Starring – Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Prachi Desai, Neha Sharma, Vrijesh Hirjee
Director – Kunal Kohli
Producer – Kunal Kohli, Sunil Lulla, Vicky Bahri
Banner – Kunal Kohli Productions, Eros International Media ltd
Music – Sajid Wajid
Genre – Romance
Rating – ** ½
By Prerrna Seth / Kreative Access Media
That instant vibe, that connection you feel when you meet someone makes you fall in love and this forms the crux of Kunal Kohli’s ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’. And so anyone who has fallen in love will definitely connect to it. You relate to all the three eras that it depicts and though likely, the film is a delightful love story of two very cute people.
Based in three different lifetimes, 1960, 2012 and 1910 (In that order), ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’ is a story of three lovers and their journey. What’s common in all the three love stories is the male protagonist’s other love affairs before he meets his lady love. The film starts on a slow note with the 1960s where Priyanka plays a film star and Shahid a struggling musician. Mumbai of 1960’s though looks stunning is not really real, like the love story. The Charlie Chaplinish feels makes it look all the more dramatic.
2012 as expected was ruled by facebook and Twitter. Status messages, sharing pictures and even publicly insulting your ex on the social network takes over. This is sure very real for today’s age. Story again is foreseeable. 1910 starts and Shahid’s attitude and Shayri takes the cake.
Kohli who has given us eternal love stories like ‘Fanaa’ and ‘Hum Tum’ gives us another appealing love story. Though not better, the film doesn’t even disappoint. But we sure expected him to do something different this time instead of going the conventional route. Talking about the performances, Shahid is an adorable watch. He is quite convincing as Govind, Krish and Javed. Priyanka Chopra too gets into the nerve of all three of her characters, the best one being Aradhana of 1910s. Their chemistry is as good as it was in ‘Kaminey’ and the duo definitely looks good when together.
Prachi Desai steals the show with her stellar performance while Neha Sharma was a surprise package. Vrijesh Hirjee impressed as the reporter of the 60s. The rest of the supporting cast too does complete justice to their characters. Also interesting to watch are the little moments that complete the film like Prachi’s chat with Priyanka, Shahid’s kiddish break up with Neha and Javed’s attempt to impress the British ladies.
Sajid Wajid’s music is melodious and suits the plot of the films. Background score and cinematography are perfect. Dialogues, some are good, some not so much. My only gripe is a little stretched screenplay. Watch it for some really endearing performances and the music.