Pati Patni Aur Woh



Pati Patni Aur Woh
Pati Patni Aur Woh

PATI PATNI AUR WOH is facile, but engaging!

Harping on some progressive issues on marriage and infidelity, PATI PATNI AUR WOH clearly ignores the true complexities of the subject. However, with an engaging screenplay and good humour, it makes for a decent one-time-watch!

PATI PATNI AUR WOH is the story of Chintu Tyagi (Kartik Aaryan) – an ordinary, middle class man who finds himself torn between his wife and another woman.

Writer, Director Mudassar Aziz seems to have a good knack of creating humour through well timed punchlines, like we saw him do in the “Happy Bhaag Jayegi” series. This time he sets out to remake the 1978 classic of the same name, which starred the legendary Sanjeev Kumar. While the new version is created to suit the modern sensibilities and relevance, the basic core remains the same. It’s consistently funny and keeps you hooked throughout. Another great thing is that the film is devoid of those illogical sequences that we see in most Indian comedies.

The problem I have with this film is the surface level treatment of the subject. It never really delves deep into the issue and serves us the very basic and obvious. “Infidelity” has so many layers, which the film fails to explore. With a more discerning view on the topic, it could’ve been a memorable film. In the shape that it’s in, it’s at best a fun-watch, never special. Music is peppy and the film looks and feels fresh.

Of the actors, it’s Bhumi Pednekar who steals the show. Her performance is the most incisive of all. She brings in the much needed heft in an otherwise frail script, through great acting. Kartik Aaryan and Ananya Pandey, on the other hand, with their limited acting capabilities, do just an adequate job. The supporting cast is good, especially Aparshakti Khurrana, who brings out yet another dependable performance.

To sum up, while PATI PATNI AUR WOH makes for a good pastime, it never really rises above the ordinary to create a memorable impact. Nevertheless, worth a watch this weekend!

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