Rahul Bhasin and his wife, Pooja, bicker and quarrel in an airplane bound from Gaggal to Shimla, resulting in a riot, forcing the pilot to take the plane back. In order to escape police scrutiny, the duo flee in their recreation vehicle, and are joined by an irate gun-toting male, Jai Dhumal, who blames them for the delay in getting to his wedding with Muskaan. They are compelled to take him and recollect events that led to love-at-first-sight, a quick marriage, and a honey-moon to Himachal Pradesh via plane and then by a recreation vehicle, gifted by Rahul's maternal uncle, that soon turns into a nightmare after they find they are incompatible. Things get worse after they get robbed by a hitch-hiking couple, Geetanjali and Arjun, which compels them to abandon the RV, and return home via plane. Jai also tells them that he is actually eloping with his future bride as her father and brother, Veeru, disapprove of him, and are in the process of forcing her to marry a male of their choice.... Written by
As all good singers may not be necessarily good composers too, the same can also be said about the actors turned directors in the movie-making business. The name Deepa Sahi written as the director of the film, looked perfect to me as I still have fresh memories of Deepa's outstanding portrayal as Maya in the film MAYA MEMSAAB. And post that era, the news of her being associated with many interesting projects backstage always gave me an impression of a thoughtful actor-producer who would do wonders, the moment she decides to direct her first film.
But TERE MERE PHERE gave me some severe shocks with its quite upsetting, distasteful content which has simply got nothing to offer to its audience. Its a badly written film, which tries to showcase the un- necessary problems of a recently married couple in a depressing manner. Vaguely attempted as a road movie too, it neither has an interesting storyline nor any engrossing performances which can keep you hooked on to the screen during its (thankfully) short duration.
Allowing a below average musical score in her film, Deepa Sahi disappoints big time with her first film. But I was even more upset with Vinay Pathak as the lead actor in the film. In fact, Vinay looked like seriously annoyed with his own choice of project throughout the movie and was completely out of form after a long time. The other newcomers in the cast cannot be blamed for their below par performances, since the director remains the main accused of that crime, but was really expecting a lot more from Vinay as usual. On the other side, contrary to everything I had in mind, Deepa Sahi as a director offers a terribly confused movie which even cannot be watched on a DVD in the comfort of your own house.
Though, it starts off well with a good initial sequence inside a plane, which fairly entertains the viewers. But the moment the film comes out of the aircraft, it becomes too difficult to bear with all its repetitive and meaningless sequences. However its only the eye-pleasing Cinematography, capturing the pleasing locales of Himachal Pradesh beautifully in the film, which at least gives you something in return for your time and money spent in the theater. So unless you can watch anything in the name of a comic road movie, simply give this a miss and save your energy.
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