– Yaser Khan
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh
Direction: Luv Ranjan
There is no director who understands the complications of a relationship like Luv Ranjan and make it so entertaining. The maker of the ‘Pyar Ka Punchnama’ series dwells into the ultimate aspect of love, marriage! ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ brings back Kartik Aaryan and Nushrat Bharucha again and this time as rivals. The common wheel that gets them going is Sunny Singh’s character who is both the fiancé and the best friend. This is the trio’s 3rd film!
Story: The film surrounds the lives of two best friends from their ‘kindergarten’ days, Sonu (played by Kartik Aaryan) and Titu (played by Sunny Singh). Titu is an emotional fool and a wreck whom Sonu always manages to cheer up solving his issues. While Titu is all about the romance, Sonu is more about the emotionless relationships that possibly last for a night. Frustrated from his failed romantic associations, Titu asks his family to look for a girl and that’s when he meets Sweety (played by Nushrat Bharucha). They instantly connect but Sonu isn’t convinced of the girl his friend has agreed to marry. He tries to put down Sweety but fails and she learns of his antics. This starts a war between the fiancé and the best friend. Who wins the war and will it be a happy ending for the couple or an end of a friendship is to be found out?
Kartik Aaryan gives an extension to his ‘Pyar Ka Punchnama’ personality with the character of ‘Sonu’ and there is nothing that you could complain about. He’s known for this character and he makes you fall for him yet again. His charisma and wit are his strengths. In the emotional scenes too he shows his acting prowess.
Nushrat Bharucha manages to look cute and wicked at the same time. She moulds in these shades with ease. Her smile is infectious!
Sunny Singh plays his part of a decent and more grounded boy very well. He shows a spark of shining as an actor with more films to come.
Alok Nath sheds his general portrayal of a ‘sanskari papa’ and becomes an uber cool dada in this film. His comic timing is impeccable.
Supporting actors like Deepika Amin, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Virendra Saxenq, Pawan Chopra and Rajesh Kaur are perfectly casted who add to the comic
Dialogues and songs: The set up and theme of the film is very casual. Something that the youth and their open minded folks can relate to. There are glimpses of the famous Luv Ranjan monologues via the dialogues his characters mouth. The jokes manage to make you laugh and smile. As for the songs, they’re a rage. With hits numbers like ‘Dil Chori’, ‘Chhote Chhote Peg’ and the already chartbuster ‘Bom Diggy Bom’, they make your foot tap along with the romantic and the sad song that fill you with sentiments.
Direction: Luv Ranjan reinvents his hit formula and excels. This time around Luv inserts a big fat Punjabi family into the scene and the whole idea is enjoyable. He shows us two parallel friendships, one between Kartik and Sunny’s characters and the other between Alok Nath and Virendra Saxena’s characters. Both the bonds are funny and adorable. The only flaw that you feel in the narrative of the story is the fact that there’s a question to what makes Nushrat Bharucha’s character an evil gold digger in the first place, the reason is not justified. Apart from the fact that she wants Sonu out of Titu’s life, she comes across as a great lover and daughter-in-law. Ignoring that, Luv Ranjan is a ray of sunshine to the over abused genre of ‘rom-com’ in Bollywood with his freshness and power to make an interesting film with the same actors who get to do similar parts each time. Not many directors have the ability to do that. The film’s first half is extremely entertaining while in the more serious phase of the second phase, the film de-rails a little only to come back on track with an interesting climax. The pre-climax is very filmy and may not suit the audiences who are done with the melodrama but the climax is not to be missed out!
The film surely has a recall value. You might want to enjoy the film with your friends, family (considering all the cuss words have been censored) and maybe your girlfriend too, to make her realize the importance of your friends, SEPARATELY with each category.
Cinespeaks Verdict: After witnessing films like ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘Padman’ which were more on the heavier side, ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ technically comes across as this year’s first comedy that you’ll want to unwind and enjoy for a good time. It manages to fulfill your expectations. Cinespeaks give the film 3.5 stars out of 5.