Starring Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor, the much awaited movie Shaandaar hit the big screens today. Viewers have been widely extravagant in their praise of their fresh onscreen pairing. Also, Sasha’s sister Sanah Kapur makes her Bollywood debut with this Vikas Bahl directorial. How Shaandaar is their chemistry in the movie? Do they live up to the expectations of the audience? Let’s find that out.

The movie starts with introducing Bipin Arora (Pankaj Kapur) who has two daughters- Sanah Kapur (Isha) and Alia (Alia Bhatt). Alia is an adopted child and her father’s favourite among the two daughters. The Aroras are bankrupt and so they decide to get Isha married to the Robin Fundwani who’s family is super rich and own everything of gold. That way the Aroras can get rid of all the debts. Basically, the two affluent families are getting their kids married just for a business deal.

It is a destination wedding and Jagjinder Joginder aka JJ (Shahid Kapoor) is appointed as Isha’s wedding planner, and trust us, you will not be able to take your eyes off Sasha. Alia and JJ meet and bond over insomnia. Both of them are insomniacs and since they don’t get sleep in the night, they spend time together doing weird, crazy stuff enjoying each other’s company. Sparks fly and they eventually fall in love. ALSO READ: Shaandaar behind-the-scenes: Meet Shahid Kapoor as Jagjinder Joginder- the coolest wedding planner ever!

The first half of Shaandaar is an entertainer in every sense. Pankaj Kapur and Shahid Kapoor’s equation in the movie is totally Shaandaar. For all those girls out there who are conscious about being overweight, this movie is an inspiration in true sense. Alia and Shahid do share a crackling chemistry but the story of Shaandaar seems to be leading to nowhere. As we mentioned earlier, Sanah Kapur makes her Bollywood debut with Shaandaar but her role is completely overshadowed by Shalia’s chemistry and she doesn’t have too many dialogues.

Shaandaar has some really awesome and hilarious sequences which will make you laugh like crazy.Apart from Shaam Shaandaar and Gulaabo, other songs are not very impressive. All in all, this Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer is a light-hearted and entertaining movie.

Vikas Bahl’s previous movie Queen was widely appreciated and made him one of the finest directors in Bollywood. Given the previous record, a lot was expected from the Queen director. But Shaandaar does not meet up to the expectations. If you are expecting something extraordinary from Bahl’s latest venture, you will leave the cinema halls with dashed hopes. ALSO READ: Revealed! Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s Shaandaar kiss in the water! 

Ratings: **1/2 stars