Total Siyapaa (transl. Total chaos) is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Eeshwar Nivas and written by Neeraj Pandey. The screenplay is based on that of the Spanish-Argentine film Only Human, written and directed by Dominic Harari and Teresa Pelegri. The main characters in the original film are Israeli and Palestinian while in Total Siyapaa, they are Indian and Pakistani.
It was distributed by Reliance Big Entertainment across 850 theatres in India with two other films: Gulaab Gang and Queen. The film opened on a similar note with Queen in multiplexes, offering stiff competition to each other owing to a similar release count.
The film stars Ali Zafar and Yami Gautam in lead roles with Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher in supporting roles, who appeared for the first time as an on-screen couple. The first look of the film along with that of Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty was launched on the Zee Cine Awards.
Gada-owned Pen India acquired the film rights from Reliance Entertainment while & Pictures acquired 50 per cent equity of the satellite rights. Reliance and Zee Network own the film’s overseas and promotional rights respectively. Consequently, Reliance and Gada decided to postpone the release date to 7 March 2014 from 30 January 2014 to promote it. Upon release, Total Siyapaa received generally negative reviews from critics and did not perform well financially.
Settled in London, Aman, a Pakistani musician, hopes to marry Asha, an Indian woman also living in London with her family. He visits her parents’ house to seek their permission to marry her. However, his plans to impress the Punjabi family start failing when they discover that he is Pakistani. During the course of events “total chaos” happens.
Ali Zafar as Aman
Yami Gautam as Asha
Anupam Kher as Rajinder Singh, Asha’s father
Kirron Kher as Asha’s mother
Sara Khan as Jia, Asha’s sister
Vishwa Mohan Badola as Daddu, Asha’s grandfather
Anuj Pandit Sharma as Manav, Asha’s brother
Sandeep Londhe as friend of Anuj