After the end I only prayed to God while going back to the home that please don’t create Pati Patni Aur Woh Cinematic Universe, Pyaar Ka Panchnama universe is enough.
Pati Patni Aur Woh is a remake of B R Chopra’s 1978 film with the same title but it just copies the theme of the movie and barely touches the source material.
Arvind Tyagi ( Kartik Aaryan) is a PWD Engineer who marries the bold, sex-loving, fearless Bhumi. She is a physics teacher and wants to live the city life but Chintu is quite happy in Kanpur. Enters, Ananya Pandey as a city girl who is in search of a plot in Kanpur, now as she is all stylish and probably the only girl in Kanpur who wears stylish western clothes, everyone who sees her, tries to be with her so Chintu becomes his personal broker to help her find a plot in Kanpur.
Bhumi as Vedika is a sexy class teacher, one of her students gets his own ‘Sushmita Sen in Main Hoon Na crush moment.’ Ananya Pandey as Tapasya redefined barbie doll in Bollywood except for her elegant walk and her clothes, I felt there was no difference between her and the robot Amy Jackson plays in 2.0. Kartik Aryan again plays the role of a misogynistic protagonist and how everyone except himself even the social entities controls his life. The first half tried too hard to be laughable but certainly, there weren’t many jokes whatsoever. In the second half, the movie improves comically but deteriorates plot-wise.
Sanjeev Kumar’s film was all about managing the two Patni’s but Kartik Aaryan ‘s Pati Patni Aur Woh is showing a phase of shame and protagonist realization. Also, I don’t understand the motto of the end, the director Mudassar Aziz wants to show how can women be strong and also show that men will be men. Why can't you choose one side? The movie is fast-tracked with a little background insight into the main characters. We never really get to know why both the women are so attracted to Kartik Aaryan and his whining attitude. Pati Patni Aur Woh cleverly uses the supporting characters but forgets to add layers in the main characters. Also, I would have loved a revenge Rakesh Yadav story to take place but that certainly didn’t happen.
Aparshakti Khurana again shines as a sidekick and so does Rakesh Yadav as Bhumi’s lover. I felt the family could have been used more as a plot device like the way they do in Ayushmann’s genre of social message dramedy. And the scene in which police tells Rizvi to be extra careful just because he is a Muslim highlights the true behaviour of certain of police encounters recently happened in Uttar Pradesh , so extra points for that . The dialogues by Jasmeet Reen and Mudassar Aziz falls flat at many places in the first half but gradually becomes better in the second. Music by Tanishk Bagchi, sorry copied music by Tanishk Bagchi seriously needs to be replaced, only TikTok fans are liking this forceful rendition of the 90's music.
Overall, Pati Patni Aur Woh creates a new pitch but it doesn’t impress much.
FINAL VERDICT - 1.5 / 5.