When the first Teri Meri Kahaani trailer released, we were impressed – the music was good and the Shahid Kapoor – Priyanka Chopra chemistry was better. Directed by Kunal Kohli (Fanaa, Hum Tum), the film is a timeless love story that spans over an entire century.
Teri Meri Kahaani is divided into three completely different era’s and each love story has a different feel to it.
Mumbai (1960) – The film kicks off in the post-independence era of the 60’s and honestly, this was our favorite of the three. Rukhsar is a successful actress, while Govind is a struggling musician. It’s a love triangle with Prachi Desai (plays Maahi), who is in love with Govind.
London (2012) – Right then the film cuts to the current generation of Facebook, Twitter and technology. Krish and Radha bump into each other on the streets of London and instantly connect. There is a twist in the tale when Radha isn’t too pleased about Krish’s past – the fact that he broke up with his girlfriend just minutes before he bumped into her.
Lahore (1910) – And finally, just before the interval we move to the early 1910s. Javed is a charismatic character and the audience will love him. One day, while being chased by the British, he bumps into Aaradhana. The two fall in love.
We had two major issues with Teri Meri Kahaani. One, for such a short film (about 2 hours runtime), there are way too many songs. Two, the way it ended. The climax just didn’t work. Revealing why, would be a storyline spoiler.
Otherwise, Teri Meri Kahaani is a well-narrated breezy love story, with some beautiful moments. Shahid Kapoor delivers one of the best performances of his career. He plays each of his 3 characters well; a special mention for the Shayari moments between Javed and Aaradhana. Priyanka Chopra portrays all her characters with ease and shares lovely chemistry with Shahid. Prachi Desai does well in a cameo.
Coming to Sajid-Wajid’s music, of the 4 to 5 songs, Mukhtasar and Allah Jaane were two of my personal favorites. The cinematography was good. The sets were perfectly recreated for each era, with attention given to every small detail. Stay back after the movie to watch more of this during the closing credits.
Overall, apart from the climax which was a major let down, Teri Meri Kahaani has good songs and moments that make romantic films touch your heart. If you like Shahid Kapoor, go watch Teri Meri Kahaani now!