Two newlyweds (Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan) adjust to married life and to each other’s needs.
Initial release: February 28, 2014 (India)
Director: Saket Chaudhary
Running time: 145 minutes
Yet the film’s consistently crackling dialogue and terrific performances from its leads makes it enjoyable despite its obvious bumps.But Shaadi Ke Side Effects belongs to Farhan, who reveals incredible comic timing as he slips into the role of the self-obsessed man-child struggling to cope with change. Steering clear of melodrama even when the script falls prey to it, Farhan plays it effortlessly cool. The film then is easy and breezy, although too long at nearly two-and-a-half hours. I’m going with three out of five for Shaadi Ke Side Effects. Predictable and occasionally misguided, but also hopelessly fun.