Attention: This is the story of Sanju and Anju. Not a third one is allowed in between 😆
Mere Yaar Ki Shadi Hai is a classical bollywood movie with many lively or romantic dance scenes and colorful, eye-catching filmi costumes, however far from catching the audience itself being lack of creativity and despite having references/inpirations from other famous bollywood movies, not being able to get rif of getting labelled as a “copy” of this and that…
The cast is not a strong one; for sure i had seen Uday Chopra in movies like Mohabbatein or Dhoom, and also Bipasha Basu in Bachna Ae Haseeno and others, Jimmy Shergill in again Mohabbatein and others, Tulip Joshi in Dokha or Superstar; still none of them sound/seem strong to me to cover a whole movie. What i mean to say is that when they act and sing under Shah Rukh Khan or under Hrithik Roshan or Abhishek Bachan, they look quite talented but when they try to manage a scenario by themselves, i find it insufficient as in missing a gist or as in being far away from keeping the soul of the movie alive. (May be that is a personal problem of mine as i am quite used to watching bollywood movies with superstars 🙂 )
The storyline is quite familiar one…There is a woman loved by two men at the same time. One is childhood friend, a bit badmash, a bit crazy, funny yet loving and caring. The other is newly met, handsome, cool, shortly carrying all the perfect criteria required for a marriage. First our heroine is unaware of her feelings, then gets confused and indecisive and finally comes to know what her heart wishes for.
The movie smells a bit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, a bit Mohabbatein, a bit Main Hoon Na among the bollywood movies and kind of inspired from My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997-Julia Roberts). I am not saying it is an exact copy or a ruined dublicate of these movies but it captures some bits and pieces, which i believe do not disturb the audience.
The best thing in the movie is its songs…Ek Ladki, Sharara, Mere Yaar Ki Shadi Hai, Jaage Jaage, Humne Suna Hai, Hum Dono Jaisa…I can say I loved each one of them but especially Sharara.
Mere Yaar Ki Shadi Hai
Humne Suna Hai
Hum Dono Jaisa
Overall, it cannot be categorized as a bad movie as it still provides the audience with some nice timepass showing all the fancy items of bollywood. Still my eyes were searching for Shah Rukh Khan when the heros and heroines were dancing among the mountains being dressed in their best suits and trying to look as if intoxicated by love!
My rate: 3/5!