Teri Meri Kahaani Review
Shakespeare has given the world some beautiful, eternal love stories and each of us can relate to some or the other love story of his; but Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra’s love story is unlike Teri Meri Kahaani… i.e., it is different or so they claim. Read the review to find out whether the romance stretched over three different eras in TMK is anywhere worth terming “love stories” at all or not.
Rating: 1/5 stars (One star)
What’s Good: Shahid Kapoor’s versatility; beautiful, warm music; and the old-film-feel minus the over-the-top melodrama.
What’s Bad: The extremely slow pace; the mindless love stories; and Priyanka Chopra’s static acting.
Verdict: An extremely slow movie where too much has been attempted without any purpose… it all feels pointless.
Loo Break: A couple in the initial parts of the movie and maybe a couple in the second half.
Watch or Not?: If, after watching the trailers you thought that this movie will invoke those long-lost Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge days, well, you are in for a surprise because Teri Meri Kahaani is not even close to those old-time love stories. The pointlessness of this movie will make it easier for you to avoid it.
Two babies, a boy wrapped in a blue blanket (Shahid Kapoor) and a girl wrapped in the pink one (Priyanka Chopra), meet at the hospital, do a bit of gaa-gaa-goo-goo (baby talk) and you know instantly (thanks to films like Khushi) that these babies are destined to be together when they grow-up.
It is 1960 and Govind wants to come to the dreamland Mumbai (then Bombay) to realize his dreams of becoming a singer/musician. On his way, fate helps him bump into Rukhsar, a famous film actress and they both fall in love.
In 2012, Krish and Radha bump into each other in England and just a single night spent together brings them the true love of which everyone dreams.
Call it fate, co-incidence or rebirth but Javed and Aradhana are destined to fall for each other head-over-heels, even in 1916.
No points for guessing that all the three characters in different ages are Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra; the tiny little babies who once connected at the hospital. Like every love story, their love stories also have to pass the tough tests and heartbreaks but eventually they have to meet (as a Bollywood rule). Thankfully, there are no past-life revelations and dangerous confrontations. Everything turns out to be pretty fathomable. The love stories are predictable but still if you want to know in detail and try and feel the “love-in-the-air”, then watch the movie to find out more.
Teri Meri Kahaani Review: Script Analysis
The three love stories turned into one Teri Meri Kahaani has little love and more randomness. There is no connection shown between any of the three eras, the characters don’t remember their past lives and though this helps in cutting down on the melodrama, the movie feels absolutely pointless. Teri Meri Kahaani really lacks in showing that destiny has brought the couple together in more than one lifetime and this makes the movie simply a compilation of three random stories. Of all the three stories, the first one, i.e. the one taking place in 1960s, is the slowest and most boring of the three.
Teri Meri Kahaani Review: Star Performances
Shahid Kapoor is undoubtedly superb. To pull-off three drastically different characters – one of a well-mannered simpleton (Govind), another of the flirtatious Javed and finally of the modern, practical, typical boy, Krish – is definitely a tough job and Shahid has managed each role with a remarkable finesse. Priyanka Chopra also on the other hand, has three different roles, yet she looks and appears the same in all the three roles. Prachi Desai and Neha Sharma have hardly any role but they fare well.
Teri Meri Kahaani Review: Direction & Technical Aspects
The beautiful sets, the old-time feel and the beautiful picturisation will make you nostalgic of the old movies. But the first few sets in the 1960s appear unrealistic. The music by Sajid-Wajid is pretty decent. Director Kunal Kohli could’ve done a much better job than this one for sure.
Teri Meri Kahaani Review: The Last Word
Teri Meri Kahaani has proven to be quite disappointing and it can be easily avoided.
Teri Meri Kahaani Trailer
Teri Meri Kahaani releases on 15 June 2012.