Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi: Another failed attempt at being ‘different’

Mumbai: The quest for something different, something that can be made in a limited budget and without big stars continues. As such, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is an experiment to that end.

Producers: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sunil Lulla.
Direction: Bela Bhansali Sehgal.
Cast: Boman Irani, Farha Khan, Kavin Dave, Daisy Irani, Shammi, Kurush Deboo.

The casting of Boman Irani and Farah Khan, as well as Bela Bhansali Sehgal directing a film for her brother’s banner, gets the film ample media attention. Parsis are known for marrying late or not marrying at all and that forms the basis of this film.

Farhad (played by Boman Irani) is a 45-year-old bachelor with a dominating mother and loving grandmother. He makes his living working as a salesman at a local lingerie shop. Shirin (Farah Khan) is a single Parsi woman of 40 years. One fine day she walks into the shop where Boman works to buy a bra. She is specific about what she wants and Boman tries to convince her on a different size putting his years of experience to use. The sparks fly and both are drawn to each other. Boman, a pure heart simpleton, and Farah, an aggressive kind, want to meet again and again.

Unknown to both of them, Farah is already enemy of the state as far as Boman’s mother, Daisy Irani, is concerned. As the secretary of the Parsi Trust, she has been responsible for destroying an illegal water storage tank which Daisy Irani’s late husband had lovingly built! Her late husband had done only two worthy things in his life: build that water tank and gave her a son like Boman. So there is no way Farah Khan can be her daughter-in-law. This apart, Boman and Farah keep having their own lovers’ tiffs and misunderstandings too.

As the film makes it to its post interval part, it shreds any notion of being the love story of a middle-aged couple; it tries to incorporate everything that a regular teenage love story would have. The film’s backdrop is the famous Khushrow Baug in South Mumbai and almost all Parsis are made out to be nutty characters and their trust meetings are usually a free for all. What is more, the film concentrates only on the Parsi community with no non-Parsi character around.

There are few characters in the film except when there is a meeting that turns into a free for all, which is made to look inevitable at each gathering. The film rests on the shoulders of Boman, Farha, Daisy Irani and Shammi. Shammi and Daisy Irani still make their presence felt. Boman Irani is his usual self, very natural. Farah carries a smirk all the time as if she was enjoying the experience.

Directorially, Bela Bhansali Sehgal makes her debut but looks like she has a long way to go; the script is patchy and there is little she can do to rise above it. Dialogue is routine. Music wise, songs are well tuned but are out of place in most cases.

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi promises no box office prospects.

Latest Reads
MNX announces ‘King of Hollywood’

MNX, Hollywood’s wild child, launches its biggest property ‘King of Hollywood’, starting December 17, 2018, Monday to Friday @9pm.

Movies Hollywood
Movies NOW announces the 6th season of its blockbuster property ‘100 Mania’

Movies NOW, India’s favorite English movie channel, rings in the festive season with its iconic mega property ‘100 Mania’.

Movies Hollywood
Usha International associates with YRF’s Sui Dhaaga – Made in India

Usha International, one of India’s leading household consumer durables company, proudly announces its association with Sui Dhaaga - Made In India produced by Yash Raj Films and starring Bollywood heartthrobs Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma.

Movies Hindi
Kamal Haasan talks about the pathbreaking films that inspired his career

MN+, the gold class of Hollywood movies associated with Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroop 2 for Season 3 of Pathbreakers.

Movies Hollywood
No. 1 Bhojpuri Channel, ZEEL’s Big Ganga collaborates with foremost Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan for a 7-movie deal

Over the last two decades, Bhojpuri movies industry has seen a revolution in the form of content, talent, and production.

Movies Regional
Zee Cinemalu Announces World Television Premiere of Superhit Romance-Idi Maa Prema Katha

Continuing to respect and support new-time actors, Zee Cinemalu’s World Television Premiere of Idi Maa Prema Katha stars the well-known faces from the small screen – Zee Telugu’s very own Anchor Ravi and Kalyana Vaibhogam-famed Meghana Lokesh.

Movies Regional
&pictures to air Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra’s spine-chilling thriller Ittefaq on Saturday, 21st July 2018 at 8pm

A CBI officer is assigned a double murder case which involves two witnesses who are also the prime suspects of the case.

Movies Hindi
Zee Action to air The Monkey King 2 on Saturday, 21st July at 8pm

Five hundred years after the Havoc in Heaven, the Tang Priest is appointed by Buddha to go to the West to fetch the sacred scriptures

Movies Hindi
Zee to launch Zee Classic HD channel

The Punit Goenka-led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL), is all set to launch Zee Classic's HD version.

Movies Hindi

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories