09 October, 2012

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (Hindi)



It's important for people to realize that just because their father/mother/sibling/wife/husband is a popular actor/director doesn't mean that they too have the same artistic gene in them, just like me starting a film blog doesn't mean I am a professional film critic. There obviously is no harm in trying, for we all must try, but when you have backing and experience at your disposal, you just might want to make the most of it in your attempt.

Bela Bhansali Segal, sister to ace director Sanjay Bhansali, tries desperately to present a charming film that revolves around the Parsi community with an unconventional love story at the heart of it. The problem is that although the Parsi community is full of eccentricities and charm, the quirkiness just doesn't explode on the screen. If you really want to watch a film that truly gives an insight into the Parsi community of India watch the underrated Little Zizou. As for the supposed unconventional love story between the mid 40s couple, it isn't anything new as there have been numerous films in the recent past that have revolved around a similar topic.     

Starring Boman Irani and Farah Khan as the couple in love, the film never really amuses or entertains. The comedy is so juvenile that I sat in amazement thinking what really was going through the head of the makers and the actors when they filmed the scenes. Mind you, the film is not really meant for kids, so they can't pass the comedy on that either. Boman Irani gives a good performance, but doesn't bring anything new to the table. Farah Khan, officially acting for the first time, is wooden with her dialogue delivery and try as she might just doesn't have any grace during the song and dance numbers either, of which there are many. The supporting cast that comprises mostly of character actors like Daisy Irani are probably the only saving grace, but once again they are given such absurd situations and comic moments that they too find it hard to give their best performance.

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is a feeble attempt at new-age cinema, such as Khosla Ka Ghosla and Do Dooni Char, that has been relatively successful. Unfortunately a poor and predictable storyline is its biggest downfall making this two hour film unwatchable.

Rating 1/5      

8 comments:

  1. The best thing about this movie for me was the typical Parsi accent and style of talking of some of the charecters. I really miss that in Delhi! And you're right about Farah Khan - her dialogue delivery felt like she was throwing stones at the audience!

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    1. I think the whole Parsi accent and style has been done too many times so it doesn't have the same novelty value. Thanks

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    2. That it has...it just takes me back home every time I hear it! :)

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    3. You should watch Little Zizou if you haven't already. I'm sure you'll like it.

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  2. I missed this one, even though I like Boman and Farha. Somehow I found it stretched from the clippings ~

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    1. You didn't miss much if you missed the film ;-) Thanks

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  3. I am glad I missed this one but then I hardly watch movies.

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    1. I could never make do without films. Tha Ka

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