Tele-Films

Mr. Khan’s Review on Teri Meri Kahani (2021)

A review on Pakistani telefilm Drama, Teri Meri Kahani (2021). The TV film is directed by Aehsun Talish and is written by Saima Akram Chaudhry. The telefilm stars Haroon Kadwani and Sehar Khan as leads while veterans such as Javed Sheikh, Bushra Ansari and Usman Peerzada serve as supporting cast. Teri Meri Kahani is a Geo TV exclusive and a 7th Sky Entertainment.

+ Crew

  • Directed by Aehsun Talish
  • Written by Saima Akram Chaudhry
  • Produced by Abdullah Kadwani & Asad Qureshi
  • Production House: 7th Sky Entertainment

+ Note

Teri Meri Kahani is a light hearted portrayal of young love. It is the modern Romeo and Juliet induced romantic comedy. With this telefilm, Geo TV gave two relatively newcomers, Haroon Kadwani and Sehar Khan to play the leading roles along with veteran actors as supporting cast. This project was handed to Aehsun Talish since he already has experience directing comedy such as the TV series Suno Chanda (2018) and also has received a nomination for the Lux Style Award for Best Director.

 + Main Cast

  1. Haroon Kadwani as Arman
  2. Sehar Khan as Zara
  3. Javed Sheikh as Zara’s father
  4. Bushra Ansari as Arman’s mother
  5. Usman Peerzada as Arman’s father

+ Plot

Teri Meri Kahani plays the oldest of love tales; Arman is the son of a wealthy businessman who takes life easy and finds his passion in sports & luxury cars. Zara, on the other hand, wants to succeed in Life and make her only surviving parent proud of her accomplishments. The two play pranks at one another which eventually leads to a comedic, romantic predicament. 

+ High Points

i – The only way I could see Teri Meri Kahani being “worth a watch” if you have it in the background and you’re busy during house chores on a lazy weekend. And this is the biggest praise I could give this hot garbage.

ii – The telefilm can be unintentionally hilarious at times during its dramatic moments. While the whole film is not consistent in this tone, parts of it can fall into the “it’s so bad, its enjoyable” category.

 + Low Points

i – Teri Meri Kahani is honestly the worst telefilm/ drama I’ve reviewed on this website. It’s bad in every conceivable way; the direction is horrid, the script looks like it was written by a computer bot on the pretenses of every cliché of a romantic comedy imaginable and the actors are obviously there just to collect their paychecks. There is absolutely nothing praiseworthy about this telefilm. Its badly acted, predictable nonsense that gives television a bad reputation.

ii – The “comedy” is pathetic. The only way that this telefilm made me chuckle was how terrible and desperate it really is. To top it off, none of the veteran actors could save this abomination. 

iii – SPOILER ALERT!!! If you would like to avoid it (I’m not sure why you would even bother), skip to the next point):

(This is how probably a conservation with the creative team go regarding the plot and conclusion of this telefilm):

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Audience: Why did the protagonists fall in love with each other? They have absolutely nothing in common. Did just playing abhorrent pranks on each other somehow equals love?

Geo TV: Um…why not?

Audience: Wait, why is there a conflict all of a sudden? Why didn’t Zara’s father just ask Zara what she really thinks of Arman before having an anger fit in front of his most trusted friend? 

Geo TV: Does it matter? Oh look, Javed Sheikh is in the hospital now.

Audience: Huh? He faked his own heart attack?? And Arman’s dad was also into this? How does this all make sense? Why was this necessary?

Geo TV: Oh look, the telefilm ended. Thanks for dropping by.

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In short, conflicts are forced, resolutions are swift just as the telefilm is about to end, nothing makes sense in this world…

iv – There is absolutely no perception of the director Aehsun Talish leading his actors through each scene. It seems like the crew had probably incredibly limited days of shoot and each scene has the exact same flow, regardless of how lighthearted or essential that scene is to the narrative. It’s obviously terrible writing but even worse how minimal effort you find from the director and crew themselves.

v – If you ever want to see money being burnt on screen well, there you have it folks! It is fascinating that with all the budget, luxury mansions, lavish gardens you see on your TV screens, the telefilm still somehow looks incredibly cheap. Perhaps it lacks the talent or artistry that you need to make good Set designs or even just a sense of what visually looks good on screen and what looks tacky. And no money on earth can buy you that kind of talent.

vi – Bushra Ansari’s character is apparently an addict to Pakistani dramas but not any other dramas… no, no….only Geo TV dramas of course! Did that play any role or quirk to her character? Nope. Just a cheap, pathetic way for Geo TV to promote their content onto the viewers.

vii – I can’t fault the young talent for being part of this telefilm as they have a massive opportunity to be the leads of a telefilm but the veterans? Don’t they have any sense of moral integrity? I was embarrassed just to see them being actively part of this monstrosity. How they didn’t feel uncomfortable to be part of this project is beyond me.

viii – The sound editing/ mixing is one of the worst offenders of this telefilm. Each emotion has to be spoon fed to the audience because the creatives behind this project have zero confidence in their skills to convey emotions on screen with skilful dialogue and meaningful performances.

+ Overall

Teri Meri Kahani is devoid of any sort of originality. Its writing is terrible, acting is insanely exaggerated, it’s arguably one of the worst Pakistani telefilms I’ve ever seen. Avoid it like the plague.

Rate: 0.5 out of 5 stars

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