Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya Review: Kriti Sanon-Shahid Kapoor's film is 'programmed' to entertain, amuse and surprise

Film: Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya

Cast: Dharmendra, Dimple Kapadia, Shahid Kapoor, Kriti Sanon

Director: Amit Joshi and Aradhana Sah

Rating: 4 Moons

Romance has been the most consumed genre in Indian cinema. However, in the past couple of months, the flavour has been action. Breaking the monotony is Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya. Headlined by Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon, it is an unconventional love story that hasn't been explored to its potential in the past.

The Amit Joshi and Aradhana Sah directorial revolves around Aryan Agnihotri (Shahid Kapoor), a robot programming chief. His aunt Urmila (Dimple Kapadia) works at a robot company in the US. During a visit to the US, Aryan meets Urmila's assistant, SIFRA (Kriti Sanon) who is a robot. Till the time he is acquainted with her identity, he's in love with her. What follows after Aryan introduces Sifra to his family is hilarious, heartwarming and engaging. 

The story of Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya might resemble the concept of the popular television show, Bahu Hamari Rajni_Kant, but there's a lot more and different in the film. It taps into whether robots can adapt themselves seamlessly into the human world and become a part of civilisation. The conflict comes relatively late and doesn't disappoint. Directors Amit Joshi and Aradhana Sah and their team of writers 'program' the film in such a way that there's ample scope for humour, drama and love. The story does fluctuate between senseless and fun. However, not every film has to be taken seriously and Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya is one of them. It's one of those 'leave your brains at home' films that offers clean entertainment and leaves you refreshed by the end.

Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya is quirky, unconventional and doesn't take itself seriously and doesn't expect the audience to go home with a heavy heart and message-filled mind. Yes, there's a strong core to the film but it's coated with multiple layers of fun and frivolous entertainment. 

Amit and Aradhana have worked on several Bollywood films as writers. Now, when they unite to make Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya, the duo ensures to deliver the right amount of punches, surprises, memorable moments and a moderate dose of drama. It is a long route till the conclusion and the result is fruitful. There is more focus on humour than drama. The jokes do land. The idea of a robot landing in a human's world is interesting and the goof-ups shown in the film are hilariously good. The last 20 minutes are pure excellence. 

Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya is Kriti Sanon's playground. She experiments, enjoys and entertains with her performance as SIFRA. Breathing life into a robot (quite literally), the actress pulls off an offbeat role with sheer conviction. Unlike her previous films, Kriti is challenged with several restrictions that come with the character of a robot. She has to hold a certain posture, emote minimally, speak in a particular way and her gestures cannot be similar to that of a human. The actress will leave you in awe of her excellent work. The final 20 minutes show what Kriti is capable of. She has done her research well and it reflects in her flawless performance. 

Shahid Kapoor gets the comic timing right. There's no doubt that he's one of the finest actors in Bollywood and he delivers a memorable performance yet again. Aryan has several shades and girls, be prepared to love him for his charm. Shahid's chemistry with Kriti is one of the highlights of the film. 

Dharmendra leaves an impact with his endearing performance as Aryan's grandfather. Dimple Kapadia's presence acts as an important catalyst in taking the story forward. She is brilliant as Aryan's aunt, Urmila. Anubha Fatehpuria is likeable as always. Rajesh Kumar supports the cast well. Rakesh Bedi gets limited space but he's enjoyable. 

Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya has good songs. None of them seem forced. That's one of the key factors to draw the youth to theatres. It is a technically sound film with an adequate amount of VFX used to elevate the mood. The background score blends in well. 

This is a perfect and heartwarming family entertainer. Don't expect logic, just trust the magic of cinema and enjoy it with your loved ones. Sit back as there's a fun surprise with Janhvi Kapoor's cameo and the hint of a sequel.