Director: Deepa Sahi
Cast & Crew: Vinay Pathak, Riya Sen, Darshan Jariwala, Sushmita Mukherjee, Jagrat Desai, Sasha Goradia
Plot: Distance makes the heart grow fonder, but does too much proximity have a reverse effect on relationships? Tere Mere Phere is another comic look at the battle of the sexes between the characters of the movie set in the Himalayas.
Review: Yes, we all know “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus”. Many movies have been made on this ‘Battle of the Sexes’ premise. However “Tere Mere Phere” is a very juvenile perspective on this concept. So, Puja (Sasha Goradia) meets Rahul (Jagrat Desai) at a wedding and Love/ Lust at first sight happens. Marriage on second sight and Himalayan honeymoon on third. In the course of this short lived honeymood the couple realizes that they are anything but compatible and all hell breaks loose then on.
It’s not so much the premise but the treatment that takes the film downhill. Couple that with some very ameturish acting and you’ve got yourself a very annoying viewing experience. The opening airplane scene itself makes you switch off mentally and sets the tone for this childish and supposedly slapstick comedy. The second half (if you can sit through the first) is thankfully slightly better. Vinay Pathak brings it to life with some tolerable humor. But just as the film starts moving from juvenile and irritating to slapstick, it hits you in the head with more immature cliches presented in an painfully corny manner.
That being said, there are a couple of standouts that make it slightly enjoyable towards the end. Rahul’s younger brother is your typically oversmart teenager with the ‘know-it-all” attitude; his equation with his parents and his elder brother is enjoyable. The idea of a honeymoon in a self driven trailer in noval and thanks to the amateur performance of the lead pair, Vinay Pathak’s usual candor is enjoyable in parts.
Verdict: It’s an immature and amateur take on ‘chat magni pat byah’ . Enjoyable in such few places that it’s completely worth a miss.