Pati Patni Aur Panga
This weekend had promised to be a huge one with so many new releases to choose from. While Durgamati had flattered to deceive, it was Torbaaz that came on top. Onto the next new release and it is the webseries Pati Patni Aur Panga on MX Player. Is it worth your time, lets find out.
Pati Patni Aur Panga is the story of a homophobic man who gets married to a gorgeous girl only to find out that she was a man sometime back before undergoing a sex change operation. The story is definitely refreshing with a fresh concept on the table. The screenplay begins really well with the characters introduced, which promises to be a breezy ride. But and this is a very big but(no puns intended), things start to go awry once the real issue has to be tackled. What should have been an emotional journey with a bit of a backstory turns out to be a silly comic caper. The writing is so lazy and half hearted that you really begin to lose interest, this while the writers lose the plot! The entire court sequence is a joke. While things do get on track at the back end, it is sadly too late.
The dialogues are alright but some cringy too. I really enjoyed the soundtrack of the movie. I believe it was melodious and highly underrated, the song placements were good as well. Director Abir Sengupta misses the mark this time. What started as a fun breezy ride, soon turned bumpy thereby squandering a good start. This was a sensitive subject and required to be handled smartly, sadly the execution is poor.
The performances range from average to good. Hiten Tejwani as Prem just overacts here as the lawyer. Such a good actor terribly miscast here. Alka Amin as the mother of Romanchal does a very good job. Naveen Kasturia as Romanchak has also done a good job too. The pick of the actors is Adah Sharma who as Shivani adds a whole new layer to the character. Her acting chops especially in the emotional scenes are on full display and she does a great job here.
Pati Patni Aur Panga has a good premise and a good end but nothing in between. A lost opportunity indeed!