Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety film cast: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh, Ishita Sharma, Alok Nath, Deepika Amin, Virendra Saxena
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety film director: Luv Ranjan
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety film rating: 2 stars
The name of a film might be a bit of a tongue-twister, though there’s zero difficult in a universe according to executive Luv Ranjan.
His fourth underline is as uncomplicated and sexist as it has been right from his first: a guys usually wanna get laid, a gals are scheming, conniving and silly, and between a toss-up of ‘dosti’ and ‘ladki’, no prizes for guessing who, or that wins.
No prizes, then, for guessing who laughs a loudest in this comedy, in that Ranjan shows his informed comedic chops, though ups his diversion by gripping it fast-paced. BFFs Sonu (Aaryan) and Titu (Singh) are slicing a happy tie by a ‘chicks’, entirely enthralled in a dating stage (lots of gibberish around Tinder, Facebook profiles etc), pulling behind usually in time when things bluster to spin serious, until there arrives, in their midst, a ideal Miss Sweety (Bharucha).
Sweety cooes and cooks and organizes ‘mataa ka jagrans’. Titu is mush. So is Titu’s vast family, comprising father, mother, grandmother, uncles, retainers etc. Everyone loves Sweety solely for Sonu, and right there is your triangle—Sonu ka Titu yaaaaaaaa uski Sweety?
There could have been some fun to be had with this small lot, quite since a actors, generally Aaryan and Singh, are adult for it. The ancillary expel is first-rate: for once Saxena gets to laugh, and Alok Nath flips a finger, finally, during his divine goody-two-shoes Hum Aapke Hain Koun image, a film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety references with glee.
But Ranjan is too bustling creation low-rent jokes about ‘sex’ and ‘shaadi’ and ‘barbaadi’ (the damn word that starts with a ‘ch’ is blipped out though is strewn right through, as before). Apart from a ‘hum saath saath hain’ note, a ‘saas-bahu’ thread is bunged in, presumably to attract a ‘family audience’, as against to a particularly ‘chhada’ (bachelor boys) army, though a vibe stays a same. The boys-not-men do a same thing; as do a girls. Bharucha is able of more, though she’s done to slight her eyes to a ostracism of all other expressions.
Very occasionally, we get a line that is honestly funny. A lady on a dance building says: ‘aur categorical yahaan backless pehen ke naach rahi hoon’, or difference to that effect, and we giggle out loud, since there’s a kind of knowingness in it. And usually a certain kind of Dilli lady (Sharma, nailing it) would contend it.
But shortly enough, we are flung right back, drowning in lines that revelry in a back-slapping, excitable bro-code where a guys are a ones to be rescued, and miserly gals need to be shown their place. Do these boys like any some-more than red-blooded hetero-sexuals should? The film doesn’t go down that path. Some class-conscious scenes are in bad taste. And yet again, we note with regret, there isn’t one singular immature lady who is, we know, usually good and regular. And not failing to be bedded or wedded.
So yes, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is spacious enough, and provides some laughs, some of that shun involuntarily. But it also leaves we wondering. Can Ranjan grow adult his youthful characters? Of march he can, since he has a smarts (remember Pyar Ka Punchnama?). Does he unequivocally wish to? I’m not sure. Sharp comedy of a sexes is a tough stuff. Cheap laughs are easy.