Pati Patni Aur Woh Movie Review: Bhumi Pednekar has given a standout performance in this fresh take on the 1978 remake.
Last Modified On: 06 December 2019 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
The dialogues of the film are well written that even the mediocre scenes look good.
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Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, Ananya Panday
Director: Mudassar Aziz
When the film's trailer was released many questions were aroused that how a film that talked about infidelity in a casual way gets a remake in 2019 and Kartik Aryan's misogynistic dialogue (the word balatkari changed with bada sanskari) also stirred some controversy which is removed from the film. But Pati Patni Aur Woh is a good comedy entertainer.
The film starts with Jimmy Sheirgill's voiceover that says Aisa koi sawal nahi jiska uttar aapko Uttar Pradesh mein na mile. And then we’re introduced to Abhinav Tyagi aka Chintu (Kartik Aaryan), who works as a government employee in Kanpur’s PWD department. He married Vedika Tripathi (Bhumi Pednekar), a physics teacher from Lucknow, at an early age. Vedika aspires to live in Delhi because modern-day life is more tempting. They get married soon after their first meeting where Vedika makes it clear that she likes sex and the two lead ‘happily ever after’ life for three years until Tapasya Singh (Ananya Panday) shifts from Delhi to Kanpur to find a location to set up a workshop for her designer boutique.
Just when Chintu was looking for ways to spice up his mundane married life, he is assigned the job of helping Tapasya find the plot and, in no time, he gets into an I-don’t-know-how-it-started and I-am-not-even-sure-of-what’s-going-on-between-us relationship with her. Between all this, Chintu’s colleague and best friend, Fahim Rizvi (Aparshakti Khurana) backs his gharwali-baharwali game and saves him each time he is about to get caught red-handed.
The difference between the original and the remake is in the original Sanjeev Kumar's characters cheats on his wife saying to his secretary that his wife has cancer which is a huge problem in this era so the makers sensibly changed it to wife having an extramarital affair which tones down the misogynistic tone.
The story of the film is a tried and tested formula in Bollywood such as Rang Birangi and Sajan Chale Sasural. But the new breed of actors gave a fresh take to the movie. But still, the question arises why we need such a topic for a comedy film.
Kartik Aryan is in the urge of being stereotyped because he has shown all his traits which he has shown in the previous film such as long monologues. But in this movie, he has done to an extent Akshay Kumar's style of comedy especially the laugh. Kartik should explore his potential by doing different films as Varun Dhawan did in Badlapur.
The standout performance is undoubtedly Bhumi Pednekar who has outshined throughout the film. Bhumi has a impeccable comic timing and portrayed a confident Vedika who talks from her heart and we wonder why the hell someone can leave a woman like Bhumi for some other woman.
Ananya is disappointing, the newcomer has to go a long way. Her expressions are not at all good and she looks confusing in various scenes.
Aparshakti Khurrana is the silent hero of the film, he has aced the role of the comic hero. The actor tickles your funny bone every time with his quirky one-liners. The actor has lot of potentials and should get better roles in the future.
Overall, Pati Patni Aur Woh is a one-time watch movie for its performance and funny one-liners, nothing more than that.
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