Shaadi No 1
Director: David Dhawan
Producer: Vashu Bhagnani
Music: Anu Malik
Starring: Fardeen Khan, Zayed Khan, Sharman Joshi, Ayesha Takia, Eesha Deol, Soha Ali Khan, Aarti Chabaria, Riya Sen, Sophie, Rajpal Yadav, Satish Shah, Sajay Dutt.
After hits like Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Shaadi No 1 is a major dissappointment from David Dhawan. Even if you leave your thinking caps at home, the film just doesn't click and make you laugh due to its absolute nonsense comedy.
Shaadi No.1 tells the story of Fardeen, Zayed and Sharman who play Raj, Veer and Aryan, three fun loving, good time guys married to Bhavna, Diya and Sonia respectively. However their wives see life very differently to them. Raj (Fardeen Khan) loves to paint the town red, maroon and crimson too. Bhavana (Ayesha Takia) prefers the colors of spirituality. He wants fun 'n' frolic in the bed room, she prefers pooja paath in the prayer room.
Veer (Zayed Khan) moves to a flirt beat. Diya's (Esha Deol) heart beats for acting. He wants to rock 'n' roll but the only role she will consider is the one in films. Aryan (Sharman Joshi) is god's gift to women wanting love. Sonia (Soha Ali Khan) is a life line for women wanting divorce. Tired and disappointed the three set on to commit suicide where they happen to save a rich businessman, Kothari (Satish Shah) who is about to commit suicide.
He employs them, they resolve his business hassles, and he tells them about his other nagging problem: three young daughters ? Madhuri (Riya Sen), Rekha (Aarti Chhabria) and Dimple (Sophiya Chaudhary) ? who now live abroad and refuse to accept the idea of arranged marriages.Kothari wants the three guys to woo his daughters and then dump them, so that they realize that love affairs can go wrong as well.
Initially, the guys refuse to bail out Kothari, but he issues an ultimatum: Woo his daughters or else lose the job. The guys fly abroad, court the three sisters and actually fall in love with them. But when they return to India, they suddenly discover a kabab mein haddi in the form of Lucky Bhaiya [Sanjay Dutt], who claims to be a distant relative of the three wives.
In the meanwhile, Kothari wants the guys to stop dating his daughters, but they are in no mood to obey his orders. In fact, they even discuss the issue of a second marriage with their respective wives. And then they land up in more trouble.
The film starts off well but it seems with Shaadi No 1, David Dhawan is out of ideas. After the few initial reels the film-maker looses steam. Post interval, the film drags and things keep deteriorating as the story moves towards its finale. And the climax is a complete letdown. Anu Malik's music is another weak spot. Cinematography [Johny Lall] is up to the mark. Dialogues [Milap Zaveri] are well worded.
Performance wise Fardeen, Zayed and Sharman are efficient and what comes as a [pleasant] surprise is that both Fardeen and Zayed have handled the light moments with ease. Ayesha Takia and Soha Ali Khan are wasted in the movie. Esha Deol gets most footage among the three but her acting is just about okay. Aarti Chabaria, Riya Sen and Sophie are in the movie for the oomph factor. Sanjay Dutt's role might appeal to the masses mainly. Rajpal Yadav excels in the few scenes he got. Satish Shah over-reacts.
Overall, Shaadi No 1 is quite an ordinary film and not worth wasting three hours of precious time.