Film Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn
Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Director: Bela Sehgal
Cast: Boman Irani and Farah Khan
Music: Jeet Ganguly
Finally the movie is out. The film was being awaited much by the masses. But why the wait was since the star cast is not big? Well, the answer is it carries the cast which is unusual and the moviegoers have not witnessed it on screen before. The film makes the acting debut of the renowned Bollywood choreographer Farah Khan opposite much talented actor Boman Irani who is only seen enacting character acting and various kinds of other roles.
It is really an unusual pairing which instantly enticed the viewers by the time the film was announced and the news was made public. The promos of the film and the songs on the satellite channels really added magic to movie’s worth. Both the stars – Boman and Farah also did good amount of promotions prior to the release. The film’s light-hearted subject is another big factor to raise the curiosity level of the viewers.
The movie carries a good enticing script and the execution of the same on the celluloid is brilliant. Bela Sehgal makes her directorial debut with this offering and Sanjay Leela Bhansali is behind the production. The plot is not novel but carries the interest quotient fully. It is a usual Bollywood love story but once you stay with the film, you do not want to leave the auditorium at all.
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi talks about a 45 years old Parsi man Farhad (Boman Irani) who is single. He wants to tie the knot but the proposals go waste because of his profession. He is a salesman of lingerie as he works at a lingerie shop. Farhad lives with his mother (Daisy Irani) and granny (Shammi). One day, Shirin (Farah Khan), a 40-year-old woman enters into his ship and Farhad’s life changes altogether. He starts loving the lady. This confident and bindaas woman is now the life of Farhad. The love happens between the two but there is a hurdle – Farhad’s mother who considers Shirin her worst enemy.
The story is not new as we have witnessed these kinds of films many a time on Indian cellulouid but the important thing is the interest quotient which is high in the plot. Screenplay gets the viewers glued to the screens. Sanjay Leela Bhanasli’s script is mesmerizing and well-penned. Direction is magnum opus. Bela displays her histrionics and skills fully. Music of the film is melodious and catchy. Cinematography is a work of art.
Boman Irani impresses as usual with his classy piece of acting. The actor is a gem – this we all know well. Farah Khan makes a wonderful acting debut. She has shed few kilos from her body for this flick and she looks dazzling. Daisy Irani is great. Shammi is fine. Supporting cast is awesome.
Final Verdict by the Critic:
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is a light-hearted entertainer with a catchy script and marvelous performances.