Shaadi Ke Side Effects - External Reviews

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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36 reviewers have given Shaadi Ke Side Effects an average rating of 2.5/5.0 (?)

8 yays
8 nays
20 so-so

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Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...SHAADI KE SIDE/EFFECTS is a delicious take on contemporary relationships. This one's relatable, heart-warming, amusing and thoroughly enjoyable! ... full review

Thumbs up by Namrata Thakker, Bollywood Life ...Music composer Pritam has certainly taken the music of Shaadi Ke Side Effects to another level. While found the music of this film really good, you tell us what you think.... full review

Thumbs up Daily Bhaskar ...Music is average and fits perfectly to the theme of the film. However, you might delete the songs within a few days from your playlist... full review

Thumbs up by aneela.zeb.b, Desi Martini ...An excellent insight into The Mind Of A Married Man... full review

Thumbs up by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...The characters are likeable because of the talents of the actors in their skin. Both Vidya and Farhan perform with tangible sincerity and heart.... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Yes there is fantastic dum in the first half of the film and the movie is total engaging and entertaining. The second half starts to dilute due to side tracks and weak screenplay. But the first half is so enjoyable that you might little bit want to overlook the weak second half and tend to enjoy the film which is like a joyous first half with side effects of second Half... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...Overall, the movie is a great entertainer.... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee#, Times of India ...Single or married, this film will have more of a 'special effect' than 'side effect' on you.... full review

So-So by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle ...Shaadi Ke Side Effects is a greater film on screen than it is on paper because it has the talented Mr Akhtar and Ms Balan. Both bring warmth and a mature, knowing naughtiness to their interactions. They are fun to be with. ... full review

So-So by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ... Shaadi Ke Side Effects is actually Shaadi Ke One Sided Effects ... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...The film might further scare a lot of already scared father to be or, help them prepare to be one.... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, DNA ...Have a baby? Planning to have a baby? Go watch it.... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, ...The production design is credible, but the costumes could have been upgraded a bit - Vidya Balan looks frumpy, and Farhan Akhtar looks wannabe most of the time... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...The screenplay lurches randomly, eventually leading to a climax so convoluted and false that much of the affection I had for Sid and Trisha evaporated.... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...easy and breezy, although too long at nearly two-and-a-half hours.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Farhan and Vidya share good chemistry, underlining that Sid and Trisha remain an odd couple even after all these years... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Till the half-way mark, Saket Chaudhary hits things right on the mark. Post-interval, the film is all over the place... full review

So-So Indicine ...Shaadi Ke Side Effects is one film that feels better suited to be enjoyed at home. It does not feel like a big screen cinematic experience.... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Hopefully Saket’s next is something more cleverly coherent and mostly consistent without getting convoluted . Till then keep your expectations low and give this one a chance to entertain you!... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...This is the reason why one feels that if only the narrative would have been consistent right through the 150 minute play of the film, this 'shaadi' could well have been sans any 'side effects... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ... Shaadi Ke Side Effects is recommended because, despite its flaws, it is passable fun while it lasts. ... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...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. ... full review

So-So by Prasanna D Zore, Rediff ...Surely, Akhtar and Balan, two of the finest actors in contemporary Bollywood, need to be applauded for pulling off SKSE without giving you any side effects once the credits begin to roll.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Unfortunately, writer-director Saket Chaudhary (Pyaar Ke Side Effects) chooses to show the journey of marriage and parenthood decidedly from Sid’s perspective.... full review

So-So by Janhavi Samant, Star Blockbuster ...Shaadi Ke Side Effects is really like a real-life marriage. It’s fun in the beginning. As time passes, it gets progressively tedious till you are finally ready to walk out.... full review

So-So by ANUJ KUMAR, The Hindu ...Apart from conjuring up funny moments around seemingly serious issues, Saket’s storytelling keeps you engaged even when you know the obstacles on the way are not entirely novel... full review

So-So by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...The complete lack of conviction translates on screen as a story that is half-baked and tepid at best.... full review

So-So by Aparna Mudi, ZEENEWS.COM ...f only the makers could have thought up a better second half, this could have been a winner.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...But after a few of these jokes, the film feels toothless, pointless, pretending to tackle real issues while really searching for the next easy punch line.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Singh, Bobby Talks ...a married couple needs to live like two islands of the same stream, maintaining the beauty of the space and togetherness untouched. And the day any one island of the two tries to take over the other……….., the whole scenery gets disturbed, losing all its beauty and feel…..forever.... full review

Thumbs down cinemaah ...Vidya Balan makes the one-note whiner likeable, while Farhan Akhtar gives the character a kind of dignity,... full review

Thumbs down by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ...Five elephants can walk through this plot with space to spare. No one, not even Farhan's coolth can help redeem this one... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Had the same film been made with lesser actors, it would’ve been another forgettable rom com. But Farhan and Vidya save this film from mediocrity. There’s no catchy music, there’s very little to hold your interest in terms of story and/or creative concept.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...what Shaadi... gives us is a portrait of a resoundingly unhappy marriage between two people who have just one flash of passionate chemistry right at the start of the film. After that, it's just unhappily ever after... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ...But what was most heartening about the film was that Vidya and Farhan kept the screen alive for most part of the first half, without even a third actor on screen! ... full review

Thumbs down by Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror ...There is nothing more heartbreaking than watching a promising film dissipate within the acid of its own intentions... full review