Band Baaja Baaraat

wogma rating: Watch but no rush (?)

quick review:

Band Baaja Baaraathas umpteen points where a viewer could suggest changes to make it a better film BUT that doesn't make it a bad one. The super-basic plot looks naïve but has nice facets of a man-woman relationship built into it.

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Director: Maneesh Sharma
Running time: 135 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Romance
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Sure, Band Baaja Baaraat is the same old story. The lead lady is a woman of essence, who takes on the world face up but you can't miss the gaping need for a man in her life. The male lead is yet another confused young man, who is a symbol of the talented but directionless youth. For newbies working together on a business, they hardly go through a struggle. Everything is laid out for her all too easily. YET you warm up to them. You feel a shimmer of happiness for them when they are together. You want to tell them off for being silly when they are fighting with each other. I detested Band Baaja Baaraat's overall escape to over-simplicity and I loved it for the slight details of an every-day relationship.

"falling in love" is beneath her, that's what regular girls do, not Shruti (Anushka Sharma). And yet, she savors special moments she has spent with her friend. She is modern and simple-minded. And yet, this doesn't come across as contradictory. Bittoo (Ranveer Singh) hasn't thought much about his aspirations. All he knows is he doesn't want to join his family business. Whatever keeps him away from that becomes his aspiration. Her rule for life becomes his rule, without a rhyme or reason. Because that's how he is. And things pretty much stay that way. She remains adamant and foolhardy. He doesn't budge from his foolish self. Their misunderstanding or bickering is commonplace in real life. Which is why, their actions and reactions are from your standard boy meets girl story, but they don't seem out of place.

The same simple-headedness mars the film too. The agonizing conflict in the film doesn't hit hard enough because the heavy "business" set-up. Business mixes with pleasure. The set-up is all about Shruti's business, but the conflict arises elsewhere. Yet, you are interested in what's going on because of some very witty dialogues delivered with just the attitude the characters are meant to portray.

Neither Anushka nor Ranveer have "screen presence". They could both look their best and deliver the most endearing lines, and I could very well be enjoying it without looking at them but observing the props in the background. And this works in their favor. Band Baaja Baaraat leaves a warm feeling without any overt stylization or grand charisma. In fact, Ranveer's pictures in the promo posters make him look like the roadside romeo, a girl would avoid looking at. And that's how he is in the film. Either this is perfect casting or a brilliant performance or ofcourse an intelligent blend of the two, only his next few films will tell. Though Anushka is a couple of movie old, this is her first one with no "star"-backup. A couple more roles where she has a role with substance like this one and I think we'll have something to look forward to every time she picks a script.

You hear of a movie titled Band Baaja Baaraat produced by the best marriage scene creators in the market, Yash Raj Films and apprehension builds into a cringe. You go into the theater expecting a garish set-up with an over-zealous background score. The first few scenes are of a texture so different from your expectations that you have no choice but to sit-up and notice. It's not gloss, it is the ruggedness of a street. The street is soon decorated but in an earthy, believable fashion. Are we seeing Yash Raj turn over a leaf in its hunky-dory, big, fat wedding environment? There is a glimpse. If not in anything else, in their new venture's awesome logo film.

(I tried to look it up but couldn’t find it. It plays before Band Baaja Baaraat starts. I'll update this space if I locate and leave me a link if you find it. Thanks!)

- meeta, a part of the audience

52 reviewers(?) - 37 yays 10 so-so 5 nays

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Thumbs up, by Nishtha Bhatnagar, Alpha : ...The film drags only in a few parts in between, but manages to keep us entertained. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews : ...The realistic sounding dialogues have subtle humor and feature a lot of the vernacular Hindi and Punjabi prevalent in Delhi-speak... full review

Thumbs up, by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice : ...emotions portrayed in Band Baaja Baarat aren’t mawkish... full review

Thumbs up, : ...Maneesh Sharma's story/writing and Habib Faisal's screenplay-dialogues are power-packed.... full review

Thumbs up, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks : ...The other important merit of the film is the way it defines the word INSPIRATION in the best possible manner... full review

Thumbs up, by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice : ...Straight off the bat, BBB gives you the Aaja Nachle feeling. And lo and behold, director Maneesh Sharma happens to be one of the writers to the dancing film. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch BBB. In fact, you really should. ... full review

Thumbs up, Bollywood Chaska : ...The youth faces give freshness to the movie, which is a romantic comedy.... full review

Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...The first thing that catches your eye is the novel concept of this film. ... full review

Thumbs up, Bollywood Mantra : ...Debutant director Maneesh Sharma, who worked on Fanaa, Aaja Nachle and ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ has made a very catchy debut with ‘Band Baaja Baraat’. ... full review

Thumbs up, desi hits : ...a very well done movie that packs in color, fun music, and a great cast.... full review

Thumbs up, by Manu Agrawal, Desi Martini : ...The story is kinda small - it only manages to provide entertainment for 60 minutes, and to make one full length feature film, the Director and storywriter fall back on the love-hate-love again routine. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Yusuf Poonawala, Desi Martini : ...not only the Director, but Maneesh Sharma the writer of this film who scores!... full review

Thumbs up, by Gaurav Gadre, Desi Martini : ...Love Rom Coms? Do not miss it !!... full review

Thumbs up, by Danish Bagdadi, Desi Martini : ...The acting combined with the authentic Delhi lingo keeps the movie alive.... full review

Thumbs up, by Souvik Gupta, Desi Martini : ...After the adorable middle class family in Do Dooni Chaar, Habib Faisal captures Delhi mood yet again with a taut screenplay and authentic dialogues.... full review

Thumbs up, by Vikramjit Singh, Desi Martini : ...In a world inhabited by A.Raja and Ravindra Jadeja, it's heartening to see a powerhouse use its power well.... full review

Thumbs up, by Rhea Srivastava, Desi Martini : ...Characters are made all the more believable by a superb cast. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini : ...Do watch out for Ranveer Singh's funny punjabi ascent, Anushka Sharma's 'Rule' book and the second verison of 'Ainvayi Ainvayi' in the end.... full review

Thumbs up, by Blessy Chettiar, DNA : ...Debutant director Sharma’s writing is crisp and the story is vibrant and colourful.... full review

Thumbs up, by Aniruddha Guha, DNA : ...A Yash Raj film that centres on weddings can be a scary proposition. Surprisingly, Band Baaja Baaraat (BBB) — while retaining all basic Yash Raj ingredients — springs a surprise.... full review

Thumbs up, by Mansi, Everything Movies : ...150 minutes well spent... full review

Thumbs up, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...Band Baaja Baaraat is worth a look for its homespun charm... full review

Thumbs up, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...What started off as a trickle of 'middle-class' Delhi films with Dibaker Banerjee's Khosla Ka Ghosla in 2006, is now turning into a movement of sorts with a clutch of intelligent small-budget films coming out of the capital.... full review

Thumbs up, by Sukanya Venkatraghavan, Filmfare : ...The first half is stupendous, with some fast racy writing and even though the story is fairly pat down and predictable you enjoy the telling of it.... full review

Thumbs up, by Pankaj Sabnani, : ...The chemistry between Anushka and Ranveer totally rocks!... full review

Thumbs up, by Aakash Barvalia, : ...Performances in the film by each and every cast were great and especially by the two main leads... full review

Thumbs up, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Yet for the most part, 'Band Baaja Baaraat' works because it's invested with an earnestness that's become increasingly rare to find at the movies... full review

Thumbs up, by Bryan Durham, MiD DAY : ...Despite the loud, garish overtones (that's why we call them big fat Indian weddings, no?), the film's feel never grates... full review

Thumbs up, by Raj Narayan, MSN Entertainment : ...newcomer Ranveer Singh is uninhibited as the adorable Bitto Sharma... full review

Thumbs up, by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now : ...shot and edited very well... full review

Thumbs up, by Subhash K Jha, Now : ...The supporting players are largely unexposed artistes. They add to that sense of feisty freshness that runs across the film.... full review

Thumbs up, by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood : ...Production design of the film gives it an unsophisticated charm. Styling of the cast makes them down to earth.... full review

Thumbs up, by Sonia Dedhia, Rediff : ...The songs are perfectly timed and in keeping with the mood of the film.... full review

Thumbs up, by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters : ...The chaos, the confusion and excitement that forms a part of every wedding in India is all part of this film, and if you revel in that atmosphere, then the film will suck you in from the beginning.... full review

Thumbs up, by K N Gupta, : ...Aseem Mishra's cinematography captures the North Indian marriages very well, and some of the sequences shot in the movie look real. ... full review

Thumbs up, by filmbear, Upper Stall : ...Everything from shot taking, sound design, to production design, is all in sync with the theme... full review

Thumbs up, by SpiceZee Bureau, Zee News : ...great entertaining movie... full review

So-So, by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini : ...showed sparks of Bunty aur Bubbly.... full review

So-So, by Kakoli Mukherjee, : ... Though supported by an able cast and good writing, Band Baaja Baraat is unlikely to set the cash registers ringing because it just presents old wine in a new bottle.... full review

So-So, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...A big part of the delight of ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ is the writing which imparts nice little touches to its characters, making them real as opposed to outlined caricatures.... full review

So-So, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...Ranveer Singh makes a confident debut. He acts with flourish and has an endearing quality about him although he doesn’t have the traditional handsome looks of a hero. ... full review

So-So, Mixed Bag : ...Anushka Sharma is anywise not the face i could identify a Bollywood heroine with. She is trapped in a body younger than her face.... full review

So-So, Movie Talkies : ...The actress who makes an appearance in her third film for the banner, is actually quite spontaneous in this movie and makes a very good impression as the ambitious Shruti Kakkar.... full review

So-So, by Anupama Chopra, NDTV : ... Even Anushka, who has been tediously bland in the films she's done so far comes into her own as the ambitious Delhi girl... full review

So-So, by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster : ...Amar Singh’s son Ranveer Singh is not bad for his first film but I’d rather watch him as a side actor.... full review

So-So, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...Band Baaja Baaraat works smartly as a sociological study of saddi Dilli, with moods, moments and characters that crisply capture the life on the other side of the neon lights.... full review

So-So, by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India : ...The second half kind of drags a bit but the film manages to steer clear of melodrama. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Dippanita Ghosh Biswas, DNA : ...Unfortunately, the execution seems to have gone haywire like most chaotic weddings.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...Whether the act itself is complete parody, you will neither fully figure, nor frown much over. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Magik, Passion for Cinema : ...There are many WTFs or WT(YR)Fs in this film.... full review

Thumbs down, by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice : ...The second half is utterly messy, meandering, and predictable. The songs go on endlessly. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India : ...The second half of the film drags like a handicapped earthworm ... full review

235 tweeters(?) - 213 yays 16 so-so 6 nays

zmilap: Just saw 'band baaja baarat' a huge welcome to Ranveer! A star is born! Simply brilliant performance by this electric newcomer!

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whatamenon: Loved the music of Band Baaja Baarat. Ainvayi Ainvayi makes Sheila ki Jawaani sound like a nursery rhyme. By God, fulltoo timepass 'flim'.

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VivekSanthosh: "Band Baaja Baarat" - Yashraj Films,the ace wedding scene creators in the tinseltown gets it right this time! Feel gud mov! Anushka♥ 7.5/10

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Srishtishetty: Saw Band Baaja Baarat!loved it :) Anushka Sharma's acting is so very real..fully into her (cont)

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Shree_420: Band Baaja Baaraat was fun. Not flawless, but easy to forgive it's flaws when looked at against it's strengths. Recommended.

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Shilpaz: Band Baaja Baarat : not bad. D Actors have done more than justice to a very basic script and a conventional plot.

shilpavk: Loved Band Baaja Baarat! Good to finally see an upcoming Bollywood actress who can act - Anushka Sharma!

ShikhaBirdie: Oh BTW I watched Band Baja Baraat yesterday. Loved it totally. Anushka's suits are lovely. Ranbir has acted well. Mera bhai rocked too :)

SharmaTweeting: Which ever idiotic critic gave a 2rating, uski toh! Me going again for band baaja baraat just for (cont)

shaileshkapoor: What a sweet li'l film Band Baaja Baaraat turned out to be. Fresh n endearing. #win

SethShruti: Just saw 'band baaja baaraat'. Superb job by my dear friend, the director Manish Sharma and both Anushka and Ranveer. A fun film. Go watch.

SensualMusic: Band Baaja Baaraat: A must-watch romantic comedy

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sanjushams: Band Baaja Baraat is super fun. Knockout performances complimented by an uplifting soundtrack! Ranveer/Anushka take a bow.

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SanamPervaiz: Watched Band Baaja Baaraat, awesome movie, loved it into bits, @anushkasharma01's & Ranveer's acting is (cont)

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saimrathi: Totally loved Band Baja Baraat.. Best part shruti kakkar uses a BlackBerry and she's so successful at her "biness", well for the most part..

sachdeva_pankaj: anyway, saw Band Baja Baraat..totally loved it.. that new fellow is real good..Delhi is the new Mumbai!!

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saarikaonline: BAND BAAJA BAARAAT is honest, FRESH, youthful and extremely entertaining. The lead pair has done a brilliant job. HIGHLY Recommended!!!!

runa_b: Went to watch a movie all my myself in a movie theatre.. it is not so bad as I had been anticipating. Plus liked the movie-band baaja baraat

ruchimann: Its a l8 update bt Band Baaja Baarat is so worth a watch! Me thinks Ranveer has dn a brliant job talkng wd hs mouth stfd with brd pakoda :p

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rohiniyer: Loving Band Baaja Baarat. Ranvir is the find of the year. Take a bow Niharika for awesome styling.

rohinik: Enjoyed Band Baaja Baaraat, mix of typical Yashraj and new outlook to romance. Ranveer Singh is talented.

Rjv_A: Bolly Mvies review : No problem is disaster and Band Baaja Baarat is recommended Movie....highly Entertaining

ribticklers: Comedy: Band Baaja Baaraat: A must-watch romantic comedy

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ranzzit: Band Baaja Baaraat is honest, fresh, youthful and extremely entertaining. Ranveer and Anushka are awesome !!!

ranjankant: An ossum 1st half bookended with an okay 2nd half - whtz thr nt 2 like in Band Baja Baraat !!! And Ranveer Singh is a future star !!

ramyasudhakar: just watched band baaja baarat...although stereotypic luv stry bt takin wz brilliant ..njyd cmplete 2.5hrs ..

rahulnanda86: Also @anushkasharma01 and Ranvir were the heart and soul of Band Baaja Baarat. They took the film onto another level with their energy!

rahulnanda86: I'm in love with Band Baaja Baarat. What a movie guys. Story, dialogues and performances were bang on Delhi style. take a bow Maneesh Sharma

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rahulanand51: Band Baaja Baaraat Review: Extremely entertaining

probablytrippy: Believe it or not, but band baaja baaraat is one of the best films of this year!

priyankit23: Band baaja baaraat is fabulous work...spoiled in the middle part of 2nd half....

prernao2: Band Baja Baraat is a fun movie, total paisa vasool

prempiyush: Also, saw "Band Baaja Baraat". Nice experience it was. One word review. "Happy"

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powerpointgirl: Band Baaja Baraat was surprisingly a good movie!2 weeks and 2 good movies out of Bollywood-this n Phas Gaya Re Obama.Will the run continue?

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poojadhingraa: Just saw Band Baja Barat...liked a Hindi movie after very very long! such a sweet and simple movie....

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pawandurani: Enjoyed BAND , BAJA , BARAAT over weekend ....

pavitra_MJ: band baaja baraat rocks....anushka and ranveer killed it.they make a really hot pair. :D

PAVANSURVI: Band Baaja Baarat! brilliant, funny,youthful -entertainer . @yashrajfilms has finally back back again after a (cont)

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pari_Villalover: Saw Band Baaja Baaraat.Lovely movie...Just loved it. Worth a watch. Kinda hooked onto 'Ainvayi Ainvayi' song from BBB♥ #YRF

pankaj031990: Band Baaja Baaraat Review: Extremely entertaining

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oopsalion: #MoviewReview: Band Baaja Baarat: Not that bad, an underdog, u dont expect much from this but it turns out to be good, a three starrer !

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Nipa_Shah: band baaja baraat surprisingly turned out to be quite nice.. after all its related to my work industry..

nilu_kajolfan: Band Baaja Baraat is Fun, Exciting & Scintillating.Loved Anushka and the new hunk of bollywood Ranveer Singh.Songs are Rocking !! 3.5/5 :-)

nilay_dsrkfan: Jst saw Band Baja Baarat! Full on entertainment movie! Awesome! Thumbs up!

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nikhil_arora: Just saw Band Baaja Baarat. A good movie. Anushka Sharma was really good! But that Ranveer boy. Ugh. He's so bad looking!

NewLaura: Just saw Band Baaja Baaraat and loved it! Ranveer Singh is great. Story is good. Go see it!

nehamishra: Saw band baja barat !! N yep I enjoyed it !! Total dilli !! :p

nautanki: CANNOT STOP GRINNING :D What awesomeness :D :D *PLEASE* go & watch Band Baaja Baaraat :D

NancySatish: Do watch Band Baaja Baraat! superstar,super director and anushka just brilliant!!!

Namitaved: Band Baja Baraat, fun movie.Ranveer's an actor 2watch for! Loved d Dilli lingo. In short, a sweet,eventful movie :)

NabilahFitrey: 'Band Baaja Baraat' ♥ ;) @anushkasharma01, Ranveer Singh. 'Bittoo-Shruti' chemistry just rocke ! Love it! Sweet & refreshing love story ♥ ;)

monajoshi09: Please go for band baaja baaraat ... It's the absolute yash raj masala movie ... Worth a watch! *thumbs up*

mizanic: Band Baaja Baraat literally rocked the house! Masala stuff wit some great Bhiye shots. 2 Thumbs up! #cinewedding

missrabutt: Band baja barat, a must watch ,a very good movie, total paisa wasool,loved d movie

minzi8mango: "Band Baaja Baaraat" is refreshing,young, relevant &infused with a new Indian positivism. it's predictable, yes, but not in a disturbing way

mehtahansal: 'Band baaja baraat' is simple and endearing.

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mayankgupta86: saw "Band Baaja Baarat" last night...liked it a lot...Ranveer,,,very impressive!!

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mansoorzia: I suddenly have a desire to watch Band Baja Barat, specially for Anushka :">

mannku: watched band baja barat... Entertainting... Nd mast tym pass lagi meko to :)

manmeet73: Band baja barat ..entertaining movie ..1st indian movie on wedding planners / event managers

Maneesh25: Review: Band Baaja Baraat.... My rating 4/5...

mahadikanu: Band Baaja Baaraat IS THE WAY TO GO GUYS!! :D

kunalmh: Band Baaja Baarat surprises, right from the script to the fine acting. Anoushka is once again superb. Ranveer puts his best foot forward.

KunalBilakhia: Band Baaja Baaraat. I likes a lot.

kritarth1989: Band Baaja Baarat is fresh...a good watch!

kjohar25: Please go watch Band Baaja Baraat! The emergence of a superstar,super director and anushka just brilliant! Bravo adi! Paramount conviction!!

kingsukhbir: band baja baarat very nice movie but no problem is average

KHAN2705: saw movie Band Baaja Baaraat :) good movie 3.5/5 :)))

kevinbabu: watched Band Baja Barat yesterday with @KenneyJacob !! nice movie !!

kartikeyarathi: Band Baja Baraat...Good flick to catch...Total Dilli Ishtyle... Am sure, u'll miss Dilli ;)

karantoxic: Bittoo and shruti! u rocked Band Baja Barat ! shadi Mubarak!

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kanikadhillon: Band Baaja Baarat; witty; funny dialg; garish colours; loud weddings; genda phool decor; romantic drapes n o course shah rukh (absentia)!!

kajjuu: 'Band Baaja Baarat' was fab! And the chemistry between the lead pair was sizzling ; )

jun6lee: #BBB - 2nd half leans towards cliche, but the fervent energy allows you to overlook it & enjoy the Band Baaja Baaraat with ease! 4/5 #fb

jiteshpillaai: What a lovely charming film is this band baaja baraat. Ranvir is quite a natural. I looooooove anushka sharma. Phatakdi. She does it for me.

jinsujohn: Watched "Band Baaja Baaraat" 4 d 2nd tym n luv'd it mch more than d 1st time !!! BBB n YRF is ROCKING !!!

jazzansh: Bollywoodz hub: Band Baaja Baaraat is Entertaining - Movie Review

jainnimit: BIG SHOUT OUT to BAND BAAJA BAARAAT. YRF is back in desi ishtyle without any STARS! Desi dialogues, performances & movie. HIT HAI JI! :)

jain_ankit: Band Baaja Baraat was an awesome movie!

jaeveer: luved band baja barat...mind blowing really awesome...must watch it...felt happy....

iprashantsingh: guys i just loved band baaja baarat

India_IN: Movie Review: Band Baaja Baaraat: Band Baaja Baaraat marks the celebration of good cinema.

hrishis: Band-Baja-Barat a gr8 watch ! Foot-tapping music n a light hearted script make it a must watch. Njoy !!!!

hiren_aka_lamda: Band Baaja Baarat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!! Cliche.... But Awesome!!!!!!

hereisaro: Please go watch Band Baaja Baraat! The emergence of a superstar,super director and anushka just brilliant! Bravo adi! Paramount conviction!!

Harneetsin: Enjoyed Band Baaja Baraat. Like the Maneesh & Habib team. They can be another Shimit & Jaideep for YRF. Oh & yes the new boy Ranveer is good

gyandeep4a: Thank you, Habib Faisal - for bringing the fun back at cinemas. A heartfelt thank you. Band Baaja Baaraat is such fun.

gupt: And Band Baaja Baarat seems to be good as well - This weekend is gng to be good :D

gauravthorat: Freaking great movie.. Awesome songs Band Baja Barat #bollywood #pune

gargneha: Watched Band Baaja Baaraat. Such a refreshing movie after ages. And who's the lead actor? Ultimate hotness. I could eat him up. Aah!

filmigirl: Band Baaja Baaraat review (NO SPOILERS) A real MUST SEE film! @bandbaajabaraat @anushkasharma01 @yrfmovies

filmigirl: BAND BAAJA BAARAAT was the cutest film I have seen all year. Review to come shortly!

FaarisAmeer: Band baaja baarat was superb!!!

Diwaaah: BAND BAAJA BAARAAT! do go watch it peeps!

divyaunny: Tnx to @shubhaS for a fun evenin n yes band baaja baarat surprised me with its energy n honest story telling!

DeShobhaa: Loved Band Baaja Baraat.BBB marks the big time return of Aditya Chopra.Great debut by Ranveer.Good work Maneesh Sharma.Take a bow Anoushka!

deliriouslyme: Band Baaja Baaraat, nice movie. Reminded me sooooo much of awesome Delhi and even more awesome Delhi girls ;) #delhilove #movies

deepthimurali: Caught Band Baaja Baraat yesterday. Really nice movie! That new guy is awesome!! Also means my studio project's has been band baajo-fied.

deepluvezkat: Ni me ave ave ave ave lut gya!!!band baja baarat iz a must watch.jst go fa it!!!

deepikafeels: Caught 'Band Baja Barat' fr d nyt shw.. A Wel narratd entertainer! :) Ranveer luks promisin n Anushka's Stunnin as usual! Paisa Vasool :o)

crajeeshelly: band baaja baraat : zilch expectations bt pleasantly surprised.. it wasnt so bad :) too predictable but lovely dialoges :) Dilli Maarke!!

cooldudemitz: band baaja baaraat total tym pass movie.....

chulbul_pandi: Reviews for band baja barat :: i luved it !! its a happy happy movie, chuk all shit! !! #hasit

Chandy72: Hi all!!! Do not miss Band Baaja Baarat!!

c_aashish: The idea of launching the "rocking youth" Y Films seems to have augured well for YRF. Band Baaja Baarat their best effort in a long while.

BkChandan: No problem in Band baja baraat. RT @Khunal: No problem or band Baja Baraat?

Bhooshan: Yeah, go watch 'Band Baaja Baarat'. Support the cause of uplifting the non-star sons.

bhax8: ...when India makes an 'Original' film it very much looks and sounds like "Band Baaja Baraat"....aah! originality... you can do wonders!

bhavvik: Band baaja baraat was awesome

Best_Engineer_1: watch the new flick band, baja, barat must watch flick

basumayukh: Liked Band Baaja Baaraat .. first gud movie from Yashraj since Rocket Singh!

azhikodan: Band Baaja Baarat is recommended Movie of the week :) ....highly Entertaining n fun 3 / 5

azharpsbb: band baja baarat awsme film!

ays7: Saw Band, baja, Baarat today. Nice movie

ayruos: Band Baaja Baraat. Decent. #bollywood

avirsoni: Band Baaja Baaraat was an absolute delight!!! Full entertainment.!! :))))))))

avinay316: Just saw Band Baaja Baarat @anushkasharma01 puts in a great performance as does Ranveer, the lead pair blow u away acting like veterans

AuteurMark: "Band,Baaja,Baarat" is worth t matinee price! Smart writing, believable performances frm the lead pair, gr8 B-rolls 4 a YRF but bad editing.

ASSHOLINESS: Band baaja baraat. Hitt hai ji! God promise #bittoostyle

ashit111: Watched band baja baraat yesterday . . Nice movie. .

arvindsaraswat: RT much better than NO Problem. "@ASSHOLINESS: Band baaja baraat. Hitt hai ji! God promise #bittoostyle"

arcanequest: Band baja barat . Good movie !!

Aravindan: Binness of Band Baaja Baarat hits boxoffice bulls eye ! I liked the movie & the leads !

Anwar204: Band baja barat is nice and narnia sucks.

annavetticad: Will post my revw of Band Baaja Baarat shortly. Bt cant w8 2 tel u how much I liked it!! Simple, sweet, real, entertaining, heartwarmng! :)

ankitmoveon: hiiiiii frnds i jst wtchd band baja barat yestrdy dnt misss it guys it is awesome

AnkitGanatraL: Watched Band baaja baraat..... Superb movie... A great mixture of motivation comedy and love... A must watch movie!!!

anjugupta21: Band Baaja Baarat... makes my weekend.. :)

aniroodh: Band Baaja Baraat is full timepass. YRF gets it right this time #bbb

Aniket_Shaha: Mai toh Ainvayi luut gaya yaar... ;) ... Specially... Superlikd d 'Kaand' of Band Baaja Baraat ... go watch it guyz... :P

amrit_rockzz: watched band baaja baraat 3 times..its great rocks!

allvishal: Band Baaja Baaraat review is up. Good old song & dance Bollywood romcom finally done right? Oh yes.

akshatgrover: Dint mind Band Baaja Baaraat.. Nice watch

akashraks: Saw Band Baaja Baarat yesterday .. Good enough on the entertainment quotient

akashdeepsaxena: Highly impressed by Band baaja baraat #BBB

agnijit: saw band baaja baarat grt movie :)

adityamukadam: Band baja Baraat ! Awesome movie , must see

aditya_grover: Band Baaja Baaraat is really enjoyable. The new guy Ranveer, as also Anushka, are totally likeable.. Go, book a seat, and have fun .. :)

Ad0ra_: oye main to aivai aivai aivai lut gaya! band baaja baraat is a jhakas movie

abhinav43: watched Band baja baarat...niceone....3.5 cheers.....

abhimanril: watched the movie 'Band baja baraat' it was very good .refreshhing..

1HaKr: Band baaja baarat - 3.5*

_neophile: Going back home. Saw band baaja baarat. Nice fun movie.

_aks_: Watched the movie Band Baaja Baarat and liked it. Walked out of the theater for No problem.

Yati_H: Saw Band baaja baraat -- interesting first half -- second half was marred by all the tears!!

vrushalil: Watched 'Band baaja baraat' last night. Is okay, bit boring after the interval.

TheReelMag: FreshPost: Band Baaja Baraat | The Critique: Rating: 3/5 He might look like just another back…

talk_weddings: Band Baaja Baaraat Review : Okay for some cute fun: Okay, this time we look at the great Bollywood- ish... #wedding

skdangi: Band Baaja Baarat: Ranveer Singh has done good job. Movie - timepass.

RimaBasuAli: Watched Band Baaja Baraat y'dy...paisa vasool movie..entertainment guaranteed...go watch it!

princevis: Band Baaja Baraat is nice timepass

Navnew12: Band Baja Barat....... An ok movie

jyothkohli: Was very bored today so went for a movie. First movie in 3months. Saw Band Baja Barat. It was much better than I expected it to be. Not bad.

DeepXP: So band baaja baraat was strictly okay. Nothing great.

bhootnike: Band baaja baraat a so so ok ok movie with rubbish songs and a delhi feel.

Ayush_A: band baja baraat ends up as average as 1st half rocks and second half sucks

amithsrao: Yesterday late night movie show "band baja baraat" - kinda ok ok movie .

adirama08: Band baaja baarat a movie of two contrasting good one not so good!!

aalaap: Band Baaja Baaraat is... alright. Enjoyable. Predictable. Linear. Cliched.

_harshika: Oh saw band baaja baraat yesterday- wasn't bad at all . The character of bitoo was played well :)

vfcplayer: somehow I dint enjoy Band Baja Baraat so much. :S

soniya123: pathetic movie band baaja baraat...... mind fucked.......

literarylapses: Just got done with Band Baja Baraat. Bollywood overdose. Nothing great. Plenty of Factual errors. Feel free to avoid.

kaushikjha: Band baaja baraat: not too bad, but flat overall. Insipid music.

BeingSiddharth: BAND BAJA BARAAT !! :( Colossal disappointment! movie is very long .......and boring

ashayunique: What to say about BAND BAJA BARAAT.... Really Boring and slow I suggest one should surely prefer NO PROBLEM rather than BAND BAJA...!!!

10 readers - 8 yays 1 so-so 1 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Amit : Nice, simple and sorta focussed movie. Better than most of the hindi fare out there.

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Kalyan : A jing-bang & romantic version of Rocket Singh, has faults but worth watching for Anushka Sharma

Yay! Thumbs Up, by keys : 90

Yay! Thumbs Up, by ligne : worth watching!

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Mansi

Yay! Thumbs Up, by minesh modi : I’ve wanted to be an actor since I was a child.

Yay! Thumbs Up, by moviebhakt : watch BBB and have good fun :)

Yay! Thumbs Up, by ritika : BBB is awsome

So-So, by Shantanu : Watchable

Nay! Thumbs Down, by aks : its totaly bakwaas,very poor script,cheap dialouge,screenplay,story is most cheap.its totaly a publi

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: A slap or two
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A couple of liplocks and one love-making scene.
  • Concept: That of friendship and love & of misunderstandings that make them stronger.
  • General Look and Feel:

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Band Baaja Baaraat - Cast, crew, links

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Running time:
135 minutes

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Ranveer Singh – (Bittoo Sharma) - Interview
I’ve wanted to be an actor since I was a child. Throughout my school years I used to participate in debates, plays etc. I was never very good at academics or sport.

actually sonal, i'm surprised a bit myself :P

I think I agree with whatever you've written here. Btw, the Yash Raj promo is a teaser of their new Youth Films division. Can be found online.

@anand sorry, completely forgot about it, will add in a bit.

@moviebhakt yeah it does have a hangover, even if only for some specific scenes and not the movie as a whole.

@tantanoo i know, but can't find it online. can you please send me a link?


its totaly bakwaas,very poor script,cheap dialouge,screenplay,story is most cheap.its totaly a public toilet.

Nice review as always! love the way you bring out even the most subtle points.

Here's what I thought:

Do share your thoughts!

Hey! This movie felt more like a jing-bang & romantic version of Rocket Singh, maybe because of the underlying entrepreneurship theme.

I totally agree with moviebhakt about having a the hangover of Anuskha Sharma. She was awesome, esp. her expressions and dialogs.

@Aks ouch! you hated it that bad, huh?

@Mansi thank you!

@Kalyan yeah the entrepreneurial theme added a nice flavor, i missed the ups and downs one would see in such a business.

Enjoyed the movie

I really liked this movie and was looking for your notepad..why none here?

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