Mallika Sherawat, Rahul Bose
Rangita Pritish Nandy
Sid has the ideal life.
He loves being a DJ, he has a girlfriend Trisha who supports and understands him and finally today India is about to defeat Australia in a mother of a match and right in the middle of this shining moment, Trisha proposes marriage!
Sid panics. Marriage is different. Different? That’s polite. Marriage is MARRIAGE. It’s wrong, it’s terrifying, it’s for somebody else. Not him! But Trisha wants everything. Love, marriage, a loving husband, the brats, a beautiful home with picket fences–everything. And the only way that Sid can keep Trisha in his life is by committing to her.
Thus begins his search–through women’s magazines, his sister’s advice, his mother’s nagging and his roommate’s constant red alert against marriage! And as a confused Sid marches over to Trisha’s office to make sense of the mess in his head he ends up instead, asking her to marry him, only to stop her from crying!
Now begins his nightmare as Sid wades through an engagement, the search for a perfect engagement ring, furniture hunts and conversations about children! And then of course to top it all, he meets the family–Trisha’s father–retired General Mallick or ‘papa’ as Trisha would have him call the old monster–who hates the very sight of him and constantly tries to disconnect him from Trisha.
Throw in a broken engagement, Trisha’s ex-fiance, her best friend and Sid’s constant worry–Dracula, a hot, hot, hot Baby Girl Volume 3–Tanya, Sid’s crazy family consisting of his very pregnant and very hyper sister–Shalini and her husband Kapil and the always insane Nanoo and what you have is the craziest and most special movie of this season, put together by Pritish Nandy Communications that’s bound to steal your heart!
Pyaar Ke Side Effects is about one man’s fear of making the ultimate commitment, marriage. Making a film is like getting married. You have to make a commitment till the very end, because it rarely ever goes the way you thought it would. Just like marriage, the few pleasures you derive take a lot of work.
And just like a marriage you are involved with people who want the same thing, to make a wonderful film, but rarely agree on how to do it. And like a marriage, you have to answer a lot of questions, especially to your actors, and word them very properly, politely, correctly. And finally everybody’s else’s marriage, I mean film, seems better than your own. So I have only advice to people who want to get married or make films, do it only because you’re in love with it.
It’s a long time since we made a funny movie. PKSE fills that void.
But PKSE is not your typical comedy where every actor’s busy making a perfect ass of himself. In fact, it’s just the opposite. It’s witty, clever, subversive. It tells you why men are men and women, women. It also tells you why it’s easier to make a camel pass through the eye of a needle than get a man walk up the aisle to wed the woman of his dreams.
Here you have the most impossible on-screen couple. Rahul Bose, the intellectual actor. Quick-witted, cunning, impossible. Opposite him you have the irrepressible Mallika Sherawat, the nation’s ultimate wet dream. They make the most enchanting twosome: mismatched, combative, very very special. Rahul’s ofcourse commitment-phobic. Mallika is, well, Mallika. Need one say more?
This is what makes PKSE the Great Indian Love Story set in Mumbai 2006.
As usual, we are proud to introduce a new talent. Saket Chaudhury. This is his first film and he’s got it just right. That love and marriage are entirely different propositions. Much as you may love her and cherish her, the woman in your bed is not necessarily the woman you want to wed. No, no, no, this is not about male machismo. It’s about fear. The naked fear that women, particularly gorgeous, clever, attractive, self assured women evoke in the opposite sex.
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Distributors backed away from Pyaar ke Side Effects when they found the sexy Mallika Sherawat fully clothed in all the promos and trailers. Mallika had the last laugh when the film turned out to be one of the year’s biggest hits!