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Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Review

Shirin Farhad Rating: 2.63/5

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

Romantic without ever being sickeningly sweet, and witty without wallowing in crude toilet humor, Shirin Farhad works on account of its inherent sincerity, and because Bela tells a simple story with simplicity. The film’s basic premise – of a romance thwarted by parental opposition – is hardly original, but writer Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Bela’s brother) puts a fresh spin on that familiar formula by weaving the love story around a middle-aged couple.I’m going with three out of five for director Bela Bhansali Sehgal’s Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi. It’s a charming film made with heart. Give it a chance, you won’t be disappointed.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama

What makes SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI interesting, besides its casting, is the fact that it portrays a reality in the garb of entertainment: Getting a compatible companion in life can be real tough, at times. All this, of course, is narrated with loads of humor. In short, SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI doesn’t come across as a film on heartbreaks, heartaches or rona-dhona. This one’s a feel-good entertainer. You wear a smile on your face as you exit the auditorium. On the whole, SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI is a simple, unfussy and heartfelt movie that hits the right notes. The film supports the fact that no one is too old to fall in love. Truly, this wonderful love story has no expiry date. Recommended!

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Madhureeta Mukherjee Site:Times Of India

With all the Cyruses, Ferozes, Perizaads, salli botis, dikras, dikris – this one is full of stereotypical bawa-isms, hilarious in parts; sweet as lagan-nu-custard in some, and mostly endearing. The story doesn’t ride through too many highs, lows, conflicts or drama, and is as straightforward as Farhad’s matrimonial column. Bela, in her debut, delivers a breezy romance, with nothing complicated; everything too-good-to-be-true. The Bollywood touches are entertaining, but the songs (and some scenes) slacken the pace.This is no epic love tale, but it’s worth a watch for those who like their cinema as buttered as their bun maska.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Anupama Chopra Site:Hindustan Times

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is a sweet but slight love story that is stretched so much that by the end, we no longer care if Shirin and Farhad live happily ever after or not.The first hour is bumpy but fun. Farhad’s bachelor plight, his longing for Shirin (whose bra size he identifies as soon as she walks into the shop) and their hesitant courtship is charming.But then the screenplay, co-written by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, nose-dives. The plot doesn’t thicken, it curdles.Clearly Bela has great affection for her characters. I just wish she had given them a better plot to play in.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, it certainly makes for a welcome break from farcical exaggerations. What sets this delightful love story apart is that it’s woven around two 40-plus Parsis, who neither face the hurdle of age nor community. The collective purpose is to introduce an element of novelty in a fairly simple tale about two decent but lonely adults Farhad and Shirin having a hard time getting together owing to disapproving parents, ailing parents or that good ol’ troublemaker — misunderstanding. Each one of them lends these honest and innocent qualities into the characters they’re portraying to make Bhansali’s debut behind the camera a feel-good and pleasurable experience. Do yourself a favour, indulge them.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Kunal Guha Site:Yahoo

‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’ (SFKTNP) go on to prove that the hero doesn’t need to be right out of Mills and Boons and his love interest can have a few extra love handles.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. And when Farhad’s declares his love, saying, when he’s much older and doesn’t have his mind or his hearing, he would still remember Shirin, you know exactly what he means and how much he means it. After all, true love is like a tattoo, it can cause pain, get faded and change shape with wrinkles but it sticks.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV

The concept is fresh, the casting inspired, the narrative tone and tenor unconventional, and the film has more mirth than girth. So, is Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi as enjoyable as it sounds? It is, if you discount its rare and mercifully brief flaccid stretches. Though certainly not a laugh riot that will have you rolling in the aisles, this modern-day urban twist to the Shirin-Farhad love story is underlined by genteel mirth. It also takes on a poignant tinge at times. Verdict: Though a bit on the sluggish side, Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi is warm-hearted and generally watchable without being exhilarating.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Aniruddha Guha Site:DNA

Shirin Farhad… is quite clearly modelled on the Hrishikesh Mukherjee brand of cinema – you meet good-hearted characters, enter their lives, see them dealing with regular problems and then resolving conflicts without much ado or overt drama.Among the things that ail the film is the inconsistent writing (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) that oscillates between simple and simplistic, its TV serial-like production values and unwanted music. At under two hours, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi demands little of you and delivers enough for you to not grudge spending time and money on it. I suggest you watch it for some honest moments and a lovable performance by Boman Irani.

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Ratings:0.5/5 Reviewer:Mayank Shekhar Site:Dainik Bhaskar

The movie is presumably an attempt to capture the quirks and ethos of this warm and unique community. The Parsees before you seem like raving lunatics, throwing chairs at public meetings, holding a pistol, generally behaving like mentally retarded half-humans. I suppose this is in the service of some sort of third-rate, over-the-top humour. It’s really not funny.There are already such few Parsees left in the world, and fewer cities where you can meet them. Mumbai, India’s showbiz capital, is one of those cities. This explains why we see many of our films set around this quirky community. And then you step out of this concoction with concussion in your head, and wonder: “Deekra, what was this?”

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

Bela Bhansali Sehgal, sister of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, delivers an assured debut with ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’, in which, by smart casting, Boman Irani and Farah Khan are paired as the past-the-first-flush-of-youth lovers. The humour is mostly unforced, even if a couple of the jokes get stretched. Meanwhile, we’ll stay with this love story. Not scintillating, but sweet.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Martin D Souza Site:Glamsham

First-time director Bela Sehgal does well with an off-beat script, but casting is a big let down. Also, her constant references in scenes to DIL TO PAGAL HAI, DILWALE DULHANIYA LE JAYEGE and HUM AAPKE HAI KAUN show that the creativity department was short on stuff. A couple of songs are peppy, especially ‘Rumba mein samba’ sung by the evergreen Usha Uthup. On the whole, if Farhad’s Shirin was a better choice, who knows, the film might have taken a different turn.

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