Kunal Kohli's latest is just gloss. TERI MERI KAHAANI is not only plain boring, but it also lacks imagination. With one lead pair of Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, Kunal weaves in three love stories in different settings and different eras. He shows us how the two bump into each other in a train in 1960s; they again bump into each other in London in 2012. Kunal then goes back in time to Lahore in 1910 when Shahid lands on Priyanka's terrace after a long chase by the English policemen. Remember we were then governed by the Britishers!
Every time, they fall in love in a jiffy, and apparently this friendship never materializes into anything solid. I guess what Kunal is trying to say is that when you fall in love with one person; you fall in love with the same person in every lifetime. Archaic thinking.
Given this plot, Shahid and Priyanka have little to do other than use this as an excellent opportunity to hone their acting skills.
In 1960, she is an established film star and he a back-up musician. The speed with which they fall in love in a train compartment which has been reserved only for her is sheer insanity. Ditto, 2012 when one night is spent after an accidental bump-in. However, in 1910, Shahid has to prove himself worthy of Priyanka.
Kunal is desperately trying to find the magic of HUM TUM which catapulted him into the big league. But films that have followed after this 2004 hit have not been upto the mark.
Shahid and Priyanka, though they look cute on screen, have not been able to rekindle the magic of KAMINEY. Poor script or break-up in their relationship? I guess it is the former!
Even though Kunal has managed to showcase a little of Bombay during the 1960s through smart set designs, it is not going to make a difference because, the basic ingredient of a tight script is sorely missing. It's just an ordinary Kahaani, something not expected from Kunal Kohli.
According to me, the one actress to benefit from this will be Prachi Desai. Watch her in her Asha Parekh get-up. Absolutely charming.