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Shaandaar is the Anees Bazmee-fication of Dharma-ised version of the Phantom-isation of Vikas Bahl's Disney tale. Oh dear, how do I fit Barjatya in that sentence now?

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Director: Vikas Bahl
Genres: Comedy, Romance
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As cynical as it is, I am always wary when almost all scenes covered in a trailer bring a smile. I worry that everything good in the movie has been captured in those two minutes and the movie will have little else to offer.

However, there is some hope with Vikas Bahl holding the reins and Alia Bhat in the lead. Together, they seem to successfully make me overlook the tackiness of some of the scenes. But, tackiness there is. Sanjay Kapoor and Co come across as loud and the angle Sushma Seth's character brings seems to make it cliché.

It is easy to go in with a balanced mind for this one – enough on either side of the scale.

Music Reviews:
Bollyspice - "2/5"
Bollywood Hungama – "2.5/5"
glamsham - "4/5"
koimoi - "3/5"
Milliblog - "Heady, fun soundtrack by Amit, almost like a, ‘Here, take this!’ to those who didn’t like Bombay Velvet."
Music Aloud - "8/10"

- meeta, a part of the audience

I repeat, “Shaandaar is the Anees Bazmee-fication of Dharma-ised version of the Phantom-isation of Vikas Bahl's Disney tale. Oh dear, how do I fit Barjatya in that sentence now?” Shaandaar looks like it has been directed by six teams. To start with Vikas Bahl wanted to make a simple Disney story adding his flair of light, lively comedy. Since the setting was a big fat Sindhian wedding, it had to be the Barjatya way or the highway. The producers Phantom and Dharma brought in quirk and cheesiness respectively. How and why Anees Bazmee entered the equation has only one explanation. Their target audience was 100% of the film-watching population.

And just in case you are wondering – no, it doesn't work.

What does work is the lead performances – Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Pankaj Kapoor and the songs' lyrics. It has been a long, long while since lyrics have caught my attention and kept it there. I shall buy the music for the lyrics. A shame though that the music doesn't live up to the craziness that the Vikas Bahl-Amit Trivedi duo had done an awesome job the last time they got together. So be it.

Alia Bhatt bring her casual coolness to screen that is charming and you completely relate with Shahid Kapoor when he can't take his eyes off her. Shahid Kapoor himself with a very cursorily written character does a composed knight in shining armour with small weaknesses of his own. Pankaj Kapoor has his own brand of restraint that he brings here too. Some scenes with the real-life father-son duo were delightful indeed. Similarly, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are great on screen together and could have had chemistry, had the writing allowed for it.

While the trailer portrays the film quite literally as a fairy-tale romance, and the film leads you on with animated frogs, clouds, in the beginning. But, it soon becomes something else. Men wanting breaking free from their mother's tyranny. Women wanting to break free from the label, “obese”. Shaandaar also tries to trot about like a woman-empowering Queen, but doesn't manage to do that without her male leads.

Undoubtedly, it is a mish-mash of ideologies, of film-making aesthetics. I cannot shake off the big question mark – why? Why would a perfectly sane director go about doing this? You can't even call this experimentation because individually every thing that the film does has been done before. Maybe, true to the film's theme – it was not a film, it was a business deal.

These individual experiments too are stretched out not only beyond the point that they are novel/funny/engaging but also beyond their tolerable time limit. All stretching to a stretched out climax that is truly difficult to sit through given the director and cast. Maybe this film could've worked if it was an hour shorter, but we'll have to see it to know it.

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.

- meeta, a part of the audience

38 reviewers(?) - 2 yays 13 so-so 23 nays

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Thumbs up, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...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. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Pallavi Patra, Zee News : ...Music by Amit Trivedi is fantastic. Some songs are really good. Screenplay is dotted with a bit of animation and some 'butterfly' moments to give it a fairytale touch. ... full review

So-So, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...The film is rhythmless and somewhat dull, and you keep wondering why it all sounds like so much fun and yet there’s so little to enjoy. ... full review

So-So, Bollywood Hungama : ...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. ... full review

So-So, by Moumita Bhattacharjee, Bollywood Life : ...Despite all that, watch this film this festive weekend because it’s been sometime since we saw a KJo embellishment onscreen. ... full review

So-So, by Aneela Zeb Babar, Desi Martini : ...Shandaar is that second serving of chocolate mousse tonight. Totally unnecessary but Khair hai but tis the festive season, its OK to binge on something so sweet and fluffy it will set your teeth in edge. If KHOOBSURAT last year was the Big Pink Fairytale For Grownups; SHANDAAR just super sized it. If Queen was the small, unassuming eye of that Other India in Europe, SHANDAAR is all of Chopra and Disney on steroid. And in between are moments that just make you muse on youth... the effervescent Aaliya on parentage, later a oh well "danga" riots happen. It will take me a while to get off this sugar rush. ... full review

So-So, by Parichay Mehta , Desi Martini : ...Verdict - Shaandaar. Neither Zabardast, nor Zindabaad. ... full review

So-So, by Ameen Bhuvan, Desi Martini : ...Verdict - Good actors, bad story, and there hangs the tale. ... full review

So-So, by Shefali Saxena, Desi Martini : ...Verdict - The cinematographer decided ki duniya ki saari sundarta is film mein dikhani hai! ... full review

So-So, by Mehak Khurana , Desi Martini : ...Verdict - A light-hearted, candyfloss flick ; Shaandaar is visually shaandaar! ... full review

So-So, by Josh, : ...Perhaps these styles of filmmaking shouldn't be merged together. They don't blend. It'd be for the best of all niches of audience if they were left alone. Maybe a film titled Shaandaar might have actually lived up to its name then.Perhaps these styles of filmmaking shouldn't be merged together. They don't blend. It'd be for the best of all niches of audience if they were left alone. Maybe a film titled Shaandaar might have actually lived up to its name then. ... full review

So-So, koimoi : ...Vikas Bahl it seems wants to establish himself as a versatile director. His first two outings (Chillar Party and Queen) were totally different from each other, apart from being really brilliant films. 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, especially the cheesy bits like the Karan Johar cameo and the long and winding scene in which everyone gets accidentally drugged. The animated bits are uninspired and yet another attempt by Bahl to capture the fairy tale vibe. ... full review

So-So, MoviezADDA : ...Overall, Shaandaar targets the teenyboppers and the fantasy dreamy lover boys who just can't get enough sleep. A perfect getaway movie post the tiresome Dandiya & Garba season. Eyes wide open or eyes wide shut, you decide. ... full review

So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...As a cohesive whole, the film is a merry mess. Shaandaar, then, is a peculiar film - to be enjoyed for its beautiful moments, and to be endured for its bizarre ones. ... full review

So-So, by Rummana, yahoo! India : ...Despite the issues, you will love ‘Shaandaar’ because this is a fun film that keeps you entertained all along. 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. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...There was a smoothness to Queen that indicated great teamwork. Shaandaar, on the other hand, feels like patchwork. Take that scene in which a gay man comes out of the closet before his relatives. It leads to a sweetly amusing response from the family that is promptly followed by a moment of stereotyping in which he aims a gun at someone with the limpest wrist ever seen in Bollywood. It’s as though two separate mindsets were operating within that idea. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks : ...But whatever may be the cause this is exactly why producers dream to get a solo release on a Festival holiday to remain in a pretty safe zone. Because in a long Festival Weekend even a grand-mess like SHAANDAAR gets house-full in the multiplexes promising a good initial. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice : ...It’s a pity that where it could have been a smart take on the weight bullying faced by today’s generation, Shaandaar ends up being neither here nor there.... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...The lead pair is spirited and the film will probably work as a date movie. If more was expected it’s because Queen was such a game changer for females in films. Shaandaar is just a piece of fluff. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle : ...After Chillar Party (2011) and Queen (2014), Vikas Behl has made Shaandaar. It’s the sort of screenplay that should have made him vomit. It’s a septic tank full of stinking ideas Bollywood had used and excreted several times over. Watching the film is like wading through waist-deep muck littered with dead ideas, dud characters, rotting cliches. Cute Alia gets the full attention of the cinematographer and the audience, but seems listless and a bit out of it all. In any case, she has no character except that she can’t sleep till she sleeps. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Krish Sripada, Desi Martini : ...If you like lame jokes and Alia, you'll like this movie.... full review

Thumbs down, by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini : ...Verdict - A nonsensical movie that insults the intelligence of the audience. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Prema Singh, Desi Martini : ...Verdict - You can choose to sleep, but why not a movie instead? ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sumit Kumar, Desi Martini : ...Mid movie review... They say that you should keep your mind at home when you are going for a movie like this... True.. But what when you go back.. You will find even your brain laughing on you so hard that you went for a shit like this! You will then want to slap yourself to spend time and money.. This is what this Shaandaar trauma is capable of ! My mind is surely going to reject me nw ! I dnt knw how I am going to handle the second half ! This is nt even for kids ! Its just another level of retardness ! God I am loving these commercials ! Avoid the movie at all cost guyz ! ... full review

Thumbs down, by Rohan Sonali Mehra , Desi Martini : ...vvery bad movie... no story behind it ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA : ...What to do: Gatecrashing a Sindhi wedding would be more fun than spending time and money on this one. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...Vikas Bahl should’ve done better with Shaandaar. The biggest mistake he makes is to not trust his actors. In scenes where he opts for animation, he should’ve just let Pankaj Kapur and Alia Bhatt do the magic. But he doesn’t. He chooses to rely on cheap frills. And no matter how much money you spend padding up gimmicks, they don’t work like the real thing. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Gayatri Gauri, FirstPost : ...Energetic shenanigans and some nice, comic lines make Shaandaar watchable fare only till the interval. The rest is entirely forgettable, unlike Bahl’s memorable Queen. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, : ...Alia Bhatt is a natural in the movie and the more I see of her, the more I am amazed by her spontaneous quality and natural beauty. Sanah Kapoor making her debut is quite a charmer with a confident performance. Shahid is lost and how. He should probably go find the microphone and cone speaker he used in HAIDER to announce for people to read his scripts before he signs on the dotted line. ... full review

Thumbs down, by rohit Vats, Hindustan Times : ...Amit Trivedi’s soulful music breaks monotony at times, but how much can you expect from songs? 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... full review

Thumbs down, by Rishibha Gupta, india today : ...If you want to go watch the movie, go only for the new kid on the block. The most promising Kapoor in the movie was Sanah Kapoor. The Gulaabo will literally steal your heart away with her dimpled smile and natural banter in the movie. The cherry on the cake is the sangeet qawalli song, where the body-shamed bride receives support from members of her family. We'd love to see what the girl will do next! It comes as a surprise that Bahl is the same movie maverick who gave us Queen. It's okay, if you shun Shaandaar! ... full review

Thumbs down, by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint : ...For 2 hours, Shaandaar strains to entertain, throwing everything from animation to skydiving at the audience. Then, with around 20 minutes to go, Bahl seems to let go of the reins and everything careens out of control. The film ends on such a vague and uninspiring note, it feels like the director himself gave up on it. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...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. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...The music is quite nice (especially the title track, Gulaabo and Raaita Phail Gaya) and might be the only highlight of the film.The film does have its funny moments, but overall, the treatment of the story is such that it fails to touch your heart. Better luck next time, Mr. Bahl. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...It looks spiffy and there’s some gloss to like, but overall Shaandaar is pretty much -- as Alia calls the fourth finger of each hand -- useless. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Jyothi Venkatesh, Star Blockbuster : ...Last Word: It is sad that Vikas Bahl, who had given us gems like Chillar Party and Queen has slipped with this one tale which is clichéd and full of idiosyncrasies, ending up leaving out storytelling basics, like conflict and drama and lulls you to sleep... full review

Thumbs down, by VISHAL MENON, The Hindu : ...the film struggles to tell any one story genuinely. Even the film’s moment of triumph, coming in the last 10 minutes, feels like Vikas Bahl reminding the world that he’s the pro-woman director who made Queen. We walk in to Shaandaar expecting to meet a beautiful girl who will captivate us with insightful conversation, but instead, we meet a dumb blonde who’s just too busy filing her nails.... full review

Thumbs down, by Meena Iyer, Times of India : ...Seriously, how was anyone to guess that this is a cruel joke played by Bahl on his investors and perhaps on an unsuspecting audience. ... full review

105 tweeters(?) - 41 yays 3 so-so 61 nays

zico_gh0sh: Whats this hullabaloo abt #Shaandaar being really bad?Its quite fun in parts&a perfectly watchable,well-acted entertainer. Experimental even

YASHDABHI: People don't believe in this cheap critic they are mean for money go and watch #Shaandaar its really a #Shaandaar @shahidkapoor @aliaa08.

vineet_koul: #shandaar Huge fan of u n I watched shandaar movie Grt success,

truptiaware551: Watched the shaandaar movie for the 3 times!!!

thatobesewoman: I kind of enjoyed Shaandaar, I just feel like it was advertised wrong.

tejalterrific: Shaandaar was cute

SupraMario: Amazing how some critics didn't even bother to look up what Diljit Dosanjh looks like while writing their Shaandaar reviews.

SuperShanatic: Watchiing #Shaandaar Agaiin

stallrecovery: #Shandaar Whattan amazing Bollywood spectacle.

ShristiSr: Exactly!! Its different. Don't compare Shaandaar with queen. But Shaandaar is truly Shaandaar

sherdelrey: #Shandaar was soooo good. Not your typical hindi movie. @shahidkapoor @aliaa08 ★★★★

ShazreenKhan: Shaandaar was goooood !

ShaliniSalunke: I dont care wht other r talking abt #Shaandaar I loved it, M here to love & support @shahidkapoor this matter the most. Rest dont exist 4 me

ShahiDKaDiwaNa: Make your weekend#Shaandaar *_* wid @shahidkapoor @aliaa08 Go & watch Shaandaar

sannif_hussain: Awww such a cute and fun movie! Ending was the best

SAD1YA_P: Watched #Shaandaar.Idk why I loved it so much.b'coz of @aliaa08 ? Or the movie was good?

ria_xoxo3: Just saw #Shaandaar !!! I absolutely LOVED the film!!

ray_aishee: Watched shaandaar was so shaandaar....loved every bit of the movie :)@aliaa08 @shahidkapoor :)

rashi_giria: Go and watch Shaandaar in your most nazdeek theatre and feel Nazdeekiyaan with them. ❤️

Raks_luv: #shaandaar is pure non vulgar movie that's why it's criticized by the people...that want adult comedy....come on india

rahat9773: Shaandaar is Super comedy n romantic movie

PrimeFocusIndia: Don’t miss @aliaa08 & @shahidkapoor spectacular performance in the movie @Shaandaar. Post Production by #PrimeFocus

pariksha10: Beautiful palace in #Shandaar. Beautiful scenery. Beautiful jewellery, beautiful everything. In other words go watch it.

nalinnath: #shaandaar second time... Nd excitement nd fun was same.... @shahidkapoor yaal I love you more my jj you r just perfect like movie

kritired5: Some ppl r reacting as if #Shaandaar is over! But wts wrong with dese ppl der r 50% of ppl who love d movie too!

KevinKishore2: #shaandaar is a film of happiness, and I'm completely satisfied with it. @shahidkapoor I made me happy that's what care not the reviews.

kawsambi: feeling Shaandaar

jasontucker786: Shaandaar was amazing!! Great job!! @aliaa08 @shahidkapoor @karanjohar @DharmaMovies

Gorgeous_Geek01: This sunday #Shaandaar again.. Its too sweet to resist a second watch.. @aliaa08 @shahidkapoor @foxstarhindi

gauridwivedi09: #Shaandaar @shahidkapoor @aliaa08 terrific movie #shaandaar weekend

GabbiWamiqa: Saw #shaandaar last night ! Its a Must Watch film ! I've never seen a film like that before ! Soooooooo Different! Salute to the whole team!

FarhaloveShahid: Go n watch #Shaandaar now #ShaandaarSaturday @shahidkapoor u r d best

FancyFurret: Alright you all need to watch the Indian Bollywood movie Shaandaar.

dvrmickey89: Just saw #Shaandaar, Shahid n Alia is simply amazing, Mad,funny luv story,Super entertaining @aliaa08 @shahidkapoor

dia110dia: Guys!!!!Go n watch #Shaandaar.Stop paying heed to those fake reviews...the film is really me..!! U will definitely like it

chanchal25: Enjoying...... — feeling Shaandaar

BakhtawarNafis: Shaandaar is a fun loving

ashmingill7: Just watched #Shandaar & i totally loved it! @shahidkapoor and @aliaa08 are so freaking adorable together!Their chemistry is on point!

ABRanaali1: Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are Shaandaar: Vikas Bahl's Shaandaar sees the adorable pairing of Shahid Kapoor ...

aamir__71: #Shaandaar movie review must watch Hindi 2015: torture of 2015 God bless all chipkli fans @AliaBhattAngels @aliaa08

11prakhar: Last nyt watched shandaar awesome acting by @aliaa08 and @shahidkapoor

sam9456: theek hai yaar itni buri bhi nahi hai #Shaandaar movie

JibbyD: If you can sit thru the first 35 horrible minutes of Shandaar, the rest is kind of ok.

boxofficeeye: #Shaandaar is nt a bad film as bein made on SM. Watch r Review & go with ri8 expectations -

yusuf_quazi: Nthing shandaar about #Shandaar!

whatsuphimachal: #Shandaar the rubbish movie.. don't waste your money.

VasundharaKar: Being an insomniac gets embarrassing when you watch Shandaar.

SuchiOjha: Shandaar is not that Shandaar.

sneha_t16: It is proved that two beautiful ppl can make an ugly couple #Shandaar #alia #shahidkapoor a bad piece of work

siddhimatr: Ok it's not that Shaandaar

shakiul_rana: #Shaandaar is about two insomniac, but actually it can put you asleep within 10 minutes. Had so much expectations on Vikas. Disappointed :(

sawan_1990: #Shaandaar @aliaa08 looks #hot in that bikini. @shahidkapoor rocked as always. But movie not watchable.

rmathew4tw: Cannot believe what a complete farce #Shaandaar is, when you consider that the same #VikasBahl directed #Queen. #Movies #India #KaranJohar

rjashwin: Having faced the 'Shandaar' torture, i think i am ready to face anything worst in my life.....

Ravikumar8055: Shandaar nahi Wahiyaat

PoorvaSh: Bakwas #Shandaar

pankutiwari5: Shaandaar movie dekh ke jinda bachna..apne aap pe proud moment hai.#disaster

palapalapanda: Shandaar was such a shit movie tbh. wth many random stuff happening

oadfg123: Watch Punchnama2 Again shaandaar to dub gyi re baba

notty_pundit: Lol! #Shandaar not so Shandaar!

nishuverma: #worst movie in recent time #Shaandaar

NaveeNkas: Shandaar = Bekar.

mtmumbaitimes: शानदार: फोडणी काही जमली नाही... #review @mtmumbaitimes

MohorSarkar: Shaandaar is such a wahiyad film. Why on earth #PankajKapoor singed this film?Seriously raita phail gaya. #Shasha is back with ghatiya movie

mohitmourya6: #Shandaar I have waited for this movie from a long time and get this :(

mithileshchouh5: After Mr. X,Bombay Velvet Hamari Adhuri Kahaani Brothers, Shaandaar v flop

MedhaManglik: #shaandaar: first movie in my life to compel me to leave theatre.animation reminded me of another stupid movie Mai prem ki diwani hu.

Manthan_R: #Shaandaar , not worth a full tweet, left the movie halfway through

maneeshkarthik: Sheer waste of time..!! #Shaandaar 2/10

m_nahdi: #shaandaar movie wasn't that good

kunjan: #VikasBahl WHY #Shaandaar? You could have just spent your money on mushrooms n brownies.

kamaalrkhan: Thanks to Madhu Manteena n Anurag Kashyap & Co. For bringing first disaster #Shaandaar in the career of Alia Bhatt. Shahid Ko Toh Aadat Hai.

imAChaurasia: "Shaandaar" jitni naam se Shaandaar hai Waise hi unti Ghatiya #Shaandaar hai.

Im_AshiGupta: How can one.. say.. that don't watch shaandaar. . It's a waste of time.

iamrahul931: Shaandaar Movie Joins The Elite Group Of Humshakals, RGV Ki AAG, Love Story 2050, Himmatwaala.. :-D

Hetal8485Patel: Alia was bored giving Hits? So She decided to give a Shaandaar flop

gl0ryhunter: In recent times my predictions went totally wrong. #Puli #10Ek #Shandaar.. All flop. Worst of the worst.

farheinakmal22: #Shaandaar is a cruel joke played by #VikasBahl . DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON THIS MOVIE. The…

farahnezam: I WANT MY MONEY, MY TIME AND MY DAMAGED BRAIN CELLS BACK! Wtf was #Shandaar? Possibly the worst movie to ever come out of #Bollywood!

emmmi_fan: Shandaar flop chutiyappaa movie

dice14821: #Shaandaar is more like #shandont #disappointed #sucked

Deepak_Mathur: And the worst movie of 2015 award goes to #Shaandaar #sardard #poormovie #sucks @kamaalrkhan

dayalpooja: #Shaandaar review: The film is disappointing, lethargically penned, badly acted and childishly narrated.

chandu3121987: OMG.. So stupid. like totally. #Shaandaar

bsindia: Despite sincere performances and groovy music, Vikas Bahl's Shaandaar is a bore! @manavikapur reviews

bhuvvii: #Shaandaar is pathetic,boring,irritating.........a total headache...#ShaandaarFlops

BhushanBankar1: There was hardly anything #Shaandaar in the movie excepting the title

awaRA_HUL: Janhit Mai Jaari..!! #Shandaar sirf Naam He hai :p

asin_bd: #Shaandaar - I slept twice! And then I stopped it..#FridayNight sleep is better than this faultu movie! @shahidkapoor @karanjohar #aliya

Ashishadfan: Watch Punchnama2 Again shaandaar h bakbaas

Ansari_Addy: There is a high alert. ...people are searching for the story writer of Shandaar so that they can beat him to death.....

Amr1ta: I was disappointed with #Shaandaar. I think @aliaa08 & @shahidkapoor deserve better than a weak storyline. 2 stars/5

akshat_vpande: Health Advise: please avoid seeing Shaandaar. You may kill yourself or person sitting next to you while in fact...

AkriPasta: Shandaar has to be one of the most beautifully made shit movies in recent times. Perfect post doob movie though.

ajaydevgncg: Jhelo mat @karanjohar ki ghatiyaa #shaandaar Watch Punchnama2 Again @PKP2Official

ahadfooty: As expected, Shandaar was disappointing.

adreaniline_: Billi ka naam sher rakhne se wo sher nahi banjati.Waise hi movie ka title Shaandaar rakhne se movie Shaandaar nahi hojati.

abhyudaymj: #Shandaar se achha hai OP sharma ka Jadoo dekh aao

abhisharma23: Worst muvi @shahidkapoor didn't expected dis aftr masterpiece #haider Mastershit #shandaar #disappointed couldn't even make it to d interval

abhilash9870: #Shaandaar - a good writer/narrator fell for big banners. #BelowAverage

aashinakaul: wondering what was the director thinking before making #Shaandaar #Torture

AasheeAsks: Really disappointed with #Shaandaar !Expected a much better plot, acting was amazing! Everyone acted really well, music was brilliant too!

aartiyadav09: One of the worst films of recent times..#Shaandaar .. Zero story, over acting by all, except Pankaj Kapoor & Sanah Kapoor. Waste of money

1983Sayantani: #Shaandaar what a waste of money and talent!! Am sure the makers or the actors didn't even watch it #sad

_RahulB: Shandaar could well be this year's worst film. Shocked it's helmed by the man who gave us the tremendous Queen.

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: None.
  • Language: Clean.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: None.
  • Concept: Women breaking shackles cum Cinderella – something like that.
  • General Look and Feel: Bright and alive.

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This Movies are totally time wasting..


The movie recorded low occupancy on Dusshera holiday and collapsed completely thereafter. This is yet another flop in flop-star Shahid Kapoor's worthless filmi career and I'm sure he's now joined the race with Abhishek and Saif to be the fastest to 100 lifetime flops.

I dont think this move going to make some good records..


Watching this movie gave a feeling of watching the first powerpoint presentation of a child. Having discovered the various animations and transitions possible the child has used each of them on the various slides.

Only bright spot of the film is Alia. She has to be herself, just a rich daughter brought up in a life of luxury whose major issues in life are which shade of lipstick and nail polish to wear today. And she does that in top form.

@Fan ha ha ha ha ha

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