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  • Smita Vyas Kumar

    Smita Vyas Kumar (6,903 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - February 26, 2014 6:18 PM IST
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    Verdict - A sweet romace with some decent acting

    Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal PadiWatch trailerRelease date : August 24, 2012

    The promos of Shirin Farhad promised us a cute, romantic movie and I am happy to say that it does live up to its promise for the major part. The love story between two middle aged Parsis could have been a story about older people from any community seeking love but setting it in the Parsi community gives the movie a uniquely sweet flavour.

    Farhad is a typical bawa bachelor boy living with his grandmother and his, as he calls it, over loving mother. He wants to get married but has not found the right one. Of course, the fact that he works as a salesman at a bra and panty shop mars his eligibility. Shirin waltzes into the shop and into his heart. His mother opposes the and the story then winds its way to its conclusion after some melodrama and action.

    Boman is a consummate actor and playing a middle aged Parsi would come naturally to him given that he grew up surrounded by many such middle aged Parsi bachelors. He is sweet and innocent in his love for Shirin and tender towards his dominating mom. I loved Farha. She looks young and fresh and softer than I have ever seen her. She also gets the Parsi mannerisms right. Daisy Irani as the mom and Shammiji as the grand mom are perfect in their roles too.

    I am a half bawa myself and was watching the movie with my mom and we can vouch for the authenticity of most of the movie. There are a few over the top sequences and a slight overdose of loony characters which makes those sequences a bit amateurish and tacky. However, thankfully these are not too many. There is also a slow sad number which slows down the pace.

    Overall, this is a charming movie to watch. Like Farhad says, love has no expiry date and I am sure everyone will come out of this one feeling just that little bit more romantic about life.

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