Mumbai, Feb 24 (): Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (UA) is, as the title suggests, a love story. The film stars Riteish Deshmukh opposite his real-life wife Genelia D’Souza in lead roles. This is the third film the couple star in. It is their first on screen pairing after their marriage.
3.5 / 5
CAST AND CREW:
Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D’Souza, Om Puri, Tinu Anand, Smita Jaykar
Director: Mandeep Kumar
Producer: Kumar S Taurani
Music Director: Sachin, Jigar
Lyricst: Priya Panchal, Mayur Puri
Viren (Ritesh Deshmukh) is an autorickshaw driver who works for Mini’s (Genelia D’souza) father, Bhatti (Tinnu Anand).
Bhatti is earnest to get his daughter Mini married. Mini’s marriage is finalised with a boy, Sunny (Kartar Cheema), who is only interested in going to Canada and looks at Mini as his ticket to the foreign land because she is a green card holder. Bhatti thinks Sunny will keep his daughter happy.
Mini, of course, doesn’t approve of the prospective groom but all her pleas to her father to not go ahead with the proposed marriage fall on deaf ears.
In the meantime, Viren feels Bhatti has swindled him of his hard-earned money Rs. 60,000.
Seeing this as an opportunity and wanting to not marry Sunny, Mini orchestrates her own kidnapping by Viren. She asks Viren to demand ransom money from her father for her release, from which he could keep his Rs. 60,000 and give her the rest.
Mini flees with Viren, making the episode look as if Viren has kidnapped Mini. Gradually, a romance develops between the unlikely couple.
Even as their love story is just blossoming, Viren and Mini are kidnapped and taken to the haveli of Chaudhary (Om Puri). It turns out that Viren alias Chhotu is Chaudhary’s son. He had left his home six years ago as he did not approve of his father’s dubious ways of earning money by kidnapping people.
Chaudhary is quite an autocratic person but Mini soon wins his heart and also gets his softer side to the fore. Others in the household also grow extremely fond of Mini who, in any case, wants to get married to Viren. But Viren has his own reasons for not wishing to take Mini as his wife.
Chaudhary asks Bhatti to send him ransom money to secure the freedom of his daughter. Here, Mini impresses Chaudhary by giving him tips to manage his kidnapping business more efficiently. For this reason, Chaudhary sees a prospective daughter-in-law in Mini who would successfully inherit his business.
What happens thereafter? Does Bhatti come to Chaudhary with the ransom money? Does Mini return home with her father? Or does she stay back to marry Viren? Does Viren agree to marry her? Do his parents agree to take Mini as their daughter-in-law? Does Bhatti want Mini to marry Viren or Sunny?
Ritesh Deshmukh has done a truly fine job, delivering a subdued performance.
Genelia D’souza looks fresh, has a great comic timing and handles her part magnificently. She lives her role in the second half and even her going overboard in a few scenes in the first half is easily forgotten because of her superlative and absolutely endearing performance in the latter half.
Om Puri deserves high praise for his acting. He is remarkable, especially in the sequence when Genelia is asked to return to her father.
Smita Jayakar puts in a dignified show.
Tinnu Anand plays his part excellently.
Chitrashi Rawat has her moments and makes the most of them. She is endearing.
Navin Prabhakar also does a fine job.
Gurmeet Sajan is good.
Kartar Cheema does what is required of him in the role of Sunny. As his parents, Rana Jung Bahadur and Satwant Kaur are alright.
Amandeep, Aman Randhawa and Gagan Bhangu, all as Sunny’s friends, lend fair support.
Rana Ranbir (as petrol pump owner Tony Singh), Akshita Sharma (as Mini’s friend, Softy), Nishan Cheema and Nihal Purba (both as Viren’s friends), Harsh Sethi (as Chaudhary’s aide, Jatta) and Diljit Dosanjh (as himself in the Pee pa song) provide adequate support.
Veena Malik’s item number is strictly okay. She lends oomph and sex appeal in her graceful Fann ban gayi song.
Sachin-Jigar’s musical score is pleasant and a major plus point of the film. The songs are in tandem with the mood of the movie. It’s peppy and energetic, catering to a young audience. Piya, Jeene de and Tu mohabbat hai are excellent songs. Pee pa and Fann ban gayi have appeal for the masses and front-benchers.
Cinematography is eye-catching. Picturisation of the songs (by Piyush Panchal, Geeta Kapur and Pappu-Maalu) are good.
Lyrics, penned by Priya Panchal and Mayur Puri, are very appealing.
Editing, by Manish More, is good.
Mandeep Kumar shows promise as director in his maiden Hindi film. He handles the scenes with such clarity and command that he makes his mark for sure. His treatment of the emotional scenes deserves distinction marks.
Together, Riteish and Genelia elevate the film a few notches above the ordinary.
As a whole, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya is an entertaining film and will surely be liked by families.