Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi: Reviews
Here are the critics ratings for Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi:
Ratings:3/5 Reviewer: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
Romantic without ever being sickeningly sweet, and witty without wallowing in crude toilet humor, Shirin Farhad works on account of its inherent sincerity, and because Bela tells a simple story with simplicity. The film’s basic premise – of a romance thwarted by parental opposition – is hardly original, but writer Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Bela’s brother) puts a fresh spin on that familiar formula by weaving the love story around a middle-aged couple.I’m going with three out of five for director Bela Bhansali Sehgal’s Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi. It’s a charming film made with heart. Give it a chance, you won’t be disappointed.
Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
What makes SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI interesting, besides its casting, is the fact that it portrays a reality in the garb of entertainment: Getting a compatible companion in life can be real tough, at times. All this, of course, is narrated with loads of humor. In short, SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI doesn't come across as a film on heartbreaks, heartaches or rona-dhona. This one's a feel-good entertainer. You wear a smile on your face as you exit the auditorium. On the whole, SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI is a simple, unfussy and heartfelt movie that hits the right notes. The film supports the fact that no one is too old to fall in love. Truly, this wonderful love story has no expiry date. Recommended!
Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer: Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV
The concept is fresh, the casting inspired, the narrative tone and tenor unconventional, and the film has more mirth than girth. So, is Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi as enjoyable as it sounds? It is, if you discount its rare and mercifully brief flaccid stretches. Though certainly not a laugh riot that will have you rolling in the aisles, this modern-day urban twist to the Shirin-Farhad love story is underlined by genteel mirth. It also takes on a poignant tinge at times. Verdict: Though a bit on the sluggish side, Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi is warm-hearted and generally watchable without being exhilarating.
Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer: Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, it certainly makes for a welcome break from farcical exaggerations. What sets this delightful love story apart is that it's woven around two 40-plus Parsis, who neither face the hurdle of age nor community. The collective purpose is to introduce an element of novelty in a fairly simple tale about two decent but lonely adults Farhad and Shirin having a hard time getting together owing to disapproving parents, ailing parents or that good ol' troublemaker -- misunderstanding. Each one of them lends these honest and innocent qualities into the characters they're portraying to make Bhansali's debut behind the camera a feel-good and pleasurable experience. Do yourself a favour, indulge them.
Ratings:3/5 Reviewer: Madureeta Mukerjee Site:Times of india
With all the Cyruses, Ferozes, Perizaads, salli botis, dikras, dikris - this one is full of stereotypical bawa-isms, hilarious in parts; sweet as lagan-nu-custard in some, and mostly endearing. The story doesn't ride through too many highs, lows, conflicts or drama, and is as straightforward as Farhad's matrimonial column. Bela, in her debut, delivers a breezy romance, with nothing complicated; everything too-good-to-be-true. The Bollywood touches are entertaining, but the songs (and some scenes) slacken the pace.This is no epic love tale, but it's worth a watch for those who like their cinema as buttered as their bun maska.