Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda starrer Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana has started its Indian theatrical run with Rs 1.62 crore on the first day. The film is a romantic comedy directed by Ratnaa Sinha. With the year Rajkummar Rao has had till now and the acclaim he has received from critics and audiences, it would be a surprise if the film is a failure. Vinod Bachchan produces the film, and the screenplay is written by Kamal Pandey.
In a statement, producer Vinod Bachchan says, “Irrespective of last minute jerks from the multiplexes leading to disruption among the shows all over India, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana is well on its way to making a considerable profit at the box office.” Ratnaa Sinha added, “I can only be grateful for the really positive response the film is getting.” The makers must be hoping that the film picks up over the weekend.
Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film a negative review, while praising Rajkummar Rao and Nayani Dixit’s performances. “The real surprise of this film is Nayani Dixit who plays Aarti’s ‘badi behen’, even if her ‘career advice’ to her younger sister is dodgy. Dixit is refreshingly tart and spirited, and in an ideal world, would have had played the lead. What also keeps us watching is, of course, Rao. He’s had a super year, and this time around too, he makes his Sattu a real, vulnerable guy. But maybe he needs to take a break from being a small-town lover boy. It’s all becoming too much of a muchness, as are movies set in these small towns, and their quirky, colourful characters. What about a film with a convincing, loud shout out against ‘dahej’? Now that’s one invite I wouldn’t miss,” she said.