Shaandaar stands true to the phrase, ‘Never judge a book by its cover’.

In my opinion – Give it a miss. 

It’s a film that was certainly not expected from the man who was behind QUEEN – Vikas Behl. The producers line up includes Anurag Kashyap , Vikramaditya Motwane and Karan Johar. One can expect such stupidity from Karan Johar but definitely not from Mr. Kashyap and Mr. Motwane.

The film is about two families who are actually bankrupt, but portray themselves as ‘Ambanis’. To get over their debts, they crack a Matrimonial arrangement between their kids.


The bride’s sister, Alia, is an insomniac and also a step (najaayaz) daughter of this mad clan. She falls in love with the wedding organiser because, apparently, he is the only one who can get her some sleep. Yes, that’s the story! Duh.

Here are 4 reasons why you should save yourself from this disaster of a film – Shaandaar Review

It’s more senseless than Adam Sandler’s worst movie. Period.


Seems like Vikas Behl made this film for himself and totally missed his audience interests. Senseless theme, senseless storyline & neither are the jokes funny. The chemistry between Pankaj Kapoor and his daughters looks very fresh & natural. Shahid & Alia’s pair is good but the script does not support the characters.

Totally ruined the destination wedding dreams


Theme of the film is said to be a destination wedding, but I fail to understand how ? Why? Destination weddings are to be grand & an amazing experience. But Shaandaar fails to capture that essence. It’s nothing but just a castle wedding with 20 odd family members. No great VFX, no adventures, no cinematic shots …

Such a waste of talent


Pankaj Kapoor, Sushma Seth, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor. Such a great lineup of extraordinary talent but this film puts them in a wrong setup to shine with great performances. Few moments that are worth watching are delivered by powerhouse Pankaj Kapoor, & to everybody’s surprise, his daughter Sanah Kapoor.

Plus size bride


The only cute, pretty and surprising part of the film is Sanah as a ‘plus size bride’. Her climax scene is the best and entire credit goes to her.
This weekend is full of festive spirit. It’s a perfect setting to play the title track of Shandaar and dance your night away, but as for the film, I suggest give it a miss.