Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Movie Review – In Brief
Two parsis above the age of 40 fall in love with each other and overcome all odds to unite…
Director, Bela Bhansali Sehgal comes up with a sweet love story that could have been sweeter…
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Movie Review – Story Plot
Boman Irani as Farhad Pastakia is a 40 something single Parsi man, who lives with his mother Nargis played by Daisy Irani and grandma Shammi Aunty in a straggly Parsi home. Farhad works in a lingerie showroom and imagines of a perfect ‘fall in love and get married’ scenario. When bubbly Shirin played by Farah Khan walks into his shop, something sparks between the two and things start looking good for the parsi gentlemen.
Nevertheless, when Nargis finds out that Shirin is the same Parsi Trust official, who authorized the demolition of an illegal water tank in the Pastakia household, she puts her foot down and makes her disapproval of the relationship very clear. How both the lovers get over odds to come together is the rest of the story.
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Movie Review – Performances
As we all know Boman Irani is Bollywood’s one of the finest actors and he shows this beyond a doubt once again. Boman as Farhad is the typical gentle Parsi character who instantly makes for a fond smile to our lips. Farhad’s mannerisms, body language and even his intensity in a scene where he sticks up to his mother is sure to impress one and all. Farah Khan, who makes her acting debut with the film brings her bubbly persona on screen as Shirin and just wins your heart with her ‘chubby cuteness’, though her performance could have been better. Otherwise actors like Daisy Irani, Shammi Aunty and the rest of the cast too perform brilliantly.
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Movie Review – Direction
Bela Bhansali Sehgal makes her debut as a director with this movie and we must say that Bela does not disappoint. There are a good deal of sweet moments throughout the movie, though one does end up feeling that the humour is a bit forced at times. Furthermore, Director Bela could have well done away with some of the scenes that make Parsis look like a bundle of crazy old people, as those scenes do not even evoke an entertained laughter. (The ‘bizarre Parsi’ angle has been played again and again over the years, which was something that the makers of Ferrari Ki Sawaari realized absolutely and steered clear of). Another thing that the Director is at fault is having a very clichéd and predictable climax, which is something of a disappointment for viewers, who are expecting something different.
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Movie Review – Music
The film has enough melodious songs like ishq mein tere bina, khatti meethi and kaafir andhere plus bouncy numbers like the title track, kuku duku and ramba samba.
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Movie Review – Final Word
A must watch movie for Boman Irani fans as Boman as Farhad is flawless and in action alongwith veterans like Daisy Irani and Shammi Aunty, excluding some portions of the film might be quite disappointing…