Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Bilal Amrohi, Sarah Jane Dias, Anupam Kher, Vijay Raaz, Mandira Bedi; Director: Umesh Bist; Rating: *1/2
Clumsy! One word that can define this film. Sometimes having
a powerful central idea to the film is not the only thing that can save it. O Teri
turns out to be one such ensemble of clumsiness. This is the perfect example of
lack of execution. It's a pity that sometimes good stories don't come out well
in the final output because of wrong casting, or some other faulty parts of the
cast and crew.
O Teri is centered on antics of two good for nothing
journalists Prantabh Pratab/P.P. (Pulkit Samrat) and Anand Ishwaram Devdutt
Subramanium/AIDS (Bilal Amrohi). They time after time turn in completely
ridiculous useless news stories which are driving their editor insane.
Meanwhile, the city is hosting the Asian Olympics which is an ideal opportunity
for the corrupt government to gobble up the public funds. However, the
government led by Anupam Kher is facing heat from the opposition led by Vijay
Raaz. And if PP and AIDS can uncover this big scam their fortunes will change.
However, they have their hands full with problems, and how they unearth the
"biggest scam" is the story of the movie.
To talk about performances Pulkit Samrat whose acting seemed
fresh in his debut Fuckrey, did a comparatively unsatisfactory job in this one.
Pulkit who plays Prantabh Pratab a.k.a P.P plays a journalist who strangely is
a coward for an investigative journalist. For most of the scenes it seems like
he tries to imitate Salman Khan, the way he walks, and dances even. Though he
is way too tolerable than his co-star Bilal Amrohi. Bilal who essays the
character of Anand Ishwaram Devdutt Subramanium a.k.a AIDS
has the same expressions all throughout the film. For some odd reason he seems
to be possessed by spiderman because he seems to conveniently climb on walls
and even fly! Anupam Kher who has said to have some similarity with Suresh
Kalmadi does a decent job in the role of a corrupt politician, but still one
would wonder as to what is wrong with Mr. Kher's choice of films off-lately.
Mandira Bedi seems like just another person in the frame. There is a reason why
I saved Sarah Jane Dias for the last, because theres not much to say. The only thing
she has to do is stand and look good, oh yes even sing a song. Though there is one worth appreciating performance in the entire film and that is Vijay Raaz. he does a fantastic job with his comic timing and crass dialogue delivery.
Music by G J Singh is forced
and has no sync at all with the film. The songs only fill in some of the 108
minutes of the running time. Nonetheless even if the songs were a little
melodious it would have been passable, but what a disappointment. Well if we
have to speak about the editing Devendra Murdeshwar seems to have missed his
coffee a lot while at the edit. The editing is very clumsy and lacks continuity
in it. But ironically that was the only amazing thing about the film. As if he
just saved us from sitting through a long lost film.
Well you could give this one a miss, cause it could pretty much not be
the best thing to do this weekend. If you want to do go for the film only for
the end, and by that I don't mean the climax. Go for the end title song 'O Teri'
which features Salman Khan which is the cherry on top and the best part of it.