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Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana (transl. Do attend the wedding) is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language romance-drama comedy film directed by Ratnaa Sinha. The film features Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda in lead roles, while K. K. Raina, Alka Amin, Vipin Sharma, Govind Namdev, Navni Parihar, Nayani Dixit, Manoj Pahwa featured in supporting roles. The story revolves around two individuals viz. Satyendra Mishra IAS and Aarti Shukla and relates their journey from how they are brought together by a marriage proposal and fall in love with each other but on the night of their marriage, destiny, and individual decisions, takes the two of them in two different directions.
Made on a budget of ?130 million (US$1.7 million), the film earned ?87 million (US$1.1 million) in its first week eventually collecting a lifetime worldwide gross of ?194 million (US$2.5 million). It had a worldwide release on 10 November 2017 with a mixed response from the critics. Its music was composed by Anand Raj Anand, JAM8, and Arko with lyrics written by Kumaar.
Hailing from a conservative family, Aarti Shukla, an intelligent and educated girl from Kanpur, meets Satyendra "Sattu" Mishra, an inspector in the Excise Department, on her parents' persistence who are trying to fix an arranged marriage for her. Aarti finds Sattu's off-traditional views charming and places only one issue in front of him, that after marriage, her in-laws will allow her to have a job. Sattu is mesmerized by Aarti's beauty, and agrees to this. Sattu and Aarti decide to move forward and both of them fall in love with each other. On the day of the wedding, before the ceremony is held, Aarti comes to know that she has cleared the Provincial Civil Service exam. This places her in a higher level government cadre than her future husband, meaning that for the entire duration of their future careers, she will outrank him. In view of this, her sister Aabha warns her that if she gets married, her in-laws won't let her pursue the career dreams. On Aabha's and her maternal uncle Jogi Sinha's instigation, Aarti decides to run away from her house
without informing Sattu or his family. Sattu and his family are shocked at what has happened. This is a very thorough and very public humiliation for them, in front of nearly every member of their family and friend circle. Sattu is left heartbroken. Not only that, Jogi Sinha picks a loud and even physical quarrel with Sattu's family to return the dowry money immediately. Much of the money has already been spend on wedding preparations. Sattu agrees to pay it back within some time, which leaves his family to undergo hard times with loss of face in the society, and his mother Shanti Mishra being forced selling all her jewelry to repay the money to Aarti's family.
Five years later, Aarti, now a PCS Officer, is successfully moving up the career ladder. She even helps her best friend Neelam Gupta get a job in the same office. For doing this, Aarti is also accused of taking a bribe and she is suspended until her case is resolved. During the investigation, Aarti discovers to her horror that the officer in charge of her case is Satyendra, who has now become an IAS officer and is now the District Collector. Satyendra had used his humiliation as a motivation to reach a higher cadre than Aarti. He worked diligently, and cleared the very difficult examinations and interviews to become an officer of the Indian Administrative Service, the All-India cadre which outranks Aarti's state cadre. Satyendra is filled with anger, hatred and revenge towards his old enemies, Aarti and her entire family members, especially with Aarti's father, Shukla and Aarti's uncle, Jogi.
Aarti finds that Satyendra has no sympathy for her at all. Throughout the investigation, the evidence that Satyendra uncovers tends towards Aarti taking a bribe. He makes matters worse for Aarti by hinting that opportunism and money-mindedness are old traits of her character, to which she responds by weeping. She then confronts him privately. Satyendra gives her an option to pay him a large bribe. Aarti tells him, quite truthfully, that she does not have the money for it. Aarti's father and uncle go to Satyendra's residence and plead with him for mercy and to forgive them for humiliating Satyendra and his family, but Satyendra does not listen to them and turns a deaf ear to their pleas. Aarti goes to Kukreja, who is Neelam Gupta's husband and a rich builder by profession. She asks him to give her money so that she could pay Sattu, and she says that Kukreja owes this to her morally, because after all, she had moved heaven and earth to get Neelam a job which she did not deserve. Kukreja refuses outright to pay her anything, and advises her not to pay any bribe, saying that nothing will happen to her anyway. Their conversation was being secretly recorded, and as Satyendra watches it, he orders that Aarti be arrested for trying to manipulate the investigation.
During the trial, Satyendra replays the video that was recorded of Aarti and Kukreja. The video is actually longer than expected, and it continues to play after Aarti leaves Kukreja's house. It is revealed that after her departure, the husband-wife duo of Kukreja and Neelam plot together to get Aarti murdered because of the danger and drama that Satyendra and Aarti were causing for them. It is revealed by Satyendra's explanation of the video that Kukreja, Neelam, and a broker named Rakesh were cronies and that they have been selling unused government land to businesses under Aarti's name. They were able to do this because of Neelam misusing Aarti's trust and getting papers signed in her ignorance. As the trial ends, Aarti is found to be innocent and Kukreja, Neelam, and Rakesh are arrested. Aarti is shocked to realize that Sattu had actually saved her life by sending her to prison, and also saved her from jail time by revealing the truth.
Aarti develops respect for Sattu. She tries her best to make amends to marry him, but he refuses to marry her. Aarti finally tells him that she will marry a prospective new groom, Sharad Shukla (actually her sister Aabha's husband). Sattu and his family are also invited to the wedding. On the day of the wedding, Sattu realizes his love for Aarti and gate-crashes into her wedding. Angrily, Sattu attacks Sharad and holds him at gunpoint with his official IOF .32 Revolver in order to kill Sharad, ignoring the pleas from Aarti and the other guests at the wedding. It is revealed that Sharad is her brother-in-law and that the wedding was only a drama planned by both the families to make Sattu realize his true feelings. The film ends with Aarti and Sattu's marriage and a romantic song.