Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Review

When the first trailer of ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’ was released, the response was fantastic and I loved it too. A mature romantic comedy featuring a supremely talented actor, Boman Irani.

But it’s the presence of Farah Khan as the female lead, that instantly makes you curious. The lady has a fantastic sense-of-humor and I have enjoyed watching her on Koffee with Karan. But a full-fledged role, paired opposite a veteran like Boman? The fact that she agreed to do the film – at the cost of making a fool out of herself on-screen – is a testament to the confidence she has in herself.

Does it work? Read on to find to.

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Review
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Review

Story: 45-year-old Farhad (Boman Irani) is a ladies innerwear salesman. He’s shy, uncomfortable with women.. but quite desperate to get married. One day at this shop, he meets Shirin (Farah Khan), who works at a Parsi trust. The two get along well and their friendship soon turns into love. The only problem? Farhad’s mother hates Shirin!

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Review

Bela Sehgal (sister of Sanjay Leela Bhansali) manages to impress on her directorial debut, the film has several heart-warming moments and is refreshingly different from the picture-perfect love stories that we are used to watching on the big screen.

Everyone is perfectly cast, infact Farah Khan as Shirin is a casting master-stroke. Both the lead actors look cute together, compliment each other well, and their chemistry is fantastic. It’s nice to see Shammi in a film after a long time, she plays Farhad’s grandmother. Daisy Irani is very good. Kurush Deboo, who impressed in Munnabhai MBBS, has a small role.

The down-side to the film is it’s storyline (a thin plot, that’s stretched far too long) and the forced comedy. The longish scenes with the Parsi community quarrelling with each other were unnecessary. Also, why Farhad doesn’t clear the misunderstanding between his mother and Shirin, is something that’s difficult to understand.

The best song in the album is the title song. The rest don’t go too well with the film.

Overall, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi doesn’t have a very convincing storyline, nor is the love story very touching. But the actors, especially Boman Irani, make it a fun one-time watch.

At the box-office, the film will rely almost entirely on word-of-mouth publicity.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

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