Pati Patni aur Woh - Review: Thorough Entertainer

Rating: 3.5/5 | Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, Ananya Panday, Aparshakti Khurrana and others

Pati Patni aur Woh - Review: Thorough Entertainer

Talk about 'Pati, Patni aur Woh' and one is reminded of the yesterday's popular 1978 film which starred Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha and Ranjeeta in the lead roles. BR Chopra Studios which made the film back then, is now keen on presenting a new take. This version of the 2019 film stars Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday in lead roles; and is made keeping today's social understanding and maturity in mind.

Chintu Tyagi (Kartik Aaryan) completes his engineering and gets a job in PWD. Right after his education, he gets married to Vedika Tripathi (Bhumi Pednekar), a girl with progressive thoughts, and aspirations of wanting to move to Delhi. Chintu's life becomes monotonous post the wedding and his only friend, Fahim Rizvi (Aparshakti Khurrana), is the go-to. He is aware of all the problems and has always played an important life in Tyagi's life. On a usual day at work, Tyagi meets Tapasya Singh (Ananya Panday), who seeks his help to set up business in Kanpur. He starts communicating with her often for work, and eventually they develop a good bond as friends. But this married man now seeks emotional support from Tapasya and so he lies about his relationship with Vedika. But this invited both happiness and troubles, and what follows then, fills Tyagi's life with nothing but chaos.

The best part about this film are screenplay and dialogues. The story is set in a small town, written for middle-class characters and so the lines are simple yet effective in 'sort of shudh' Hindi. The power pure hindi holds certainly leaves an impact on the audience and kudos to the writers for packing the film with strong dialogues. Director Mudassar Aziz executes the film well.

The first half of the film is a laughter riot and makes you giggle throughout. Aziz and his team set the premise well, and take us through the lives of Chintu Tyagi and Vedika Tripathi in a fast forward manner, eventually taking us to the point where the chaos begins. The second half has an emotional arc and introduces new aspect to the story, which breaks the predicted monotony. This also helps the writer add the 'sense' to this otherwise no-brainer.

Kartik Aaryan does complete justice to his role as Chintu Tyagi. We tries to differentiate his delivery from what he has played before, but you won't find a difference. Despite being offered a different character, what Kartik delivers is a mature version of Rajat from Pyaar ka Punchnama. Having said that, his performance is enjoyable. The writers have sketched an interesting chemistry between Chintu Tyagi and his friend Fahim Rizvi. Aparshakti Khurrana as Rizvi is phenomenal. His command over the language and expression is remarkable. 

Bhumi Pednekar once again makes a mark as Vedika Tripathi. She is on a roll, and 2019 has been her year. As a wife, Bhumi comes across as vulnerable, strong and a bindass. More importantly, she looks extremely gorgeous in this film too. Ananya Panday as Tapasya Singh is good too. Despite having other strong characters, Ananya doesn't get overshadowed as Tapasya. She performs well within her capabilities.

Supporting characters of the film add their value too. Their experience as skilled performers shines in their film. Other elements like music, choreography, cinematography are mediocre. 

To sum it up, the new take on the 1978 cult classic is refreshing keeping today's time and situations in mind. The film as promised makes you laugh and entertains. This one's a family entertainer. 

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