Cast: Nani , Vaani Kapoor , Simran and others
Directed by : A. Gokul Krishna
Produced by : Aditya Chopra
Banner :Yash Raj Films
Music by : Dharan Kumar
Release Date : 2014-02-21
Aaha Kalyanam Movie Review
Band Baaja Barat, a Bollywood hit has been remade in Tamil with Nani and Vani in Tamil and dubbed in Telugu as Aaha Kalyanam.
Shruti (Vaani Kapoor) is a college girl who pre-plans her life and is ambitious to turn a wedding planner. She meets up with Shakti (Nani) a happy-go-lucky guy who has no aim in life, in an event. Shakti joins her as partner and the two establish a wedding planning business. For Shruti, finance and romance cane never intermixed and thus they form few rules. After slowly finding success in their business by working together, the two fall for each other. But the two spoil their relationship with ego clashes. What happens next forms the rest of the story.
Nani has done an entertaining role as Shakti stepping into the shoes of Ranveer Singh. His way of speaking English and mannerisms with apt comedy timing will entertain.
Vani Kapoor is naturally beautiful and she did her role well. Her chemistry with Nani was good on watch. Simran does a cameo. Other supporting cast are okay.
Dharan Kumar musical scores aren’t pleasing and the lyrics are equally bad. However, they are shot well. Cinematography is colorful and impressive while the editing is decent. Director Gokul Krishna, who made his debut stuck to the original versions except for very few changes that suits Tamil audiences taste. Yash Raj films production values are rich.
Aaha Kalyanam is the loyal remake of Band Baaja Baarat for its content. Director Gokul Krishna played safe game without major changes to the script except it to suit Tamil audiences taste. Being a dubbed version and too much of Tamil flavor sans lip sync, Telugu audiences may not experience the magic of Band Baaja Baraat. Audiences who are fan of BBB movie, may not like Aaha Kalyanam for its energy and verve missing.
While the first half has some interesting moments, the second half moves on predictable lines lacking emotional depth. Also, the entire film is of Tamil flavor including none of the Telugu popular supporting cast and it can be felt throughout the movie. Aaha Kalyanam can be watched for the lead cast performances, the romantic movements and colorfully pictured songs.
A decent one time watch, provided u don’t mind too much of Tamil nativity.