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Pyaar Ke Side Effects
Pyaar-ke-Side-Effects Official-Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Saket Chaudhary
Produced by Pritish Nandy,
Rangita Pritish Nandy
Written by Saket Chaudhary
Starring Rahul Bose
Mallika Sherawat
Ranvir Shorey
Music by Pritam
Cinematography Manoj Soni
Release dates 15 September 2006
Language Hindi
Budget Rs. 5&nbsp:million

Pyaar Ke Side Effects (Hindi: प्यार के साइड इफेक्ट्स) is a 2006 Bollywood romantic comedy film. It was produced under the banner of Pritish Nandy communications and was written and directed by first time director Saket Chaudhary. Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat played the lead cast. The film is a romantic comedy, and portrays the intricacies of a modern relationship. A sequel, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, was released in 2014 with Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar in the lead roles.[1]


Sid (Rahul Bose) plays a short, thirtyish DJ, who finds himself playing music at Trisha's (Mallika Sherawat's) marriage to Vivek (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! 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 Choudry), 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 realises, 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.



The film's music was composed by Pritam. The album, released in the month of July 2006, contained the following songs.

Song Singer Picturised on
"Tauba Main Pyar Karke Pachtaya" Suzanne D'Mello, Labh Janjua Title and end-song
"Will You Be My Bad Boy" Sophie Choudry, Earl, Alisha Chinoy Sophie Choudry
"Jaane Kya Chaahe Maan Baawra" Zubeen Garg Rahul Bose, Mallika Sherawat
"Dil Tod Ke Na Ja" Rakesh Pandit Rahul Bose


Pyaar Ke Side Effects was a modest box office success, earning 74.7 million.[2] The film garnered mixed reviews from critics. Several critics, such as Indiafm's Taran Adarsh felt that the second half of the film "drags".[3]


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 will return for the sequel along with the director and music director. The film released on 28 February 2014.


For their work in Pyaar Ke, production company Pritish Nandy Communications won the Remi Award for Creative Excellence at the 2007 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.[4]


  1. Jump up ^ "Vidya, Farhan to team up for a sequel". 4 June 2012. 
  2. Jump up ^ "Box Office 2006". BoxOffice India. Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  3. Jump up ^ Taran Adarsh (15 November 2006). "Pyaar Ke Side Effects". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  4. Jump up ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/bollywood/news/pritish-nandy-remi-award-140507.html "PNC wins Remi award at Houston"

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