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Cinestaan Curates: Oye Teri is a hilarious cautionary tale for errant, workaholic husbands

Release Date: 10 Jul 2013 / 8min

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Sukhpreet Kahlon

Directed by Anand Tiwari, the short film stars Sumeet Vyas and Shivani Tanksale.

Actor-filmmaker Anand Tiwari is well known for his roles in the films Aisha (2010), Udaan (2010) and Go Goa Gone (2013), among others. In 2013, he directed the short film Oye Teri starring Sumeet Vyas and Shivani Tanksale, which is a hilarious take on a seriously messed-up couple.

The film begins on what seems like a regular morning. The alarm rings, making the wife irritable. The husband then wakes up and tries to figure out why she is in a mood, going through the predictable gamut of reasons in his head — missed birthday, anniversary, a phone call from the mother-in-law — in a bid to find out why she is upset with him. Cursing women’s magazines for stuffing their heads with fanciful ideas, he diligently gets ready for work. However, while on the way, he realises his gaffe. 

With no dialogues between the couple, the filmmaker skillfully conveys the relationship and tension between them, giving us enough nuggets of information to piece together their situation. The husband is harbouring patriarchal views and thinks that he is the cat’s whiskers but he has a surprise in store for him!

The performances by Vyas and Tanksale make the film fun while conveying the uneasy equation between them. With no dialogues in the film, Tanksale makes her eyes and expressions do all the talking.

The film is featured on the Humaramovie channel. This short film is an oldie but a goodie!

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