SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY
Director: Luv Ranjan
Starring: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh & Alok Nath
Screenplay: Luv Ranjan & Rahul Mody
Music: Rochak Kohli, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Amaal Mallik, Zack Knight, Saurabh-Vaibhav, Guru Randhawa & Rajat Nagpal
T-Series and Luv Films’ SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY is a tale about bromance versus romance. It takes a look at urban friendships and relationships. Sonu (Kartik Aaryan) and Titu (Sunny Singh) are chilhood friends. Singh belongs to a wealthy family in who are into the business of sweets headed by Alok Nath. Singh also gets attached to the wrong girls all the time and Aaryan has to come and save the day. After one such breakup Singh and his family members decide to get his marriage arranged and they go ahead with the whole thing. Enter Sweety (Nushrat Bharucha) who is the perfect bride any man could look out for. She works in an NGO, cooks, has business acumen and ticks all the boxes across the board. But this is where Aaryan’s gut tells him that something is amiss with her and he decides to take her head on and make sure she doesn’t end up with his childhood buddy. The rest of the story is a back and forth between Bharucha and Aaryan and who eventually succeeds.
Although this is not a sequel to the PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA series the movie still feels to be set in the same universe. Similar actors in the leading roles don’t really help the cause but just like Ranjan’s past movies this one is funny from start to finish which is a big, big plus. The movie has its fair bit of logical problems but the situations are executed really well by the actors especially Kartik Aaryan, Sunny Singh and Alok Nath. In some of the sequences Nath brings the house down with his quirky one liners while Aaryan is able to really bring his A game to this one as far as the funny is concerned. Singh and Aaryan’s banter is top notch. The biggest problem with the movie however is the shabbily written character of the female lead. She doesn’t actually do anything wrong. They don’t even show it. But still we are made to believe that she is a gold digger which is so frustrating.
Production values are decent. The cinematography by Sudhir K. Chaudhary is superb. Music is one of the highlights of the movie. Bomm Diggy is the obviously the pick of the lot in this one. Editing by Akiv Ali is spot on.
Performance wise, Kartik Aaryan does really well and has worked hard on his comedy which is spot on here. Sunny Singh is the surprise package in the movie and one of the best things in the movie. Nushrat Bharucha does well even though her character is is most underwritten thing in the film. Alok Nath is bang on and brings the house down time and again. Virendra Saxena as Nath’s best friend is brilliant as well. Ishita Raj Sharma does well. While the others in the cast provide able support.
As a director, Luv Ranjan is able to make another commercial and entertaining movie but in this one is let down by his own screenplay to a large extend.