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Shaadi Ke Side Effects | Bollywood Film | Hindi Movie | Personal Reviews

Married life have its own attributes. In addition to have happiness, joy and great moments; the enjoyment of togetherness also brings the responsibilities as well. One one hand if we love to welcome the light moments sometimes (some of us) may think running away from the responsibilities. Remember that both them are the different side of a single coin.

Movie : Shaadi Ke Side Effects
Director :
Saket Chaudhary
Written by :
Produced by : Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Pritish Nandy
Music By : Pritam
Distributed By : Balaji Motion Pictures
Released On :
Starring : Farhan Akhtar (Siddharth Roy), Vidya Balan (Trisha Mallik), Ram Kapoor (Ranveer), Vir Das (Manav), Gautam Kapoor, Purab Kohli (Shekhar), Ila Arun (Anty), Rati Agnihotri (Trisha’s Mother), Mia Maelzer, and others…

Farhan and Vidya are good choice for a quite different couple. The try acting good. And in majority of the scenes they are quite good. But they are failed to show the flavors of their performance in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Kahani.

The movie starts with a good approach. Husband-wife are meeting at a different place as strangers and hook-up with each other. Such adventures add joys and freshness in the relation in many cases. The stuff is filmed well. On the contrary there are scenes where Siddharth tries creating a fake baby bump and all, it not only looks unconvincing, it doesn’t add anything to story. And even same stuff we see in the posters. The script writer and director tried to show some real opportunistic characters (who try to earn something – be it wealth, emotions or something similar – from anything or anyone)pretty well. Also, the end scene is meant for what? Now the female protagonist is making the same excuse to get personal relief that the male protagonist did in the earlier segment!!!

Apart from the first song, most of them are affecting the story’s pace adversely. The makers and audience need to make an environment where the films do not embed the songs, where they look misplaced or interfering rather than convincing. The background music is good at most of the place. Siddharth being chilled out or enjoying personal life doesn’t look convincing in all the scenes. Also on one hand he was having trouble with money, then how can he afford passing time. Usually a husband with the responsibility had to work hard – and if his character is shown that he is running away from the responsibilities – how can he be able to pay the dues on time? The cinematography is good. The movements of tension are captured well in most cases. The movie has flows in terms of script and direction both. May be better editing could have save it a little more, but not much.

Some dialogs are good, for example when the lady tells that now the time is gone when the children were getting values, morals and ethics from their parents, grand-parents, teachers and other elders; now they spend more time with servants, drivers etc. So they absorbs those habits and values. Very correct in a lot of cases. There are some genuine cases where the couple doesn’t have a choice; but there are more cases where either of them is interested more in material happiness and freedom, rather than considering the family responsibilities. This behavior destroys the family and affects the society. The movie doesn’t seem to even pin-point any solution in that side.

The story is of a couple living a modern life. They try ditching some moments for themselves in order to keep their personal life and bond happy and and stronger. After they found that the lady is pregnant and eventually gives birth to a child, their life encounters several strange situations they haven’t expected.

A movie with a fantastic start, which starts loosing path towards the middle and it is mostly out of hand in the second half. In finale it tries to setup the things in traditional manner. But overall, it is not as good as expected.

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