Shandaar Reviews by Critics:
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Shaandaar has received average reviews. Most of the people have praised the chemistry of lead pair while criticize the storyline. We will add more reviews on this page shortly. Lets;s take a look at Shaandaar reviews and rating by top critics.
Shaandaar is not every one’s cup of tea. Majority of the audience will find it boring. Though it will have some appeal in urban multiplexes. Watch it for the adorable chemistry of Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt and brilliant technical work.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
So here's 'Shaandaar' for you. A perfect recipe made out of crackling humour, love-teased cameo, family drama and a few 'wake up' moments of life. This brings us to the climax of the film which was the best. Oh, what a 'raita phailau' closure Bahl gives to the movie!
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.
Were you missing the magnificence of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham? Yes? Well, then Shaandaar will be shaandaar for you. It’s a visual delight. But the film hardly has a story. It’s just an ongoing process where a few subplots are added to heighten excitement but after some time you just don’t care. It drags in the first half as well but a deliciously hot Shahid saves the day but how long can the shine blind you. The second half stretches frighteningly, threatening to exhaust you. Despite watch this film this festive weekend because it’s been sometime since we saw a KJo embellishment onscreen.
The story lacks imagination, the screenplay is shoddy and the dialogues unfunny. Some humour goes unlaughed at and rest goes undigested. For instance, there's a scene where it is hinted that a respected business magazine takes money to put people on their covers, and another one when a young lad sets his grandma on fire.
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.
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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