Band Baaja Baaraat (English: Band Music and Revelry; released internationally as Wedding Planners) is a 2010 Bollywood romantic comedy directed by debutant Maneesh Sharma and stars Anushka Sharma with newcomer Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. Produced and distributed by Yash Raj Films, the film is a love story set in the world of wedding planning. It was released worldwide on 10 December 2010.
The film was a critical and commercial success despite initial competition from No Problem and Tees Maar Khan. It became popular for its fresh subject and screenplay and turned out to be one of the most awarded movies that year. A Tamil/Telugu remake titled Aaha Kalyanam also produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner, starring Nani and Vaani Kapoor in the lead roles was released on 21 February 2014.It was unofficially remade in Telugu in 2013 titled as Jabardasth, directed by Nandini Reddy.
Bittoo Sharma (Ranveer Singh) is street-smart and fun-loving. He gatecrashes a wedding for the free food, and Shruti Kakkar (Anushka Sharma), an intelligent and quirky girl who is assisting the wedding coordinator, confronts him. Bittoo pretends that he is part of the film crew and makes a video of Shruti’s performance when he sees her dancing at the wedding. The next day, he tries to impress Shruti with a DVD he compiled of her dance at the wedding. Shruti is not interested in flirting and reveals that her main interest is starting her own business and becoming a wedding planner.
Bittoo is under pressure from his father to come back to the village and work on the family sugarcane fields; Shruti is being coaxed into getting married as soon as possible by her relatives. After her exams are over, Shruti makes a deal with her parents that she has five years to get her business up and running before they arrange a marriage for her. When Bittoo’s father comes to take him back to his village, Bittoo lies that he cannot come back because he is starting a wedding planning business. He goes to Shruti with the idea of becoming her partner in her business, but she refuses, because she is worried that a partnership might lead to a romantic complication between them. She tells Bittoo that the number one rule of business is not to let love get in the way.