Director Kunal Kohli’s new Rom-Com starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra is a movie that can be said as typically different. The makers have tried to do a different version of parallel story telling, but unfortunately those efforts were not effective because of a script with scattered charm.
The movie discusses about mysterious connection of romance in each birth. It is narrated through the stories of three couples Javed- Anuradha, Govind-Ruksaar and Krish-Radha. Javed and Anuradha are from Lahore who fell in love in the beginning of 20th century, Govind and Ruksaar lived in the 70s. Govind was an aspiring musician and Ruksaar was an established actress. The third pair are from the present. Krish is a student in London who falls in love with Radha. Each couple is in love and the issues they face in romance reflects the attitude of couples in each of these times. Javed and Aradhana are connected by Shayaris while Krish and Radha are connected via SMS and social networks. At the end of the day whatever bad happens romance wins. Thats the soul intend of the movie.
Kunal Kohli has tried to add his hit formulas in to it in a less charming way. The Shayari magic of Fanaa in the case of Javed and Anuradha. The modern day attitude towards relation ships similar to Hum Tum. The 70s portion was conceived in a very poor manner. The movie never really pulls the audience in to it. Overdose of melodrama made the retro stories look comical at times.
The only plus point of the movie is the performance on screen. Shahid easily gets into three different modes. krish is an avatar in which he is familiar to audience. But his Javed – The Shayar will stay in your heart for sometime. He handled the character of Govind also quite smartly. Priyanka also delivered a up to the mark presentation. Anuradha was a really nice rendering.
The direction couldn’t avoid the typical cliches and that really annoys the modern day viewers. When it comes to melodramatic portions it seems like 3 films released at those times. The screenplay kind of gets stretched in case of Javed’s story.Govind’s story never really had any flesh in it. The Shayari’s of Javed were really cool and I must say that Shahid delivered it quite charmingly. The VFX used in the movie was a big downer. One or two shots were impressive. But when it came to close ups, most of the shots were like Stage Dramas.
At the end, “Teri Meri Kahaani” is an average cliche Rom-com. It doesnt really have anything beyond the performance of the central protagonists. My rating for Kunal Kohli’s “Teri Meri Kahaani” is 2/5. Watch it for Shahid and Shayaris.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended