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 anawfully melodramatic story line be rescued if shot in some exotic locationsabroad? That trick has been tried by debutante filmmaker Roshni Dinaker in her My Story.
The storydevelops visiting and revisiting an incident that happened in the life of Jai(Prithviraj), who is now a hugely successful hero.
Cut tothose times when he was a youth with big dreams of making it big in movies as ahero, visiting director Bhadran at his shooting location. The director isimpressed seeing Jai and he recommends the boy to another director (Manoj KJayan). Jai is chosen as the hero and the team is off to Portugal to shoot anew film.
Jai’sheroine is Tara (Parvathy), who is south India’s biggest sensation sinceSridevi, we are told. She is engaged to the film’s producer David Eapen (GaneshVenkatraman), who is a fiery businessman, with ‘firangis’ in suits and darkglasses as his henchmen.
Tara andJai become close pretty soon, as she desperately tries to run away from David. Om Shanti Om, did you say? Okay, let’ssay this one is a bargain basement version of that and a few other Bollywoodmovies.
Prithvirajperforms his part with sincerity especially while playing his character’s olderversion. Parvathy almost sleepwalks through her role, which offers no challengewhatsoever. The rest of the cast have limited roles to play.
My Story has been tailor made for those who feelemotional even while watching those never ending Hindi soaps. Let’s say, whatthe film give is a sense of déjà vu and if you are okay with it, you can giveit a try.
My Story review- Verdict: A sense of déjà vu