Pati Patni Aur Woh Movie Review: Kartik Aaryan Leads This Fun Ride
BR Chopra's 1978 release Pati Patni Aur Woh has attained cult status and its remake, which stars Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar, also hits all the right chords.
Chintu Tyagi (Kartik) is an engineer working in PWD and his wife Vedika is a teacher. While all his hunky-dory in the beginning, after three years of marriage Chintu starts getting bored of his monotonous life.
Then he meets Tapsya Singh, who adds a dash of excitement into his boring life. Despite getting several warnings from his best friend, Chintu starts an affair with Tapasya and what happens then forms the rest of the plot.
Kartik Aaryan has played Chintu and by now he has mastered the art of playing the ‘dukhiyara middle class admi’. While it was fun to watch him initially, it has now become repetitive. That said, he is good in his role and entertains you with his performance.
Bhumi Pednekar has played Vedika and though her character is strong, she has also started acting the same in every film. Ananya Panday has played Tapasya Singh and its high time she stops copying Alia Bhatt.She is very bland and boring and despite her diva-like look, fails to bring any glamour to the movie.
Aparshakti Khurrana has played hero’s best friend again but without a doubt he is the best performer of this film and his comic timing is bang on. The acting of the lead cast may seem banal but this film is thoroughly entertaining. The screenplay is good and it tickles your funny bone right till the end.
Dialogues are hilarious and Kartik and Aparshakti’s bromance is the highlight of the movie. There’s no novelty in the plot but Mudassar Aziz has added some freshness to it with his spectacular direction. Surprisingly, the film is not as misogynistic as one would have assumed it to be. Female characters are empowered they and teach a good lesson to the hero.
The songs are hummable, cinematography is good and the screenplay is crisp. All in all it’s quite enjoyable and is a fitting tribute to the original.