Teri Meri Kahaani
Teri Meri Kahaani is an Hindi romance drama film directed by Kunal Kohli. The film stars Shahid Kapoor, opposite Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles, paired together for the second time after Kaminey. The tagline is "thrice upon a love story", as the premise is set between 1910, 1960, and 2012. Each actor plays a different character in each time period, but each characer they play is linked to one another. The film was released on 22 June 2012 in 1500 screens across India,to a below average response at the Indian Box Office. The theatrical trailer was revealed on 6 April 2012, along with Housefull 2 in cinemas.
Teri Meri Kahani highlights the idea of soulmates. The story transcends three eras and reinforces the belief of made for each love. Teri Meri Kahani is the story of two souls meant to be together in every life but are separated by circumstances only to be reunited by their undying love for each and destiny. These two souls with no memory of the past life embark on the same journey every life to find the other and ensure love triumphs all!!
The filming started in May 2011. The entire shoot in England took place in the month of June 2011 at locations including Stratford Upon Avon and The University of Nottingham where the lead actors are studying in the 2012 section of the movie. It was announced that in the 1910s segment of the film, Kapoor plays a Muslim poet. It was also announced that in the 1960s segment of the film, Kapoor would play a struggling musician, whilst Chopra plays an actress. Actress Prachi Desai plays the role of a confident and modern women of the 1960's. Neha Sharma will be playing Shahid Kapoor's initial love interest in the 2012 segment of the film. Some of the parts of the film have been shot in Aurangabad City (Maharashtra) and Deogiri Fort.
Chinni Prakash has choreographed two songs for the film, while Ahmed Khan has choregraphed one song. The music launch was earlier announced to be held on 15th May, 2012, as confirmed by the films director, Kunal Kohli. However, it has been postponed to an unannounced date, although the soundtrack is expected to release in the week of the 21st of May, 2012. The digital download version was released on 18th May, 2012. The Tracklist comprises 5 original tracks along with 2 remixes. Singers such as Wajid, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Mika, Shabir Bro, Shaan have lent their voices for the album. The soundtrack of the film was launched officially on 28th of May, 2012 on the stage of Dance India Dance Li'l Masters.
The soundtrack got positive reviews from critics. Music expert Joginder Tuteja from Bollywood Hungama gave it 4 stars out of 5 and said: "The music of Teri Meri Kahaani is all set to be a very good success, especially so since it has melody at its base and stars like Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra to further accentuate its appeal. With aggressive promotion of the album further helping its cause, Sajid-Wajid and Prasoon Joshi can be rest assured that their music would reach out to the masses in a big way and find very good appreciation. A winner!" They cited 'Jabse Mere Dil Ko Uff', 'Mukhtasar', 'Humse Pyaar Kar Le Tu' and 'Allah Jaane' as their picks. Planet Bollywood stated: "Overall Sajid-Wajid do a good job composing tracks that moves through ten decades (almost) with Prasoon Joshi making every word count with his artistic skills. Listeners seeking something monumental or groundbreaking stuff (like in an Amit Trivedi venture) will leave empty handed as Sajid-Wajid sticks to their basic approach of catchy, easy on the ear music. “Mukhtasar”, “Allah Jaane” and “Humse Pyar Kar Le Tu” will grab instant attention while “Jabse Mere Dil Ko Uff: has in it to be a rage if choreographed well and promoted aggressively. To conclude, a much better effort by Sajid-Wajid!" Rumnique Nannar of Bollyspice gave the soundtrack 3 out of 5 stars stating: "Teri Meri Kahaani is definitely one of the better albums by Sajid and Wajid where they prove their mettle outside of masala soundtracks. Yet the album is pleasing in the ears which means it’s going on the strength of 3 good songs, along with the curiosity factor of Shahid and Priyanka on screen again. Give this one a try."
The film was release on 22nd June, 2012. The Red carpet premiere took place in London on the 21st of June 2012 at Cineworld Cinema, Feltham.
The films official theatrcial trailer was released alongside Sajid Nadiadwala's Housefull 2, to a positive response. The films first song promo, Mukhtasar, was released on May 2, 2012, to a positive response from critics along with audiences. The lead pairs on-screen chemistry has often been praised. The song promo was aired on Television from 6th May, 2012. Another song promo titled Humse Pyaar Kar Le Tu was launched on the 8th of May, 2012. The films lead actor, Shahid Kapoor, along with the films director, Kunal Kohli, were seen promoting the film at 92.7 BIG FM. A third song promo, Jabse Mere Dil Ko Uff, was released online on the 23rd of May, 2012. The lead pair appeared on Extra Innings T20 just before the final round of 2012 Indian Premier League to promote the film on 27th of May, 2012. The soundtrack of the film was launched on the 28th of May, 2012 by the actors and director on the stage of Dance India Dance Li'l Masters. The said episode will be telecast on the 2nd of June, 2012. Another song promo Allah Jaane was released on 31st of May, 2012. The second theatrical trailer was released on 2nd June, 2012 to a highly positive response. Another song promo, That's All I Really Wanna Do was released later to another positive response.
The film collected INR5.03 crore (US$1 million) in India on its first day and INR2.20 crore (US$438,900) in the overseas market on the first day, thus taking its worldwide first day total to INR7.23 crore (US$1.44 million).
The film opened to a below average response of 70%/ 90% The film has opened best in the Delhi area. Although, it has been reported that the evening shows of the film have showed an upswing in business as the audience and critic reports are mainly positive. Teri Meri Kahaani collected INR70.03 crore (US$13.97 million) nett approx on day one.
According to early trends the overseas collection of Teri Meri Kahaani on day one is estimated to be INR2.20 crore (US$438,900) net taking the world wide collection to INR7.23 crore (US$1.44 million).
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