Starring Rajkummar Rao, who is in top form this year, along with Kriti Kharbanda, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana has released today. However, as opposed to Rajkummar's other releases this year, SMZA isn't finding much favour with the critics. While reviewers are all praise for the lead actor, they almost unanimously agree that even he has been able to lift this drab film and make it a decent watch. Check out as to what the critics had to say...
In her three-star review, Renuka Vyavahare of The Times Of India, writes, "The film could have been much better than it eventually turns out to be. But if you don't mind watching a modest family drama, reminiscent of the 90s, you won't mind being privy to this emotional alliance."
But if you believe Sreeju Sudhakaran of Times Now, he says, "Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana is easily the weakest movie of Rajkummar Rao this year (if you count out Raabta where he had a cameo). Despite the temptation of watching this actor in prime form, better avoid getting invited for this wedding." He awards the film a meagre two stars.
Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express, feels the film deserves only 1.5 stars as she writes, "The plot looks straight out of the 80s, with its implausible ‘revenge’ theme, the characters who look ‘seedha’ but are totally ‘ulta’, and a leading lady who is presented as a modern, thinking girl, but is given very little agency or a mind of her own. Her one big desire is that she wants to work after marriage. Satyendra aka Sattu’s response, smitten as he is with her pretty-in-pinkness self, is instant acquiescence. Along comes the contrarian mother-in-law, thundering ‘iss khandan hi bahu naukri nahi karegi’, or mothballed words to the effect, which have no business belonging to a film in this day and age."
On the contrary, Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times seems impressed by the film. In her 3.5 star review, she writes, "Ratnaa Sinha’s Shaadi Mein Zarur Aana ticks all Bollywood boxes -- romance, drama, revenge, songs et al. But beyond the song and dance routine, the Rajkummar Rao-Kirti Kharbanda-starrer also shines light on gender inequality, dowry and corruption, holding a mirror up to us as a people."
Given the nature of these reviews, it is indeed clear that Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana might not be palatable to everyone.
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