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      Shaadi Ke Side Effects

      2014 2 hr. 25 min. Romance Comedy List
      62% 13 Reviews Tomatometer 30% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Two newlyweds (Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan) adjust to married life and to each other's needs. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This movie started off well but steadily kept going downhill. The first 10 minutes made it seem like it'll be a breezy light hearted funny and realistic flick. The first half even lived up to that promise to some extent but the second half is where it descends into taking excessive cinematic liberties that have no room in a movie like this and dragged out subplots that are uninteresting. It doesn't help that the film is two and a half hours long. Its redeeming qualities are some truly good moments and of course, its two leads who were the reason I watched this movie in the first place. Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan are both spot on and their potential and chemistry really could have been better utilized. On the whole, an average watch at best. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Shaadi Ke Side Effects starts with the apparent one-night stand between a frustrated husband (due to wife's endlessly watching TV serials) and a frustrated wife (due to a workaholic husband). The Director Saket Chaudhary has made this as a sequel to his first movie - Pyar Ke Side Effects (starring Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat). Sid (Siddharth), essayed by Farhan Akhtar and Trisha, played by Vidya Balan try to keep the passion and fire alive in their relationship through quirky games. The director tries to build up the plot slowly but definitely the dialogues have kept a few shots very realistic. Probably it is the story of almost every household (Ekta is trying to narrate ?? ?? ?? ?????) that a couple very much in love with each other takes their relationship to the next level to marriage and later to parenthood. Movie certainly gives an insight into the fact that the initial love, care, concern, passion vanishes, rather the very intention of enjoying the togetherness through marital bliss fails. ?? ??? ???? ??, ?? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ?? ?? ?? ??? ???, ?? ?? ???? ??????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ??? ? Why so ??? Sid is in constant fight with the self and wants to enjoy his singleton days and enjoy parties, friends, watching sports etc. and on the other hand Trisha is in constant nagging mode due to complexities of post-delivery anxiety syndromes (weight gain, leaving career for motherhood). All Trisha can think off is in regard to the baby and all Sid can think off how "it used to be earlier". The communication between them hits a low pitch and frequency. Ranvir (Ram Kapoor), brother-in-law of Sid advises him to spice up his marital life with occasional white lies, and having some "Me-Time" and re-living the joys of a carefree single life. The movie depicts that one is not able to appreciate what is in the hands and looks out to escape from daily mundane and monotonous life. Crucial piece of advice by Sid : if the male partner commits mistake, please apologize, and in case the female partner commits mistake, still the male partner has to apologize and life would go on... Mothers feel that they are instinctively the best mothers in the world whereas the fathers have to take special efforts to be the 'best dad in the world'. I kept wondering, aren't certain trivial reasons cause marital drudgery, relationship failures, infidelity issues and extramarital affairs ??? I felt that every couple must watch the movie not because the movie is great but because it would definitely give insight into how we perceive our marital relationship, how we look at our partner, how we treat our partner, how we handle the commitment of togetherness, how we cope up with the transition from being a single to a couple, to being parents, how we handle our love, how we take the relationship / situations / partners for granted, how one tries to generate a feeling of jealousy / insecurity in the other, how we point our fingers at our partners but ultimately end up doing the same 'mistake' ... Some shots take a dig at all these things in a humoursitic manner. Farhan is natural, spontaneous with his straight faced wits. Vidya is believable. This movie is being told from the perspective of Sid, though Vidya's perception is also shown in certain shots. Of course the movie has its own flaws. The plot could have been handled far more brilliantly. It is bizarre to see a struggling musician being able to manage a pretty decent lifestyle in spite of the transition of status from double-income to single-income. A few characters are introduced just to stretch the story. Other cast viz. Vir Das (room partner to Sid), Gautami Kapoor (Trisha's sister-in-law), Rati Agnihotri (Trisha's widowed mother), Purab Kohli (Shekhar - a neighbor), Ila Arun (Maid) are completely wasted in the movie. One good aspect of the movie is that it is without any melodrama. Music (Music Direction - Pritam Chakraborty; Lyrics - Amitabh Bhattacharya, Guest Lyricist - Mikey Mclleary) is not very promising. Cinematography is ok, nothing special to point out. Costumes of Farhan suits to the tone of the movie but Vidya should have been given a few good costumes. Shaadi ke Side Effects has virtually no side effects, it is all about how one perceives. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member It was an average entertainer with its own quirks and believable acting. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Day: Monday Date: 17 Mar 2014 Time: 10.30 pm With: Noone On: HDTV Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member The first half is a awesome and you will laugh you ass off... but the send half brings down the movie as it becomes to boring and serious. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member SKSE adds nothing to a person's knowledge as to what the side effects are nor does it entertain as a rom-com. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express While the going is good, Shaadi is fun, and real, and has some nice laugh-out-loud situations which the leads make the most of. Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 13, 2017 Full Review Anupama Chopra Hindustan Times The screenplay lurches randomly, eventually leading to a climax so convoluted and false that much of the affection I had for Sid and Trisha evaporated. Which is such a shame because until then, I was having so much fun. Rated: 2.5/5 Nov 2, 2016 Full Review Lisa Tsering Hollywood Reporter The main problem with the film is in the casting of its stars. Jul 15, 2015 Full Review Itrath Syed Georgia Straight This is a film that would have worked wonderfully as episodic television. In small doses the foibles of this marriage would be enjoyable. Unfortunately, in large portions it is more than a little tedious. Dec 13, 2017 Full Review Anuj Kumar The Hindu Apart from conjuring up funny moments around seemingly serious issues, Saket's storytelling keeps you engaged even when you know the obstacles on the way are not entirely novel. Dec 12, 2017 Full Review Madhureeta Mukherjee The Times of India The film belongs to Farhan who stuns you with his straight-faced witticisms and plethora of expressions that amuse and move dramatically. Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 12, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Two newlyweds (Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan) adjust to married life and to each other's needs.
      Saket Chaudhary
      Saket Chaudhary, Zeenat Lakhani, Arshad Sayed
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
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