Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama
On the whole, Shaandaar is an entertaining film and will be loved by the youth, especially in the cities
Komal Nahta, Komals Reviews
Seriously, how was anyone to guess that this is a cruel joke played by Bahl on his investors and perhaps on an unsuspecting audience.
Meena Iyer, Times of India
‘Shaandaar’ Is A No-Brainer Entertainer That Falls Nowhere Close To ‘Queen’
Aakanksha Magan, Scoop Whoop
There are too many things not okay with this 'dream' of a film. For one, it has a rather disjointed screenplay.
Shishir Gautam, Now Running
A young and vibrant rom-com to lift your spirits.
Romantic comedy featuring Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starts off well with its castles and Casanovas but is all sheen and no soul
This film has been promoted as one that mocks Sindhis, but most of the jabs are as misplaced as rhyming 'aam aadmi' and 'Raju Hirani'
Kunal Guha, Bangalore Mirror
Overall, you've seen the best of Director Vikas Bahl's Shaandaar" in the film's trailers that hit the marquee months ago. The full length film offers nothing new and in fact disappoints. (IANS)"
Great Andhra
Besides that I can’t think of anything in the movie that stayed with me. Oh yes, there is one thing. Towards the end a gun is delivered at the wedding (don’t ask) in a delivery van that reads FedUp. I loved how the director read my mind!!
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala
It makes up for a complete package when a movie possesses some awesome actors, even amazing direction, crisp screenplay and witty dialogues. Which Queen definitely was, and even though ''Shaandaar'' too has all these qualities, there is that Vikas Bahl touch missing. Read on to know what it is..._x000D_ _x000D_ ''Shaandaar'' revolves around the story of two insomniac people, Aliya (Alia Bhatt) and Jagjinder (Shahid Kapoor). While Aliya belongs to a rich business family, Jagjinder is a wedding planner. Coincidence strikes, when the two meet at Aliya''s sister''s wedding in Europe. The two bond, however it is Aliya''s father Binni (Pankaj Kapoor), who wants Aliya to be with a man of his status. Now will the two be able to convince Papa dear to be together? Forms the rest of the story..._x000D_ _x000D_ Now even though the movie was promoted as a Alia and Shahid film, it is Pankaj Kapoor, who actually steals the show. The actor is excellent in every scene and takes the cake away. Coming to the lead pair, Alia looks mesmerizing and Shahid makes all the girls go head over heals. He looks hot. But more than their individual performances, it is their chemistry that rocks. The fresh pairing looks lovely together._x000D_ _x000D_ Vikas Bahl direction is praiseworthy and the filmmaker''s style of storytelling too keeps us mesmerized. But this time around, he lacks characterization. The characters of both the leads are badly written and being two very good actors, they just couldn''t show their expertise here. While the first half is funny and fine, the second half becomes tedious and Shahid and Alia''s chemistry goes haywire. The costumes and the wedding sequences are so much larger than life, that it becomes hard for us to believe it._x000D_ _x000D_ Cinematography is excellent as the camera covers the scenic Europe amazingly. The songs, which are already blockbusters, are a refreshment._x000D_ _x000D_ All in all, ''Shaandaar'' isn''t so Shaandaar afterall. However, being a romcom and in the name of Vikas Bahl, I recommend it to be watched at least ones.
India Glitz
Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, look great, but this film is hardly fabulous
Deepanjana Pal, First Post
There are too many things not okay with this 'dream' of a film. For one, it has a rather disjointed screenplay.
Shishir Gautam, Nowrunning
The rest is entirely forgettable, unlike Bahl’s memorable Queen.
Gayatri Gauri, First Post
Vikas Bahl’s wedding-themed comedy, starring Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, is too wrapped up in itself to connect.
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
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!
Priyanka Prasad, Filmi Beat
Vikas Bahl who had earlier directed brilliant films like ‘Chillar Party’ and ‘Queen’ was at least able to bring out quality performance from his actors and display visual flamboyance.
“Shaandaar” has good locations, jazzy dance numbers and lots of glitz and shine, but if you break down the surface, what stands exposed is its completely vacant centre. It would be funny if it wasn’t such a tragic waste of talent.
Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters India
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s film is shiny, flashy and it ends there!
Moumita Bhattacharjee, Bollywood Life
On a whole, Shaandaar is a decent treat for all this Dusshera. Shahid and Aliya’s stunning chemistry makes up for most of the de-merits of the film. Watch this film for its entertainment and family fun.
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood3
Watch it for leading pair
Box Office Capsule
There is nothing Shaandaar about this Shahid-Alia starrer
Rakesh Jha, India TV News
Director Vikas Bahl’s Shaandaar--promoted as India’s first destination wedding film--relies more on the youthful appeal of its lead actors than a tight screenplay.