Aaha Kalyanam Movie Review

Time-pass movie…

Reviews 21-Feb-2014 6:07 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

Plot Summary: Shakthi (Nani) is a wayward in life with no worries and falls in love with Shruthi (Vaani Kapoor), ambitious girl. As they acquainted together as friends, they embark on a new business venture of wedding planning named ‘Getti Melam’. But when their policy of “Finance and Romance will not go together’ is broken and they get intimate, a sense of egoism breaks in drifting them apart. It’s not just their emotions, but their business too as their clients wants them together or their deal is cancelled.

Analysis: Let’s not draw the comparisons between ‘Aaha Kalyanam’ and ‘Band Bajaa Baraat’. Viewing this as a fresh film, we can easily classify this film into youthful romantic comedy. The story is simple with no big conflicts and the egoisms between the protagonists are something that we have already seen in many Tamil movies like ‘Kushi’. The screenplay proceeds smoothly with light moments. Especially with the first half filled with more weddings, it is filled with celebratory moods albeit no conflict in tale. Of course, the momentum is maintained in post-intermission. The dialogues are humorous and it gains a good reception. Gokul Krishna has tried translating the complete Hindi version into Tamil and Telugu. Yes, it’s a good attempt, but with a grand colourful backdrops of Yash Raj Films factor, but the elements of South Indian flavour is slightly missing.

Performance: Nani has done a neat job with his humorous and spontaneous dialogue deliveries. Vaani Kapoor looks gorgeous and is a perfect girl on the screen. Though many might not take her to be Tamil girl, she steals your hearts with an impeccable act and body language. Badava Gopi and Sriram Parthasarathy don’t have much importance. Simran in a cameo role is just for attraction. It’s a difficult job for just a couple of actors to carry a film with a running length of 2hrs20mins and they deserve special mention for this.

Technical aspects: The songs by Dharan might not be as engrossing as his previous numbers, but he scores brownie points with his background score. Cinematography is brilliant and takes you straight into the ambience. The editing is sleekly done.

What works: The performance of Nani and Vaani, cinematography, background score, editing, screenplay & dialogues

What doesn’t work: Lacks Tamil flavour slightly and gives a dubbed movie feel and songs….

Final Take: The film is sure to click across the youth audiences for its rich flavour of romance and comedy.

Verdict: Time-pass movie…

1. This is the maiden production venture of India’s most prestigious film banner – Yash Raj Films (the makers of Shahrukh Khan’s DDLJ, Dhoom Franchise and more).
2. Filmmaker Gokul Krishna earlier worked as an assistant director to Vishnuvardhan.
3. Vaani Kapoor has signed a 3-film deal with Yash Raj Films. Her debut film ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ was under their banner. Soon after this film, she will be teaming up with YRF again for a project.
4. Vaani didn’t have any onboard Tamil tutor. She didn’t memorise her lines alone, but also of Nani to give proper reactions.
5. This is the third bilingual movie of Nani – Veppam, Naan E and Aaha Kalyanam.

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