Movie Review: Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014)

Box Office: Flop

Sid’s (Farhan) married life seems to be rocking with his adventurous wife Trisha (Vidya), until a chance ‘unprotected’ moment of pleasure lands them with a ‘bundle’ of unwanted problems. He puts his musical ambitions to rest, from composing jingles to singing lullabies for his little girl (even breaking into ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ – Wake up, Guns ‘n’ Roses! Hilarious!).

Trisha turns into an idiosyncratic, full-time mommy and Sid is left missing their lovely ‘twosome’ life. Pillow talk turns to potty talk and spousal spasms crawl into their shaadi, leading Sid to seek advice from bro-in-law (Ram Kapoor, lending good support). Does the quick-fix save-the-shaadi solution create more cracks, or stoke the chemistry? The best part is that Sid and Trisha don’t ‘fake’ it. Ever! They are believable characters living real life situations. Yet, their quirkiness leaves you with delightful guffaws. Saket’s story (sequel to ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’) pulls everything together skillfully, with conversations that turn into epigrams and chemistry that exudes wit and lovability. There’s nothing schmaltzy or superficial about it.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “You can’t take your eyes off Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan. They look evenly matched and entirely yummy in their yin and yang yearnings.”
3.5 ” SHAADI KE SIDE/EFFECTS is a delicious take on contemporary relationships. This one’s relatable, heart-warming, amusing and thoroughly enjoyable!”
3.5 “Single or married, this film will have more of a ‘special effect’ than ‘side effect’ on you.”
3.5 “Married couples are definitely going to fall off laughing from their chairs after watching the film, and taunts on each others are also expected.”
Daily Bhaskar
3.0 “Shaadi Ke Side Effects as ‘an over-simplified, over-amplified, over-stretched joke.”
3.0 “The film manages to to patch up its hovels and vindicate the negatives quite effortlessly.”
3.0 “Though the director did manage to deliver a decent film, it could have been much better.”
Indiatoday: Rohit Khilnani
3.0 “The movie was a well thought-out project, a good attempt.”
Indiatoday: Saurabh Dwivedi
Average Reviews
2.5 “Despite charming performances from Vidya & Farhan, this has nothing new to offer”
2.5 “Shaadi Ke Side Effects is a great rom-com gone bad. The movie still is a great watch only and only for its first half. “
2.5 “The equation of Farhan and Vidya, and Farhan`s character is identifiable, and is worth a watch.”
2.5 “‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ is fun, and real, and has some nice laugh-out-loud situations.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Technically sound, grounded performances from the two lead actors, but simply way-too-long, and over-the-top.”
2.0 “Shaadi Ke Side Effects isn’t an advanced version of marital issues but is still fun watching it out.”
2.0 “Shaadi Ke Side Effects is not as much fun as Pyaar ke Side Effects. You might watch this one only for the performances, which are just as amazing as you expect actors like Vidya and Frahan to deliver.”
2.0 “This film doesn’t have any conflict or drama that usually makes a film interesting.”

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