“Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya’s biggest USP is Shahid-Kriti’s Redhot Chemistry” – A Subhash K Jha Review

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Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya
Starring: Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon

If there is a market for robotic spouses after this film, then Kriti Sanon is to be credited for it. She makes a very sexy robot, and no wonder Shahid Kapoor falls head over heels.

There is something magical about a cute rom-com creeping up on the boxoffice and claiming it as its own. It has happened in the past, when Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Anees Bazmee’s Pyar Toh Hona Hi Tha (why doesn’t Anees make more romantic film?) became the surprise successes of the year.

Teri Baahon Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya has the longest most intriguing title one has heard in recent times. It also gives us the never-before pair of Kriti Sanon and Shahid Kapoor who look lethally likeable together. This is the film’s biggest USP.

The basic premise of an eligible bachelor (who has nightmares of his large joint-family forcing him to marry a girl of their choice) falling in love with a robot is novel enticing and intriguing for Hindi moviewatchers. The last time we saw an Indian actor play a robot it was Rajinikanth as Chitthi in Shankar’s Robot.

Kriti Sanon’s SIFRA (Super Intelligent Female Robot Automation) is…errr…somewhat different from Rajinikanth’s Chitthi. For starters she is sassier. She answers back beyond her robotic comportment when pushed to the wall by Shahid’s pushy family(reminiscent of Luv Ranjan’s Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar where at least on family member Boney Kapoor kept quiet). And when SIFRA laughs at a joke, you know she is faking it.

Luckily for the film there are plenty of genuinely funny and heartwarming moments, though I wish Aryan(Arru)’s family was not so annoying. No wonder Dimple Kapadia who plays his aunt stays out of the ongoing celebratory mood in the family, preferring to make robots instead of small talk.

For this Valentinian love story (echoing the Joaquin Phoenix 2013 starrer Her) to make a tidy profit won’t be difficult. Controlled budgets, tight work schedules and affordable locations…these make Dinesh Vijan’s films a treat …for the producer and the audience.Teri Baaton Mein… is no exception.

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