Shaadi Ke Side Effects is a sequel to the 2006 release Pyaar ke Side Effects, which became a cult hit. This movie starts off from where most movies end- pyaar, shaadi and happily ever after! Director Saket Choudhary comes up with this one, which shows that marriage is just the beginningâ€¦
Siddharth Roy (Farhan Akhtar) and Trisha Roy (Vidya Balan) make the modern, urban couple trying to balance their personal and professional lives. The woman here seems to be an executive who makes a good amount of money, which is more than what her creative, musician husband earns. The couple decides to have a child and life becomes suddenly more complicated than ever. Sid finds it difficult to cope with fatherhood and there is added pressure on him with the presence of Ranvir (Ram Kapoor), his sister-in-law's husband, who seems to be the perfect family man.
There isn't much in terms of plot and initially, it is just moving from one situation to another. The pacing is quite slow and the song filmed to promote Australian Tourism does little to help with the proceedings. There are some funny moments in the film, which do lighten up the movie. I get the feeling that couples, especially the married ones, will definitely relate to it. Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan play their part well and are quite believable as the couple trying to come to terms with the intricacies of married life.
The supporting cast is okay with only Ram Kapoor, and to an extent, Ila Arun, doing better. Rati Agnihotri and Gautami Kapoor are wasted as Trisha's mother and sister respectively. Vir Das, in a not-so special appearance, does provide a lift with his act. The music is nothing special and I really think that the movie could have been shorter as it does feel like a bit of a drag.
The movie is nothing great, watch it if you have nothing else to do and with less expectations. I would clap for the actors, but for the rest, it is just slaps!