By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Director: Saket Chaudhary
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan and Ram Kapoor
Shaadi Ke Side Effects, the movie that has been well in talks, eventually hits the screens. The onscreen pairing of Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan too has been in much talk. Saket Chaudhary, after making the viewers allured with Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006), now comes up with a subject of a married couple, as to what happens in their lives post the marriage. The film is a good take on married couple’s life. It is a fresh cool breeze, which was desperately needed by the moviegoers since quite some time. And Saket endows them with brilliantly.
There is no doubt about the delectable on-screen chemistry between Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan – masses have already given it ‘yes’ prior to the release of the film and post the release, the liking for the pairing will be more liked for sure. The film’s focus is obviously on the matter what the title says – do marriages have side effects?
Sid (Farhan Akhtar) and Trisha (Vidya Balan) are happily married. Everything goes fine till Trisha delivers a baby. Now Trisha decides to quit the job to give her time entirely to the newborn kid. On his part, Sid now tries her level best to balance his personal and professional life. Soon, he lands into troubles and confusions when he finds himself unable to deal with the ongoing situations to prove him an ideal husband and father. He goes to Trisha’s brother-in-law (Ram Kapoor) to get tips.
The story is simply fresh and interesting. It gets the viewers glued to the screens. There are hardly any flaws in the script and this is the best and lucrative plus for the movie. Often the movies fail due to this department of the film. But Shaadi Ke Side Effects succeeds largely in this department as well like others, as the film barely goes low on any other portion as well. It is a well-made movie that breathes well and lets the viewers do the same too. Saket Chaudhary impresses both on writing as well as direction. The execution of the subject on celluloid is simply awesome and dexterous.
Editing, at the end, seems a bit stretched, but overall is fine. Cinematography is magnum opus. Music by Pritam is hummable and soothing.
As for the performances, Farhan Akhtar once again proves that he is the master of this art of acting after registering impacts on the minds of viewers with power-packed performances in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. He is a fine director and a fine actor of Bollywood industry. Vidya Balan shows her class in the role of a wife and mother. She is brilliant always. Ram Kapoor is first-rate. Others too impress with their respective characters.
On the whole, Shaadi Ke Side Effects is a cool fresh breeze much needed by the moviegoers. With power-packed performances, script and direction – the film is all set to entice the viewers from tip to toe.
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