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 ... See full summary »


Bela Segal


Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Vibhu Puri (additional screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Freny Bhagat Freny Bhagat ... Nurse
Dinyar Contractor
Nauheed Cyrusi
Kavin Dave ... Sarosh
Kurush Deboo ... Sorab
Boman Irani ... Farhad Pastakia
Daisy Irani ... Nargis Pastakia / Farhad's mother
Farah Khan ... Shirin Fugawala
Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal ... Shirin's Aunt
Tanay Sarda Tanay Sarda ... Rustom
Shammi ... Farhad's grandmother

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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 ... Written by Links2alllDoTcom

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Debut film of Bela Sehgal.Produced by her brother Sanjay Leela Bhansali. See more »


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Recommended if you have free time
22 August 2013 | by yousouf_18See all my reviews

It's a crazy ride guaranteed to leave you grinning as you leave the cinema. That makes it worth a watch.

The biggest flaw is the lack of a well thought out central conflict, still it's enjoyable.

Farah Khan is best when she's not acting, her persona suiting the role. S ehgal's film seems a lot better than it is due to the performance of the two actors and the chemistry between them.

On the whole, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is a simple, unfussy and heartfelt movie that hits the right notes.

The film supports the fact that no one is too old to fall in love.

Truly, this wonderful love story has no expiry date.


A quote from sonam's tweeter Twitter Buzz @sonamakapoor: Best of luck for shirin farhad @TheFarahKhan ! From the buzz that's going around btown..Its gonna be great!

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24 August 2012 (India) See more »

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$119,743, 26 August 2012

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