Teri Meri Kahaani is an upcoming Hindi romance drama film directed by Kunal Kohli. The film stars Shahid Kapoor, opposite Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles, paired together for the second time after Kaminey. The tagline is “thrice upon a love story”, as the premise is set between 1910, 1960, and 2012. Each actor plays a different character in each time period, but each characer they play is linked to one another.
Independently and collectively, the three love stories divided in three different eras of TERI MERI KAHAANI do accomplish at portraying how our lives are influenced and even revolutionized by the times we live in. However, the film doesn’t thrive on all accounts, there are a few dull moments [the present-day story stagnates after a point and the pacing tends to get unhurried, thus making you fidgety and impatient at times], but buried in its experimental storytelling and innate performances is a heartwarming tale that’s gratifying and succeeds in planting a smile on your face. Especially the way Kunal concludes the three stories!
Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, who hog the footage three times over, are perfectly at ease in all the incarnations that they are called upon to flesh out.
The trouble is that the separate time zones, despite the attempts to differentiate the backdrops through the use of altered colour schemes and culture-specific musical sounds, do not quite stand out as distinct milieus. Teri Meri Kahaani is flat and fluffy for the most part, despite cinematographer Sunil Patel’s best efforts.
Actor Shahid Kapoor fares well both as Javed Quadri, a good-for-nothing lad of the pre-Independence India who sleeps around with every girl he sets his eyes on and as a struggling musician Govind who falls for a known Bollywood actress (played by Priyanka Chopra) of the 1960s.
Coming over to Priyanka Chopra; what is disheartening is the fact that the three characters she plays in this flick fails to do any justice to her caliber. Post ‘Saath Khoon Maaf’ and ‘Fashion’, this movie is certainly not going to add any weightage to her acting career.