Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

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quick review:

A frustrating watch. A disgusting experience. Not just because of the toilet humor. But more, because you just can't get over the "How could SUCH an awful film be made?" feeling even after an hour of having watched the film. A film that tries too hard to get cute.

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Director: Bela Sehgal
Running time: 110 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Romance
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Romantic comedy. Unexpected use of actors in lead pair. Débutante director who has taken this risk. Reminders of Boman Irani from Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd. These are the instant hooks that work for Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.

Another bit that I liked is that director, Bela Bhansali Sehgal, doesn't take off on her brother's grandiose style. She seems to have kept it simple, earthy Parsi. The Parsi element in itself adds to the humor because of the association Bollywood has created with the community's quirky characters.

I have mixed feelings about the choice of choreographer-turned-director-now-turned-actor, Farah Khan as lead lady, though. It could just go either way. The trailers seem to indicate that she pretty much plays herself – a strong, boisterous woman. This could make the film loud and slapsticky. At the same time, there are glimpses of her playing a regular, middle-aged woman. And I loved the bit that she dances like a Shirin rather than choreographer, Farah Khan.

Another worry is that most of the funny lines are given away in the trailers and there won't be much new in the flow of the film. I hope I'm completely off about this one. Also, the music too, isn't great. It sounds very ordinary.

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "With effective reuse of his Bengali songs, Jeet delivers an enjoyable soundtrack here!"
dunkdaft - "Jeet Ganguly again make remade tunes work. But, when will we have a full album with fresh tunes?"
Bollywood Hungama – "2/5"
Bollyspice – "2.5/5"
Apun Ka Choice – "3/5"
Happy Sing - "an album with a lot of melody, something we don’t get a lot nowadays, some good lyrics, with some regular, nice tracks, and a little experimentation and some light comedy thrown in."

- meeta, a part of the audience

I was in tears, out of boredom. It hurts when you find a film disgusting enough that it gets to your nerves. It is not about mindless slapstick or the quality of humor, it is more about of the lack of anything at all - complete absence of any thought put in creating a half-decent product. Especially, when there was more than enough potential given a middle-aged Parsi couple. Also, there are a couple of interesting dilemmas to play with. But none are taken too seriously and are in fact, left unaddressed. All you can do then, is shake your head in despair.

Usually a 'How can anyone..." question is pretty vain. The most obvious answer is – "well, like they just did..." But Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi makes it difficult to control from asking a series of such questions. How could Sanjay Leela Bhansali write such an incoherent story? How could every one involved in the film not see how tedious it was getting? How could they make a film less than two hours feel so long? How could anyone think Farah Khan could act?!

The lady talks like she does as a judge in one of the reality shows. Same tone, same expression, plain flat. Any attempt at changing the expressions seem forced and affected. Shirin Farhad... almost felt like it was to make true Farah Khan's childhood wish of playing the lead in a school play, she wasn't allowed to be a part of. Her way of telling the world, "because I can do it!"

Fortunately, her off-timing can use the lame, predictable lines as an excuse. But, then almost all departments contribute in equal measure to the sinking ship. The songs win the race in taking it down faster. The point that the story tries to get at lacks power too – that some of us make an issue out of little things instead of focusing on the big picture. The narrative is so lackluster that the audience couldn't be bothered wit h it.

Sure, Boman Irani tries his best to save the film with a lot of grace. But, all you want to do is give him a bear hug for having had to do this film. He must have his reasons, for how many directors/writers are going to go with him as the lead anchor of the film, despite all his capabilities? And for that the Bhansali brother-sister duo need to be applauded.

It takes guts to have non-standard characters as leads, especially in a debut film. But, some points need to be taken off for having Boman Irani participate in this one. Also, the rest of the story is soporific and induces more yawns and snores than laughs. Except for the one or two 'funny lines' in the trailers, there's barely anything that can even induce a smile. And just when you think, "yay! Just five minutes to go!", you get a "Did you think we can't make this worse?" climax.

A supposedly 'cute' romantic comedy with zero chemistry between the lead actors and many moments that want to make you bang your head on the closest wall rather than laugh – that is what Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is all about.

- meeta, a part of the audience

45 reviewers(?) - 10 yays 22 so-so 13 nays

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Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI brings back misty memories of KHATTA MEETHA, though, I wish to add, the two stories are not remotely similar. However, what's common is the lovability and charm the two films exude.... full review

Thumbs up, by Deboshree Ghosh, Bollywood Life : ...The film is cooked in a cauldron that has generous doses of modern Mills and Boonish stuff, a great amount of Bawa madness and a sprinkle of tolerable Bollywood spices.... full review

Thumbs up, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Setting it against the backdrop of the Parsi community gives the film a distinct texture, and much of Shirin Farhad’s light-hearted laughs come from the quirkiness of its characters. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today : ...Despite narrating a fairly predictable tale of love, the film works for the brilliant moments that the script provides.... full review

Thumbs up, by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes : ...ela doesn't attempt anything new and romance between the two brews over tried-and-tested elements like coffee, moonlit nights and rain songs... full review

Thumbs up, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...Forty, fabulous and feel good!... full review

Thumbs up, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Instead of dialogues professing undying love, this bond depends with conversations that say, "You are a really nice person" and "I can really talk to you". ... full review

Thumbs up, by K N Gupta, : ...Boman benefits from being the age of the character and a Parsi. Farah as debutant actor and a mom hasn't lost the charm of a vivacious youthful woman.... full review

Thumbs up, by Karuna John, Tehelka : ...The lead couple keep it real, yet do not let the audience forget their screen versions.... full review

Thumbs up, by Shomini Sen, Zee News : ...It is great to see veteran actress Shammi portray Farhad’s granny cum confidante. The scenes between the two are simply adorable and you feel all warm and happy inside watching them.... full review

So-So, by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ... A lighthearted rom-com that gives a peek into the Parsi community, but not without trotting out the obvious clichés, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is surprisingly pleasing despite Farah Khan... full review

So-So, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks : ... an average entertainer... full review

So-So, by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town : ...Though being a film editor helped Bela as she didn’t let any scene overflow but post interval the execution fails and the otherwise short ‘2 hour’ film looks stretched, thanks to a rickety script and never ending random jokes ... full review

So-So, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...The film is enjoyable in parts but there’s also the constant niggle that it could have been so much more. ... full review

So-So, by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle : ...Unarguably, the two lead performers carry the enterprise on their shoulders.... full review

So-So, by Smita, Desi Martini : ...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. ... full review

So-So, by Aniruddha Guha, DNA : ...quite clearly modelled on the Hrishikesh Mukherjee brand of cinema... full review

So-So, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...a good first film which succeeds in putting a smile on your face for two hours.... full review

So-So, by Nupur Barua, : ...This is the first time in his career that Boman Irani plays a romantic solo hero, and he pulls it off well. He knows his character, and the setting, and therefore gives us the most realistic portrayal, ever, of his life. ... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, : ...Dum hain on the simplicity and performance basis, but as far as Direction and screenplay count, the whole Dum goes for a toss.... full review

So-So, by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times : ...But then the screenplay, co-written by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, nose-dives... full review

So-So, by Soumyadipta Banerjee, : don’t feel connected with the tale as you watch the camera zoom in on Farah Khan’s face or the wind playing with her hair.... full review

So-So, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...The real surprise is Farah Khan, who overcomes a few moments of flatness to inhabit her character well. ... full review

So-So, Indicine : ...The best song in the album is the title song. The rest don’t go too well with the film.... full review

So-So, by Janhavi Samant, MiD DAY : ...Surprisingly Farah seems quite awkward with her lines. Her Shirin seems a little reserved in comparison. It is this lack of balance that marks the biggest drawback of the film.... full review

So-So, Movie Talkies : ... There are a lot of sweet moments throughout the movie, though one does end up feeling that the humour is a bit forced at times.... full review

So-So, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...Strange lip-sync songs are jarringly sung by mismatched voices end up akin to dirty linen in a dishwasher; entirely out of place.... full review

So-So, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...a bright and suave take on two people who are in danger of seeing the little joys of life pass them by for good. ... full review

So-So, by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster : ...The actors are all good. ... full review

So-So, by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu : ...It's a bit of a stretch to watch, especially when the film heads towards its predictable end with unwarranted stalling ... full review

So-So, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...full of stereotypical bawa-isms, hilarious in parts; sweet as lagan-nu-custard in some, and mostly endearing.... full review

So-So, by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India : ...SFKTNP may not be the greatest love story ever told and may not have a novel plot even. But it leaves you with a snuggly feeling and yearning to experience what you've seen on the screen. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...the film is an amateur play at best, with constant cutaways to exaggerated reaction shots from the silent-movie era... full review

Thumbs down, by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice : ...a noble attempt but painfully amateur.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar : step out of this concoction with concussion in your head, and wonder: “Deekra, what was this?”... full review

Thumbs down, by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini : ...What works with Shirin Farhad is the cute chemistry of the unlikely lead pair and it works well very efficiently because of a brilliant Boman Irani. Farah Khan appears uncomfortably conscious in her new demeanor and is in her comfort zone only when she's allowed to dance... full review

Thumbs down, by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini : ...Lacklustre and Underwhelming... full review

Thumbs down, by Trisha Gupta, FirstPost : ...The pleasure of watching choreographer-director Farah Khan gyrate expertly to steps we usually might see her heroines carry out isn’t enough to compensate for the impatience we feel as yet another song interrupts the already minimal proceedings of plot.... full review

Thumbs down, Free Press Journal : ...The stereotypes are all wellrepresented , just as expected.... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, : ...A good choreographer need not be a good dancer. A director need not be a good actor. And for a film to have a decent run, the casting needs to be taken seriously, rather than giving out roles based on friendship in the industry. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment : ...he film uses the Parsi community setting merely as a backdrop, milking their idiosyncrasies for easy laughs, overdoing it and never allowing it to provide a flesh and blood context. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Roshni Devi, koimoi : ...direction is quite ordinary... full review

Thumbs down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...Being the girl next door requires dramatic talent; a good actor does this without the effort showing. Khan takes to her role with zest, and her contribution to the film is the chutzpah. Her dialogue delivery, expressions and pitches are all awry. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters : ...The film never catches hold of you, and in spite of a short running time of less than two hours, it seems to stretch on forever, thanks to a haphazard script.... full review

Thumbs down, by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall : ... The 'tribute' to HAHK, DDLJ and KKHH is plain embarrassing. ... full review

144 tweeters(?) - 84 yays 16 so-so 44 nays

zmilap: 'Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi' is a sweet, fun n adorable film! @bomanirani is MINDBLOWING @TheFarahKhan is SUPERB! Cheers with Mangola!

vviwiii: Parsi's are soo like gujjus tho! could relate to most of the comedy in the film!! #sfktnp

Vipashaisin: Watched Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal timepass! Next, Ek Tha Tiger 8 pm show...#weekend settt!!! #fb

VarshanSookhun: A new generation of romance, a new star is born with SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI!!! Farah Khan and Boman...

vanillawallah: Shirin Farhad was such a cute movie :'D . Boman Irani was fab and Farah Khan did a good job . So many Aww Moments :'D

twsonirazdan: Took Mom Dad and grown up daughters to see SFKTNP..all were hugely entertained. Film for all ages :)

treenasengupta: Watched shirin farhad ki nikal padi, a perfect cute n sweet treat, with any complexity, so uncommon these days. Just loved it

tirol2001: shirin farhad sweet comic movie...a tribute to the talent of boman & farah.....ppl who have parsi friends will freak out !!

teelakordich_Qs: Shirin Farhad ki tho nikal padi! Awesome.. A complete ROFLing movie... Farah Khan choooo cute like never before.. Worth the money spent! :-)

TamiHegde: Saw Shirin Farhad KTNP. Enjoyd it so much. Very entertaining. @TheFarahKhan yu r soo cute. It ws a treat 2 watch yu nd @bomanirani.

sweetest_sonam: Bollywood films are the best!!! Just saw #sfktnp and I loved it! @TheFarahKhan was superb in it!!!

Surya_Dcruz: One of the best day watched Shirin farhad, expendables 2, ek tha tiger, finding nemo and bourne legacy..... #enjoyed

Suruchitrivedi: Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi exudes a sustained air of freshness,d narrative tone & tenor unconventional,d film has more mirth than girth

sonalikhan: Shirin Farhad is a delightful film.

SomyaSaxena: Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is refreshing cute movie. I have a crush on @bomanirani now and @TheFarahKhan is looking beautiful

simopedia: Shirin Farhad ki nikal padi was jus like lagan nu custard absolutely sweet

shivprasadkabir: Shirin farhad ki nikal padi. An awesome light comedy family drama seen after a very long time. Good work @bomanirani @TheFarahKhan

ShilpiPuri: Totally loved @bomanirani in #SFKTNP. He can carry just any role with so much grace. Farhad touches heart and is soul of the #movie

sheetalbehal: Just watched SFKTNP -- what a cool movie -- Indian cinema shd make more such movies...loved it -- great work @TheFarahKhan @bomanirani

shahnitisha: #sfktnp...crazzzy parsi movie...sincere n grt wrk @bomanirani @TheFarahKhan

Sanoobar: My review of #ShirinFarhad cute movie!

rupaliarte: thoroughly enjoyed Shirin-Farhad! @TheFarahKhan congrats on an awesome debut!

RohanBhade: Shirin Farhad will appeal largely to Mumbaikars who are accustomed to the Parsi mannerisms & language. Good Stuff, Limited Audience.

RJTejalJani: Me too! RT .@rosettesoares: @RJTejalJani but was a cute movie.. I enjoyed! #SFKTNP

remyarajagopal: Shirin Farhad ki tho nikal padi! Awesome.. A complete ROFLing movie... Farah Khan choooo cute like never before.. Worth the money spent! :-)

ram_pdinh: Hi Boman, tweeting frm cinema hall. Loving ur movie-,shirin,farhad. Just brilliant, simply love ur acting. Great work sir.

rahul771988: Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi ... Loved it ... @bomanirani ... Xcelent work !!!

PS_reveals: 'Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi' a simple love story that made me forget everything for a while..

ProbasiBong: Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi.....Hilarious.

priyankpatel86: Watched SFKTNP so azm movie.☺

Preeedeee: Shirin farhad ki toh nikal padi... One supercute movie :-)

PMakhijani: Sach mein Pyar ki koi expiry date nahi hoti - shirin farhad Rocks

percepshun: Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi..light hearted comedy with a firm storyline..must watch..brillliant acting..!!!

pattsamit: just watched shirin farhad ki nikal padi, really a nice movie, like it. Pyar ki koi expiry date nahi hoti too cool

parwatisingari: shirin farhad ki toh nikal padi, is a paisa vasool, laugh a riot.

pallavilumba: Shirin & Farhad....Superb Flick!!

palak75: Most adorable n cute movie ' Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi' @TheFarahKhan @bomanirani

OberoiVarun13: Superb entry by @TheFarahKhan in #SFKTNP ..another awesome performance by @bomanirani ..Nice simple romantic luv story!!

OberoiMall: Love knows no age... A heartwarming love story infused with Parsi flavour, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi promises to be an absolute...

Nikster_2011: Shirin-Farhad.. gotta love the sweet & cute love story.. and @bomanirani man he is super cutee.. lol n gotta love Farah's overacting cute :D

Nikhil_Rams: Absolutely loved Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi. Heart-warming, funny, refreshingly feel-good and a perfect ode to the Parsi community.

neesha_m2005: Shirin farhad ki to nikal padi...entertaining movie..loved it..

Nazali10: Paisa wasool movie Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padhe

MumbaiyaChori: Shirin farhad ki nikal padi.. Cute timepass movie! :D

Mouktik: <3ed the movie Shirin Farhad ki nikal padi...nice light hearted romance :-)

Miss_Mumbaikar: Hey @thefarahkhan #SFKTNP was Super-Entertaining movie..Me n my Whole family loved it..U wer Luking AmaZing!! :-D Love U Farah!

MinahilNauman: Shirin Farhad Kii Tou Nikal Paddi is hilarious! @bomanirani

meenakshitweets: #sfktnp Long time since a hindi film sans violence was made.Pure comedy.You walk out of the theatre with a smile on your face.

MananSehgal: Shirin Farhad ki To Nikal Padi is a sweet movie. Watch it for the cute Parsis. I loved the feel of the film. Boman as always stands out! :)

lenivj: Just saw Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal padi....cute movie..... @TheFarahKhan and Boman Irani were ADORABLE !

kv18: #SFKTNP s gud light-hearted movie.I congratulate @TheFarahKhan n #Boman Irani fr thr gud effort!At this age #BomanIrani still looks so fresh

KirrD: A new director, Bela Bhansali Sehgal made her debut with "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi"film.Impressed with her portrayal of Parsi ppl:)

KavitaAChhibber: just came back after seeing shirin farhad ki toh nikal padi. what a cute film. boman irani rocked

karunajohn: Sometimes you just need to see a sweet fun film with a dose of "Awww" factor. Don't miss:Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi. #reviewcomingsoon

jatinaol: "Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi" :-) just laugh and roll throughout d movie.. Amazing comedy love story... A must watch film..

iYatinGupta: +1 “@DadduG: Shirin Farhad is a surprisingly good movie... First was really hilarious.. Second half is bit pakau..”

IronMan_Kagzi: Shirin-farhad->EPIC bawa comedy. Irani n all d bawas in dat movie totally nailed it.Many wldnt find it dat interesting bt its worth a watch

imsvt: after watchd #shirin farhad just one thing i can say ,,,move made by "HEART"" n ibn7 also follow me ,, do u? @TheFarahKhan

Im_Imraan: Just Whatched ' Shirin Farhad ki toh Nikal padi ' What a Superb Movie..Love it :)

IamRanbirKapoor: Shirin Farhad really nice fiom but not so comedy

iamparthking: Shirin Farhad !!! Good Movie ..... Good Story Line n Acting of Boman :) @bomanirani @TheFarahKhan

Iamkavitak: In todays time when the concept of love is adulterated there is this cute love story of two adults shirin farhad, two magnanimous talents

hedonist81: #SFKTNP charms (and surprises) with moments of (often) genuine hilarity, and its honest intention to tell a story about real people. #Win

hasingh84: I just saw Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.. Really Funny...Loved it...Awesome Movie.. @bomanirani and @TheFarahKhan

haroon22k: Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal Padi is decent, fun loving movie, booman Irani great actor.

Harneetsin: Shirin Farhad must have a sequel, no? Whattay fun.

geminian1953: Go watch Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi. For Boman and Farah. For just clean basic humor.

elusion: Loved the Shirin Farhad movie. Growing up exposed to bawa idiosyncrasies made the jokes more relevant. :)

DipikshaR: Shirin Farhad was awesome.. Three thumps for @TheFarahKhan @shirishkunder and @bomanirani! I love farah'sdance moves

danshula: shirin-farhad such a simple, endearing, heartfelt and sweet movie. loved it.

DadduG: Shirin Farhad is a surprisingly good movie... First was really hilarious.. Second half is bit pakau..

chaosparticle: Watched Shirin-Farhad. Loved it in most parts. @bomanirani never ceases to amaze. From 'I'm not Bajirao' to SF - seriously. Beautiful.

ch_titas: Watched SFKTNP. A sweet romantic saga! Loved it...

catchdhiraj: Shirin farhad ki toh nikal padi. Boman Irani is a mind blowing actor, single handedly takes the movie. I really enjoyed and loved it.

bunmaska1: Shirin farhad ..simple and entertaining ..absolutely light and fun-tastic ...majaa ni life

brijay0108: Watched Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi with @shilpajn at the Hub, Goregaon.. Nice movie :) Boman Irani is simply brilliant I tell you! :):)

Bhooshan: Very cute movie - ‘Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi’. Caricatures of the Parsi community (as usual) in parts, but overall very entertaining.

AvinashY: Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012) touches sensitive strings of human emotions! This movie comes into that...

anitahasnandani: Really enjoyed Shirin Farhad!super cute :)

AnishaMandhania: Shirin Farhad cute movie! Boman and daisy typical parsis..loved it! Farah we love ur choreography pls stick to that :)

Aliceng5: RT News: ‘Shirin Farhad ki to Nikal Padi’ 2 hours of complete laughter #love #romantic

adityasen: shirin farhad..if i were a criric..3.5/5!!

2711dhruv: Shirin farhad total time pass nikli..:D

_Outlier: Shirin Farhad is a cute film.

sm63: Shirin Farhad - average feel-good Bawa fare. A day in life at Cusrow Baug, in a sense. Nothing spectacular. Wait for TV premier to see it!

sanjivee: Say Shirin Farhad ki love story. One time movie but must watch. Not as good as little Zizzu. Director could have done better.

rjanup: Shirin Farhad ki to Nikal Padi : 2.5/ 5 Mirchis #Ek tha tiger mein 46yrs ke Salman ki Shadi ke discussion ke...

rathod_hiren: Shirin Farhad ki nikal padi, decent effort.. Prolonged ending..

MrBlackVijayFan: SFKTNP watchable but could have been better :) comedy good at parts.go for the sake of @bomanirani & @TheFarahKhan :) my rating 2.5 / 5

Monstrosic: Typical, Predictable yet entertaining: Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

ManojG7: First Half Fun Shirin Farhad Ki Toh , second half bit drag ,okay time pass movie , better than #Jism2 And #Tezz ! Boman is very good

KiaaraSandhu: My Review ON'''' Shirin Farhad''''' A decent Watch movie,,,,,,,,2.5/5

hipishtar: Can't decide whether Shirin Farhad is tardy or adorable or both or neither.

GauthamNanban: SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI - Plus - Comedy = Minus - The Romantic Feel Missing

DivyaChauhan: Boman Irani is brilliant in Shirin Farhad...but what happened to Farah Khan..she really can't act..

d_rits: Shirin Farhad would have been an excellent movie if Farah Khan was not the female lead..lack of expressions..complete mismatch with Boman

bollywoodajjtak: Watched SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI, Its a average entertainer. Worked in the 1st half and 2n half same ages old path of love story.

bizzarebhide: Its no Harry met Sally, but Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is still sweet and funny, albeit stretched with unnecessary Bollywood cliches.

bhatiamegha: So Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi has been seen. #MovieReview 2.5/5 Expected more, slightly disappointed. Boman & Farah entertaining.

Aarti139: Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi - Ok! could have been more humorous..

The_Lie_Lama: Don't go for Shirin Farhad. Shit movie.

sudarshan1205: shirin farhad is a chawani movie

SuchitaVaidya: Shirin Farhad. *Yawn*

starshine_saks: Keep calm and watch shirin farhad. Lose calm.

SnehaU: Shirin Farhad Ki nikal padi.. Good start.. Gradually turns out to be predictable and Disappointing!

shobhit_pant: the ills of marketing and packaging have touched bollywood finally ! even the downright craps like TIGER and shirin farhad can draw people ?

saylo52: Shirin farhad, omg save me from this horror

ryanmittra: Shirin Farhad is a disaster. Time waste... Strange to see a director like Farah can be so expression less!!! Pathetic!!!

rups87: #shirin #farhad : want my money back! :O

ruchi_lol: Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi - below average. 1st half ok. 2nd half kinda dragged, boring and soapy!

rohitnadhani: Never saw a more boring, slow and empty movie like Shirin Farhad.... Why don't movies have a money back policy?

rishabhphagre: Shirin. farhad tough to sit throughout the movie

RiddhiDhebrii: Saw Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi !Ah!din like it much! My Rating:★★

rajeshmumbairaj: I love parsis I love parsis food but don't think I loved the latest parsi bollywood film ! Shirin farhad ki tho - no comments !

Prableen27: Director's Cut *thumbsup* ; Shirin Farhad ki toh Nikal Padi *thumbsdown*

pk_ifly: just saw shirin farhad ...... boring musicale bollywood istyle.. :(

parulb2708: Shirin Farhad ki to nikal padi is utterely boring. What a let down!!

pankti123patel: Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi ... OK so its a love story but I like cheese only in my food and not anywhere else

pallavimalviya: Just watched shirin farhad ki toh nikal padi. Very dissapointing movie imho.

nehamufc: I need to watch another movie immediately to get shirin farhad outta my head! #Icky

nayantaara2411: Shirin Farhad - at best mediocre! Boman - quite good. Maybe SLB couldve taken someone else in place of Farah :) Everybody else seemed okay

Navjotalive: SFKTNP is the new definition of TACKY! So Badly Directed. Not funny at all!!!!!

NARENBIDLAN: ShIrin & Farhad kya bakwaaz hai

Namitaved: Shirin Farhad-disappointin watch! Dono wt made critics give it a 3star. Innocently made but expectations were higher. I'd gv a 1.5/5

movie_geeeeek: Farah aunty suxx..chinese lgti hai RT @ZoomTV So how is the new age Shirin Farhad? #MyReview #zoOmTV

moonchildkez: Shirin Farhad failed 2 entertain as much as I thot it wud..forced laughter at several places but gud acting by boman irani. I giv it 2 stars

madhusachin: Shirin Farhad.. Nice, boring movie.. even 2 hrs was more than enough!Presumed it 2 b comedy - but pondering what was it and why was it?

KommmanMan: A.V.O.I.D. Given u hv to go wid Manager coz appraisal z due, carry Disprin along! RT @RashiNaresh: How's 'Shirin Farhad' movie? #reviews

komallakhani: Movie Time :D let's see Shirin farhad ki kaise nikal padi!! ;)

karan_thorat: Shirin Farhad ki to Nikal padi. They should be celebrating extorting Rs. 400 from a sucker like me. Highly Avoidable. Bhansali 1 - 0 Me

KaminaKhalnayak: Shirin Farhad - what a disappointing movie. Boman was good but you don't need a movie for such a no-story.

jundr3: Shirin Farhad ki to nikal pari---an average film at best,boring really. Not worth wasting an important sunday of a busy man. 1000rs wasted.

iManishAgarwal: Seen Shirin & Farhad and it’s the WORST movie ever. Super boring & no story at all.

hsseeray: Shirin Farhad is a soulless movie. Farha khan has don a very casual acting. Don't waste money& time on it.

GitaNiketh: Shirin Farhad- avoidable at all costs...

GhantaBabaJiKa: Now such a great movie man, expected a lot from it. Saw a lil more then half, I'm bored. Enuf for now ~Shirin Farhad~ huh

GaggarNikhil: When Ek tha Tiger is a better Movie than Shirin Farhad. The World should come to an End. Atleast Sanjay Leela bhansali's Should...

furobiker: DO.NOT.WATCH Shirin-Farhad movie! It is fucking awful !

fa_imam: shirin farhad ki toh.....nahi chali!

DKMahant: Avoid it. "@wittydoctor: Whn is shirin farhad movie releasing?"

b_neelasri: A grossly boring movie called Shirin Farhad ki toh.......Zzzzzz

avikri: had been to Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012) the most cheeeeeeesssiest bollywood movie i hav ever seen....

arjunallhere: Dear Reviewers, Three stars to Shirin-Farhad. Seriously? Sincerely, Assaulted balls

ajithessence: Also saw Shirin Farhad ki... Waste of time

2 readers - 0 yays 2 so-so 0 nays

Want to Watch, by Sergio Ramos : This is good main!

So-So, by Aditya : A light movie with a weak story, but Boman Irani saves some grace.

So-So, by New Punjabi Movies : 98

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Plot Summary

Shirin and Farhad love each other. But... ye shaadi nahi ho sakti (there is an objection to their marriage and the one who has it will not hold their peace.)

What Worked

  • The mixture of sparks and rain in the 'kaafir andhere' song

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Farah Khan's lisp.
  • The sexual innuendos used by Farhad's granny and mommy.
  • The bickering Parsi fights.
  • The many, many logical leaps.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: A few group fights in housing society meetings, not really violent.
  • Language: A few curses.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Discussion on bra sizes.
  • Concept: Love?
  • General Look and Feel: Dull.

Detailed Ratings (out of 5):

Lead Actors:
Character Artists:
Music Director:

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi - Cast, crew, links

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Running time:
110 minutes

Comments (9)

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Aapne to le li movie ki.

I think the review is a bit harsh, since the movie is certainly not as bad as 0.5.

Story is weak, Farah Khan cannot act, but you cannot take anything away from Boman Irani, and the lady who played his mom.


I haven't watched the movie yet, but the review looks really harsh. I was (still am) very keen on watching this movie, and probably I will.

I am surprised that you hated this movie so much.. yet you are looking forward to a picture like "Joker"!!! :-(

what's up meetu? all is well?

Cheers !!!


Love your blog. Nice review.

@Rahul khiska jo di thi movie ne, kya kare?

@Aditto Yes Boman Irani was a gem as usual. But he too looked bored doing the role. I found Daisy Irani ok to start with but she turned real loud towards the end.

@Shilpa I was hopeful of this one too. I wanted to like it. But it was quite annoying. Do let us know what you think once you've watched it. :)

Thanks, @CS


This is one of the harshest reviews this movie has reviewed. Not that I am complaining :P
I think the film dabbles into too many genres and sub-genres without ever grip on its tone. Even the Parsi ambience ended up being used just for cheap laughs.


*this movie has received

Finally someone who is not complaining about the review being harsh. @Harsh, I actually, slept for an hour between watching the film and writing the review because I wanted to cool down. But nope, didn't happen! :D



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