Main Teri Tu Mera Review
The film has a good first half but the second half was completely dragged and had nothing much to tell. The screenplay was very predictable and music was average.
Movie Review of Punjabi Movie Main Teri Tu Mera starring Roshan Prince. Mankirt Aulakh, Jazz Sodhi, Yamini Malhotra. Directed by Ksshitij Chaudhary.
Star cast: Roshan Prince, Mankirt Aulakh, Jazz Sodhi, Yamini Malhotra, Harinder Bhullar, Anita Devgan, Karamjit Anmol
Director: Ksshitij Chaudhary
Producer: Sanghera Gurjit, Lakhveer Singh Azad, Yabblee Entertainment
Music: Jaggi Singh, Millind Gaba, Laddi Gill, Gurcharan Singh, Jassi Katyal
Running Time: 133 minutes (U Certified)
Synopsis: Amru (Roshan Prince) is a carefree youngster who lives in a village with his family. He is always rejected by various girls for whatever reasons. Amru has a friend named Kirat (Mankirt Aulakh) who takes him to Chandigarh to lighten up his mood. There Amru sees the picture of Simran (Jazz Sodhi) and falls in love with her. She starts appearing in his dreams as well. One day Amru sees her in reality and both fall for each other. On the other hand, Kirat also loves Simran. When Amru comes to know about Kirat & Simran, he decides to sacrifice his own love and decides to marry Kammo (Yamini Malhotra). Does Amru marry Kammo? Does Simran also sacrifices her love and marry Kirat? Watch MTTM to find out more.
Romantic films are a rare feat in Punjabi Cinema which is mostly about comic capers these days. Director Ksshitij Chaudhary has tried a different genre this time unlike his last 2 films which were comedies (Read: Out & Out Comedies). The story, screenplay and dialogues of the film have been written by Pali Bhupinder Singh and the film has been directed by Ksshitij Chaudhary.
Coming to the story, it is a very simple love story told over a period of 133 minutes. A lot has been told and most of the stuff was unnecessary. The screenplay is very very predictable and it is nothing which we haven’t seen before on screen. It is more boring than entertaining. The film seems to be good in the first 20-30 minutes with the characters being introduced but at the half time all the cards were shown pretty clearly and there was nothing much to show in the 2nd half.
The film seemed to be dragged in the 2nd half. Easily the writer and director could’ve done away with at least 15-20 minutes of the film in the 2nd half. Due to this dragging, the film slows down in the 2nd half and you just patiently wait for it to come to an end. The dialogues were good. Now the writers are setting more of their stories in rural areas because the audience seems to have had enough of the urban areas and city stories so the dialogues were written keeping the rural areas in mind and were enjoyable.
Despite the fact that the film’s screenplay is predictable, I expected better treatment for the film from director’s side. But unfortunately Director Ksshitij Chaudhary couldn’t provide the required treatment for this ordinary screenplay. He sprang a surprise last time around with Mr. & Mrs. 420 which also had an ordinary screenplay but the moments and the build up worked in favour of that film but not this time around. This time around he rather has a forgettable outing as a director.
Coming to the performances, the film introduced 3 new faces alongside Roshan Prince who makes a comeback of sorts after 2+ years. Roshan seems to have polished his acting skills big time. He’s shown tremendous improvements as an actor and did a good job in the role of Amru. Mankirt Aulakh, the new singing sensation made his debut in this film in a supporting role. He did just about an all right job carrying the same expression throughout. If he works more harder on his acting, then he has the potential and charisma to become a star in acting as well.
Jazz Sodhi and Yamini Malhotra also made their debuts with this film. Jazz had more scenes than Yamini and both seemed just about all right. They as well need polishing in their acting skills. Coming to the supporting cast, it had some good names. Harinder Bhullar, Anita Devgan, Karamjit Anmol, Mannat Singh & others all did a good job.
Music of the film was a let down. It had 5 composers coming together for this album but frankly they couldn’t create the required magic. Chandigarh by Mankirt Aulakh was peppy and good but that song comes with the end credits. Shaman Pai Gaiyan was my pick from the movie followed by Naina.
Overall, Main Teri Tu Mera is nothing which we have not seen before on screen. The film has a good first half but the second half was completely dragged and had nothing much to tell. The screenplay was very predictable and could’ve been better had the treatment given been good enough.