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Total Siyapaa

In theaters : March 07, 2014 Runtime : 1 hour 48 min

Total Siyapaa
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Total Siyapaa
3.1
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3.1/ 50 - 1,604 Ratings 6

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1.9/5 - 6 Ratings

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Verdict: Total Siyapaa is funny in parts but the messy script does not let it rise above the average. Kirron and Anupam Kher are the saving grace in a comedy that never actually takes off. It's not a total siyapaa, but a siyap...more

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Plot: Settled in London, Aman hopes to marry Asha, an Indian girl, also based in London. He visits her parents' house to seek their permission to marry her. However, his plans to impress the family start failing when they discover that he is a Pakistani. It is about a series of unfortunate events that befall a good-hearted but hapless Pakistani boy while visiting his girlfriend's parents, leading to some of the funniest, chaotic and outrageous situations.

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Smita Vyas Kumar
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Total Siyapaa Review - Not total maaza in this siyapaaMar 7, 2014NewsSiyapaa means big trouble or problem loosely translated from  Punjabi and this story has a lot of it..   An Indian Punjabi girl, Asha falls in love with a Pakistani Muslim,  Aman (Aman ki Asha-clever no?) and that causes a lot of heartburn to her true blue Panju mom, her Pakistani-hater brother and her ex-army grand dad. Her sister loves his band (he is a musician) and flirts with him, which causes Asha siyapaa. The sister is estranged from her husband. His kanjoosi causes her siyapaa. A British cop suspects all Pakistanis of being terrorists and that causes him siyappa. To cause even greater siyapaa to the whole situation, the dad goes missing and the sister and mom think he is having an affair while Aman and Asha think he may be dead. More siyapaa.   With all this siyapaa in various hues and forms going around one may think I was laughing throughout. Well, I was not. The story builds very slowly mostly due to Ali Zafar going v-e-r-y slow in the action dept. He says his dialogues slowly, does the funny stuff slowly till you want to prod him a bit. That leads to everyone else also slowing down their stuff, which means the gags are slow in coming creating Siyapaa for the audience.   There are a few pretty funny situations and yes I did laugh, but the pace is a negative for me (siyapaa), though at two hours the movie is quite short (non siyapaa). This is one of those mvies where the best jokes are in the trailer.   It is finally the veteran actors Anupam and Kirron Kher who save this movie and give it its best moments. Kiron is in her full element as the Panju mom and Anupam’s loopiness had me laughing really hard. The other good turn is by Vishwa Badola as the granddad. Yami and Ali Zafar have good chemistry in the romantic scenes but where it really counts, in the comedy parts they fall a bit flat. I don’t think Ali Zafar should do comedy. Like Imran Khan, he can’t pull it off very well. His Pakistani accent is to die for though. Yami plays her role seriously which is ok but not much fun.   At two hours, this is not a total write-off though it lacks the zing and vivacity that a good comedy should have. I found the going slow and not that funny but my Punjabi friend Rashmi who saw it with me enjoyed it far more. The jokes could have been better and faster, the slapstick more loony. Its not great fun but not total siyapaa either. You take a call.Smita Vyas Kumar Total Siyapaa Review - Not total maaza in this siyapaa Mar 7, 2014
2.5/5

Siyapaa means big trouble or problem loosely translated from  Punjabi and this story has a lot of it..

 

An Indian Punjabi girl, Asha falls in love with a Pakistani Muslim,  Aman (Aman ki Asha-clever no?) and that causes a lot of heartburn to her true blue Panju mom, her Pakistani-hater brother and her ex-army grand dad. Her sister loves his band (he is a musician) and flirts with him, which causes Asha siyapaa. The sister is estranged from her husband. His kanjoosi causes her siyapaa. A British cop suspects all Pakistanis of being terrorists and that causes him siyappa. To cause even greater siyapaa to the whole situation, the dad goes missing and the sister and mom think he is having an affair while Aman and Asha think he may be dead. More siyapaa.

 

With all this siyapaa in various hues and forms going around one may think I was laughing throughout. Well, I was not. The story builds very slowly mostly due to Ali Zafar going v-e-r-y slow in the action dept. He says his dialogues slowly, does the funny stuff slowly till you want to prod him a bit. That leads to everyone else also slowing down their stuff, which means the gags are slow in coming creating Siyapaa for the audience.

 

There are a few pretty funny situations and yes I did laugh, but the pace is a negative for me (siyapaa), though at two hours the movie is quite short (non siyapaa). This is one of those mvies where the best jokes are in the trailer.

 

It is finally the veteran actors Anupam and Kirron Kher who save this movie and give it its best moments. Kiron is in her full element as the Panju mom and Anupam’s loopiness had me laughing really hard. The other good turn is by Vishwa Badola as the granddad. Yami and Ali Zafar have good chemistry in the romantic scenes but where it really counts, in the comedy parts they fall a bit flat. I don’t think Ali Zafar should do comedy. Like Imran Khan, he can’t pull it off very well. His Pakistani accent is to die for though. Yami plays her role seriously which is ok but not much fun.

 

At two hours, this is not a total write-off though it lacks the zing and vivacity that a good comedy should have. I found the going slow and not that funny but my Punjabi friend Rashmi who saw it with me enjoyed it far more. The jokes could have been better and faster, the slapstick more loony. Its not great fun but not total siyapaa either. You take a call.

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Mohit Patil
Mohit Patil Movie Jockey
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2.0/5
There is a scene director Eshwar Niwas’ Total Siyaapa succinctly evocative of the film’s liberal stand on Pakistan. A group of Indians ... read more
Aneela Zeb Babar
Aneela Zeb Babar Movie Jockey
179103
3.0/5
Total Siyaapa like Ali Zafar is a case of a really sweet character that understanably will have its fan group. It is just not doing much for me. Al... read more
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