Sunday, March 9, 2014

Total Siyapaa


Cast: Ali Zafar, Yami Gautam, Anupam Kher, Kirron Kher, Sara, Vishwa Badola, Anuj Pandit
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Direction: E. Niwas
Production: Neeraj Pandey, Shital Bhatia
Story: Neeraj Pandey
Screenplay : Neeraj Pandey
Cinematographer: David Meadows
Music: Ali Zafar
Studio : Friday Filmworks, AKA Pictures Company Limited
Distribution: Reliance Entertainment
Release Date: 7th March, 2014
Language: Hindi
Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes
Rating: 2.5 / 5 (Average +)
Total Siyapaa is a light-hearted romantic comedy. Ali Zafar as Aman, the male lead of the movie is cute as a Pakistani boy friend who is in London to meet his Punjabi girl friend Asha’s (Yami Gautam) family to seek their permission for the marriage.
When the movie begins, it does give a feeling that movie is going to be a laughter riot but somewhere it gets stretched.
Siyapaa (Chaos) begins the moment Aman comes out of the airport. Siyapaa only increases as Aman reaches Asha’s family and the family discovers that he is Pakistani. A series of events follow one after another. Kirron Kher as Asha’s mother is loud, expressive and very vocal. Her anxiety as a mother is believable. Grandfather (Vishwa Badola) does give some funny shots when he keeps moving around the house.
Anupam kher as Asha’s father is having an extended cameo role in the movie, I wish his role could have been redefined with more funny moments. An actor of such a great caliber and comic timings seemed underutilized.
Asha’s sister Jia (Sara) is good in her bindaas attitude. The dance sequence by Jia and Aman on “Nahi Maloom…” on table-top is captivating and full of energy.
The Anti-Pakistani brother of Asha (Anuj Pandit) is natural in his performance.
Director E Niwas along with Neeraj Pandey (Story / Screenplay) have sensitively handled India Vs. Pakistan issue in a very light-hearted manner. A scene is to be mentioned where a coin is flipped to decide who will beat up an Englishman first – the Indians or Pakistanis, one doesn’t get to see the coin; the coin is tossed and it is in the air and the very next moment Englishman is beaten up.
Music by Ali Zafar is good. Palat Meri Jaan has been appreciated. Chal buleya, a sufi song is also very melodious.

Total Siyapaa is fun to watch - with Ali Zafar amidst ‘Total Chaos’.