What’s the next step, after ‘pyaar’? Making babies many may say or the process at least of making them at least. (*wink*) But in India it is ‘Shaadi’. The side effects of pyaar itself is difficult to handle so the side effects of shaadi is something that cannot be defined. We have many people with great years of experience in this field with one or many partners and even they find it a challenge to to cope of with this. Once upon a time lovers who couldn’t keep their hands off each other are now the same ones who find themselves grappling with more flesh they had bargained for. The list of worries post marriage is endless! She put on more weight, he gives more importance to the TV and and the biggest of all they have a tiny bawling new life to take care of.
Pyaar after marriage gets sidelined. It’s the electricity bill, grocery shopping and in laws that take precedence. Who ever has said it definitely must have experienced it big time! When the baby arrives hell breaks lose! Has the baby pooped, peeped, ate, drank slept, burped, diaper change! Uffff! Now with all this where will you find time for romance? And mind-blowing midnight sex, romantic dates, surprises, gifts? What’s that?
The haalat of the harried married couple is worn by Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan in Shaadi Ke Side Effects. In this film we see them struggle with their marriage and its fall-out. How they fall in love get married fall out of love and finally what happens? A one night stand. This film is realistic, so close to what we may have lived through.
Their ‘Shaadi’ seems fun, and real, and has some nice laugh-out-loud situations in the trailer at least. But the problem is whenever we have high expectations from Vidya she fails big time, remember Ghanchakar na? The posters, trailer et al screamed HIT in capital letters but when the film released it was a big dud. We hope Farhan and Vidya are not trying to hard to make it a big hit and fail big time. Till then remember that you cannot be happily married *wink*!