- Movie Name:Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
- Critics Rating: 2.5 / 5
- Release Date: February 23, 2018
- Director: Luv Ranjan
- Genre: Romantic Comedy
Luv Ranjan’s trademark movies have mostly been about an ever-long battle between two sexes. Just released Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is too weaved around the same conflict but is slightly tweaked. Nushrat Bharucha, Kartik Aaryan and Sunny Singh starrer film tells the story of bromance vs romance and how both the hostile parties leave no stones unturned in defeating and insulting each other.
The story, set in the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, has two besties in the lead- Kartik Aaryan as Sonu and Sunny Singh as Titu. The two guys are chuddy buddies since their school and are more like each other's family member. Sonu is always protective about Titu and decides what’s wrong and right for him. But, as we know the twist comes when Sweety Sharma, ‘too good to be true’ kinda girl knocks at Titu’s door and he couldn’t ignore her. While Sonu and his large family are charmed by Sweety, Sonu’s intuition constantly haunts him that there’s certainly something wrong with the girl. And then, Sonu and Sweety kick-start the cycle of putting each other down.
Not a comedy, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is an entertaining film. The pre-interval starts setting your mood right but after a certain point of time, it becomes stretched. Different tricks of Sonu to break his best friend’s relationship has contributed to the length of the film. There comes a stage when you say to yourself ‘Enough! ab dikha bhi do who wins the game’. But, thanks to irregular doses of laughter that made the journey tolerable. There are jokes about marriages and sex, which we have heard so many times that they proved to be ineffective. The lead characters are familiar to Ranjan's last movie, i.e., Bechara boys and greedy girls. It seems Luv Ranjan doesn't want to come out of his comfort zone of women-bashing subjects. This becomes even more relevant as till the end of the movie, you couldn't figure out why Nushrat's character was shown in bad light. You can easily term it character assassination.
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is mostly about Sonu and Sweety with Titu acting just as a tool. Kartik and Nushrat’s camaraderie adds the punch with Alok Nath doing the rest of the work. The gamble of making India’s sanskari baabuji using cuss words and doing all sort of un-sanskari things really worked well. Kartik, undoubtedly takes away the cake. With his cunning smile and motherly care, his character gains audience’s favour. He looks charming and confident. Gorgeous Nushrat, too did a good job with her grey character. But, Titu i.e.,Sunny Singh has been expressionless right from the beginning, also his character has been underwritten. The presence of senior actors such as Virendra Saxena, Ayesha Raza, Alok Nath, etc makes the acting scale of the film weigh heavier.
There is nothing to talk about the music as it mostly comprises of remixed version of old hit tracks. The background score is a tad too loud and gives you feel of watching a daily soap.
So, if you are already familiar with the theme of Luv Ranjan's film and have enjoyed, then go ahead with it. Extra half star for the performances.