The story of the film, Pati Patni Aur Woh revolves around our titular roles Pati aka Abhinav Tyagi (Kartik Aaryan), Patni aka Vedika (Bhumi Pednekar) and Woh aka Tapasya (Ananya Pandey). Abhinav is your disciplined successful engineer who marries Vedika under parents’ pressure.
They’ve spend a decent time together and three years pass. Vedika wants to move to Delhi because she thinks it’s cooler than Kanpur and her couple is made for its ‘clubs & pubs’. Abhinav doesn’t want to leave Kanpur and he falls for his client Tapasya. Getting close enough initiates the ‘woh’ angle to the film. The rest of the story of Pati Patni Aur Woh is about getting the lives of all the three on track.
Mudassar Aziz pens an interesting yet outdated reboot. The story is basic and hence there’s really hard to find any newness in it. It has some funny one-liners but the story struggles to achieve a novel point. After a point, it becomes too predictable and that’s where it breaks the connection.
Mudassar Aziz’s direction is pretty basic as he tries to mimic Sanjeev Kumar’s 1978’s classic. He hits a few good notes but misses many. There was the smoke of scope to beef up this department, but alas!
Kartik Aaryan’s Luka Chuppi was also successful because it had some brilliant songs. This one lacks good songs. It has Dheeme Dheeme but it fails to be as big as a Coco-Cola or Photo.
Chirantan Das’ camera in Pati Patni Aur Woh hits the restricted zone in order to capture the unexplored beauty of Lucknow & Kanpur. He follows similar formulas as many Bollywood movies have done before. Ninad Khanolkar’s could’ve been way better, too many unwanted sequences make it to the final cut.
Kartik Aaryan delivers a controlled performance. He is good as Abhinav Tyagi. Aparshakti Khurrana is best of the lot as he’s simply flawless and effortless. Bhumi Pednekar does a wonderful job as Vedika. Ananya Pandey is a natural charmer. Supporting cast is weak and that’s another negative point for the film.
Overall, Pati Patni Aur Woh could be a good television watch. It’s a missed opportunity and fails to do justice to the original.