Band Baaja Baaraat: A Success!

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You know you have a hit on your hands when the likes of Shobhaa De goes out of her way to blog about your film. Yash Raj Films can finally breathe a sigh of relief: Band Baaja Baaraat is pretty much a hit. Viewers and critics can’t stop raving about the simplicity behind the film, the box office is speaking heaps too as collections are building. Whether it’s the lack of promotion and the mere fact that the storyline evolved around a concept that Desi’s are obsessed with, weddings, consensus is clear; the film has done it. While the film was slated to be a small release, it is via great reviews and word of mouth that the film has gone on to become a success literally overnight.

The pairing of Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh is now loved and you can be sure, you will see these two in coming films too. Her natural dancing versus the more ultra rehearsed numbers we encounter nowadays, has been praised while his confidence and comic timing has been loved. In fact, news has it that Shaad Ali’s forthcoming film has been offered to Singh, who gladly took it from the kitty of Shahid Kapoor.

And while most thought the film would slide and slip past the multi-starrer No Problem, it is the Anil Kapoor starrer that found itself sinking at the box office after critics panned the film. Band Baaja Baaraat proves what filmmakers in India seem to be forgetting: big stars do not make a film, a good script does

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