Teri Meri Kahaani


 

Teri Meri Kahaani didn’t live up to my promise, I am afraid. But if you enjoy the old Hillary Duff flicks, then you will like this one…

It had its redeeming qualities.  Some of the songs are really catchy. Great sets and locations. Shahid and Priyanka always nice to watch, even though I take points of for Shahid’s stylist. 60s and 2012 haircuts sucked. It seems that only in Lahore in 1910 they knew what looks good on our glorious hunk Shahid.  the haircut didn’t seem to deter the female attendance. Our Bombay Theater in Queens was packed to the rim!!

Maybe I have just outgrown the phase in life where I think legions of LOLs and smiley faces and dull one liners in twitterverse are fun to watch when bleeped onto the movie screen. If that’s what our era will leave as a legacy we’re doomed.

This movie shines being mostly dialogue-free. I mean who needs dialogue anyways? so overrated in a romcom….

Also, I thought in the first part where the jodi meets on the train the director decided it should have elements of a silent movie, so you thought Charlie Chaplin or the Marx Brothers are about to jump out on the screen…

Teri Meri Kahaani was highly uneven throughout. It had some nice elements but it felt patchworked, laboured. Silly. Sound editing was horrible. It had some major flaws. but I will also admit that I had a good time watching it. Nothing in life is perfect. So what if this movie had its flaws, it was still very entertaining.

Kunal Kohli shows great promise as a director and I am very hopeful that his next movies will be more polished as he is gaining more experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priyanka in multiples – again


Any actor is aware of the danger of being typecast. For some actors it’s the kiss of death. Some survive it. Some make a decent living out of the character they created, like Johnny Lever for instance. Some must be really annoyed at the end of their careers..   ( maybe Johnny Lever?)
It’s an interesting phenomenon when you think about it. Typecasting is not just fault of the film industry but also of the audience who likes to see their hero or heroine in a particular way. And actors themselves have strengths and weaknesses. For instance it’s hard to find a good villain or good comedian so once you prove you can pull it off realistically naturally you will be approached over and over to play that particular role in variations.
But I have never heard of someone who was typecast into playing multiple characters until Priyanka came along :-) that’s a new one.
After seeing her in the  “What’s Your Rashee?”  I was weary of seeing her in another film with costume changes  and I by-passed  “7 Khoon Maf” until it came out on DVD. I liked that one so much better.
To hear that she has been cast again in a movie where she plays 3 different roles makes me laugh. I’ll go along with it, since Bollywood seems to have a fascination with those multiple roles, there is no hope for a hardcore Bollywood fan to get away from it.
Most of the time I find these type of roles just silly, merely costume changes that actually undermine the actor’s integrity.  The worst example that comes to my mind is “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”  where they made poor Shahrukh look absolutely ridiculous in his nerdy and ‘supercool’  avatar.

Priyanka Chopra’s sense of humour leaves Kunal Kohli speechless!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:12 [IST]
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Actress Priyanka Chopra is quite well-known in the industry for her jovial and lively nature. But, many of us are actually unaware of PC’s humorous side.  Reportedly, Priyanka’s hidden sense of humour left filmmaker Kunal Kohli speechless.

Reportedly, when Kunal Kohli approached Priyanka for Teri Meri Kahaani, saying that she has to play three different characters in it, a jovial PC responded, “Why not more?” Priyanka explained the reason behind her urge to play multiple characters in the movie.

A leading daily informed that PC told Kohli since she played 12 different roles in What’s your Rashee? and killed 7 of her husbands in Saat Khoon Maaf, she wished the director could have come up with more than three characters for her in Teri Meri Kahaani. Priyanka’s lovely sense of humour left back Kohli with no words.

source: http://entertainment.oneindia.in/bollywood/news/2012/priyanka-chopra-humour-kunal-kohli-speechless-170412.html

“Teri Meri Kahaani” reunites Shahid and Priyanka


Shahid and Priyanka made a great screen couple in Kaminey and their filmi reunion is something to look forward to.

Kunal Kohli talks with enthusiasm about his new movie, which he wrote directs and produces but it’s still to be seen if Teri Meri Kahaani can measure up to  Kaminey and  the innovative cinema of Vishal Bhardwaj.

From what Kohli says,  this film will be about soul mates and about what looks like reincarnation..

kya hua,  a deja vu?

I am on cloud nine :-)

Anyways, will be nice to see Shahid and Priyanka together again. When Shahid was caught slinking out of Pri’s chambers early in the morning, remember that?  I bet they were just reading lines. they were only REHEARSING!! :-)  now we know.  all the excitement over  koi bat nahi…

Shahid-Priyanka chemistry in ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’ better than ‘Kaminey’

Teri Meri Kahaani1 200x133 Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra will be next seen together in Kunal Kohli’s “Teri Meri Kahaani” and the filmmaker says that their onscreen chemistry will be far better than it was in “Kaminey”.

“In ‘Kaminey’, the characters Sweety and Guddu were good friends and they were together for only eight scenes. However, the chemistry of Priyanka and Shahid in my film is much more than that. They will be sizzling and will be seen together in 78 scenes,” Kohli said in a statement.

“Kaminey”, one of the big hits of 2009, revolved around gangsters, politicians and cops. This was Shahid and Priyanka’s first film together and people gave thumbs up to their on-screen chemistry.

Kohli’s “Teri Meri…” is based on a story from 1910 to 2012 and will span three decades separately. The film will hit theatres June 22.

Denying the reports that the film is a love story, Kohli said: “My film is not a love story. It’s the story of three different lives and proves that love is a promise forever. We have chosen one hundred years to talk about love. We didn’t want it to be soppy or melodramatic.

“Love, according to me, makes you smile. Since I grew up watching films by Yash Chopra, who is my idol, I wanted my hero and heroine holding hands, looking back and singing in the rain. The film is about soulmates who live forever,” he said. – IANS

source: http://www.bollywoodworld.com/bollywood-news/shahid-priyanka-chemistry-in-teri-meri-kahaani-better-than-kaminey-119290.html

Filmography of Kunal Kohli

as of IMDb.com:

Director (6 titles)
Writer (5 titles)
2012 Teri Meri Kahaani (dialogue / screenplay / story & screenplay / story and screenplay) (post-production)

2008 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic(story, screenplay, dialogue)

2004 Hum Tum

1990 Trikon(TV movie) (dialogue / screenplay / written by)

Producer (4 titles)
2011 Phir Se(TV movie) (producer)

2010 Break Ke Baad(producer)

2008 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (producer)