Shaadi Ke Side Effects (English: The Side Effects of Marriage) is a Bollywood comedy movie. The film is directed by Saket Chaudhary and stars Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Ram Kapoor, Vir Das and Hariharan. The film is produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Pritish Nandy Communications.
CAST AND CREW
- Starring Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Ram Kapoor and Vir Das
- Directed by Saket Chaudhary
- Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Pritish Nandy
- Music by Pritam
- Studio Balaji Motion Picture
- Language Hindi
Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014) Movie Review
Debutant director Saket Chowdhary falls notches short of making a total fun riot. The movie – a sequel to much-appreciated Pyaar Ke Side Effects doesn’t try at all to be a hit. A special tale of marriage. It runs amok with dirty jokes and bland taste of usual husband-wife looks. The film is a comic take on the changes that a child brings to the life of a married couple–together and as individuals. Maybe that’s the only part where the movie excels as a drama with heart. the film holds together primarily because of the intelligent writing and the sharp and crisp way the two main actors interpret each dialogue and scene. Vidya and Akhtar are no normal actors. They are one of the bests and they never lose their act or get their panties in a bunch where we would have seen many actors fall apart- Now that’s some professional ethic. Marriage has been portrayed as some kind of curse in Indian institution and nowadays kids don’t want to marry because the rubble-picture it has created with the fact of you losing your freedom and becoming a servant of the servitude that marriage brings. This movie somehow doesn’t come clear on what its trying to do. Play with the already established notion or give a fresh tuning to why marriage is not always bore and bad. After BMB, Farhan akhtar disappointed me a bit with this choice of cinema but again- He is an experimental actor and i had rather respect that than worry.
Siddharth (Farhan Akhtar) and Trisha (Vidya Balan) are spicing up their married life with all the bf-gf acts. Life changes when the couple finds out that Trisha is pregnant.A baby girl is born and that changes their lives. Trisha has left her job and is taking care of the daughter. Sid is struggling and trying to make it big as a singer.
CAST & CREW
The tensions that any normal couple will go through if they hear of an unplanned pregnancy is tackled very well by both the good-to-go actors. Vidya’s skills leave you spellbound. She also plays the nagging, irritating wife to the hilt. She is better than her stale ‘Ghanchakkar’ act. Director Saket Chaudhary raises some pertinent questions on the fake road signs that could lead to an aborted marriage. The first half of the movie is good with mostly light moments, But mind the words – Its good not awesome or superb!The script keeps the characters and situations rooted to reality. The supporting actors like Kohli are all misfits except of-course – Ram Kaapoor – That guy is a delight to watch. Shaadi Ke Side Effects is not as much fun as Pyaar ke Side Effects.
The music sucks. Harry’s Not a Brahmachari by Jazzy B, Divya Kumar was released as a teaser and it just didn’t strike a chord with the audience. M Sorry Par Tumse Pyar Ho Gaya by Nikhil Paul George,Neeti Mohan & Mili Nair and Tauba Main Vyaah Karke Pachtaya like song titles can nothing but disaster. Even though the songs are peppy and touchy, they are either too peppy or too weepy. Not done.
I had recommend this movie for the lead actors performance. Or else its avoidable. It wont even run much in theaters and I had rather ask you to keep your schedule open for a series of awesome movies lining up in march and summers. 😉
MOVIESDROP RATING: 2/5