Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Feb 28, 2014, 11:31 AM IST
There was a famous dialogue in Pyar Ka Punchnama (2011), “Hindi films me ladka ladki mile aur film khatum, uske baad ki kahani koi nai batata (In Hindi films, story ends when girl and boy meet. Nobody tells what happens after that).” After this the protagonist goes on to tell the problems couples face after getting into a relationship. Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar’s Shaadi Ke Side Effects begins from where most Hindi films end.
Married couples are definitely going to fall off laughing from their chairs after watching the film, and taunts on each others are also expected.
However, People who are still young and planning to tie the knot, or all those who got married 15 years back might not find the film equally interesting. We noticed the difference at the cinema hall where we watched the film. There were people who were laughing their guts out, while others were wondering why they were laughing. If you are married, it won’t take you long to understand the reason.
We felt that the film’s title should have been ‘Bachche Ke Side Effects’ because the problem between the couple starts after the kid’s birth, and story revolves around her.
Is it just for married couples?
Strictly! If you haven’t gone through all the troubles couple face after tying the knot, or haven’t seen anyone going through all those troubles then you might not able to establish a connect with the characters. Everyone else will fall laughing from their chairs especially in the first half.
Many among the audience are going to empathise and even co-relate with the characters, situations and problems they face.
In addition to that debutant director Saket Chaudhary has tried to teach married couples, how to make their ‘shadi’ successful?
It is an extension of Kapil Sharma’s husband-wife jokes?
No! There is much more to the film than just husband-wife jokes.
How are Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar in the film?
Farhan Akhtar is undoubtedly one of the most talented stars in B’town today. After watching the film, you will feel like the role was tailor-made for the director-cum-actor. From Rock On! to Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Farhan Akhtar has come a long way as an actor.
Vidya Balan’s character is almost similar to the one she played in her last film Ghanchakkar. She played it equally good this time as well, however, the diva has a good script and direction to back her performance this time.
How is the music?
Music is average and fits perfectly to the theme of the film. However, you might delete the songs within a few days from your playlist.
Big Question: Should I watch the movie?
Pardon Saket Chaudhary for a few minutes in the second half which are a bit extended, rest the film entertains and tickles your funny bone.