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Shaadi Ke Side Effects

News Helpline | February, 28 2014

Shaadi Ke Side Effects Cast & Crew:


Pritish Nandy Communications, Balaji Motion Pictures

Release Date

28 Feb 2014


Romance, Comdey


Rangita Pritish Nandy, Pritish Nandy, Ekta Kapoor


Saket Chowdhary

Star Cast

Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Trisha, Vir Das, Ram Kapoor

Executive Producer


Media Relations

Publicity Designs



Music Director

Pritam Chakraborty










Music Company

T Series



Production Designers

Shaadi Ke Side Effects (English: The side effects of marriage) is an upcoming Bollywood romantic comedy film which will be directed by Saket Chaudhary and produced by Pritish Nandy and Rangita Pritish Nandy. It will star Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar in lead roles. It is a sequel to the film Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006) and is scheduled to be released on 14 February 2014. The trailer was released on 28 October 2013.

Movie Review

Rating :

Verdict : Shaadi Ke Side Effects' is fun, and real, and has some nice laugh-out-loud situations. ______________________________________________________________________________________

After directing the critically and commercially acclaimed ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’ some years back, director Saket Chaudhury is back to with the next edition in the form of ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’. Starring the extremely talented Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar, the film has released today amidst high expectations. Let’s see how it is.

Story :-

Trisha (Vidya Balan) and Siddharth (Farhan Akhtar) are a married couple who want enjoy their lives and play every possible card to keep their married life fresh and exciting. Everything is going as planned until one fine day, Trisha gets pregnant and they soon welcome a baby girl in their life.

After having a baby, Trisha turns into a peculiar, full-time mommy and soon enough Sid starts missing his earlier fun-filled life. Sid in turn seeks marital advice from his brother-in-law, Ranveer (Ram Kapoor), who is “apparently” a good husband and the world’s best father. From Ranveer, Sid discovers a formula to keep himself and his family happy !!!

But does this formula work, or will Sid invite more trouble for himself ? To know what the formula and its side-effects are, you need to watch this film on the big screen.

Positive Points :-

In case you are a man looking for a fool-proof plan for a happy married life, then here it is “If you make a mistake, you say sorry … If she makes a mistake, you only say sorry.”

The movie deals with problems faced after getting married and also the dilemmas that one faces after becoming a parent! The first half is hilarious and doesn’t stop laughing for even a single second.

Speaking of performances, after a very long time we have two actors who have such effortless chemistry between each other. Farhan and Vidya look believable in every shot and a special mention goes to Farhan for his fine expressions and effortless wit.

Negative Points :-

The film is far too male-centric in its approach and is written totally from the male point of view. The second half of the film doesn’t really have that engaging quality that the first half possesses. It also has been dragged a bit too much which makes the viewers lose interest.

Vir Das is hilarious in his part, but is not given much space to take his character further. Purab Kohli looks like he has been picked from the coffee ad with Karan Johar and Deepika Padukone.

There are few parts which does not seem to be realistic such as the portion where Farhan forgets his child with a strange man.

Technical Point :-

Director Saket has done a decent job. The dialogues by Arshad Sayed in the first half are a riot while Farhan’s lines especially will provide some good laughs.

The songs are decent and because they are only a few and they do not act as a hindrance in the plot. The cinematography is natural and while some sharp editing helps in keeping the screenplay tight.

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