Total Siyapaa Movie Review: This movie lacks both; Comedy and Romance!

Director: E. Nivas
Producer: Neeraj Pandey, Shital Bhatia
Writer : Neeraj Pandey
Story by: Rules Shankarr
Starring: Ali Zafar, Yami Gautam
Music by: Ali Zafar

Total Siyapaa directed by E Niwas and written by Neeraj Pandey stars Ali Zafar, Yami Gautam and Kirron Kher in lead roles. The movie also featured Anupam Kher, but he comes into the picture only in the second half with hardly any dialogues. Coming back to the movie, the makers made the movie very apt for the title which they gave, it’s a completely chaotic plot with very few comic punches that will leave you in splits. What left us disappointing is that the movie has some really good moments but it fails to sustain it till the very end. We felt that the movie was much better in the second half, but overall, the movie falls flat when it comes to the masala quotient and probably this is one reason why you might walk away from the movie..

Plot

Neeraj Pandey’s latest offering is that of a Pakistani guy and his Indian girlfriend. Aman played by Ali, isn’t sure about meeting his love Asha’s (Yami) family, but somehow he does it eventually. Asha’s mother (Kirron Kher) is a typical Punjabi maa who screams instead of talking (That how Punjabi’s speak, don’t they?). Her carefree sister is married and has a seven year old daughter who plays bizarre games which kids of her age are usually unaware of. Then there is Asha’s younger brother who hates Pakistanis to the core and is a racist. Anupam Kher is Asha’s father who works doubly hard because he has been demoted as the family suspects he is having an affair.

While, Aman tries really hard to impress Asha’s weird-Punjabi family, things fo haywire as soon as her family finds out that the guy is a Pakistani! That’s when the actual story kicks off and then series of unfortunate events take place leading to few funny situations. The first half of the movie failed to impress us much, the second hald of the movie sees the ever versatile Anupam Kher who delivers an over the top performance which are not all that hilarious. It felt like the makers of the movie were trying too hard to make the movie funny, but this very effort of theirs made the move a lil bit boring!

Performances

Ali Zafar’s role of that of a Pakistani boyfriend is tolerable and in some parts of the movie, quite hilarious! Though his act in Tere Bin Laden and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan were much better, the singer-actor somehow failed to hit the bulls-eye when it came to his comic timing. Yami Gautam felt out-of-place and we felt that she didn’t quite suit the role. It always looked like she herself had no clue as to where the movie is headed. Also, Ali and Yami’s chemistry was not sizzling at all. On the other hand, when Anupam Kher gave his appearance during the second half, we thought he would be our saviour to help us get through the movie, but guess what? His role too was very bland. The role didn’t match his caliber at all. If there is one actor who stands out in Total Sipayaa it is Kirron Kher. She is brilliant throughout the film and the only reason why people in the cinema halls did not mind staying and watching this movie instead of just walking away midway.

Verdict: If you want to waste your hard earned money and crib about why you’re stuck with the movie, then please help yourselves! To the sensible ones, give it a MISS!

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 Stars

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