Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra’s Teri Meri Kahaani has opened to quite average reviews from the critics. The movie is being panned down for being unable to show the connect between the lead couple. According to most critics, none of the three stories are impressive. The screenplay seems to play the spoilsport here!
On the positive side, the chemistry between Shahid and Priyanka has been appreciated by one and all and both the actors have received good reviews for their performances.
Here’s a quick look at the reviews so far.
Total Reviews: 11
3.5 stars: 1
3 stars: 2
2.5 stars: 1
2 stars: 3
1.5 stars: 2
1 stars: 2
Bollywood Hungama 3.5 stars: TERI MERI KAHAANI is uncomplicated and charming. Not the usual romantic fare, this one presents three different stories in three different eras without getting theatrical or melodramatic. Thanks to its innovative storytelling, it comes across as the perfect date movie, holding tremendous appeal for the Facebook Gen. TERI MERI KAHAANI is pleasurable and fascinating in equal measures!
Apunkachoice 3 stars: From the word go, Teri Meri Kahaani catches your fancy! Director Kunal Kohli tweeted in the morning that he hopes the fans like his labour of love! Well, we can easily vouch that making such a film would have surely been a Herculean task, and a lot of labour must have been put in to get it right! We loved the climax of the film the most!
Times Of India 3 stars: Kunal Kohli, in an attempt to create a large canvas to paint this love-story – (using centuries, barriers of cultures, castes, customs and costumes) – simply doesn’t make the crossover (to the audiences, that is). Even with a powerhouse of talent; the script lacks depth and fails to ignite enough passion or chemistry for a love story. It’s not devoid of romance, cutesy conversations and sweet-somethings; but there are no highs, lows, conflicts or complications that make you gush, or give you gooseflesh.
Rediff 2.5 stars: The awkwardness isn’t limited to the third’s narrative alone. Kohli dilutes the chance of a wholesome, affable entertainer down by his predilection for risk-free conclusions. What’s the point of telling three different love stories if you plan to give them a similar finish off? The whole exercise seems plain cosmetic. But till the point the make-up doesn’t wear off, Teri Meri Kahaani is a far better film than I came to see.
Rajeev Masand 2 stars: Borrowing its structure – three separate love stories featuring the same actors – from the celebrated Taiwanese hit Three Times, this harmless but dull film from director Kunal Kohli feels longer than its two hour running time because of the predictable nature of its episodic narrative. Kohli relies on period sets and costumes to differentiate each story, but alas, a bouffant here, a pathani there can’t take away the sense of sameness that plagues each chapter because of its consistently flat writing.
Zee News 2 stars: There is no doubt in the fact that the movie falls flat for its weak plot and storyline which offers nothing new to the audience which they would take home and cherish for days. There is no sense of chronology as the narrative begins with 1960, moves to 2012 and then, bizarrely, comes back to 1910.
NDTV 2 stars: It is unlikely that the rather soulless Teri Meri Kahaani will last beyond the first week in the multiplexes. The film is only two hours long and yet it trudges down its hazy path rather sluggishly and, worse still, goes nowhere in particular. Teri Meri Kahaani is pretty much like the loves of the film’s male protagonist – it pours out all it has. But what it has simply isn’t enough.
DNA 1.5 stars: The pace of the film becomes its biggest peeve: it is slow, there’s absolutely no character development and gets boring after a point. Your interest wanes as after the first story you know what’s happening in the second and third. There’s so much style that substance takes a back-seat, which is pitiable.
Nowrunning 1.5 stars: The setting in all three eras appear fake and caricaturish. They go horrendously wrong especially in the times of 1960 which has a very French renaissance film feel to it with a Charlie Chaplin film approach merged with the silent acts as seen in the film Artist. The narration of the story of 1960s also uses slides with texts as cheesy as some of the cheesy elements of the film.
Koimoi 1 star: The three love stories turned into one Teri Meri Kahaani has little love and more randomness. There is no connection shown between any of the three eras, the characters don’t remember their past lives and though this helps in cutting down on the melodrama, the movie feels absolutely pointless. Teri Meri Kahaani really lacks in showing that destiny has brought the couple together in more than one lifetime and this makes the movie simply a compilation of three random stories.
Mayank Shekhar : But what’s this movie really about? Good question. Search me. The hero can’t date a movie-star because her best friend is also interested in him. So? The college kids can’t get together because the boy was dating a girl. But he’s broken up with her now. What’s the problem then? The freedom fighter’s daughter can’t marry the hero since her father wouldn’t allow it to happen. This could be because the boy’s Muslim and the girl Sikh. But the film never mentions that either. When conflicts are so weak, how much can you expect from a story.