And for someone who’s last movie was a box office dud by his own standards, it was totally unfair in the first place to expect fireworks from ‘O Teri’ !
O Teri focuses on the misadventures of two room mates and TV reporters – AIDS (Bilal Amrohi) and PP (Pulkit Samrat) – who going by their bulging biceps seem to spend more time in the gymnasium and at a local dhaba than out in the field or in the newsroom. It’s no surprise that they are lousy at their job. Get fired or unearth a scam or scandal is the ultimatum from their boss Monsoon (Sarah-Jane Dias). Soon the two become reluctant/accidental investigative journalists who are stuck with the dead body of a whistleblower,CBI officer. If this is Bist’s way to pay tribute to the cult comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, which follows two small photographers caught up in a big scandal, then he fails at it miserably. A footbridge collapses, a homosexual politician is found in a compromising position, a dog is worshipped for his forecasting skills but the events serve no purpose to the story. The zany soon turns annoying.
The loudness of the film seems intentional, especially considering the oversaturated palette, one that makes a Ferrari look way, way too red and Mandira Bedi’s lips look like she were auditioning for an Aqua video. Every single character in the film constantly speaks with some manner of silly accent; it was as if the actors were told to ham it up during the shoot and then told, again, during the dub, that the face-stretching was all well and good, but that they now needed to bring out their best keshto-voices.
Actors like Vijay Raaz, Mano Pahva and Razzak Khan could have simply avoided being a part of this movie, which would even put Suresh Kalmadi to shame given the inspiration drawn from the Commonwealth Scam.
All in all, this movie is worth a miss! Even Salman’s divine intervention won’t be able to save this one.