The film's story briefly is about Maahi (Sheena Shahbadi), the only child of an upper class family, the Puris (Rajat kapoor and Neena Gupta) and Kabir (Ruslaan Mumtaz), the son of middleclass parents (Satish Kaushik and Sushmita Mukherjee). The 15 year old Maahi and the 17 year old Kabir go on a camping trip over the New Year where they get intimate after getting carried away by a drink too many. The second half of the movie deals with the trails and tribulations that the young teenagers go through and then how they realise the implications of their act. It is, as if, they are suddenly forced to grow up and become adults. In that sense, 'Teree Sang' is quite like a coming of age movie.
The first half of the movie is actually quite delightful as the director proceeds to explore the teenage love and their respective family backgrounds. In fact, some of the best performances of the film come from this half. The veterans Kaushik, Sushmita, Neena and Kapoor are perfectly cast in their respective roles as the parents. They are a delight to watch and it is difficult to judge who is the best amongst them. Kaushik really invests the first half with much warmth and a lifelike quality. The class distinction is brought out wonderfully by the director as is the conflict that arises between the two set of parents.
But in the second half, which has the lovers on the run, Kaushik resorts to clichéd Hindi film sentimentalism. This half of the movie immediately brings to mind the escapist fare of so many teenage love stories, where we have the young lovers on the run from opposing parents. It doesn't ring true and is quite inconsistent with the first half of Kaushik's movie. But Kaushik tries to get the film back on track towards the end and succeeds to a great extent.
Despite the inconsistencies in the film and its clichéd second half, the film still has a certain freshness to it. The teen romance bit is well handled by the director as is the pregnancy issue. But there are many more aspects of the problem that could have been highlighted by the director, who seems to dilute the issue after a point. The film's music has been composed by Sachin Jigar and has a youthful sound to it. The film has been shot well and moves at a fairly decent pace.
The two youngsters, Ruslaan and Sheena are perfect for their roles. Ruslaan is perfect as the ordinary, boy next door and he makes full use of his unconventional role to display his acting prowess. The young girl, Sheena, too is perfectly cast. She puts up a very confident performance. As for the veterans, they seem to steal the show. Rajat Kapoor and Neena Gupta as the affluent couple put in very natural performances. Kaushik and Sushmita as the parents of the boy, share a wonderful chemistry on screen and are quite a treat to watch. Actor Anupam Kher makes his presence felt despite the brevity of his role.