Movie Review: Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar || Moviesda
Producers: Luv Films and T-Series
Director: Luv Ranjan
Distributed by: Yash Raj Films
Actors: Ranbir Kapoor,Shraddha Kapoor,Dimple Kapadia,Boney Kapoor,Monica Chowdhary,Hasleen Kaur,Anubhav Singh Bassi
Music: Songs: Pritam; Score: Hitesh Sonik
Release date: 8 March 2023
Budget: est. ₹70 crore
Category: Hindi, Romantic Comedy
Duration: 2 Hrs 39 Min
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Mickey (Ranbir Kapoor), son of a wealthy Delhi business family, meets Tinni (Shraddha Kapoor) at his friend Dabas’s (Anubhav Singh Bassi) bachelor party and it is love at first sight. The relationship which started as a time pass turns serious and both of them talk about marriage. While Tinni is an independent girl working a 9-5 job, Mickey lives in Delhi with her mother (Dimple Kapadia), father (Boney Kapoor), grandmother (Jatinder Kaur), sister (Hasleen Kaur), brother-in-law (Amber Rana) and niece Sweetu (Inayat Verma). Everyone in the family is open-minded, so they soon make Tinni their own. But then comes the twist. There is a rift in their relationship and both get separated. After some time when both come face to face again and many things open up. Will both be able to reconcile by understanding each other’s feelings? The story revolves around this.
Review of ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar’
In the year 2018, Luv Ranjan’s romantic-comedy ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ was a hit. Sonu Tha, Titu Tha and Uski Sweety were there in the film. Even today many people get confused in taking the name of this film. The director has taken this game of names forward in ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar’. For a major part of the film, we the audience are engrossed in this investigation whether to call Ranbir Rohan, Mickey or Jeetendra. It is then revealed that he has many names. Same goes for Shraddha Kapoor as well. She is Nisha as well as Tinni. She has a best friend named Kinni (Monica Chowdhary).
In the film, Anubhav Singh Bassi is also a friend of his lead hero i.e. Ranbir Kapoor, a partner in business and also a partner in crime. The two boys manage the family business and are also relationship gurus who run a breakup service. Can say that this is his side business. They give packages (platinum worth Rs 2 lakh) to people who need help getting over relationships. Now all this fun game is running smoothly. But luck has struck a chord and now Mickey’s expertise is coming out to bite him.
In the recent past, we have not seen any such film, which is completely different in the first half and second half. Before the interval, the film looks like the Corsican chapter of Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Tamasha’. While after the interval, this film becomes a cocktail of Sooraj Barjatya and Karan Johar, which is threaded by Luv Ranjan in the style of Priyadarshan. The first part of the film has beautiful beach, heroine in bikini, hero in swimwear, songs that make you dance. It’s all soothing to the eyes, but it all seems aimless. We do not know what the characters of the film want. In such a situation, as an audience, we try to see and understand what is not shown and explained.
Karthik Aryan has a great cameo in the film. It acts as a booster for the story of the film as the film picks up pace in the second half and becomes a family entertainer. Unlike Luv Ranjan’s previous films, women are not the enemy in this. Dimple Kapadia plays Mickey’s progressive thinking mother. Hasleen Kaur is in the role of his sister. He is clingy, needy and a talkative lover. We have always seen the thinking of boys in Luv Ranjan’s films. But this time he tries to draw attention to the dangers of new age dating and this modern love.
‘Tujhe pyaar karna hai ya time pass?’, Mickey asks his Tinni this direct question, so as not to waste time. Both of them fall in love with each other very quickly. Both are talkative and talk about everything except the urgent and important things. Talking more, listening less. There is no boy-girl fight between the two here. The point is that both are not talking about the issue. Can Mickey and Tinnie make some important, big and difficult decisions for each other? While watching the film, a yearning arises in us viewers too that everything should be fine… By the way, this matter is certainly refreshing.
Whenever Ranbir Kapoor has played the role of a broken man on screen, he has looked very handsome. His silence speaks volumes. But here he enters a new territory that Kartik Aaryan has mastered over the years. The high-octane romance, the high-octaneness and monologue after monologue. Ranbir has probably talked more in this film than in any other film till date. It is interesting to see this style of his personality. He looks great with Shraddha, but both need to work on their chemistry. Shraddha is seen on screen this time uninhibited and enthusiastic. Dimple Kapadia and Hasleen Kaur stand out in the crowd. Boney Kapoor has very little to do. The characters could have been fleshed out a bit more according to the length of the film.
On the technical side, cinematographer Santhana Krishnan Ravichandran has kept every frame gorgeous. Especially in the first half of the film, everything looks grand, be it the mall of Gurugram or Spain. But the second half is intimate. Here the feelings between the family and a couple are shown, so it feels more relatable. The background score by Hitesh Sonik is a plus. At the same time, editing is a weak link. Akiv Ali’s editing could have made the film a bit tighter. The film could have easily been trimmed by at least 15 minutes, which would have made it more impactful.
Music: The music of the film is composed by Pritam, while the lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. There are four songs in the film and somewhere they give a little more energy to the story. While “Tere Pyaar Mein”, “Pyaar Hota Kaibi Baar Hai” and “Show Me The Thumka” harness Ranbir and Shraddha’s energy to the fullest, “O Bedardeya” in Arijit Singh’s voice gets you emotional. After a long time, it is nice to see all the original songs in the album of a film.
Why watch – ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar’ has comedy, romance and the film’s ‘Dil’ is at its rightful place. Festival season, want to see something which is new and interesting then you can watch this film.
Author: Sangeeta Verma
Occupation: Indian film critic and reviewer
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Masters in Mass Communication
Career: Sangeeta Verma started her career as a freelance writer and film critic and continuing it.