Film Title: Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014)
Director: Saket Chaudhary
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Ram Kapoor, Vir Das…
This film is about Siddharth (Sid) and Trisha, who are a happily married couple. However, their marriage becomes complicated once Trisha gets pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl named Millie. Trisha begins to devote all of her time to Millie and unconsciously neglects her marriage to Siddharth. As a result, Sid begins to seek a concrete strategy that’ll help him save his marriage. He was eventually advised by Trisha’s brother in-law, who appears to have a successful marriage that the only way to maintain a marriage is to be mentally happy and to indulge in life experiences as he would if he were still a bachelor. Upon this advice, Sid begins to lie to Trisha and lead another life outside his home (but without cheating). The movie details the predictable complications and side effects of marriages, and Sid’s determination to save his marriage with Trisha, in order to have a happy family with their daughter.
I think this film is an incredible watch. It’s a nice feel good movie that almost has a predictable plot because it appears to be following the general course of typical marriages, especially once a child is introduced into the equation. I thought the plot could have been a bit elevated and made unpredictable in certain aspects, but overall it was a wonderful film to watch. I don’t think Farhan Akhtar, who plays Sid can do any wrong. He embodies the character of Sid very accurately and it is evident in his flawless acting. Of course, there is no family-loving Sid without Trisha, who was played by Vidya Balan. They both compliment each other really well and their chemistry was refreshing to watch. With regards to the music, I don’t think the film itself had any memorable or outstanding music but I guess the director wanted to keep the audience’s focus on the storyline. So on that note, the movie was incredible overall, and its natural and genuine description of how marriages progress was spot-on.
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