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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ranbir Kapoor Shines in Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar: A Complex Love Story

Ranbir Kapoor has charmed audiences in romantic comedies such as Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Bachna Ae Haseeno, making it a refreshing relief to see him in a familiar setting in Luv Ranjan’s latest film, Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar. Kapoor plays relationship guru Rohan Malhotra, who falls for Tinni (Shraddha Kapoor) at a wedding in Spain. However, their relationship quickly becomes complicated, leading to a cat-and-mouse game of who will end things first. While the plot moves slowly pre-interval, the second half picks up the pace and delivers a complex love story.

Although the writing swings from being funny to cringe-worthy, Kapoor’s performance is impeccable, and he fits perfectly into Ranjan’s multiverse, which includes a crossover scene with Kartik Aaryan and Nushrratt Bharucha. Shraddha Kapoor also excels in her role and has more to do than simply flaunt her sex appeal. The film’s first half is its weakest point, with too much emphasis on glossy frames rather than fun family moments.

Pritam’s music in the film is peppy and enjoyable, featuring some great tracks sung by Arijit Singh and a standout performance by Sunidhi Chauhan. However, Shraddha’s introduction song feels tacky, out of place, and poorly executed. Additionally, the camera’s obsession with Ranbir’s physique is quite evident, with shots solely focused on his nipples within the first half-hour of the film.

Santhana Krishnan Ravichandran’s cinematography in the film is absolutely breathtaking, especially in its depiction of the stunning locales of Spain. The production design by Shashank Tere, Dipankar Dasgupta, and Manini Mishra is equally impressive, giving the film a luxurious and high-end look that adds to its overall appeal. Film’s VFX work is top-notch and enhances the cinematic experience.

Despite its flaws, Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar second half and peppy climax make it a worthy entertainer. Kapoor proves once again that he’s a master of the romantic comedy genre, and we hope to see him in more such films in the future.

Rating: 3 and a Half (out of 5 stars)

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Boney Kapoor, Anubhav Singh Bassi and ensemble.

Director: Luv Ranjan

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