Preview : Aaha Kalyanam
Nani impressed as Prakash in “Paisa”. When his fans are still discussing about this movie, he is again going to appear and entertain as Prithvi in “Aha Kalyanam”. This is the latest movie of Nani paired up with Vani Kapoor. This is the first Telugu movie produced by Yash Raj Films and is the remake of the Bollywood film “Band Baaja Baaraat”. This is going to be released in both Tamil and Telugu languages simultaneously on 21st of this month i.e., tomorrow (Friday). In this regard, let us see the General aspects of the movie.
* Gokul Krishna is making his debut as a Director with this film. It seems that they have made some minute changes in the story in order to include the Tamil nativity in the movie. We have to see, to what extent will these changes affect the movie.
* Being Yash Raj Films, there will not be any deficit in the production values. However, the tumultuous atmosphere will continue throughout the film. There will appear the wedding atmosphere in each and every frame of the film.
* Nani is going to appear as Prithvi and Vani Kapoor as Shruthi in the film. Their chemistry is the source of this story. With the aim to achieve something in life, they both start a Marriage Bureau with the name “Gatti Melam”.
* The lip-lock scene between Nani and Vani creates heat among the audience. However, Nani says not to expect much about the kiss scene, as it is only a part of the story.
* The Telugu movie Jabardasth is a copy of Band Baaja. But, ‘Aha Kalyanam’ is an official remake of ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’. However, Jabardasth was a flop ! What type of report will ‘Aha Kalyanam’ bring out…??
* Simran is going to appear on the silver screen after a long time. She has a key role in the story.
* It seems they are going to show 21 types of weddings in the movie. The marriage atmosphere will be seen throughout the film.
* The movie has been issued U/A certificate by the Censor Board. But Nani says that the whole family can watch the movie.
Aaha Kalyanam Review:
Band Baaja Baarat on its release in 2010 became a unexpected hit giving newcomers Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh a perfect launch pad to start their Bollywood careers. Vaani Kapoor who is making her Telugu debut with this movie will be having similar hopes from this movie. Aha Kalyanam also has south superstar Nani in the lead role. So, how much successful Aha Kalyanam gets in recreating the magic of BBB, we will see in this movie review.
Aaha Kalyanam is the story of Shakthi who is happy-go-lucky guy and Shruthi who has a dream of having her own wedding planning business. Shakti somehow by some divine intervention ends up in wedding business with Shruti and they achieve a decent success in their work. But then Shruthi realizes that she has fallen in love with him and he is not ready for a relationship. This leads to them going to separate ways. The movie is about how they come back together.
Aha Kalyanam successfully recreates the magic of BBB. The movie is funny, entertaining and interesting. And add the Nani factor to it, you have a recipe for a blockbuster hit. The chemistry between bubbly Vaani and charming nani is very good. Vaani Kapoor who showed immense potential in her debut movie “Shuddh Desi Romance” has once again given a strong performance. Overall, Aha Kalyanam is a good movie which will refresh you with its entertainment quotient.
Considering the performances, i would say this movie is the fine performance by Nani. The actor has done so well, underplaying in many situations giving importance to other characters in the movie. He stands tall in comedy and romance scenes. Vani Kapoor is very charming with her smile and sizzled in the songs part. The only character which doesn’t suit well to the script is Simran, she looks odd in her character. There are few scenes in the movie which can make you laugh. By the way, its an enjoyable experience towards the end credits. The supoorting characters has also excelled with their performances.
Remakes are never an easy task. It has to retain the flavour of the original and at the same time ensure that it suits the local audience for which it has been remade. I can understand Clausius’s theorem but why on earth was this film remade, remains a mystery. When makers of Jabardasth failed to provide YRF the credit I guess the temptation for producers is too hard to resist to prove its their product.
Aaha Kalyanam is a remake of the 2010 Bollywood blockbuster Band Baaja Baaraat starring Ranveer Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. Story of the film very thin but its was magical script, music and performances that worked in Band Baaja Baaraat. In the remake version too slow and unmagical. Screenplay and direction of this film is pretty normal and to some extent tasteless. The screenplay in first half is pretty bad. The director, needed to have more research to understand the pulse of youth before remaking a North Indian product to South.
The music is by Dharan Kumar has proved his mettle with this music. The songs are a rage with young people and music lovers and topping the charts. The background score also adds strength to the script. Loganathan Srinivasan did the camera work, a great advantage for Aaha Kalyanam. The man in the lens has led his camera to the next level. Editing by Bavan Sreekumar should have been crispier as the film fails to reach the magical feel of Band Baaja Baaraat. Customes in the film could have been changed they could have atleast changed them for Nativity. Production Values of Yash Raj Productions are grand.
The first half of the film is okay and second half is dragged. This film is a failed effort from Gokul Krishna to dish out youth orientation and romantic instead of content. Aaha Kalyanam script had potential, but goes wasted. The first half starts off well, but post session (poetic kiss) scene, it begins to fall apart. You desperately hope it picks up, but it doesn’t. The direction and writing in the second half of the film, completely ruins what looked like a decent entertainer from the trailers. If you indeed decide to watch this, make sure you walk out half an hour into the second half. I would suggest, you wait for the DVD or the Television premiere.