Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi
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Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

24 Aug, 2012
1 hrs 52 mins
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Shirin (Farah Khan) and Farhad (Boman Irani) are two over-forty middle aged Parsi people, leading their lives amidst a fast dwindling Parsi community. Self content and enveloped in their daily wordly affairs, they have not had the time to pause and think about love. That is - till they meet each other, what follows is an unconventional love story - quirky and sweet, having its own essence of romance and teaching the world that love has no expiry date.
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Setting it against the backdrop of the Parsi community gives the film a distinct texture, and much of Shirin Farhads light-hearted laughs come from the quirkiness of its characters. Like the delusional old neighbor whos in an imaginary relationship with Indira Gandhi, or Farhads own mother who clings on with dear life to an illegal water tank that her husband installed in their home before his death. It helps that Bela casts real Parsis in all speaking roles (Daisy Irani, Shammi, and Mahabanoo Modi-Kotwal as Shirins doting aunt, are the pick of the lot); that gives the film an authentic flavor instead of the fake impressions that non-Parsi actors invariably deliver in Parsi roles. ...Read full review
If you discount the enduring clich in Kurush Deboo`s presence, SFKTNP celebrates the cultural stereotypes of this cozy community with lighthearted and inoffensive humour. It`s certainly nowhere as grating and overbearing as the other Bhansali, Sanjay Leela`s proclivity for regional excesses as witnessed in Devdas and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The toning down is some accomplishment for the King of Extravagance given that he has both - produced and written the film. ...Read full review
Farhad, played by Boman Irani, is a 45 year-old undergarment salesman who still lives with his mother and grandmother he very sweetly describes them as over-loving. His mother, played by Daisy Irani, nags him to eat, drive slowly and of course get married. Echoing her, his extended family helpfully asks: Tera rocket kab udega? Shirin, played by Farah Khan, is a feisty singleton who lives with her comatose father and aunt. ...Read full review

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