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 hapl...more
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. less
“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 siyapaa nonetheless.”
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Making people laugh is a very serious job and all actors/ directors know it only too well. While making a sitcom of 23 minutes is itself quite challenging ,making a full length of 2 hour plus duration to engage the audience calls for superlative talent.
This movie is one more unsuccessful effort in presenting a full length comedy of situations though everyone is trying hard it appears. It is comic at times but there are many places where it gets dreary and monotonous. In some ways it is like stretching a half hour episode to a feature by adding peripheral characters, songs and not so relevant scenes.
The plot is about a crazy dysfunctional Punjabi family in London where the young working girl Yami brings her Pakistani boyfriend Ali to meet her family and all kinds of comic situations which crop up. The family consists of
1. The girl herself,a PYT desperately in love with her Pakistani boyfriend and not clear what all the fuss is about.
2. The girl's mother a loud mouthed hysterical Punjabi lady trying her best to remain cool
3. The girl's sister (with 5 year old daughter) who wants her husband to apologize and take her back while she tries to seduce young Ali just for fun!
4. This little 5 year old girl pretending to be pregnant with a pillow stuffed under her dress and watching DDLJ
5. The senile visually challenged grandfather making bad jokes and sleepwalking around with knives for no reason at all
6. The girl's brother who hates his Paki neighbors and is perpetually wanting to bash them up with hockey sticks
7.The girl's brother in law ,the miser who is on the look out for free stuff to give his wife in order to bring her back
8. Last but not least, the girl's father who suffers amnesia due to a hit on the head with container of frozen soup ( yes you read right ) and lands up with a hooker
I cant blame you if your head is already spinning thinking of all possible comic situations which can take place. Like Kirron Kher says that it is a totally mad family.
Direction is just about OK but cannot do enough to sustain audience interest after a point. Ultimately it is engaging only in parts. The is some good banter among characters on Indo Pak relations but not exactly comedy.
Kirron Kher carries the entire film with her good acting supported by Yami who looks cute with her fair n lovely looks and Ali as the handsome confused boyfriend. It is ironical that Kirron's real life husband Anupam Kher gives his worst performance in a poorly written role and these scenes drag the film down.