Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar movie review: Breezy and thoroughly entertaining with right dose of wit
What: Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar - Breezy and thoroughly entertaining with right dose of wicked wit and family ties
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar movie synopsis
Director Luv Ranjan's penchant for portraying his women as wicked and villain has been eminent in all his films and Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar( TJMM) is no different in reflecting his misogyny.
The film is a refreshing take on the elements that freshen modern day relationships- love, practicality, compatibility, compromises and sacrifices with a tinge of sourness.
It breezily explores the arc of romance between Mickey (Ranbir Kapoor) and Tinni (Shraddha Kapoor) which navigates from flirting to getting serious to calling it off, with oodles of wits, wicked and family bonding.
Little is known to the heavily affluent and boisterous Gurgaon-based family Mickey and his bestie Dabas( Anubhav Singh Bassi) run a secret Break-up agency, and the former considers himself as consummate breakup artist.
The two are off to a Bachelor's vacation trip to Spain where Mickey Arora meets Tinni Malhotra , best friend of Kinchi, Dabas's fiancee. Mickey falls heads over heels in love with Tinni, she accepts his proposal, their families meet each other. Everything is hunky dory until Tinni calls for a break up!
Luv Ranjan's idea is simple. He wants to deliver vibrant and youthful entertainment and steers clear from complexities. TJMM coasts along nicely along the exotic locales of Spain with a healthy inflow of peppy tracks (by Pritam) and naach-gaana, while the camera flirts with Shraddha's bikini bod and Ranbir's dazzling abs against the gorgeous beaches.
While the two sizzles on screen, it's Ranbir who dazzles with an unmistakable spontaneity and irresistible handsomeness and Shraddha who fizzles with her luminous looks and a demure persona. The second hour gets a bit serious and tedious but Ranbir pulls off the emotional and dramatic moments with remarkable ease.
This is his favourite terrain and the actor is immensely surefooted. Shraddha's part seems to be incoherent and clumsy and her dilemma looks facile and lacks depth. Their conflict, however is staged with engrossing dialogues.
Ranjan surprises us with some delightful cameos (his favourite duo, guess?) and whacky characters. He makes Boney Kapoor act and even drives us through a cringy and contrived climax that you would have seen in an iota of films. But Ranbir's crazy family comprising, mom Dimple Kapadia, Dad Boney, sis Harleen Kaur, her 7-year old witty daughter and his Daadi make it howlarious.
I go with 3.5 stars.
Pls note: Certification: UA. Bikini shots, kisses and smooches. Some abusive language has been beeped