By Kalpana Mathur, Showbiz Bites Staff Writer
Director: Umesh Bist
Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Bilal Amrohi, Sarah Jane Dias, Mandire Bedi and Anupam Kher
Rating: (1 / 5)
O Teri is the third release of today with two other releases Dishkiyaoon and Youngistaan. All of three releases do not have any star values and all these movies are mid-budget movies. Alvira Agnihotri and Atul Agnihotri produce this flick with Umesh Bist as a director. The first time director Umesh churns out this comic caper. Now the question is whether this comedy has potential to send laughs or not or is it worth watching – all is going to be answered later in the review.
First thing first – O Teri borrows the same concept from Kundan Shah’s timeless classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. Although this has not been mentioned at all in any way, but once you watch the film or learns about the story, you would yourself come to know the fact.
Two intern journalists Prantabh aka P.P. (Pulkit Samrat) and Anand aka A.I.D.S. (Bilal Amrohi) are attached with a news channel in New Delhi. They are on their way to search a big scam so that they can prove their worth to their immediate boss (Sarah Jane Dias). Twist in tale emerges when a dead body is found in their car. Then a bridge collapses followed by a CD revealing a big scam involving a politician (played by Anupam Kher) comes into their hands.
Well, this all reminds us Naseeruddin Shah and Ravi Baswani’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. The plot is obviously potentially marvelous, but the scripting is poor. The screenplay is laced with numerous faults humor is ordinary, songs’ inclusion seems forced and at various points the viewers get bored with the proceedings. Story lacks oomph and culprits are Umesh Bist and Neeti Palta and for the screenplay, the culprit is Umesh Bist. Editing seems ordinary in the second hour. Cinematography is ordinary. Music is below average and heavy dose of songs spoil the pleasure.
Pulkit Samrat is a fine actor and he does his job fantastically. Bilal Amrohi is nice in his character. Anupam Kher is fantastic. Sarah Jane Dias is excellent. Mandira Bedi looks effectual. Rest of the cast too appears okay.
On the whole, O Teri is an avoidable comedy that does not promise to bring laughs on face rather vows to disappoint you.
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