Stars: Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor, Pankaj Kapur, Sanjay Kapoor
Director: Vikas Bahl
Watch 4 What: Magnificent locations, Fresh pairing, Reverse Sleeping Beauty storyline
Avoid 4 What: Boring scenes, lifeless script and some overacting
Review: Vikas Bahl is a good director considering his last release Queen but Shaandaar definitely depress you if you are a Bahl fan. So Vikas fans skip it and wait for the next one. Problem with the new age or young film directors in India is that whenever they make something good, they always try to make something big in the next one which not necessarily becomes a box office debacle but most of the time they have failed. So its better for the corporate hounds to leave them alone & let them make a movie when they are ready or fully prepared.
Shaandaar isnt a under prepared movie but more like an over prepared one because the sole goal of the movie was to show how Disney one indian movie can get. This film is a showcase of grandeur and mind-blowing locations, which keeps searching for a story. An adopted daughter of Bipin Arora (Pankaj Kapoor), Alia Arora (Alia Bhatt) has fit into her new family easily despite the hatred towards her by her new mother and grandmother. Alia is a creature of the night; in the sense that she cannot sleep. Her father hopes that her insomnia will one day be cured by a man who will put her to bed. Enter Jagjinder Joginder (Shahid Kapoor), a wedding planner who eventually succeeds in doing that. It took me 5 lines to describe the whole plot but the film tells you this for 2 hours.