Laugh away with comedies this weekend

New Delhi: Gear up for a fun ride this weekend with distinct comedies like ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’, ‘From Sydney With Love’ and ‘Delhi In A Day’, all of which are releasing Friday.

None of them are big budget or star-studded offerings, but out of the three, ‘Shirin Farhad...’ is hogging the maximum limelight as it marks the acting debut of choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan.

An unusual romantic-comedy, the story revolves around 45-year-old Farhad Pastakiya (Boman Irani), a Parsi bachelor, who has not found love. One fine day he meets 40-year-old Shirin Fugawala (Farah), and he falls in love at first sight for Shirin.

But all hell breaks loose as Farhad`s mother Nargis realises that her son`s dream girl (Shirin) is her sworn enemy.

Co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sunil A. Lulla, ‘Shirin Farhad...’ also marks the directorial debut of Bhansali`s sister, Bela Sehgal.

Releasing alongside ‘Shirin Farhad...’ is ‘From Sydney With Love’, directed by Prateek Chakravorty, grandson of yesteryears` celebrated filmmaker Pramod Chakravorty.

Starring fresh faces, including Sharad Malhotra, Bidita Bag, Evelyn Sharma and Reshmi Ghosh, ‘From Sydney...’ is a family comedy.

In the film, Meghaa Banerjee (Bidita) flies to Sydney after getting a scholarship. She meets Rohit Khurana (Sharad) there and they gel well right from the start.

What follows is a fun, quirky and emotional love story.

After romantic and family comedy, there is ‘Delhi In A Day’, a dark comedy about the nouveau riche in Delhi.

"Delhi In..." is about a Bhatia family residing in a palatial mansion in south Delhi. It is a comedic portrayal of upper-class Delhi society, examining class differences in the context of a nouveau-riche, contemporary Delhi family home.

Directed by Indian-origin filmmaker Prashant Nair, the film has done well in the international festival circuit, and is being released here by PVR Director`s Rare and Blue Line Media.

‘Delhi In...’ features British actor Lee Williams and Indian actors Lillete Dubey, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Victor Banerjee and Anjali Patil.