Plot: The story takes us through a journey of eternal love between a couple who have vowed to love each other not only in this life but in every life to follow. Their love is so strong that even destiny wants to bring them together. The story starts in 1960 Bombay with Govind and Ruksar, then moves ahead to present times, 2012 England with Radha and Krish and then goes back in time to Punjab, 1910 with Aradhana and Javed. Can Javed and Aradhana still be together? Will Ruksar realize that Govinds feeling for her were genuine? Will Krish be able to clear the misunderstandings? Will true love prevail? Or will destiny take its course!
We have in the past tolerated twelve Priyanka Chopras in a single movie so three shouldnt be a big deal. Three Shahid Kapoors on the other hand is ...
We have in the past tolerated twelve Priyanka Chopras in a single movie so three shouldnt be a big deal. Three Shahid Kapoors on the other hand is quite a handful as I had to learn the hard way. Teri Meri Kahani is one of those movies which meander pointlessly for ages, reaching a conclusion only because the reels finally ran out. It has little to say or show for other than material salvaged from other more worthy cinematic efforts.
Three stories told over different time periods form the basis of the plot and love is connecting point between them all. There might be mention of destiny and love connecting through different means but each story is sufficiently self-contained and together they serve no purpose other than to pad up the running length and the costume bill.
A few moments of fleeting charm are killed by garish set designs, costumes and songs that border on parody. Seriously, how long do we have to keep on insisting on a Punjabi style village dance? Also will someone please teach Bollywood how people really use technology?
Teri Meri Kahani had me bored within fifteen minutes and it never got me back in the scheme of things. Id blame the lacklustre script primarily and Shahid Kapoors over acting above all the other disasters the movie can lay blame upon. Watch it on a lazy Sunday afternoon if you cant fall asleep, this will surely help. view less
Teri Meri Kahani for most part plays out as a school college skit of ten minutes stretched to fill a two odd hour time period. Diretor Kunal Kohli'...
Teri Meri Kahani for most part plays out as a school college skit of ten minutes stretched to fill a two odd hour time period. Diretor Kunal Kohli's romantic saga starring Priyanka and Shahid is soulless, artificial and unbearably long.
Set in three eras, the story follows three pairs of star crossed lovers, Shahid and Priyanka, who meet each other by accident, literally, and fall in love only to be separated so they can end up together in style. Relying heavily on eternal love at first sight and generously populated with cringe worthy pseudo philosophical dialogues, the story is embarrassingly juvenile in its content and approach.
The film begins in CGI enabled 60's Bombay in a very Chaplinisque fashion that amuses for the first fifteen odd minutes and starts grating on the nerves soon after. The story jumps to modern day yuppy college love with facebook and twiiter as the metaphor for relationships. Soon after we are taken to Lahore of the 1910's where again a visibly claustrophobic set and some really uninspired writing disappoints again.
For a film espousing eternal love, not just does the story of TMK lack the magic, the lead pair too is as insipid as yesterdays lunch. Priyanka and Shahid are competent in the 60's attire save for Shahid's irritating imitation of Shammi Kappor in the Uff song, the pair look too old to play the yuppies from college and too modern to pass off as Lahoris. One cannot decide which is worse, Priyanka's fake now there now missing pujabi accent or her Garnier commercial hangover in the super star Ruksar character. The only saving grace in the entire film is the surprisingly decent music by Sajid Wajid and a delightful yet sadly short cameo by Prachi Desai. She is pleasing to the eye and one wished early on in the film that she had a bigger part to play.
Cheesy beyond belief, TMK lives in a world that is all bubblegum confetti and puppy love. In an age where even thirteen year olds have grown over the love at first sight humdrum of 80's hindi cinema, Kunal Kohli's attempt at a romantic saga comes out as pure superficial and lacking in soul. Stay clear.
I've never considered Kunal Kohli a filmmaker. All of his movies have either made me sleepy or angry. Sleepy because they are boring. Angry because...
I've never considered Kunal Kohli a filmmaker. All of his movies have either made me sleepy or angry. Sleepy because they are boring. Angry because they are stupid. He's not made a single good film yet. With Teri Meri Kahaani, he continues his losing streak. There is a scene in the 2012 segment of the movie set in England. Priyanka's character is talking while Shahid's character is getting bored. She's busy talking to herself and he starts to chug beer. Whenever she looks at him, he nods condescendingly acting interested in what she's saying. That was exactly what I was doing throughout the movie. The only difference was Shahid had to listen to the nonsensical chatter for 2 minutes. I had to bear it for 2 hours.
The film tells three stories set in different time periods. The story in Mumbai is set in the 60s and it tries to play out like a silent film with Shahid Kapoor trying to act like Charlie Chaplin. If I'm not wrong, Sir Charles Chaplin stopped making silent films after the 1940s. How about paying tribute to one of our own if you're setting in the movie world of the 60s? There's a third story set in Lahore, 1910. It would actually make more sense if this had silent film homages. I was wondering what if I was forced to pick which story I liked out of all three, I just couldn't pick one. They all had their equal share of stupidity. Even the songs are annoying. They seem like fillers.
Shahid Kapoor has started looking like a buffoon. I wonder what got into his head after good turns in Jab We Met (2007) and Kaminey (2009). He coulda had class. He coulda been a contender. He coulda been somebody, instead of being a bum, which is what he is, let's face it. If he doesn't reinvent himself he will soon lose his star status. He should at least be a little less energetic on screen and concentrate on acting. Priyanka Chopra looks like she did it for the paycheck. I'm not her biggest fan but I know she's a good actor and could have contributed a lot more.
Clearly, Teri Meri Kahaani is an awful imitation of the wonderful Taiwanese film called Three Times (2005). It has three stories set in 1911, 1966 and 2005. (And yes one of them plays out like a silent film) (Yes, it's the 1911 one because that makes sense, right?). It is a difficult film to watch as the camera lingers on at various places but it's a profound experience. Unlike Teri Meri Kahaani which is actually more boring. While watching the film, due to some technical glitch, the video conked off and we could only hear the audio. I heard someone exclaim "this is the best part of the movie". I couldn't agree more.