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Not recommended under 11, parental guidance to 15
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|Children under 11||Not recommended due to language and themes|
|Children aged 11–15||Parental guidance is recommended to discuss some themes in this film|
|Children over the age of 15||Children over the age of 15 could see this film without parental guidance|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Shadaa|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild Themes and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
29 year old Chadta (Diljit Dosanjh) is a small time photographer from a village who, in his quest for the perfect wife, has said no to many marriage proposals. Consequently, he gains a reputation as the “unwilling bachelor” and soon no one is willing for their daughter to marry him. When the village matchmaker deems it impossible for Chadta to be married in this lifetime, Chadta refuses to admit defeat and vows to find a wife by the end of the month. When travelling for a wedding photoshoot Chadta meets Vanjhli (Neeru Bajwa), a wedding planner/coordinator who is 31 years old and who has sworn, for personal reasons, not to get married. Chadta appears to instantly fall in love with her despite her multiple rejections of him. When they are next thrown together, he proposes a trial arrangement where she gets him to do the photoshoot she has promised the couple and he gets to show her what life would be like if she were married to him. By the time the wedding shoot is finished Vanjhli has begun to have feelings for Chadta, however, Chadta, through a slight misunderstanding, thinks he has found freedom and vows to remain a bachelor. It isn’t until a groom hires Chadta to shoot another wedding and he discovers that Vanjhli is the bride-to-be that Chadta rethinks his decision and tries to win back the love of his life.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Arranged marriages vs. marrying for love, Punjabi wedding rituals, overcoming class divisions, cultural customs and norms in certain Indian villages, domestic violence and the role of women in society.
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
There are no additional scenes that would likely scare or disturb children in this age group.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Shadaa is a Punjabi, romantic, comedy with English subtitles. The plot is somewhat predictable, the acting very believable and the vibrant colours and dance sequences are excellent. The film may possibly lack interest for many younger children but will appeal to fans of Indian films and mature audiences who peak Punjabi or don’t mind subtitles.
The main messages from this movie are to stay true to your beliefs, to follow your heart and to realise that the course of love does not always run smoothly.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as.
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