All audience reviews of Shaadi Ke Side Effects

  • Happy young couple face misery in married life after birth of baby

    Madan Mohan Marwah

    Desimartini | Updated - March 10, 2014 20:13 PM IST
    3.2DM (1634 ratings)
    2.9Critic (7 ratings)

    Verdict - Good one time watch for young couples to know the pitfalls of parenthood

    Shaadi Ke Side EffectsWatch trailerRelease date : February 28, 2014

    There is something about the marriage family life syndrome. First you go through a courtship, get married, and then you lose in quick succession. You lose your virginity, then your single status, then your freedom, then your peace of mind and maybe your sanity. This is what happened to Farhan in this film. He learns that he has to fall very slowly from the bed so he does not wake the baby and that there is a wrong side to a  towel also.
    This movie is sending out a loud and clear message to all who are about to marry or are recently married and without a kid. The message is that a baby is going to throw your married life out of gear seriously, you will be in grief and on the brink of a divorce. So delay or avoid.
     There is another naughty suggestion to the husbands. You need to give your marriage a renewal and yourself some space every fortnight by moving into a local  hotel for a day (after telling your wife you are going out station) .
    The movie goes on to suggest something naughtier to couples.. Go to hotel, pretend not to know each other ,get familiar, and have a one night stand. Come back renewed.
    So we have a young couple Farhan and Vidya who have gone through their courtship, marriage, and honeymoon. Life is a dream till the baby comes and then  hell takes over. Romance flies out of the window, Vidya changes over from a sweet wife to a rude over possessive mother,and Farhan almost becomes an outsider in his own house. Their social life goes for a toss, they are sleep deprived , both seek out outside diversions, both start suspecting each other's fidelity and there is total unhappiness.To make things worse Farhan's photos keep getting replaced with the baby's over time. How they get out of this mess with the baby intact forms the rest of the film.
    Marital discord has always been a popular subject for comedies and tear jerkers both and this film is a mix of both, a kind of tragicomedy.The director has created a number of situations to take the story forward and it works sometimes and sometimes it does not. There are times it gets weary and the audience tends to get bored of the proceedings.Some scenes are grossly unrealistic like all young parents only talking about their child's potty. Some scenes just fail to connect.
    Most of the scenes just about elicit a smile or so and there is no comedy as such. Also their is no scene which touches you, though the script has potential. The climax is also a kind of let down and the end is a tame affair.
    Both Farhan and Vidya have performed well no doubt and dutifully go through  all the phases of their characters.  Better written scenes and dialogue would have made things much more interesting. Both actors are capable of giving better results. In the supporting cast Ram Kapoor as the agony brother in law impresses. Vir Das as the grass smoking bachelor living in filth is amusing. Purab Kohli as the boy next door repeats his coffee ad scenes. Ila Arun as the nanny is just about adequate.
    Though the music boasts of some item numbers,they are not in the danger of becoming hits.The technical values are also adequate for this kind of film.

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  • Madan Mohan Marwah

    Madan Mohan Marwah

    333 Reviews , 21 Followers
    Rated 3.0March 10, 2014

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  • Naveen Arora

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    Rated 3.5March 08, 2014

    Well first of all, don't miss it. Period.

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    Pranay Wangdi Moktan

    14 Reviews , 4 Followers
    Rated 3.0March 03, 2014

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    213 Reviews , 368 Followers
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  • Anupama Chopra

    Anupama Chopra

    Rated 2.5March 2, 2014

    Shaadi Ke Side Effects

    Shaadi Ke Side Effects is in equal parts, enjoyable and exasperating. Pretty much like the average marriage. read more

  • Shubhra Gupta

    Shubhra Gupta

    Rated 2.5March 2, 2014

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  • Saibal Chatterjee

    Saibal Chatterjee

    Rated 2.5March 2, 2014

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  • Madhureeta Mukherjee

    Madhureeta Mukherjee

    Rated 3.5March 2, 2014

    Shaadi Ke Side Effects

    The film belongs to Farhan who stuns you with his straight-faced witticisms and plethora of expressions that amuse and move dramatically. read more

  • Taran Adarsh

    Taran Adarsh

    Rated 3.5March 2, 2014

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