Band Baaja Baaraat [English: Bands Horns and Revelry], also known by the abbreviated form BBB is a 2010 Indian feature film that marks the directing debut of Maneesh Sharma and stars Anushka Sharma and newcomer Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. Produced and distributed by Yash Raj Films, the film is a romantic comedy set around the world of wedding planning. It was released worldwide on December 10, 2010.
The movie starts with typical hostel in Delhi University, where street-smart Bittoo Sharma [Ranveer Singh] collects money from everyone in the group to gate-crash into a wedding for tasty food. While standing in the queue in the food counter, Shruti Kakkar [Anushka Sharma] who assists the wedding coordinator suspects that he is neither from the groom or brides side. He is successful in convincing her that he has a right to be at the wedding by calling his friend who is the videographer for the wedding. After watching her dance at the wedding, Bittoo likes Shruti and makes a video of her during the sangeet dance routine. Later he calls Shrutis employer and while pretending to be the grooms uncle, gets her full name and college. After finding this information, he gets on university bus while she is in it and tries to give her the DVD to impress her. She finally accepts it and tells him of her dream of opening a wedding planning company. Bittoo makes fun of her and she gets angry with him. When Bittoos father comes to take him back to his village so they can plow the fields together, Bittoo refuses and lies to his dad that he and Shruti are going into business together. He goes to Shruti with this idea and she refuses but after seeing his persistence, agrees. They name the company "Shaadi Mubarak". Together, their enterprise is a success with the work equally split between the two. Their first project is low budget but is very successful. Following its success, they go on to plan many more small weddings. Later they migrate to posh colonies of Delhi and get their first big client. After working night and day, they make a huge success out of that event and are ecstatic. At the night of the event, they dance to celebrate their success and Shruti gets drunk. She falls for Bitto and they make love on that night. After waking up Bittoo realizes the mistake he has made as he is not in love with Shruti but does not want to hurt her feelings and acts strangely. Shruti also is extremely nice to him which is unlike her real personality and in an argument Bittoo throws back her own words at her that business and pleasure dont mix and he does not love her. This creates a very tense atmosphere between the two and Bittoo leaves Shaadi Mubarak to create his own wedding planning enterprise called Happy Wedding. Both of them attempt to prove themselves in the industry and provoke other people to go against the other. However, both the enterprises suffer huge losses. They finally get a contract in which they are asked to work together as a team. Both of them, unwillingly, take it up for the sake of recovering their losses. After they start working for the wedding, Bittoo finds out that Shruti is engaged to a businessman in Dubai. Bittoo keeps on pestering Shruti asking her whether her engagement was an attempt to make him jealous. Shruti answers that she is not doing it for revenge but for her own security and her parents satisfaction to see her well settled in life. She acknowledges that she did fall in love with Bittoo but if he doesnt feel the same, she has since moved on. Finally, Bittoo realizes that he was always in love with her but just didnt know it. It was only the thought of losing her that made him realize this.Then they fall in love but this time they both.The end shows both of them dancing at their own wedding with their friends and family surrounding them.
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* Bollywood films of 2010
Filming started in Delhi on February 4, 2010, the same day the production company announcement was made. Ranveer Singh was very nervous about his first day but was eventually proud that his first scene only took three takes to shoot. A February 18 article by Minakshi Saini for the Hindustan Times entertainment supplement HT City reported that during the previous days early morning shoot in West Delhi''s Subhash Nagar, Ranveer Singhs newcomer status led many to speculate on whether he was Ranbir Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey or even Ritesh Deshmukh. Police officers were eventually called in to secure the set from curious onlookers, however some expressed discontentment at having to be out in the cold despite both lead actors being virtual unknowns. The film features a kiss between the lead actors, which only necessitated a single take. Reportedly, Singh accidentally hit Sharma while filming an undisclosed intense scene. Other than Subhash Nagar DDA Market, locations in Delhi include Janakpuri, Delhi University, North and West Delhi, Ring Road, Mehrauli Farms and Akbar Road. Some scenes were also shot in director Maneesh Sharmas almamater, Hans Raj College in University campus. The film was additionally shot in Mumbai in March and Rajasthan in April.
The assistant directors for the film were Akshat Kapil and Rohit Philip whod previously held the job on Aaja Nachle and Do Dooni Chaar respectively. Aseem Mishra handled the cinematography after working on such films as Contract, New York and Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. The various dance sequences were choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant, who has previously worked on countless films including such hits as Lagaan, Swades, Devdas and Veer-Zaara. Sonal Choudhry and T.P. Abid were the films production designers while Niharika Khan was the costume designer. Indrajit Neogi got his start as a sound designer on this film after 28 years a sound recordist.
Several rumours surrounded the films shoot, such as speculation that the lead pair were more than just friends. Early media reports alternatively titled the film Shaadi Mubarak or Shaadi Mubarak Ho, however Yash Raj Films eventually issued a press release in late April claiming that this was not the films title, and that film was actually still untitled. The title was eventually revealed to be Band Baaja Baaraat in late July.
Lead actors Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma got along well during the shoot, and are strongly believed to have dated and broken up before the films release. Speaking about his co-star, Singh declared "She''s intelligent, well read and great to hang out with. Actually, she''s pretty close to my dream girl". Later he joked "She is the best co-star I have ever worked with! Its also because she is the only co-star I have ever worked with!".
Awards and nominations
;2011 Star Screen Awards
* Star Screen Award for Most Promising Debut Director - Maneesh Sharma
* Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Male - Ranveer Singh
* Star Screen Award for Best Dialogue - Habib Faisal
* Star Screen Award for Best Editing - Namrata Rao
* Star Screen Award for Best Actress - Anushka Sharma
* Star Screen Award for Best Director - Maneesh Sharma
* Star Screen Award for Best Film - Band Baaja Baaraat
* Star Screen Award for Best Screenplay - Habib Faisal
* Star Screen Award for Best Choreography - Vaibhavi Merchant "Ainvayi Ainvayi"
;6th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards
* Apsara Award for Best Editing - Namrata Rao
* Apsara Award for Best Costume Designer - Niharika Khan
* Apsara Award for Best Debut Male - Ranveer Singh
* Apsara Award for Best Debutante Director - Maneesh Sharma
* Apsara Award for Best Art Direction - Sonal Choudhry and T.P. Abid
* Apsara Award for Best Actress in a leading role - Anushka Sharma
* Apsara Award for Best Film - Band Baaja Baaraat
* Apsara Award for Best Female Singer - Sunidhi Chauhan "Ainvayi Ainvayi"
* Apsara Award for Best Choreography - Vaibhavi Merchant "Ainvayi Ainvayi"
* Apsara Award for Best Dialogue - Habib Faisal
* Apsara Award for Best Screenplay - Habib Faisal
;2011 Zee Cine Awards
*Best Male Debut - Ranveer Singh
*Best Actress - Anushka Sharma
*Best Story - Maneesh Sharma
*Best Debutante Director - Maneesh Sharma
;2011 Filmfare Awards
*Best Male Debut - Ranveer Singh
*Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director - Maneesh Sharma
* Filmfare Award for Best Movie - Band Baaja Baaraat
* Filmfare Best Scene of the Year Award
* Filmfare Award for Best Director - Maneesh Sharma
* Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Anushka Sharma
;2011 17th Lions Gold Award
*Lions Favourite Debutant Actor - Ranveer Singh
*Lions Favourite Jodi - Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma
;2011 BIG Star Entertainment Awards
* Most Entertaining Film Actor Male- Ranveer Singh
* Most Entertaining Film Actor Female- Anushka Sharma
;2011 Stardust Awards
*Superstar of Tomorrow [Male] - Ranveer Singh
*Best Actress - Comedy / Romance - Anushka Sharma
*Best Actor - Comedy / Romance - Ranveer Singh
*Hottest New Director - Maneesh Sharma
*New Musical Sensation - Himani Kapoor for Dum Dum
*Best Film - Comedy / Romance - Band Baaja Baaraat
*Best Director - Comedy / Romance - Maneesh Sharma
;2011 Dadasaheb Phalke Award
*Excellent Performance in a Film - Anushka Sharma
*Best Debut Male - Ranveer Singh
Yash Raj Films announced the then-untitled project on February 4, 2010. Maneesh Sharma, who has been an associate or assistant director on a number of Yash Raj Films productions such as Fanaa, Aaja Nachle and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, makes his feature directing debut with this film. Sharma also came up with the films story, however the actual screenplay was written by Habib Faisal, a writer who has worked on a number of other romantic comedies for the company, such as Salaam Namaste, Ta Ra Rum Pum and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. Sharma described the story as "a quintessential Delhi tale, inspired by events in his own life". A relatively low-budget film costing 100 Million Rupees [a little more than US$2 million at the time], Band Baaja Baaraat is produced by Aditya Chopra and executive producers Aashish Singh and Sanjay Shivalkarr.
Prior to its release, Band Baaja Baaraat was accused of being a rip-off of the 2001 American film The Wedding Planner, which was denied by a Yash Raj Films representative. But Story line of Band Baaja Baaraat is totally different.
Actress Anushka Sharma was given the female lead in the film, thus completing the three-film contract she signed to do Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, her first film. Her role was described as "challenging" by media publications prior to the films release. Describing the way the lead characters in the film talk as "crude but cute", the actress declared that the hardest part of her job was speaking like a typical Delhi Punjabi girl, which called for her to "talk fast, sometimes mix words and even omit words completely". Director Maneesh Sharma, with whom shes been great friends since her first film, said that the model-turned-actress was a very feisty person, and a natural actress who didnt like doing multiple takes. She described the film as "very much a young love story set in Delhi".
The male lead was given to Mumbai native Ranveer Singh, a complete newcomer with no prior acting or modelling experience whatsoever, who impressed producer Aditya Chopra so much that he cast him after his first audition, signing a three-film contract with the actor. Singh, who took acting classes, and hung out at Delhi University prior to shooting said about his casting "I''m the first solo hero Yash Raj is launching. It''s a huge deal for me. I don''t know how I got here. I guess I happened to be in the right place at the right time". As such, this marks the first time a film rests mainly on Anushka Sharmas shoulders, as opposed to her prior films Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Badmaash Company where she shared the screen with more experienced co-stars, respectively Shahrukh Khan and Shahid Kapoor, a fact the actress remarked upon, stating "some people will refer to Band Baaja Baraat as Anushka Sharma''s film because they have seen me in another film before".
As with all films from the studio since Mohabbatein, publicity design was handled by Fayyaz Badruddin. Stills were taken by Abhay Singh and Zahir Abbas Khan.
left at a Band Baaja Baaraat press event, 2010
Prior to the films release, Anushka Sharma referred to it as her "best film till date". Band Baaja Baaraats trailer and official website were both unveiled on October 19, 2010, a couple of months before the theatrical release. In addition to the films synopsis and trailer, the website initially also contained five wallpapers and a press kit for visitors to download. The number of available wallpapers later grew to twenty-five and the website eventually allowed visitors to send e-cards to their acquaintances, with the virtual cards dubbed "Band Baaj-O-Grams". A number of contests were organized by Yash Raj Films, including one where the company, along with partners Radio Mirchi and BIG Cinemas, offered the winning couple a free wedding in December, in time for the films release and supposedly planned the films heroes, and another in which a couple would win a trip to Switzerland and visit the filming locations of the various Yash Raj Films productions to have been shot there. In addition to the website, Yash Raj Films also had regularly updated official pages on Facebook and Twitter and a Blogspot blog in an effort to reach the widest audience possible. The company finally uploaded a number of videos on their YouTube account, including the trailer but also several videos promoting the songs Tarkeebein and Ainvayi Ainvayi.
thumb at a promotional event for Band Baaja Baaraat|alt=Singh looking towards his left and smiling, wearing a black t-shirt
On October 21, lead actors Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh went to the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi with director Maneesh Sharma to take part in their annual festival and promote the film. The next day, the trio appeared at the GIP Mall in Noida. On October 26, a fight broke out between Ranveer Singh and a man alternatively described as a 29-year-old called Uday Khanolkar or a 30-year-old called Uday Sahay. The incident occurred on Kingfisher Airlines flight IT 331 from Mumbai to Delhi, where both Singh and Anushka Sharma were travelling in business class to promote the movie. The two actors noticed a passenger taking pictures of them with his cellphone, and demanded that he hand over his phone so that they could delete the pictures. The man refused and claimed to be an IAS officer. The ensuing argument grew so heated that the cabin crew had to intervene and both parties went to the police station upon arrival and stayed there for over an hour-and-a-half, eventually sorting the matter out amicably without lodging any complaints.
Prior to Band Baaja Baaraats release, some pundits have expressed doubts that the film would be successful, citing the middling response to Yash Raj Films last few productions, the lack of a male star and the fact that the female lead, Anushka Sharma, was by then an "almost-forgotten" actress. Some have even speculated that the 22-year-olds career might not thrive for much longer with her three film contract with Yash Raj Films being over.
On September 24, 2010, Yash Raj Films announced that the film would release worldwide on December 10 of that year, almost two years to the day after the release of Anushka Sharmas debut Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Some people have speculated that this was not coincidence but an attempt to rekindle with the success of her first film.
Namrata Rao edited the film.
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