Movie: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Direction: Luv Ranjan
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh
Music: Hitesh Sonik
Cinematographer: Sudhir K Chaudhary
Editor: Akiv Ali
Genre: Comedy, Romance
What is it about: It’s a romantic comedy which revolves around three characters Sonu(Kartik Aryan), Titu(Sunny Singh) and Sweety(Nushrat Bharucha). How they battle out their differences forms the crux of the story directed by Luv Ranjan.
Why it’s disappointing: I really have no qualms about this film.
What to watch out for: Luv Ranjan has a penchant to make witty comedies and for the third time he strikes with a slapstick one which endlessly tickles your funny bone. The film was tastefully bounded with characters which were evenly distributed with no difference. It had a flawless flow which doesn’t take a break even for a second. Knitting a comedy this close with witty dialogues and tight narration is something you’ll have to give it to Luv Ranjan and Rahul Mody. The way he broke the stereotyped sanskari Alok Nath as Ghasite was remarkable. There are many moments in the film which you might remember later after you’ve done watching the film and laugh for hours. That’s the effect it leaves on you, and there’s one of my favourite where Ishita Raj takes blessings from Alok Nath on the beach in a bikini, it may sound weird here but when you watch that scene and the way it was derived was hilarious erupting the theatre in laughter.
Kartik Aaryan as Sonu, he may look repetitive but the variation he gives and with the diligence he performs is remarkable. Very few can dish out stereotypes effortlessly without making it tiring. A great performance by Kartik.
Sunny Singh as Titu, I feel no one else would’ve matched his innocent smile. He had a great character and played it to the finest.
Nushrat Bharucha as Sweety, she makes a strong case of being a vamp. And she does that effortlessly. You end up hating that character at a point and want her to lose, ‘cause she was under the skin of that character.
Alok Nath as Ghasite was a fresh breath of air. It was great fun to watch him play out an uber cool character. Trust me you’ll love him in that attire, and with Virendra Saxena backing it was a complete ensemble.
The rest of the supporting cast Ayesha Raza Mishra and Pawan Chopra stand out with their witty approach to their characters. And most definitely we can’t miss out on Ishita Raj, her character wasn’t wasted, it had purpose and she did a commendable job.
The cinematography by Sudhir Chaudhary was delectable and vivid, it felt like Holi came early this year. And the editing for crisp by Akiv Ali. The music by Various Artists were foot tapping and peppy. And Hitesh Sonik gave a gripping background score.
Verdict: Luv Ranjan, strikes again with a formula which he has tried and tested and most definitely it worked in a different angle. One may mistake it as a misogynistic plot, but trust me it’s a fun film and it couldn’t have been made different. Definitely worth a watch, a good stress buster, don’t miss it.