May 15th, 2020 | Updated on February 12th, 2022
Satyendra and Aarti meet for an arranged marriage and end up falling in love with each other. Their lives, however, change completely when she runs away on their wedding day.
Satyendra aka Sattu (Rajkummar Rao) and Aarti (Kriti Kharbanda) meet for a proposed arranged marriage and fall in love in the process. On the night of their marriage, an unexpected turn of events turns their world upside down.
Set in the backdrop of India’s civil services, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana explores the challenges that Satyendra and Aarti face as a middle-class couple in India.
Movie Reviews: “ Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana”
Review : Indian Express
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana plot looks straight out of the 80s, with its implausible ‘revenge’ theme, the characters who look ‘seedha’ but are totally ‘ulta’, and a leading lady who is presented as a modern, thinking girl, but is given very little agency or a mind of her own.
The plot looks straight out of the 80s, with its implausible ‘revenge’ theme, the characters who look ‘seedha’ but are totally ‘ulta’, and a leading lady who is presented as a modern, thinking girl, but is given very little agency or a mind of her own.
Her one big desire is that she wants to work after marriage. Satyendra aka Sattu’s response, smitten as he is with her pretty-in-pinkness self, is instant acquiescence.
Along comes the contrarian mother-in-law, thundering ‘iss khandan hi bahu naukri nahi karegi’, or mothballed words to the effect, which have no business belonging to a film in this day and age. Naturally, things go asunder.
Review : Film Companion
Starring Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda, this film plays out like a tacky 1990s revenge love-drama set against the backdrop of Lucknow’s civil services system
In Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, too, he shows signs of being the same emasculated, sheltered spirit. He praises his fiancé, Aarti (Kriti Kharbanda), by comparing her to Juhi Chawla and Divya Bharti.
Even though he assures her that he thinks modernly and she will not have to be a housewife – incidentally the line that wins her over – we are trained to imagine otherwise.
Review : The Hindu
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana is yet another addition to the growing number of “set in small town UP” rom-coms.
A wannabe Bareilly Ki Barfi that takes us to Kanpur (and later Lucknow), not a small town any more technically speaking; the overriding concern is an arranged marriage, between Satyendra (Rajkummar Rao) and Aarti (Kriti Kharbanda) getting engineered by their respective parents and mamajis.
It does, exactly at the interval, and in a manner that is quite akin to Badrinath Ki Dulhania, in even more extreme way.