behen hogi teridirector: ajay k pannalalcast: rajkummar rao, shruti haasanscore: 2/5
There is little to recommend in Behen Hogi Teri, which hits theaters on Friday, aside from a performance by Rajkummar Rao.
The film tells the story of Gattu (Rajkummar) and her co-star, Shruti Haasan, who plays her neighbor Binni. the two live in lucknow, where they are lovers steeped in the long tradition of ‘mohalle ki ladkiyan behen hoti hain‘. Gattu’s fight (or lack thereof) is what forms the narrative of the film. herry tangri plays gattu’s friend, bhura, who unknowingly gets caught up in the chaos.
Behen Hogi Teri suffers from a poorly conceived plot that fails to offer the fun expected of a story of its kind. Gattu is a loser who has not even completed his education. He is simply, hopelessly in love with Binni. Being neighbours, he gets to carry out some chores at her house and grows close to her family, which treats him as her brother.
not being concerned about his career wouldn’t be a definite flaw if gattu were a more impressive lover. he fails at this, however, just as much as he fails at his entrance into uspc. He doesn’t have the courage to talk to Binni’s family about their relationship, even contributing to the spread of the rumor that Binni and Bhura are having an affair! The sad prank of serving cold drinks at your girlfriend’s wedding is an old one in the northern parts of our country, but Gattu seems even more pitiful when he helps the family find a girlfriend and gets his own friend to have a relationship with her. . .
Behen Hogi Teri is a love story where the lover does everything in his capacity to get his beloved married off to another guy. Not much of a film, wouldn’t you say?
the only nice parts of the movie are the dialogues and rajkummar’s acting. as they talk to each other, even some of the supporting cast rise above the grim story and deliver some brilliant jabs.
shows some of the gems that will keep you from running out of the movie theater:
behen hogi teri should also be applauded for avoiding several potentially misogynistic moments. When Bhura’s uncle (Ranjeet) and his father (Gulshan Grover), a criminal with at least a hundred murders under his belt, confront Binni’s family, the women attack the thugs with harsh words and slippers. they take charge, and the men just try to pacify them.
Similarly, Gattu shows a flash of bravery towards the end in a diatribe about “bhai-behen” culture. “ koi ladka pyaar karta hai, nahi pasand to mana karo ,” she says. “ye bhai banane ka kya chakkar hai?” He may be a poorly developed character and a hopelessly passive lover, but Gattu is definitely not the stalker Hindi cinema is used to.
Such quirky dialogue also allows Ninad Kamat (Binni’s older brother) and Darshan Jariwala (Gattu’s father) to show off their skills.
rajkummar brings out the best in the common character of the neighbor. Whether convincing Binni of her love or getting beat up by his own father, Rajkummar plays the tune of the film and never misses a beat. there is no other actor who would have fit the role as well. shruti, on the other hand, seems to have been picked from a different universe and trapped in the movie’s.
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