With the usual masala, it was refreshing that they spiced it up with the New Guy - Ranveer Singh. Coupled with Anushka Sharma, they make a nice pair on-screen.
So, Band Baaja Baraat is about a girl who dreams of making huge success in the business of planning weddings. The new guy doesn't have any ambitions, but just to save himself from becoming a farmer, he joins the girl in fulfilling her dream. Suddenly he realises that he has flair in the business and their little business becomes an instant success. But, love plays the villain and they split, only to be reunited in the end.
Habib Faisal, the director of the delightful "Do Dooni Chaar" is the scriptwriter for this film. And the script is strong. The character definitions are perfect and that works in the favour of the film. Added to it the natural flair Ranveer oozes on the screen. Anushka tries hard to keep up and does a fairly good job. The Direction by Maneesh Sharma is solid overall and he captures the essence of Delhi well.
The first half breezes through delightfully. But when Love stuffs its ugly foot in between, things go awry. The film drags in the second half. The film falls into the cauldron of predictability and hence becomes slightly boring. But Ranveer manages to tug you along to the end. His little love confession towards the end is also solid. Not the boring mushy romantic dialogues, but a cool desi version. All's well that ends well.
I would say that YRF has been kicked in the guts and found a lifeline. In terms of quality, the film falls a little short but in terms of that "feel good" factor the film is more than enjoyable. A more than decent fare for the holiday season.
Rating: 6.5 / 10