So what’s your size, huh? 38D? 36B? 30A!!?? Your style? Push-ups, satin, lace? Umnnn, if you need any advice on this, meet Farhad Pastakia ( Boman Irani), salesman at Tem Tem Bra and Panty store, who knows his bras and boobs like he knows his dhanshak. So when a ’36B’ Shirin Fuggawala ( Farah Khan) ambles into his store, his heart uplifts like a ‘wonderbra’ for the first time; and he knows he’s finally found his ‘size’. Or like mommie (Daisy Irani) says, ” Farhad ka murga jaaga! ” While he’s a pro at ‘sizing’ up women, Farhad is clueless about the As and Bs of romance. To add to his woes, he’s harrowed by his dominating mother, to find him a girl (from a diminishing population of dikris). Shirin (secretary of the Parsi Trust) is as comfy about this 40-plus romance as she’s about her love handles, breaks into a Bolly-jig, wears fluorescent bras (for his bulging eyes only), teaches him about squeezes (read: hugs) and invites him over for ‘coffee after-date’. But hold on, like any other love-story, there’s a booby-trap in this bra-cup of a love-affair too.
With all the Cyruses, Ferozes, Perizaads, salli botis, dikras, dikris – this one is full of stereotypical bawa-isms, hilarious in parts; sweet as lagan-nu-custard in some, and mostly endearing. The story doesn’t ride through too many highs, lows, conflicts or drama, and is as straightforward as Farhad’s matrimonial column.
Boman Irani’s performance is utterly believable. Size does matter. Of the heart that is. And in this quaint love story he’s all heart, honest and adorable.
Farah Khan’s debut is a sheer surprise; she ‘slips’ into this role beautifully. So what if she’s not size-zero, with an absolutely natural performance she makes a pretty figure. Daisy Irani and Shammi aunty (Farhad’s grandmom), team up to add feline family drama to Farhad’s boring life.
Bela, in her debut, delivers a breezy romance, with nothing complicated; everything too-good-to-be-true. The Bollywood touches are entertaining, but the songs (and some scenes) slacken the pace.
This is no epic love tale, but it’s worth a watch for those who like their cinema as buttered as their bun maska.
Lingerie salesman meets well-rounded girl – both 40 plus. And Parsi.