Each one of us has chanted the National Pledge while in our school days which start with the line 'All Indians are my brothers and sisters.' While we happily croon the line, we have a clear mindset in our mind that it is not meant for the person whom we love. Boys try to hide from girls on the festival of Raksha Bandhan whether it is from their vicinity or any other surrounding. Ajay K Pannalal's 'Behen Hogi Teri' revolves around the same plot.
Gattu (Rajkummar Rao) is in head-over-heels love with Binny (Shruti Haasan) who is his neighbour. Gattu loves Binny since her childhood days and even their houses are opposite each other. This becomes a plus point when it comes to romance. But as the myth goes, like every other boy in the surrounding, Gattu is considered as Binny's brother. Finally after all the jazz and many hard-core tasks, Gattu becomes successful in winning Binny's heart and there is an instant romance in between the duo. Twist in the tale comes when Gattu's father (Darshan Jariwala) spots Binny with Bhura (Harry Tangri) and one confusion leads to another. Binny then gets engaged to NRI Rahul (Gautam Gulati) and Gattu- the silent lover and an innocent boy watches her getting engaged without uttering a single word about his love and affection towards Binny.
Talking about Rajkummar Rao, this National award winning actor is at his best as always. His portrayal of an innocent Gattu makes the film a breezy watch. However it is Shruti who somewhere does not live up to her character. Her portrayal of a Punjabi girl fails and looks misfit. Harry Tangiri and Gulshan Grover's acting looks jarring in some of the frames. Gautam Gulati as the stylish NRI is just okay.
As the title sounds sexy, the film does not live up to its title. The film solely is a one-man show with the boy celebrating his pesky heart break but somehow gathers courage to mouth dialogues like "Koi ladka pyaar karta hai, nahi pasand to mana karo". "Ye bhai banane ka kya chakkar hai?" Though he may be a bad lover, but Gattu is not the typical stalker which is often showed in Hindi cinemas.
'Behen Hogi Teri' lacks the required plot and the fun element which was expected. The director Ajay K Pannalal must have taken into mind the usual stereotypes of the society before making this film like the general depiction of middleclass families so that it turned out to be a watchable one. The entire film focuses in proving that "Mohalle ki saari ladkiyaan maa aur behen hoti hai" (every woman in the locality is either your mother or your sister).
To be fair about this film, it lacks the essential story-line and a little more homework about the subject should have made it much better. Rajkummar is the only person to watch in the film and if it has not been Shruti as his co-star, it would have been a good watch. So even if you decide to skip this film, it is completely fine because the major drawback lies in the story telling and the subject.