It’s the first time Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan have collaborated for a film so but obviously there has been a certain kind of excitement. Titled Behen Hogi Teri, it’s a relatable rom-com with Rajkummar falling in love with his neighbour played by Shruti but not knowing how to express his feelings for her.
A typical situation that happens with most of the guys. But considering it’s a fresh pairing and Rajkummar, who otherwise prefers performance oriented roles, has picked up a light-hearted one with this one, will the combination pay off? Is Behen Hogi Teri going to be worth your time this weekend? Here, read our quick movie review below. Sreeju Sudhakaran from BollywoodLife is watching Behen Hogi Teri at a nearby screen right now and here’s what he thinks about the first half of the film:
“It’s so refreshing to see Rajkummar Rao in a movie that is not a serious, soul-searching affair. Behen Hogi Teri is a romcom where Rajkummar Rao plays a lovelorn UP youth, Gattu, whose whole life has revolved around one girl. His object of affection is his neighbour Binni, played by Shruti Haasan. He finally wins her after going through a series of Roadies tasks. But her family and everyone around him dismiss him as her mooh-bola brother. His own parents present the gossip that Binni is in love with his best friend Bura (Herry Tangri), forcing her family to bring in an arranged marriage alliance for Binni.
The title is a common phrase used by guys around when someone tells him whether the girl he likes is his sister. Making a pretty girl your sister is the worst nightmare an Indian guy can have, and the movie addresses this fear that the men face. After all, don’t we always skip the part in our pledge where we say ‘All Indians are my brothers and sisters’.
Behen Hogi Teri’s first half is watchable thanks to Rajkummar Rao’s fantastic performance. He is so natural in this role, that he is basically any of us. Shruti Haasan is quite pretty, but her performance continues to be stilted. The movie boasts of a talented supporting cast, with Tangri, Darshan Jarivala and Ninad Kamat owning every scene there. There are a few comic sequences that will lit your face with a smile and makes the first half an easy-breezy watch.”
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