‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’: Old wine in new bottle

The Mudassar Aziz film is a remake of BR Chopra’s 1978 film of the same name. It is kind of a love triangle comprising of a privileged husband, a not so helpless wife and a modern damsel. The film is a modern take on the age-old concept of infidelity.

Abhinav Tyagi AKA Chintu Tyagi played by Kartik Aaryan, a government employee, who has been in only one relationship before his marriage and is still not over his first girlfriend who left him within a month and a half. Right after securing a good government job, Abhinav is asked to get married by his father and made to meet Vedika Tripathi (Bhumi Pednekar).

Vedika is a modern-day independent and confident women. Disappointed by her relationship with a rebel ex-boyfriend, she now wants to have a secure life and therefore wants to get married to the man of her parents’ choice.

Abhinav and Vedika are married off and start their new life in Kanpur. Just like any other marriage, everything is perfect in the initial days but the charm of a new wedding fades in some time when Vedika also starts working in a coaching class as a Physics teacher.

And then comes Tapasya Singh, played by Ananya Panday, a fashion designer from Delhi who wants to set up a manufacturing unit in Kanpur. This is where the live triangle sets in.

The character of Kartik Aaryan’s childhood friend Fahim Rizvi, played by the very Aparshakti Khurana, is quite entertaining in the film. Some of the best dialogues are given to Aparshakti Khurana whose effortless dialogue delivery makes it more enjoyable. The connection between Kartik Aaryan and Aparshakti Khurana may remind you of the film ‘Lukka Chuppi’.

The performances by the lead actors are satisfactory and not out-of-the-box. Except for Kartik Aaryan’s look there is nothing new we see in Abhinav Tyagi. Bhumi Pednekar shines here and there and that is because of the kind of role she was given. Ananya Panday is just OK in the film.

The music album of Pati Patni Aur Woh boasts of remakes of several popular tracks like Tony Kakkar’s Dheeme Dheeme and Govinda and Raveena Tandon’s Akhiyon Se Goli Mare. Apart from these, no other song stands out. Overall Pati Patni Aur Woh is a fun and entertaining one time watch.

-Kavita Chauhan
Movie Review
Director: Mudassar Aziz
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar
Rating: 3 Stars