Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Shaadi Ke Side Effects - Review


Note- This review has the story in brief, as shown in the movie's trailers...

The latest Hindi movie, Shaadi Ke Side Effects is a fun drama about life in a nuclear-family when the DINK (Double-Income-No-Kid) couple, aspiring singer, Sid (Farhan Akhtar) & Trisha (Vidya Balan) plan to have a baby. 
 
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The actual reaction of Trisha’s mother (Rati Agnihotri) & the explanation Trisha gives to Sid is notable, as are the careful reactions of the protagonists. Their daughter’s (Mili’s) birth signifies changes on all fronts for them – mental, emotional, physical…

Trisha decides to quit her job to give full-time-attention to Mili. The couple now becomes SIOK (Single-Income-One-Kid). Their lives are centered around Mili and they hardly have any time for one another. 

Sid approaches Trisha’s brother-in-law Ranveer (Ram Kapoor) for tips on marital success. Ranveer feels that ‘for a happy married life, one has to cheat on his wife.’ Like a good student, Sid employs the tricks Ranveer teaches him. In their quest for seeking space, Sid and Trisha both drift apart...

While Sid shares time with Manav (Vir Das), Trisha gets pally with her next-door-neighbour, Shekhar (Purab Kohli). They also employ a pricey governess, who prefers to be called Aunty (Ila Arun). After the hiccups, they finally accept one another and realize that trust and honesty is the key for a good marriage. 

While the first half is more entertaining and is sure to guarantee laughs, the second half stirs us and seems a bit heavy. All is well that ends well! Happy Ending! 

Shaadi Ke Side Effects is a must-watch. It has super acting by the lead stars. There are many scenes where the chemistry between the couple shines through. Songs & dances are great! For me, Shaadi Ke Side effects is full "entertainment, entertainment, entertainment" & value-for-money. In some scenes, I found myself & the Multiplex audience uninhibitedly LOL! 

Watch it & LOL!

My Rating: 3.5/5 

After coming out of the Movie-Hall, I sent many tweets about Shaadi Ke Side Effects. Here are some of them:




I was elated when I was declared as the winner of Radio Mirchi's Mirchi Review Twitter Contest!
 



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58 comments:

  1. Hmm... Thank you for the review!
    I will wait for the DVD for this one!
    I really like both Farhan Akthar and Vidya Balan :)

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    1. Thanks Pixie. Do watch the movie - 'real' & 'fun' :)
      Even I love both Farhan Akhtar & Vidya Balan :)
      But, the supporting cast have done a great job too!

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    2. souns fun..m sure gonna take my hubby today itself

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    3. Sure :) Sit back & enjoy! :)

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  2. Great to get this review from you Anita, I already booked the ticket for this movie for tomorrow night show, and going to watch this with my wife, let's see how much we can enjoy it...

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    1. Alok, I'm sure you'll enjoy! Some scenes are funny and many couples can relate to them! Sit back, relax & smile!

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  3. please don't give out the whole story.. i was about to watch it this weekend.. :(

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    1. Thanks Archana for the feedback. So sorry if I gave away the story. But, all this is shown in the movie's promos & trailers that are being shown on TV...
      Just used those. I am :( that U r :(
      One good thing happened-
      Thanks to you, I have now added a Note at the beginning of my Post...

      Do watch it for sure. The movie is much more than these few words I have shared...

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  4. Nice review...d movie guarantees the fun moments,d crazy ones n basically for the urban multiplex going class of ppl. Hence won't notch up the box office numbers yet a good creative movie. Thumbs up!

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    1. Yes, Amrita! It won't be a 100 crore wonder, but it's way more entertaining than some in that category, including an unmentionable adult-comedy that made its way to the elite list last year...
      I feel if we are happy watching a movie and if it has made us think & we observe & learn something, then it's good! helps when it has our favorite stars! :)

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  5. Nice review. A must see movie.

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    1. Thanks Ushaji :) Welcome to my Blog! :) Yes, most people enjoyed watching it!

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  6. Nice review and congrats on the win... I guess I may watch it... I watch movies rarely..:( :)

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    1. Thanks Preethi :) Winning is special especially as it's my first win with Radio Mirchi on Twitter :) Never won before though tried many times!!!
      Watch it with hubby! :)

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  7. I did not like the movie. It did have its fun moments I agree, but somehow it did not click for me. Maybe its cos I haven't had a baby yet! :D

    The second half was a big drag and the second baby trick that she plays on him was too juvenile and out of context! It did not make sense to me.

    Vidya's clothes are the movie were so so so so so so (I can go all day) horrible that it distracted me from the main picture. She is badly in need of a trainer and a stylist!

    Congrats on the win! :)

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    1. Oh Soumya! You watched it already! You must have seen the audience reactions :) You must be a Farhan/Vidya fan then! Fans like catching up with the latest releases of their favorite stars.
      SKSE did have some real moments & humour.
      Yes, the 2nd half dragged and the climax was something. But, all izzz well :)

      Thanks Soumya :)

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  8. Nice review here, Anita :) Will wait for the DVD. Congrats on the win ! That's nice :)

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    1. Thanks Sreeja! First time won the Mirchi Movie Review on Twitter, hence special!
      Do watch and smile :)

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  9. Although Soumya did not like it much,I heard from my daughter that she and her family enjoyed as you did.But in a light hearted film,,it should be fast paced fun and not drag as you also felt.

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    1. Yes, that is true. 2nd half could have had the spunk and vivacity of the 1st half.
      Some more Shaadi insights and less seriousness would have made it better :)
      Thanks for reading and sharing :)

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  10. Story seems nice and so does the feedback on writing (from many people) and yes this might be a must watch for me soon!

    Richa

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    1. Yes Richa! Watch it with your hubby! some points are pretty true-to-life :)

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  11. congratulations on the win.and surely watch the movie.

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes, most liked it :)

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  12. I linked the trailer. I like both the lead actors and its a movie i have been looking forward to

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    1. Yes Jaish! Trailers rock! :) I love both the lead actors too & had to watch it! :)

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  13. Ok I am on it this week!! FOR SURE!

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  14. Heard positive review from another friend too, and now after reading your review will probably watch it. Will have to wait till the DVD though, no Hindi movies are shown in theatre in this little southern town :)

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    1. Okay, then it'll be a long wait... may be shown in the TV soon. These days movies are telecast on TV pretty fast.
      No Hindi movies in the theatre is pretty sad...

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  15. Congrats for the Mirchi Review and yes! the movie reflects some of the simplest things that a couple come across in everyday life. A good movie indeed and a good review.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words. Glad you liked it.
      You know best as you have written fabulous Posts on the topic of relationships....

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  16. Another feather in our champs Hat...With even Radio Mirchi awarding it rightly...Indiblogger should take a note of it & award you for this!! A perfect written article not only for the movie but also for saving the marriage ;)
    Kudos keep up d the good work :) - Nikhil C (@imbevda)

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    1. Thanks Nikhil :) No prizes for this Post :) Prizes are all the sweet comments here :)

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    2. You deserve a Blog award..Honestly!! Keep up the good work..Keep me posted abt ur articles..Hopefully if Indiblogger allows me..i would write too :) Nikhil

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    3. Thank you. You get your Blog verified first by IndiBlogger & BlogAdda and start writing! Best wishes :)

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    1. Thanks a lot for reading and sharing your view :)

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  18. Ohh..Wow!!!! Congratulations for winning! :)

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  19. Nice review..though these days I dare not to watch Blollywood masala movies :-(.... Anyway,Farhan and Vidya both are my favourites :-D

    ..and heartiest congratulation for the win :-)

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    1. Thanks Maniparna :)
      Yes, do watch as we tend to like the movies that have our favorite stars :)

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  20. I will watch it when they show on TV. It will be soon I hope. Great review.

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    1. That's a good strategy, Indrani! These days, they even show recent releases within 2-3 months of their release! But, beware of the ads :) Thanks!

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  21. Nice review. I am not much of a movie buff though.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing! :)

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  22. I didn't even know that such movie is there! its been long since I flipped through the fimly news channels! Thanks for the review! I am a fan of the both leading actors, so will surely watch it!

    Regards,
    Sindhu
    Tantu
    The Arts & Me

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    1. Sindhu, This proves how busy you are :)
      Yes, once in a while we can enjoy watching movies, esp not miss those with our favorite stars!

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  23. I was just looking for good movies to watch after there was sudden dearth of good movies. Thanks for the review. Looks like this will be a movie I will like watching. :-)

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    1. If you are a fan of the two stars and can laugh on real situations, then you'll enjoy this one :) Thanks for reading :)

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  24. Good Bollywood movies are difficult to come by these days. Need to see this one now!

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    1. There are some good ones now. Book a date! :)

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    1. Thanks Pooja :) Glad you liked it!

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  26. The story-line seems interesting. and I love Vidya Balan.

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    1. Yes indeed. Even I love Vidya Balan's acting. Am sure you'll like the movie :)

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