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Shaadi Ke Side Effects

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Shaadi Ke Side Effects is a comedy movie about a young couple who experience many comic events after their marriage.Wikipedia

Shaadi Ke Side Effects Reviews


The film then is easy and breezy, although too long at nearly two-and-a-half hours. Predictable and occasionally misguided, but also hopelessly fun.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express


While the going is good, ‘Shaadi’ is fun, and real, and has some nice laugh-out-loud situations which the leads make the most of. But marriage takes two, and the tango here is only from Sid’s perspective : how about showing us what it could be like from Trisha’s?

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.Which is such a shame because until then, I was having so much fun.Shaadi Ke Side Effects is in equal parts, enjoyable and exasperating. Pretty much like the average marriage.

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.

While Chaudhary has aptly showcased the problems faced by couples once they become parents, he has gone overboard with his portrayal of two individuals trying to find 'me-space' as they grapple with parental responsibilities.

Shaadi Ke Side Effects is recommended because, despite its flaws, it is passable fun while it lasts.

Madhureeta Mukherjee
Times Of India


Single or married, this film will have more of a 'special effect' than 'side effect' on you.Vidya is brilliant and hits a high note in the emotional scenes. The film belongs to Farhan who stuns you with his straight-faced witticisms and plethora of expressions that amuse and move dramatically.

There is a funny idea in here somewhere, and it is good enough for a sitcom. But when you stretch it into a two-and-half-hour film, things are bound to get dull. If you are one of those people who enjoy the jokes that appear in your SMS inbox, perhaps you might enjoy this film. If not, avoid this one.

The film is titled 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' but it is more about parenthood ke side effects.The second half gets a bit heavy and stretched. But the climax saves the film.


Frankly, I love the first half of the film. It was gripping and taut, though unoriginal, I thought it was magnificently done. The vivid and sparkling chemistry of Vidya and Farhan manage to hold you through tight and still. However, in the second half, the film begins a journey downhill, slipping vigorously slide by slide, getting schmaltzy quite unjustifiably. But in the end it still manages to deliver a product that is overall a surprising winner of sorts.

Saurabh Dwivedi
India Today


The movie was a well thought-out project. The dialogues and plot are fresh. But by the second half, the movie drags a lot. Goes without saying that the good actors that they are, Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan seemed to do a good job. The movie is a good attempt. Watch it if you're married. Or otherwise, to learn.

Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama


...a delicious take on contemporary relationships. This one's relatable, heart-warming, amusing and thoroughly enjoyable!

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times


Vidya Balan is sincere in her act but it is Farhan Akhtar who carries the film through. His comic timing and his portrayal of emotions elevates the film considerably. Shaadi Ke Side Effects is like a meal which has a promising appetizer, bland main course with the odd tasty chutney.

The complete lack of conviction translates on screen as a story that is half-baked and tepid at best.


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. There is some meaty dialogue though. And that helps supporting actors like Ram Kapoor, Ila Arun and Vir Das help bring home the bacon.


...started out with a lot of promise but like a talented cricketer, overburdened with sudden fame, soon died out.

Audience Reviews for Shaadi Ke Side Effects

  • Pooja
    8 reviews

    First half fully entertaining n second half dragged unwantedly.....Farhan n Vidhya at their best as always.....

    April 09, 14