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Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana - Movie Poster.jpg
Directed by Ratnaa Sinha
Produced by Vinod Bachchan
Manju Bachchan
Written by Kamal Pandey
Starring
  • Rajkummar Rao
  • Kriti Kharbanda
Music by Songs
  • Anand Raj Anand
  • JAM8
  • Arko Pravo Mukherjee
  • Zain-Sam-Raees
  • Rashid Khan
Score
Prasad Sashte
Cinematography Suresh Beesaveni
Edited by Ballu Saluja
Production
company
Soundrya Productions
Soham Rockstar Entertainment
Distributed by UFO Moviez India
Release date
  • 10 November 2017 (2017-November-10)
Running time
137 minutes[1]
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 14.38 crore[2]

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana (English: Do attend the wedding) is a 2017 Indian Hindi romantic drama film directed by Ratnaa Sinha. The film stars Rajkummar Rao as an IAS Officer and Kriti Kharbanda as a PCS Officer, who are brought together by a marriage proposal and fall in love with each other during the process but on the night of their marriage destiny takes the two of them in two different directions.[3][4] The film had a worldwide release on 10 November 2017.[5][6]

Contents

  • 1 Plot
  • 2 Cast
  • 3 Production
    • 3.1 Development
    • 3.2 Filming
  • 4 Soundtrack
  • 5 Critical Reception
  • 6 Awards and nominations
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Plot[edit]

Aarti Shukla (Kriti Kharbanda) meets Satyendra Mishra (Rajkummar Rao), a clerk in the Excise Department, on her parents persistence who are trying to fix an arranged marriage for her. Aarti is impressed by Satyendra's liberal and progressive views while Satyendra is mesmerized by Aarti's beauty and intelligence as a consequence of which both of them fall in love with each other and agree to get married. On the night of marriage, Aarti comes to know that she has cleared the Civil Services Exam from her sister Abha (Nayani Dixit), who also informs her that if she gets married now her in-laws won't let her pursue the dreams that she has. On her sister's insistence Aarti decides to run-away from her house without informing anyone, including Satyendra who is shocked to know about the incident and is left heartbroken. Five years later, Aarti who is now a PCS Officer is accused of taking a bribe and suspended till her case is resolved. During the investigation Aarti comes to know that the officer in charge of her case is Satyendra Mishra, who has now become an IAS Officer. What comes as a shock to Aarti is the indifferent behaviour displayed by Satyendra who has no sympathy for her.

Aarti approaches Satyendra for assistance but is shunned away by him. The investigation is completed and Aarti is proven innocent. It is later revealed that it was actually Satyendra who helped in the investigation to prove Aarti's innocence.

Aarti later tries her best to make amends with Satyendra but to no avail. A few months later, Aarti is shown to be getting married to someone and Satyendra's family is also invited. On the day of the wedding, Satyendra realizes his love for Aarti and gate-crashes into her wedding. It is revealed that the wedding was only a drama planned by both the families to make Satyendra realize his true feelings. The movie ends with Aarti and Satyendra getting married.

Cast[edit]

  • Rajkummar Rao as IAS Officer Satyendra Mishra
  • Kriti Kharbanda as PCS Officer Aarti Shukla
  • Navni Parihar as Manju Shukla, Aarti’s mother
  • Govind Namdev as Shyam Sunder Shukla, Aarti’s father
  • Nayani Dixit as Abha, Aarti’s sister
  • Manoj Pahwa as Jogi Mama, Aarti’s maternal uncle
  • K.K. Raina as Jugal Kishore Mishra, Satyendra's father
  • Alka Amin as Shanti Mishra, Satyendra's mother
  • Vipin Sharma as Mahesh Mama, Sattu's maternal uncle

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In February 2017, producer Vinod Bachchan made the official announcement about his film Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana with Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda in lead roles.[7] For the role of Aarti Shukla, the first choice of filmmaker Ratna Sinha was actress Taapsee Pannu who had reportedly[8] come on board to do the film but later on decided against doing so citing lack of dates.[9][10][11]

Filming[edit]

The principal photography of Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana began in March 2017 in Allahabad, following which there was a 30 day schedule in Lucknow while the final schedule of the film took place in Kanpur.[12] A set worth 2 crore was created in Lucknow by art director Arup Adhikari, set designer Shabiul Haasan and their team to film a wedding sequence that formed the climax of the film.[13][14]

Soundtrack[edit]

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana
Soundtrack album by Arko, KAG For Jam8, Raees, Zain, Sam, Anand Raaj Anand & Rashid Khan
Released 24 October 2017 (2017-October-24)[15]
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 44:32
Language Hindi
Label Zee Music Company
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The soundtrack album of Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana comprises 11 songs composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Kaushik-Akash-Guddu (KAG) For JAM8, Zain-Sam-Raees, Anand Raaj Anand and Rashid Khan while the lyrics were written by Kumaar, Shakeel Azmi, Gaurav Krishna Bansal, Arko and Kunal Verma.[16][17]

Vipin Nair of The Hindu in his review said that the soundtrack is "entirely missable" and gave it a rating of 2.5/5.[18][19]

Tracklist
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Jogi"ArkoArkoYasser Desai & Aakanksha Sharma04:33
2."Main Hoon Saath Tere"Shakeel Azmi, Kunaal VermaJAM8 (Kaushik-Akash-Guddu)Arijit Singh04:40
3."Pallo Latke"Kumaar (Rap lyrics: Rossh)Zain-Saim-RaeesJyotica Tangri & Yasser Desai (Rap: Fazilpuria)04:56
4."Tu Banja Gali Benaras Ki"Shakeel AzmiRashid KhanAsit Tripathy04:08
5."Mera Intkam Dekhegi"Gaurav Krishna BansalAnand Raaj AnandKrishna Beuraa03:00
6."Jogi" (Feat. Aakanksha Sharma)ArkoArkoAakanksha Sharma03:44
7."Jogi" (Feat. Shafqat Amanat Ali)ArkoArkoShafqat Amanat Ali03:49
8."Main Hoon Saath Tere" (Feat. Shivangi Bhayana)Shakeel Azmi, Kunaal VermaJAM8 (Kaushik-Akash-Guddu)Shivangi Bhayana04:23
9."Tu Banja Gali Benaras Ki" (Feat. Shafqat Amanat Ali)Shakeel AzmiRashid KhanShafqat Amanat Ali04:10
10."Tu Banja Gali Benaras Ki" (Feat. Asees Kaur)Shakeel AzmiRashid KhanAsees Kaur04:06
11."Mera Intkam Dekhegi" (Feat. Anand Raaj Anand)Gaurav Krishna BansalAnand Raaj AnandAnand Raaj Anand03:01
Total length:44:32

Critical Reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana has an approval score of 40% based on 5 reviews with an average rating of 6 out of 10.[20] The movie received a mixed response from the critics.[21] Renuka Vyavahare of The Times of India praised the acting performances of Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda but criticized the implausible and overstretched storyline of the film and gave it a rating of 3 out of 5.[22] Sweta Kausal of Hindustan Times was critical of the clichés used in the film and found the songs to be obstructive to the plot, but was impressed with the acting performances of all actors and gave the film a rating of 3.5 out of 5 calling it "an entertainer."[23] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV criticized the film for its ambiguous stand on the social issues that it touches upon throughout its duration and gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5.[24] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express found the movie to be too loud but was impressed with the acting performances of Rajkummar Rao and Nayani Dixit and gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5.[25] Udita Jhunjhunwala of First Post was critical of the improbable circumstances shown in the second half of the film and found the story to be very similar to Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Bareilly Ki Barfi. While Udita did praise the acting performance of Rajkummar Rao, she felt that it wasn't enough to save the film and gave it a rating of 2.5 out of 5.[26]

Namrata Joshi of The Hindu was impressed with the acting performances of all actors but criticized the implausible revenge story that the film becomes in its second half.[27] Urvi Parikh of Rediff was critical of the weak storyline of the film and its slow pacing. The critic gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5.[28] Bollywood Hungama praised the concept of the film but criticized its uninspired execution and gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5. The website appreciated the acting performance of Rajkummar Rao but was critical of the writers for their confused presentation of his character.[29] Kriti Tulsiani of News18 praised the acting performances of all actors but criticized the poorly written script which she felt was not just unreasonable but also out-dated. Kriti gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5.[30] Rachit Gupta of Filmfare applauded the makers for taking up issues that are very relevant to our society but was critical of the way they were handled. Rachit felt that the film suffers a lot from the usage of outdated clichés and too much melodrama and gave it a rating of 2.5 out of 5.[31] Meena Iyer of DNA India praised the acting performance of Rajkummar Rao but felt that the film lacked conviction and could not tap its entire potential. Meena gave the film a rating of 2.5 out of 5.[32]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Date of Ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref.
Zee Cine Awards 19 December 2017 Best Female Playback Singer Jyotica Tangri
(For the song "Pallo Latke")
Won [33]
Mirchi Music Awards 28 January 2018 Upcoming Male Vocalist of The Year Asit Tripathy
(For the song "Tu Banja Gali Benaras Ki")
Won [34]