Starring : Vikrant Massey, Kriti Kharbanda
Director : Devanshu Kumar
Produced by : Zee Studios
Music Director : Rajeev V Bhalla; JAM8
Release date : July 23, 2021
Zee 5 is ready with its latest presentation titled 14 Phere. The film starring Vikrant Massey is out now and, read our review to find out if the film has any juice in it or not.
The film is based on Sanjay(Vikrant Massey) and Aditi(Kriri Karbanda) who are in a live-in relationship. Everything goes well until the parents’ angle comes into the picture. Left with no choice, they make a clever plan to cheat their parents. But due to some events, they fall in their own grave. What is that plan and why did it fail is the basic crux of the film.
With each film, Vikrant Massey is going to the next level. In this film, she shows his romantic and comic angle to the audience and is bloody good. His performances in the tense scenes with his parents evoke good laughs for the audience. Kriti Karbanda is also neat in her role and looks glam in the film. Acting-wise, she needs to improve a lot though. Actor Vineet Kumar is outstanding as Sanjay’s conservative father. Last but not the least, Gauahar Khan as Zubina, easily the classiest act of 14 Phere and brings the house down on fire.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the film is the slapstick comedy that is thrown at the audience which falls flat in no time. There is no seriousness in the film as the emotions are taken way too lightly. Upon this, the drama and story are sold that you have been seen it in so many rom-coms earlier.
14 Phere boasts music that is easy on the ears. The songs are merry, upbeat, and eminently listenable. The first half of the film is good and has some good moments. The lead pair and their chemistry are very good and the plot and its twist are also brought in well.
But the sheer predictability of the film spoils the chances here. If the director had tried something new in terms of narrative, things would have been good. But that does not happen and the film ends as a dull and unengaging watch.
Bottom Line – Been there -Done That