Pyaar Ke Side Effects

Pyaar Ke Side Effects (English: The Side Effects of Love) is a 2006 Indian Hindi romantic comedy film. It was produced under the banner of Pritish Nandy communications and was written and directed by first time director Saket Chaudhary. Mallika Sherawat and Rahul Bose played the lead cast. The film is a romantic comedy, and portrays the intricacies of a modern relationship. The film explores the theme of 'commitment phobia' in a captivating manner, an interesting, witty take on men-women relationships.[1] After the success of this movie the lead pair were repeated in another movie Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam however that movie couldn't match the success of this movie.[2] A sequel, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, was released in 2014 with Vidya Balan[3] and Farhan Akhtar in the lead roles.[4]

Pyaar Ke Side Effects
Pyaar-ke-Side-Effects Official-Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySaket Chaudhary
Written bySaket Chaudhary
Produced by
CinematographyManoj Soni
Music byPritam
Release date
  • 15 September 2006 (2006-09-15)
BudgetRs. 5 million


Siddharth Bose aka Sid (Rahul Bose) is a short, thirtyish DJ, who finds himself playing music at Trisha Mallik's (Mallika Sherawat's) marriage to Vivek Chaddha (Jas Arora) in Delhi. However, he witnesses her fight her sense of responsibility and duty towards her parents and the groom, and runs away.

Six months later, he meets her again at a DJ competition in Mumbai, which he has just lost, yet again. Before you know it, they're in a relationship, and three years have passed. Trisha thinks she is ready for marriage, and gets down on her knee to propose to Sid. Sid suffering from the typical commitment phobia, is at a loss for a reasonable answer. In a bid to not lose her, Sid finds himself engaged.

But along with the engagement comes a new set of problems - such as shopping for furniture for their home, engagement rings, and more importantly facing the father of the bride Veera Bhadra Mallik (Sharat Saxena)! The father has more than one problem with Sid. He doesn't have a future, he earns a lot less than Trisha, and he doesn't seem responsible enough. Over an altercation Sid has with Trisha's father, the couple break up. Vivek is waiting in the wings, to help mend her broken heart. Sid on the other hand, finds himself being wooed by item girl, Tanya (Sophie Choudhary), star of the 'Baby Girl vol. 3' video.

After a few amusing run-ins, an attempt to be just-friends, and a sad-song ("Jaane Kya" sung by Zubin), Sid, finally realizes, thanks to his mother, that his commitment phobia is the result of a childhood scar. His father abandoned Sid and his mother, when Sid was very young. His mother reassures him, that he is nothing like his father, and would make a great husband. But it's too late, Trisha has already agreed to marry Vivek. This leads him to Trisha's dear friend Anjali (Suchitra Pillai), who reminds him of Dracula because she always attacks him, for making Trisha unhappy. She helps him crash Trisha's wedding party.

The climax builds up, as Sid's job involves not just convincing Trisha that his hang-ups have abated, but also avoid a deadly confrontation with Trisha's father.



Pyaar Ke Side/Effects
Soundtrack album by
Released20 June 2006 (2006-06-20)
28 June 2006 (2006-06-28) (Digital Release)[5]
15 September 2006 (Film Release)
RecordedMeet Brothers Studio
Spectral Harmony
Studio One
Music Empire
GenreFeature Film soundtrack
Pritam chronology
Pyaar Ke Side/Effects
Bas Ek Pal

Pyaar Ke Side Effects, the album was released on 20 June 2006. It consisted of 6 Original songs and 3 Remixes composed by Pritam. It garnered generally Positive reviews from the critics.[6][7] Narbir Gosal from Planet Bollywood rated the album 8/10 and wrote "Pritam has put together five good compositions on this album, but the pointless remixes and three versions of one song dilutes the impact. 'Pyar Karke', 'Jaane Kya' and 'Is This Love' stand head and shoulders above the rest, and on the whole this album is a definitely worth the buy."[8]

All lyrics are written by Mayur Puri; all music is composed by Pritam.

Original iTunes track listing
1."Pyar Karke"Bob, Labh Janjua, Suzanne D'Mello4:07
2."Dil Tod Ke Na Ja"Rakesh Pandit, Richa Sharma4:42
3."Jaane Kya"Zubeen Garg, Caralisa Monteiro6:14
4."Is This Love...(A-Mi-Manera)"Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan5:23
5."Pyar Karke..." (remix)Bob, Labh Janjua, Suzanne D'Mello3:40
6."Bad Boy" (remix)Alisha Chinai, Earl Edgar D'souza, Suzanne D'mello4:30
7."Dil Tod Ke Na Ja" (remix)Mika Singh4:39
8."Allah Bachaye"Alisha Chinai, Suzanne D'mello, Earl Edgar D'souza3:46
9."Bad Boy"Sophie Choudhary, Earl Edgar D'souza, Suzanne D'mello3:44
Total length:40:45


Pyaar Ke Side Effects was a modest box office success, earning 74.7 million.[9] The film garnered mixed reviews from critics.[6][10][11][12] Several critics, such as Indiafm's Taran Adarsh felt that the second half of the film "drags".[7]


The Pyaar Ke Side Effects team announced a sequel Shaadi Ke Side Effects in June 2012 with Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar in the roles of Trisha and Sid. All the other technicians returned for the sequel along with the director and music director. The film was released on 28 February 2014.


  1. ^ "Pritish Nandy's film on sex and porn on the anvil?". Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. ^ Mulchandani, Amrita (24 May 2011). "No time to unwind: Rahul Bose". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  3. ^ Mangaokar, Shalvi (8 January 2014). "Vidya Balan turns stylist for Shaadi Ke Side Effects". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Vidya, Farhan to team up for a sequel". The Times of India. 4 June 2012. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Pyaar Ke Side Effects (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Pritam on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  6. ^ a b Shahryar, Faridoon. "Pyaar Ke Side Effects Movie Review - Actress Mallika, DJ Rahul and Baby Doll". Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  7. ^ a b Taran Adarsh (15 November 2006). "Pyaar Ke Side Effects". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Pyaar Ke Side Effects - music review by Narbir Gosal - Planet Bollywood". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Box Office 2006". BoxOffice India. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
  10. ^ Masand, Rajeev. "Masand's verdict: Pyaar Ke Side Effects". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  11. ^ Sen, Raja. "Mallika's hot in Pyaar Ke Side Effects". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  12. ^ Jha, Subhash K. "Pyaar Ke Side/Effects movie review :". Retrieved 15 October 2016.

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