Baarat Company is a new Hindi film which has been set in the city of Lucknow.
Review of Baarat Company:
Immersed in tacky lines and slapstick humour, the first half of the film drags, with the unconvincing bullying of couples by the Baaraat Company. The second half picks up some pace and is entertaining in parts, but is predictable and does not offer any interesting twists.
The subject had potential and if handled well, the film could have been a decent romantic comedy, but the writing film lacks freshness and depth. It does manage to inject humour in some scenes and elicits a few chuckles, but such instances are few and far between.
The direction seems a tad amateurish. The characters and situations are cliched and anticipated from word go, although the small town ethos and environment are captured to perfection.
Newcomer Ranveer Kumar is confident and tries hard, but appears a bit ungainly. He sorely lacks the charisma and screen presence of a hero. Sandeepa Dhar portrays Mehek with ease. It is her anglicised character, however, that is a bit incongruous with her Lucknawi milieu. Also, their on-screen chemistry fails to sizzle.