My Story review: Predictable and Clichéd
Can an awfully melodramatic story line be rescued if shot in some exotic locations abroad?
Saturday 7 July 2018
Can an awfully melodramatic story line be rescued if shot in some exotic locations abroad? That trick has been tried by debutante filmmaker Roshni Dinaker in her My Story.
The story develops visiting and revisiting an incident that happened in the life of Jai (Prithviraj), who is now a hugely successful hero.
Cut to those times when he was a youth with big dreams of making it big in movies as a hero, visiting director Bhadran at his shooting location. The director is impressed seeing Jai and he recommends the boy to another director (Manoj K Jayan). Jai is chosen as the hero and the team is off to Portugal to shoot a new film.
Jai’s heroine is Tara (Parvathy), who is south India’s biggest sensation since Sridevi, we are told. She is engaged to the film’s producer David Eapen (Ganesh Venkatraman), who is a fiery businessman, with ‘firangis’ in suits and dark glasses as his henchmen.
Tara and Jai become close pretty soon, as she desperately tries to run away from David. Om Shanti Om, did you say? Okay, let’s say this one is a bargain basement version of that and a few other Bollywood movies.
Prithviraj performs his part with sincerity especially while playing his character’s older version. Parvathy almost sleepwalks through her role, which offers no challenge whatsoever. The rest of the cast have limited roles to play.
My Story has been tailor made for those who feel emotional even while watching those never ending Hindi soaps. Let’s say, what the film give is a sense of déjà vu and if you are okay with it, you can give it a try.
My Story review- Verdict: A sense of déjà vu