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Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is a 2012 Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Bela Bhansali Sehgal, starring Farah Khan, Boman Irani, Kavin Dave, Shammi, Kurush Deboo and Daisy Irani.

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi
Directed by Bela Bhansali Sehgal
Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sunil A Lulla
Written by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Starring Farah Khan
Boman Irani
Kavin Dave
Kurush Deboo
Daisy Irani
Music by Jeet Gannguli
Cinematography Mahesh Aney
Edited by Bela Bhansali Sehgal
Rajesh Pandey
Distributed by Bhansali Productions
Eros International
Release date
  • 24 August 2012 (2012-08-24)
Running time
122 minutes approx.
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 94.8 million (US$1.4 million)
(1 week domestic)[1]



Farhad Pastakia (Boman Irani) has a dream job as a bra-and-panty salesman. Except that he is a 45-year-old Parsi bachelor still living with his overbearing mother and grandmother. But it’s not like he’s stopped trying. Desperate to get him married, Farhad’s mother drags him to see women and even to embarrassing Parsi matrimony services.

In the midst of all the daily humdrum, Farhad meets the woman of his dreams: Shirin Fugawala (Farah Khan), who drops by his store. Shirin, who works at the Parsi Trust, hits it off with Farhad from the start. Everything seems to be perfect and Farhad gets ready to introduce Shirin to his mother. But mummy becomes the villain in their story when she discovers that Shirin is the devious Parsi Trust Secretary who got the illegal water tank in their home demolished. The water tank being the 'aakhri nishaani' of Farhad’s late father doesn’t help matters.

The ups and downs in Shirin-Farhad’s relationship and how the two try to make it work is the rest of the journey.

The proposal scene in the movie where Shrin accidentally swallows a diamond ring was plagiarized from an episode of Two and a Half Men where Chelsie swallows a diamond ring that Charlie Harper had put in her champagne glass.

The plot of the movie is similar to an old Hollywood classic, Marty.



Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi
Soundtrack album Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi by Jeet Gannguli
Released July 2012
Recorded 2012
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label T-Series
Producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali

The album is composed by Jeet Gannguli for Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.

1."Khatti Meethi"Amitabh BhattacharyaJeet GannguliShreya Ghosal 
2."Ishq Mein Tere Bina"Amitabh BhattacharyaJeet GannguliKK, Shreya Ghosal 
3."Kaafir Andhere"Amitabh BhattacharyaJeet GannguliKK 
4."Kukuduku"Amitabh BhattacharyaJeet GannguliMohit Chauhan 
5."Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Title Song"Amitabh BhattacharyaJeet GannguliNeeraj Shridhar 
6."Ramba Mein Samba"Faraz AliJeet GannguliUsha Uthup 


Madhuri Dixit at the unveiling of first look of the film.

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi was released on 24 August 2012.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi received positive to mixed critical reactions. Sukanya Verma of Rediff gave the movie 3.5/5, commenting that "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi certainly makes for a welcome break from farcical exaggerations. What sets this delightful love story apart is that it is woven around two 40-plus Parsis, who neither face the hurdle of age nor community."[3] Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave the movie 3/5, concluding that "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is a charming film made with heart. Give it a chance, you won’t be disappointed."[4] Shomini Sen of Zee News gave the movie 3/5, stating that "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi makes you smile and laugh with each of its characters and their crazy, confusing ways. It will remind you of the bygone era when things were simpler."[5] Aniruddha Guha of DNA India gave the movie 3/5, saying that "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi demands little of you and delivers enough for you to not grudge spending time and money on it."[6] Aakanksha Naval-Shetye of DNA India gave the movie 3/5, stating that "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is too sweet and too simple, but makes for a fun watch."[7] Madhureeta Mukherjee of The Times of India gave the movie 3/5, concluding that "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is no epic love tale, but it's worth a watch for those who like their cinema as buttered as their bun maska."[8] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV gave the movie 2.5/5, commenting that "Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi is warm-hearted and generally watchable without being exhilarating."[9] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the movie 3.5/5, saying that "SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI is a simple, unfussy and heartfelt movie that hits the right notes." Salman Khan praised the movie and told at least once it is watchable.[10]

Box officeEdit

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi had a good opening at the box office at 20%,[11][12] collecting 16.0 million (US$230,000) in its first day.[13] The movie collected 60 million (US$870,000) in its first weekend, collecting 19.0 million (US$280,000) in its second day and 25.0 million (US$360,000) in its third day.[14] The film collected 94.8 million (US$1.4 million) nett in week one.[1]


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