Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar

A Salman Khan film is definitely a crowd puller but unfortunately for Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar, neither the presence of Salman Khan nor Shilpa Shetty helps to salvage this unsatisfactory film which has a meek plot, below average execution and poor script. Another well known fact that goes against the film is that it has been stuck in the cans since several years. The film has been produced by Bubby Kent and directed by K.S Adhiyaman. At times when people are fascinated by films with different storylines, this film reverts back to the age-old drama of marital discord, family values and mushy romance. The plot and script are too archaic to be accepted by today’s modern viewers.

The film stars Salman Khan (Ayaan), Shilpa Shetty (Ahana), Mohnish Behl, Supriya Karnik, Reema Lagoo, Kunika, Aasif Sheikh and Shakti Kapoor. The story revolves around Salman and Shilpa, their courtship which culminates in marriage, but instead of living happily ever after from here on their problems begin. The film highlights the differences between two different people who come from different social backgrounds with different sets of values.

Ayaan a middle class boy meets Ahana, a rich model and falls head over heels in love with her. But Ahana does not reciprocate his feelings in the very first meeting. Ayaan tries all the tricks in the book to woo his ladylove, but Ahana still does not succumb to his charms. Finally one day Ayaan reads her diary and finds out about her likes and dislikes, he puts in a lot of effort and does everything to please the woman of his dreams. Finally seeing all his efforts our heroine falls for the hero. Both Ayaan and Ahana decide to get married and live happily ever after.

However that is not to be and life seems to take a different turn altogether after marriage. Ayaan comes from a middle class family and strongly believes in living with his parents, taking care of them and respecting their wishes and obviously he expects his wife to do so too. But Ahana comes from a rich liberal thinking family with modern values. As soon as they return from their honeymoon all their differences begin to crop up, not only does the couple start bickering over petty issues there is also constant bickering between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. The volatile situation is highlighted by Ahana’s miscarriage which leads to further misunderstandings between the couple.

When the couple finally cannot go through the situation anymore they decide to get a divorce, however the court tells them to try and sort out the problem with each other. Will Ayaan and Ahana be able to save their marriage, will they make compromises for the good of their relationship?

The film has a weak script and nether is the director able to lift the film with his execution. The film is filled with too many coincidences, over the top dramatic scenes and also seems to have various scenes which are collages ripped from other outdated bollywood films. Director and scriptwriter Adhiyaman has not even come up with any creative inputs in the film and has used the stereotypical boy-girl romance, the traditional disputes between a married couple and arguments between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. Even the look of the film is akin to the 80’s and 90’s films which gives it a stale feel. Even the attire of the lead characters is flashy, loud and over the top. Performances by the lead actors too lack freshness.

The music of the film composed by Sajid-Wajid and Daboo Malik is stale and unappealing. The film has way too many songs and the tunes are forgettable too. The film is filled with the traditional story telling technique like dream sequences. The reels leading to the climax and even the climax is predictable and a complete disappointment. Cinematography by W B Rao is passable and dialogues are unimpactful.

Few scenes which are average include Salman breaking down on hearing that Shilpa has had a miscarriage and also the scene where Salman persuades Shilpa to return home. Salman delivers an average performance but nothing which is really note-worthy, while Shilpa gets a bit more scope to emote as her character has a few grey shades too. Reema Lagoo has played a mother’s role way too often and performance wise she is just about okay. Supriya Karnik is average in her role and so is Shakti Kapoor. Mohnish Behl does not get too much scope and Aasif Sheikh is average.

Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya is a bland, stale and below average film. At the box-office the film will not make much headway.