Shaadi Ke Side Effects - Preview

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

A shallow, even if truthful for some couples, take on marriage. Past the one-liners in the trailer, Shaadi Ke Side Effects is more-or-less stuck in a rut.



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One of the side effect of being married is that you have a baby and that, pretty much, takes over life. This seems to be the focus of Shaadi Ke Side Effects. It is a novel theme. The actors engage us with whatever they do. Yet, I am not sure, how interesting they can keep the going-ons with bickering over a baby's upbringing. Even if it is fun-filled.

The part of the audience that will relate to the characters, viz parents, might find it too close to everyday life and thus boring. The other part of the audience might not relate and hence find boring. However, there is a good chance that it'll start out being fun, especially, given the actors.

I'd have never imagined Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan to be paired opposite each other. That itself is brave. A gutsy move by the actors and the director. Though Vidya Balan is now expected to make out-of-the-box choices, this is really an unlikely move by Farhan Akhtar, especially after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Sure, there is a hint of over-acting that comes with the exaggeration you see in the trailer and yet it will ring a bell with anyone who has taken care of a baby.

The music is interesting. Now, let's just hope that there is enough in there to hold our interest through the length of the film.

Music Reviews:
Bollyspice - "2/5"
koimoi - "3/5"
Milliblog - "The side effects of this soundtrack are more-than-adequately welcome!" in a 200-worder!
Music Aloud - "8/10"