Chintu aka Abhinav Tyagi (Kartik Aaryan) is a government employee from Kanpur. His parents are looking for a bride to tie his knot and soon he meets Vedika Tripathi (Bhumi Pednekar) and is smitten by her. They like each other and tie the knot.
After a brief blissful period in his marriage, Chintu Tyagi's life becomes boring and starts to revolve between his home and office with no spice left until one day he meets Tapasya Singh (Ananya) who comes to Kanpur looking for a plot to set up a workshop for her Delhi boutique.
She puts the spice back into Chintu Tyagi's monotonous life, he likes her a lot and wants to spend as much time with her as possible as he starts to feel happy once again because of her. Chintu feels that she is hesitant to befriend him as he is married so he comes up with a twisty solution that ends up causing a lot of confusion & madness and his best friend and aide Fahim Rizvi (Aparshakti Khurrana) adds to this madness.
Kartik Aaryan delivers a charming performance as Chintu Tyagi who is stuck in his boring routine life with a dull marriage and grabs the first opportunity he gets to break away from this routine.
Kartik's chocolate-boy charm works like magic once again and whatever gap is left is filled by what has become his trademark now 'a monologue' which is hilarious by the way and relatable especially if you are married.
Bhumi Pednekar also delivers a decent performance as the gorgeous Vedika, a teacher and Chintu's wife who enjoys a good fan following among her students at school. She portrays Vedika on-screen naturally and with ease.
After making her debut earlier this year with 'SOTY 2' Ananya Panday strikes again as the hot-shot Delhi girl 'Tapasya'. She has improved her skills a lot here which is impressive but she still needs to work on her dialogue delivery and word stress.
Aparshakti Khurana has an impressive comic timing and uses that perfectly to steal the show in his scenes. He has become a great asset as the 'Hero Ka Dost' of Bollywood and after 'Luka Chuppi' his and Kartik's camaraderie in a delight on-screen.
On the direction front, after 'Happy Bhaag Jayegi' (2016) and 'Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi' (2018), Mudassar Aziz once again proves his mettle in the rom-com genre. The film takes time to hook you up but once it is set it doesn't wander off from the path.
The screenplay has enough comic and emotional elements to keep your eyes glued to the screen and the director treats the story of the 1978 film in such a way that it doesn't look outdated and seems relevant to the viewer in today's scenario too.
Although the script of the film could have been a tighter making the film increase its pace. The music is nice and the songs there are, feel relevant and don't spoil everything by suddenly popping up like many cringeworthy masala films.
It also packs some amazing cameos and references to the original which is nostalgic and delightful.
Overall Pati Patni aur Woh is a complete package that has enough spice and humor to keep you hooked. So if you are looking for pure entertainment this weekend then go for it without any second thoughts.