4:17 am - Saturday December 20, 2014

Tu Mera 22 Review

Tu Mera 22 ReviewPure entertainment, that’s what is selling in Punjab at the moment. If a film with a message comes along, it gets ignored and perhaps that’s why the debutante director Amit Prashar has decided to start his journey with Tu Mera 22. Tu Mera 22 with its plot makes more sense than Sadi Love Story and has larger chances of working out, but it’s not without faults. Direction wise all the blocks are good and everything is fine, but you feel as if some parts of the movie are missing. Still, for his first attempt, and considering he had two big names from the industry, he has done well.

Comedy is riot in Tu mera 22. It’s all well but in various parts. The comic scenes are brilliant, but are dragged to infinity. The scene of Binnu telling the scary tale is probably the best comic scene ever in any Punjabi film. The best, but it’s so long that it gets tiring. Same is the case with scenes involving Karamjit Anmol and Boli. Those are some great scenes, but again, dragged. We wish there was more comedy based on Amrinder and Honey’s scenes and some more jugglery with their confrontation with each other.

Acting wise everyone has done well. Amrinder Gill seems even more confident in Tu mera 22 than Sadi love Story. But his best scenes are the ones where he has to portray emotions. Where he says goodbye to Honey Singh at the airport was the best really. His comic timing is getting better and maybe he is ready to take on a solo role in a film.

Yo Yo Honey Singh is spontaneous and his gimmicks with dialogues and care free attitude is very natural. He also comes up with some nice one liners here and there. But the best thing about him in the film is how he uses his body language to his benefit. It was lovely seeing some minor details like the way he gets up from his chair where he is flirting with a girl in Australia or where he is interacting with his father. The scene where he is getting bored in the office was also a good one. He knows how to jerk and move his body.

Mandy and Wamiqa were good, but there was nothing for them to do in the film. Wamiqa actually impressed more than Mandy in her act. The worst is that they were never justified in the film except for a graphic in the climax.

The best act in the movie was Raghuveer Boli who acted as the side act for Karamjit Anmol. He had such a few scenes in the film, but still he acted so well that he has shown a good act can matter. Karamjit Anmol, as usual was brilliant with his control over his language. He should, he must get a bigger role in films now.

Tu Mera 22 Movie Score

And Binnu Dhillon. What can you say? He is simply going to save this film single handedly. It’s beyond the point where you praise him again and again. He has reached at the stage where if his act is not good in a film, you know it must be director’s fault and not his because Binnu knows how to act. He has done great and has managed to give the best comedy scene in Punjabi movies so far.

Story of the film is good and it had a lot of scope for misunderstandings to be created. But the problem is that nothing has been developed properly. The script has a lot of gimmicks which could have been exploited to make it a great comedy flick. The film works still, but had it been completely done justice to, it could have been a lot bigger and better. We cannot fathom where the problem lies. Was the script itself not developed properly? Did they not shoot it all? Or they couldn’t grasp the potential altogether?

The characters in the movie are well based into archetypes, but the problem is that the ones that deserve to develop don’t. For instance we don’t see Amrinder and Honey evolving properly, but Binnu and Karamjit Anmol get a lot of footage and their characters meet their goals as well. The heroines of the film are just forgotten half way. The lead cast has to be the lead cast, but in Tu Mera 22, the supporting cast is overshadowing the lead.

The music of the movie is good, but in the movie it really doesn’t impress at all. The best song from the film Sarghi, completely loses its meaning as it makes no sense whatsoever in the film. Was she getting married? What happened? Was it a dream? Was it true? Vakh could have been a great emotion jerker, but it amounted to nothing either. It’s just the Tu Mera 22 theme that did well in various scenes.

Another complaint is with the editing of the film. It’s so jerky that it leaves you wondering what’s happening. In the first 15-20 minutes you don’t have any sense of continuity or a rhythm that could get everything in straight line. It does get better after that although some scenes feel to be coming too late and some seem to be entirely missing.

This is exactly what this film makes you feel. It feels like you haven’t seen the full film, but you have seen bits of it. It seems some crucial scenes weren’t shot at all. The film is good and it will do fine on box office as well, but the complaint is that if they had done it better, it had all the ingredients of making into a huge hit of 2013. (6811)

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5 Responses to “Tu Mera 22 Review”

  1. kharku saini
    February 3, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    why tu mera 22 mai tera 22 didn’t work

    it is major flop 0f 2013

  2. February 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    wonderful movie . in movie binnu dhillon rocks and gave great comedy.
    salute to binnu dhillon

  3. January 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    A movie comprising comic legends like BN Sharma, Binnu Dhillon, Karamjit Anmol and Bhotu Shah, along with them one of Punjab’s favourite Amrinder Gill and the controversial Honey Singh surely are crowd puller. But along with these a good story, catchy music and some fantastic performances by the actors make the movie Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 all the more special to watch it.
    After big hits like Jatt and Juliet and Carry On Jatta last year, the expectations from Punjabi films has risen and with a big star cast like this Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 has surely kept up to the expectations and surely could be this year’s first big hit. Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 is driven by a decent story of a father, who lives in Australia, who wants his two sons Robby and Rolly to learn and connect to their Punjabi Culture and stop wasting his hard earned money on beer, parties and girls. He wants them to become responsible to become his empire’s next heirs and as a result sends them to Punjab so that they earn money themselves. Thus the two brothers land up in Punjab from where they go their guest house which is looked after by Sheru (Binnu Dhillon) ,the housekeeper. From here on, the movie gains momentum and turns into a brilliant laughter riot courtesy some fantastic punches and a brilliant come comic timing by the evergreen Binnu Dhillon,Amrinder Gill and to some extent Honey Singh. A special mention has to be given to the supporting actors Bhotu Shah, Karmajit Anmol and the heroins Mandy Thakar and Wamiqa for their impressive performances. And a big surprise for the audience was the small but efficiently played role by comedy veteran, BN Sharma. The movie’s USP is its different star cast all of whom have performed brilliantly and especially Binnu Dhillon, who has yet again played a different role very conveniently and like his famous dialogue “Tusi tan serious hi lai gaye” from Jihne Mera Dil Luteya, there are many in this movie which the people will remember for a long time. All those thinking why Honey Singh is acting in the movie will surprised by his acting and dialogue delivery, which has drastically improved from what he did in Mirza. Amrinder Gill has played his part brilliantly and his performance shows how he is improving his acting in every movie he doing. The movie also contains a message related to the drug abuse in Punjab.
    After talking about acting,lets discuss about the music,given by Honey Singh, which increased the movie’s expectations before its release. Sargi, sung by Amrinder Gill, has been used nicely in the movie. While Wakh and Jaane have been intelligently used in the background and their timing and Amrinder Gill’s singing make us like them. Master Saleem’s song Horan Naal Nachdi is also a nice song while a catchy beat and Mika’s singing makes Baby This Baby That a must hear as well.
    I must say Amrinder Gill is becoming better and better in every movie and his soulful voice and his songs in the movie have also been a factor for the movies excellent start.
    The cinematography and the screenplay of the movie also deserve special mention. Though the movie has some flaws but the performances of the actors will overshadow them. Amit Prashar, the director seems to be an intelligent person who has enough knowledge of Punjab and its inside. All in all the movie is a full of fun and I recommend to watch it atleast once. Tu Mera 22 Main Tera Bai is a full paisa vasool movie and the audience will be entertained thoroughly.

  4. January 26, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    the movie was quite good enough. the beauty of mandy thakar & yo yo honey singh rocks ..!

  5. Karan
    January 26, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    I guess it’s the best comedy film so far… It’s was not an act of “comedy circus”… Where people were just pulling each other down… It was a complete masala film… A great entertainer….

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