• Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

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    Based on 18 critics

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    Summary

    Satyendra aka Sattu (Rajkummar Rao) and Aarti (Kriti Kharbanda) meet for a proposed arranged marriage and fall in love in the process. On the night of their marriage, an unexpected turn of events turns their world upside down and marriage does not happen on that day as Aarti decides to pursue her dreams. 5 years later, both cross paths and the story takes an interesting turn when Satyendra, now an IAS officer, is assigned the case of framed PCS officer Aarti. Set in the backdrop of India’s civil services, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana explores the challenges that Satyendra and Aarti face as a middle-class couple in India.

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  • The film ticks all Bollywood boxes -- romance, drama, revenge, songs et al. But beyond the song and dance routine, it also shines light on gender inequality, dowry and corruption, holding a mirror up to us as a people.

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  • What then keeps you engaged despite the rather implausible plot riddled with misunderstandings is some real good performances, led by the very talented Rajkummar Rao.

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  • ...lukewarm fare.

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  • ...is one romantic drama that even Rajkummar Rao’s reliable performance cannot rescue.

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  • ...it’s a film that had potential to be a sweet love story. However, this one doesn’t quite get there because it’s not passionate enough on any count—be it in its social messaging--or be it in the romance.

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  • You get a ridiculous romance free with an intense revenge drama. Unfortunately, you leave with an after-taste of the silly rom-com instead of the well-written revenge bits.

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  • ...talks about the dowry system, the inequality towards women in civil services and general working opportunities etc, it really feels like a mature and relevant story. But the treatment is so lackluster that it relegates the movie to Indian soap opera status. It’s a definite letdown. 

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  • ...rests on an interesting idea but the treatment is lacklustre.

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  • ...is strictly enjoyable only in parts. Don't expect it to be an interesting affair as it might give you a headache in the second half.

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  • ...sets up its plot with confidence and coherence before going off the rails in spectacular and painful fashion.

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  • Rajkummar Rao is earnest and tries to give his best to a film that doesn’t deserve it.

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  • If the noble cause of this film was to train societal soch, the regressive characters could've at least gone through a mindset makeover by the climax. But the only transformation here, happens for those in the audience — greying guaranteed.

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  • ...while the film gets you chuckling at times, it disappoints you for being a mixture of familiar works and for not justifying the issues it supposedly deals with.

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  • In an attempt to propagate the message of 'family-first', the movie employs misconceptions and stereotypes, making it impossible to engage with the lead characters.

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  • ...is a massive, uncontrollable cinematic blob that runs its tiresome two-and-a-half-hour course without ever getting its perspectives in order.

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  • ...a terrible, terrible film.

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  • The melodrama is too much, the pace is too slow and the second half is unbearable.

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  • For a film that ostensibly sets out to speak against the ills of dowry, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana is surprisingly, and dangerously muted.

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