We are virtually tired of seeing our rom com leading ladies play the same versions of ‘Geet’ (Kareena Kapoor – Jab We Met), Rianna (Kareena Kapoor – Ekk Main Ek Tu), Jenny (Katrina Kaif – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani) and the list is endless now. The latest is ‘Mini’ in ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’ played by Genelia D’Souza or should I say Genelia Deshmukh. Now, Mini is again not much different from Aditi Mahant of ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ where we saw Genelia, also as a bubbly girl.
Apparently, Riteish Deshmukh can only do comedies and Genelia can only be seen as a bubbly, carefree and sweet girl. ‘Masti’ was perhaps a rarity where Genelia played a woman of more than her natural age and we did like her. Producers and Directors are perhaps more interested in typecasting an actor. In this case perhaps it was the right move since the only thing worth watching in the movie is Genelia. At times Riteish is simply great with his comic timing and he shows again why he is a regular feature on films like Dhaamaal, Housefull and the likes.
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya beats around the same, now overused and brutally exhausted rom com territory where the leading lady has to keep up the spirits and the guy needs to play the shy, calm and harmless man. A father (Tinnu Anand) wants to get her daughter (Genelia) married to a rich man and the daughter is anything but obliged. A subjugated Viren (Riteish) storms the wedding scene to claim money which is rightfully his and seizing the opportunity, Mini manages to get herself kidnapped by Viren who is not even remotely aware of the proceedings.
The start may be a little different but it goes down the same track of families (Om Puri and the extended family members of Viren), bindaas people who have anything in life but to stay serious, sarson ke khet and here you would imagine or brood resemblance from the Ajay Devgn and Kajol starrer ‘Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha’. While the latter was a remake, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya is not and the only thing that keeps you on the seat is the charming Genelia with her sweet yet mischievous smile and expressive eyes. She has to do something with her dialogue delivery since she sounds like the same in every movie, irrespective of the character’s name, culture or regional background. Riteish is good in portions and since he is not our typical romantic hero types, Mandeep Kumar (Director) intentionally keeps the romantic sequences in control. The plot is nothing new and the unfolding of events if not unique is watchable.
Dialogues are just about average. A comedy needs a lot of funny punch lines but Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya is pretty low on that and story writer Dhieyo Sandhu has done just about an okay job. He has stressed a lot on the trade of abduction, albeit in a lighthearted manner but honestly, do we need to have moral preaching from a rom com and that too through abductors?
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya is an entertainer and does not need you to stress much through its run time and by the time you reach the finishing sequences, you are pleasantly okay to accept the finale. A cool weekend hangout for young couples, a group of girl friends but not for a group of boys and certainly not if you do not appreciate rom coms that do not tickle your funny bones to a great extent!
Music of Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya is decent but Veena Malik in the item number was more because of the commerciality I guess although it would not make much of a difference on the fate of the movie.
In short, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya would make you smile if not laugh and you would be fairly content if you do not expect anything major as a return gift from the film. Riding high on the real life marriage of the leading pair Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya would certainly have a nice opening but it would possibly go on to do average business at the box office.