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'Shaadi Ke...' fares well at the box office

Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan-starrer "Shaadi Ke Side Effects" didn't create fireworks on the opening day but showed good growth over the weekend, say trade experts.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 | 6:04:04 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan-starrer "Shaadi Ke Side Effects" didn't create fireworks on the opening day but showed good growth over the weekend, say trade experts.

Co-produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Pritish Nandy Communications, the film is about the relationship of a young and urban married couple. Made at a budget of about Rs.50 crore, it hit approximately 1,500 screens Feb 28.

"'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' has collected about Rs.23 crore in India in four days. Expectations were higher due to the star cast. It didn't have a good opening but picked up on the weekend," Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines told IANS.

Trade analyst Komal Nahta was disappointed with the film's story.

"'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' is funny upto a point but then it loses the plot completely," he tweeted.

Though the trade pundits aren't very thrilled, Farhan was content with the weekend box office collection and tweeted: "Weekend's side effects for our film 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' have been good. Thank you all for your love and please keep the feedback coming. Big hug."

Vir Das, who also features in the romantic comedy directed by Saket Chaudhary, is overjoyed with the film's response.

"Did 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' to goof around and have a laugh with fun folks. Never ever expected this explosion of kindness. Thank you so much," he posted on Twitter.


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Posted on: 05 March 2014 at 10:09pm
F.M.D. oh really?
"She is only suited for small budget movies like kahaani."
then she should keep doing them because she makes these small budget films blockbusters and sweeps the awards with the small budget roles.
She is one of the best in bollywood right now.
Haters gonna hate.

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Posted on: 05 March 2014 at 9:43am
Oh please, haters are hating here but they conveniently forget how Vidya carried the dirty picture and kahani on her shoulders.
She can at least act and is not overrated like the others.
Dhoom 3 had no script yet it was the biggest blockbuster
and Vidya does a rom com and she receives flak
Producers should invest more on making good movies that, and Vidya and Farhan are awesome <3
hope they are cast together in future

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Posted on: 04 March 2014 at 1:51pm
highly recommend this movie, its nice for a change - bit predictable, but its worth watching for farhan :3

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Posted on: 04 March 2014 at 11:31am
Funny in parts,Farhan has done a terrific job,but the film didn't stand upto expectations. The 1st part was a lot funnier! Vidya's talent was wasted

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Posted on: 04 March 2014 at 9:46am
Such movies can never be blockbusters since they do not have OTT actors doing Pon Pon... no cars flying ... no Train running endlessly, and no female lead giving same expression in last 5 movies. So I guess it was treated as should have been by audience.. Who cares for good performance or concepts..

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Posted on: 04 March 2014 at 9:44am
It was an enjoyable movie unlike other recent ones
Haters keep hating
Fahran Akhtar and Vidya Balan rock

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Posted on: 04 March 2014 at 8:07am
A 45 crore cost movie is at the max goingt o do 35 crore business ...pray tell how is it doing well. It is a FLOP.

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Posted on: 04 March 2014 at 7:36am
Its not doing well at all. Its a failure. Mondays drop in business says it all. Vidya has no star power. Dont understand why producers spend so much money on movies where she is in the main lead. She is only suited for small budget movies like kahaani.

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