Verdict: Ti And Ti has a fresh, new-age feel, with a narrative to match.
Produced by Pushkar Jog and directed by Mrinal Kulkarni, Ti And Ti releases today, on Women’s Day. The films stars Pushkar Jog, Prarthana Behere, Sonalee Kulkarni, and has been written by Virajas Kulkarni.
What’s Ti And Ti About:
Anay Pandit (Pushkar Jog) is now an eligible bachelor alright but he doesn’t want to get married. However, things have a way of happening and he meets Sai (Prarthana Behere) through a marriage portal. They end up getting married and head for their honeymoon to London. Despite being “compatible” according to the portal, Anay and Sai share a rather awkward equation. Anay spots Priyanka (Sonalee Kulkarni) in London, his crush from when he was a child. Anay had never really gotten over her and is excited to talk to her. He lies to her about him being married and meets her without telling Sai. Anay goes sightseeing with Priyanka and spends the entire day with her. Anay continues to lie to Sai about his whereabouts and Sai ends up a little lonely during the trip. Anay starts feeling guilty and confesses to Priyanka that he is married, expecting her to stop talking to him. But she is cool and feels that him being married shouldn’t stop them from being friends. Anay now faces a conundrum – on one hand, he has met his dream girl and she seems interested in him and on the other, he has married Sai and committed to her for life.
Ti And Ti is an out-and-out entertainer with grand production value. The film has been shot in London and the locations have been chosen and shot well. Writer Virajas Kulkarni keeps the story light and breezy with plenty of scope for humor. Pushkar Jog portrays his lovestruck schoolboy bit as well as the husband bit well. Sonalee is convincing as the bindaas, smart, and urban Priyanka. She looks really pretty as well. Prarthana has given a restrained performance with subtle expressions. Siddharth Chandekar’s small appearance as Shekhar, the charming architecture enthusiast is striking. The film shows a sweet relationship between Priyanka’s father and his boyfriend Benji. The dialogues are conversational and the film is crisp. All these things give the film a very urban, relatable feel.
What Could’ve Been Better:
The humor does not work in a few places and the performances get a little loud at times. However, the story follows an interesting path and nothing hampers the entertainment value of the film.
Why You Should Watch:
Marathi films are not exactly known for being grand but Ti And Ti has been shot in London and looks great. The story is fun and the incidents in the film are what we see in real life as well. Everyone has that one person they cannot seem to forget and the film reminds you of that rush. Overall, Ti And Ti make for a good weekend watch.