Monday, March 31, 2014

O Teri

Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Bilal Amrohi, Sarah-Jane Dias, Mandira Bedi, Vijay Raaz, Anupam Kher, Sara Loren (Special Appearance in a Song), Salman Khan (Special Appearance in a Song), Lulia Vantur (Cameo)
Genre: Comedy
Direction: Umesh Bisht
Production: Atul Agnihotri
Written by: Umesh Bisht, Neeti Palta 
Cinematographer: Ganesh Rajavelu
Edited by: Devendra Murdeshwar
Music: GJ Singh 
Singers: Jaspreet Jasz, Roshni Baptist (Butt Patlo), GJ Singh, Jaspreet Jasz (Akhan Vich), Mika Singh, Lunia Vantur (Ummbakkum), Manish J Tipu (Phollo karta)
Studio: Reel Life Productions
Release Date: 28th March, 2014
Language: Hindi
Duration: 1 hour 47 minutes
The Plot:
O Teri is a meaningless comedy film inspired from the yesteryear movie Jaane bhi Do Yaaron. The movie opens with Prantabh Pratab aka P.P. (Pulkit Samrat) and Anand Ishwaram Devdutt Subramanium aka AIDS (Bilal Amrohi) partying in a nightclub.

Both P.P. and AIDS are investigative reporters. They report to a female television anchor Monsoon (Sarah-Jane Dias) who consistently humiliates them and make them chase various scandals or scams so that they can boost their channel / programme’s TRP. Her funda is, "Logo ko scandal chahiye, scam chahiye...rape, dakaiti. Ye sab kuch ho to lao warna shaqal mat dikhana. (The public wants scandals and scams. If you have something sensational like stories on rape or dacoity, bring it to me, else do not show me your faces)".

These reporters end up doing one blunder after another. They find themselves caught up in a mess with a slain CBI officer’s dead body being dumped into their vehicle. The situation gets worse further (absolutely in an unwitting manner) with them trapped amongst the vested interests of the corrupt politicians, greedy industrialists, corporate lobbyists, puppet bureaucrats, unethical female editor and fraudulent media houses and the dead body’s appearance / disappearance act. O Teri takes a dig at real incidents / scams/ scandals through various characters : The commonwealth games scam, nexus  between journalists, PR professionals’ lobbying, sex scandal etc.

Official Trailer:

Direction & Written by:
The director Umesh Bisht fails to deal with the concept. He along with Neeti Palta has written the same. The approach is very very distasteful.
Cast and their Performance:
Pulkit Samrat as P.P. has done justice as a stupid reporter. Bilal Amrohi as AIDS disappoints.

Sara-Jain Dias as Monsoon is just fine.

Vijay Raaz as opposition politician Bhanwar Lal Kilol, otherwise a great actor, is lost in this movie.

Anupam Kher as Games organizing committee chief, and Mandira Bedi have nothing much to do.
Music is very average. Songs are absolutely misfit. Lyrics are awful.
Moments to watch out for:
Thumbs up:
A dialogue by P.P. to AIDS: "Jab chhote log chori karte hain to wo chori hoti hai. Magar jab bade log chori karte hain to wo scam kehlata hai."
Thumbs down:
Difficult to sit through the movie.
One Liner:
O Teri, what a movie!!!

Rating:0.5 / 5 (Poor)