Tere Mere Phere, directed by Deepa Sahi falls under the 'slapstick comedy" category of Priyadarshan and Aneez Azmi.
Ample films have been made with marriage as the backdrop. Stories on the problems and 'trauma" that accompanies marriage has been hashed and rehashed several times before. Tere Mere Phere is yet another attempt in that genre. The film is a comical take on love and marriage.
Deepa Sahi undoubtedly has a flair for handling comic genres. The director finds a humorous angle in the most serious situations – Full marks to Deepa on that front. She, along with Jagrat Desai has penned the script of the film. There is no doubt Tere Mere Phere does boast of a few comical situations and funny scenes here and there. However, after a point, many sequences in the film seem far etched and therefore difficult to digest.
The constant war of words between the newly-married couple looks artificial and even irritating after a point. The non stop arguments and nagging gets on to your nerves and you feel like tearing your hair apart! Though the first half is bearable and gives you few reasons to smile, the screenplay dips drastically in the second half when Vinay Pathak decides to back off from marrying Riya Sen. The jokes cracked are not even funny.
The cinematography is brilliant, having beautifully captured the breath taking locales of the Himalayas. The music is average.
Pooja (Sasha Goradia) and Rahul (Jagrat Desai) have had a perfect love marriage and have been married only for three days. The two set out for a dream honeymoon to the breath-taking Himalayas in a self driven motor home.
As Pooja and Rahul get closer, a series of absurd fights abrupts and soon the couple are at loggerheads. In the course of their journey, they meet up with a local Himachali small-town guy named Jai, played by Vinay Pathak. He boards the caravan in a desperate attempt to reach ladylove Muskaan (Riya Sen) before she gets married off to someone else. However, Rahul and Pooja's constant bickering gets so irritating (literally) Jai loses faith in the institution of marriage and decides to back out from marrying Muskaan.
Vinay Pathak is a natural actor, and shat shows. He is pretty convincing in the role that he portrays. Jagrat is good, whereas Sasha needs more chances to prove her acting abilities. Riya Sen doesn"t quite fit in the film as she is too glamorous with a strong western accent. The other actors including Sushmita Mukherjee are just about okay.
Overall, Tere Mere Phere is a low key affair as it fails to connect with the audiences.
Director: Deepa Sahi
Cast: Vinay Pathak, Jagrat Desai, Sasha Goradia, Riya Sen, Sushmita Mukherjee