Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: 06th December, 2019
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, Ananya Pandey
Writer/Director: Mudassar Aziz
Producer/s: Bhushan Kumar, Renu Ravi Chopra, Abhay Chopra, Juno Chopra
Pati Patni Aur Woh Movie Review Rating: 3/5 Stars (Three stars)
Star Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Aparshakti Khurana, Ananya Panday, Bhumi Pednekar and Sunny Singh.
Director: Mudassar Aziz
What’s Good: Not good, but THE BEST – Aparshakti Khurana & Kartik Aaryan’s secret formula of retaining the charm.
What’s Bad: Suffers from a slow build-up, the pace dips at places & just an inch away from being a breezy watch.
Loo Break: A couple of them in the first half of the first half and second half of the second half.
Watch or Not?: Watch it for the attempt of rebooting a classic & still holding the novelty value.
The story jumps between two cities of Lucknow & Kanpur from which we’ve lead from Vedika (Bhumi Pednekar) and Abhinav aka Chintu Tyagi (Kartik Aaryan). They both get hitched through an arranged marriage, in which Chintu is a confused husband who is scattered despite having his sh*t together. Vedika, on the other hand, is unfiltered and we see their journey from ‘just married’ to ‘rust married’ through one song.
Enters ‘woh’ Tapasya (Ananya Panday) and yahan Chintu pighal gaya. To find the missing ingredient in his marriage, he gets close to Tapasya and that’s where the issue starts. Even Vedika has a back-story about his past and that too gets grinded in this comedy of errors. The story majorly revolves around Chintu’s double-cross and he getting saved by his friend in need Fahim (Aparshakti Khurrana). Also, how all of this affects Vedika and Tapasya.
Pati Patni Aur Woh Movie Review: Script Analysis
For me, the movie won when it didn’t let me bore despite knowing the entire story. To fill in fun despite dodging the ghosts of predictability is the sweet spot hit by this modernised version of Sanjeev Kumar’s 1978 version. Mudassar Aziz gives very interesting one-liners to maintain the fun throughout. Talking about the major complaints – less rib-tickling humour, weak supporting cast.
Just can’t imagine why it’s not possible to put in jokes at regular intervals. When you’ve your leading cast doing well, you have the story structure ready, you just have to come up with some gags to evoke the laughter. Chirantan Das’s camera is limited to capture the touristy places of Lucknow & Kanpur, despite having every chance to explore the unexplored places. Ninad Khanolkar’s editing is tight, he doesn’t rush in cutting to complicate the important scenes.
Pati Patni Aur Woh Movie Review: Star Performance
Kartik Aaryan delivers a very controlled performance. He’s talking all the right routes to reach where he wants to be in Bollywood. With his portrayal of Chintu Sharma, he concretes his position of staying the heartthrob of teenagers. He definitely is adorable and it’s good to see him playing around the accent which goes well with his character. Also, once he loses that moustache, he does a commendable job in adapting the transition.
Despite Kartik Aaryan’s strong presence, Aparshakti Khurana will be the biggest takeaway for me. He gets the meatiest of one-liners and we already know his conviction of delivering those lines. He’s just brilliant, bringing the house down with his performance.
Ananya Panday gets a very uni-dimensional character, which needed to be work upon. She delivers what was instructed, but fails to bring in the impromptu improv. Bhumi Pednekar holds her charm as Patni and she comparatively gets a better character. Keeping the era in mind, her character gets a modern twist and she adapts that very well. A very desirable performance. Sunny Singh, who usually comes in a package with Kartik Aaryan (which we don’t at all mind), has a compelling cameo.
Pati Patni Aur Woh Box Office Review: Star Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, Ananya Panday, Aparshakti Khurana
Director: Mudassar Aziz
Producer: T Series, B.R. Studios
Patni Aur Woh Box Office Review: Expectations
Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday, all three are popular names among youth. The trailer of Pati Patni Aur Woh received decent response from the audience and since it’s a comedy film, public is pretty excited for it. Also, the star cast has left no stone unturned to promote this film, so everyone in trade has good expectations from Pati Patni Aur Woh.
Patni Aur Woh Box Office Review: Impact
After watching Pati Patni Aur Woh, the first thing I have to say is that it delivers less than expected. Even though trailer itself was just about decent, the film offers very less genuinely funny scenes.
Personally, there were only 2-3 scenes in the film which actually made me laugh but I know public will like it better.
The story is not an issue, the problem is stale jokes and stale situations which we have seen in so many Bollywood films with similar plot before. And that’s why even though those scenes and dialogues try hard to make you laugh, but don’t work out.
Still, it all comes down to the audience’s taste and I am sure the film will manage to entertain a lot of people and for that it has some genuine plus points as well.
I’ll rate Aparshakti Khurana’s performance on top here. Even though he is not a crowd puller, he is a crowd pleaser. The man has a great comic timing and I am not even surprised. He will make you laugh throughout the film.
Bhumi Pednekar looks lovely and gives a beautiful performance.
Kartik Aaryan has done better comedy in his previous films but here he appears struggling mostly.
Ananya Panday looks gorgeous and lights up the screen with her charm. She is a confident actor who is here to stay.
Mudassar Aziz didn’t have much to do as a director because the writing was not good enough. All he had to do is get some great performances from everyone which he has managed to do partially.
Patni Aur Woh Box Office Review: Prospects
Overall, Pati Patni Aur Woh is set for a decent box office run. The opening day of the film will be decent and the word of mouth will be similar as well. The film will face competition from Panipat in multiplexes but it can get some support in small centers and single screens.
Pati Patni Aur Woh is expected to do a lifetime business somewhere in 60-70 crores range.