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Pati Patni Aur Woh movie review : Out rightly funny & winningly emotional

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PATI PATNI AUR WOH movie review is here. The remake of the 1978 classic comedy by the legendary B.R. Chopra that starred Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha, and Ranjeeta, stars Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday in the new age version.

Directed by Mudassar Aziz, PATI PATNI AUR WOH is releasing on December 06, 209. Does the new age version does justice?. Let’s find out in the movie review of PATI PATNI AUR WOH

Immediate reaction when the end credits roll
Remakes, adaptations is a tricky business, especially if you touch classics like PATI PATNI AUR WOH, an extra care is a must as the soul of the original needs to be protected.

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Thankfully writer-director Mudassar Aziz brings in the fresh charm and wit in this out rightly funny & winningly emotional adaptation of B.R. Chopra’s classic comedy that is cheerfully in sync with today’s time and the movie’s theme.

The Story of PATI PATNI AUR WOH
Abhinav aka Chintu Tyagi (Kartik Aaryan) is a happily married PWD employee in Kanpur. Abhinav’s wife Vedika Tripathi (Bhumi Pednekar) desires to settle in Delhi. Due to this desire, Abhinav is not able to extend his family and fulfill the wishes of his parents to become grandparents.

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A suave Tapasya Singh (Ananya Panday) enters Abhinav’s office to seek help for setting up a boutique in Kanpur. Smitten by the irresistible of Tapasya, Abhinav aka Chintu starts flirting with his fantasies and dreams. Abhinav and Chintu become friends. The adventures of Chintu are going as per his desires, but what will happen when Tapasya comes to know the truth?, what about Vedika Tripathi in this whole scenario?. The movie answers all these questions.

PATI PATNI AUR WOH movie review
An in-sync adaptation of a known classic that respects the soul and is aware what it wants to be, in Jasmeet K Reen’s adaptation of the original written by Kamleshwar and helmed by the prolific B.R. Chopra, the Padma Bhushan awarded filmmaker has introduced his own adage in relationship in classics like GUMRAH (1963), HAMRAAZ (1967) NIKAAH(1982), TAWAIF (1985). The 1978 original was a comic take on infidelity that also touched the issue of misogyny in the society beginning with the animated intro of Adam and Eve.

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Here in Jasmeet K Reen’s adaptation, the movie begins with the young Abhinav awaiting his results and its bang on target. Thankfully, this remake – better to call it as an adaptation is not at all a cut-paste job. It’s independent and remarkably modified. He combo of writer-director Mudassar Aziz and Jasmeet K Reen, comes with delightful surprises and the humour is kept intact. Sometimes sly sometimes straight, the kanpuriya milieu, the surprise twist and smart character arcs with crowd-pleasing dialogues, make PATI PATNI AUR WOH a delightful watch throughout.

Powered by some topnotch performance, PATI PATNI AUR WOH sees Kartik Aaryan completely under the skin of his character. Adapting the character as a pro and with the makers in the most remote way not at all trying to be in competition with the original classic, Kartik gets the freedom to have a go at Chintu and he excels.

Bhumi Pednekar gets a strong role to play and the actress is just amazing.

Ananya Panday is endearing throughout as the beauty with heart and brains and she is so natural. The actress finds an instant connection with the audience.

Aparshakti Khurana who plays Fahim Rizvi – BFF of Kartik is a revelation, getting some best lines and best scenes, Aparshakti Khurana can claim PATI PATNI AUR WOH as his best till date.

Shubham Kumar as Rakesh Yadav is a delight.

From the other supporting cast, K K Raina, Navni Parihar, Rajesh Sharma, Geeta Agarwal, chip in with valuable support. However, Brijesh Pandey manages to get something extra and he is too good.

Special mention of Manurishi Chadha as the cop, Sunny Singh as Doga in a cameo and finally Kriti Sanon during the climax is a must.

Chirantan Das captures the essence of Kanpur and Lucknow to perfection. Tariq Umar Khan's production design is adequate. Ninad Khanolkar's editing is sharp.

 Flaws
The movie takes its time to settle and the real fun only begins with the entry of Ananya Pandey. The pre-climax is funnier while the climax seems to be hurried. A degree of predictability does make its presence felt.

Final words
PATI PATNI AUR WOH –remake of the legendary B.R. Chopra’s 1978 classic by Mudassar Aziz is illuminated right from beginning in its honesty and respect for the original. In sync with today’s time with a decisive edge coming from a surprise twist in character graph, this debate on the ‘who’ of woh’ finds solace in its pleasing humour wrapped in wining emotions and top-notch performance.

Is Pati or Patni mein ‘woh’ baat hai jo ‘aur’ remakes mein nahi.

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