Pati Patni Aur Woh is Kartik Aaryan’s most anticipated movie this year and it releases today, December 6. The film, a modern take on the cult comedy-drama by the same name (1978), follows the escapades of a married man, who falls for another woman, and the chaos that follows.
The movie is based on Abhinav Tyagi aka Chintu Tyagi (Kartik), a government employee from Kanpur, who is smitten by the feisty Vedika (Bhumi) when their parents get them to meet each other as a prospective match. Soon, they tie the knot.
Both of them enjoy their married lives until Tapasya Singh (Ananya) walks into their life. She adds a bit of spice to Chintu’s otherwise mundane existence. He now wants to spend time with the young girl, who is in Kanpur to look for a plot to set up a workshop for her boutique in Delhi.
When Chintu feels that she is hesitant to be friendly with him due to his marital status, he cooks up a story. Adding to the madness is his friend Fahim Rizvi (Aparshakti), who sometimes aids Chintu in his exploits, and at times adds to his troubles. Unfortunately, things go out of control and lead to a lot of confusion and drama.
Kartik as Chintu Tyagi strikes the right balance as a man who breaks away from the routine when an opportunity presents itself. The actor has a charming screen presence and makes the most of his part.
Bhumi is in good form as the ambitious Vedika (Chintu’s wife). She is a teacher, who has her own fan following among her students and even flaunts a glam avatar. Ananya, who made debut earlier this year with ‘Student Of The Year 2’, shows a lot of improvement. She does need to work on certain aspects like her dialogue delivery.
Above all the superb performances, the one who steals the show is Aparshakti Khurana with his noteworthy comic timing. He has proved time and again that he is an asset to any film. However, the actor has shared screen space with Kartik in ‘Luka Chuppi’, and their scenes together bring in the most laughs.
The director takes some time to set up the plot, he doesn’t let the film deviate from its path. He keeps the film breezy and ensures that there are enough funny dialogues and witty one-liners to keep you hooked. He keeps the narrative simple and avoids getting into the danger zones
The two special appearances and a throwback to the original film, when Kartik hums, ‘Thande thande paani se’.. is to watch out for in the film.
For a masala entertainer, this is something to go for this weekend!
Check out the trailer: