For starters, Behen Hogi Teri’s story is about an immature young guy, Gattu (Rajkummar Rao) who is in love with his a girl from his neighbourhood, Binny (Shruti Hasan). The movie takes place in a world where mediocre morals still control grown-up men. The world that a lot of us might not relate to at all. Here’s a quick summary of the movie – It’s the story of how Rajkummar Rao’s character deals with getting bro-zoned. You know the whole ‘Yeh toh mere bhai jaisa hai’ zone that you, dear reader, might still be in? Lulz.
Honestly, we understand the concept. It seems interesting, and a story that a lot of men will be able to relate to. The movie wants to be funny but fails to do so because of a screenplay that tries too hard. The drama turns into melodrama a little too soon. Another thing that totally works against the movie is how it bows down to morals that we are trying so hard to fight against. Why is it a problem if a girl loves a man? Who the f*ck thought it was okay to show a girl being shamed for hanging out with boys? While we understand that the movie is catering to a certain type of audience only, let’s please read the room (read: world’s current scenario), right?
Shruti Hasan is a total misfit as the feisty Punjabi girl. The only reason to go for the movie is Rajkummar Rao’s performance. Trust us, don’t waste your money on buying the tickets instead go explore the beautiful Monsoon in your city. You’re welcome.
Buzzing Bees – 1.5.