Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Movie Review: This One Is Actually A Family Flick
First things first, contrary to perception, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is not just a youth centric film. It is actually a family oriented film. Yes, you heard that right! One may wonder how is that the case. After all, the film has the Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 team of director Luv Ranjan with his actors Kartik Aryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh along with Ishita Sharma coming together. Moreover, the promo too gave an impression of yet another re-dux where a boy will go on to prove that the girl in question is actually an evil person. Well, this is where the twist in the tale lies as this time around it is not just the youngsters in the fray, there are families involved as well. So what you get to see are dadaji, dadiji, uncle-aunty, papa-mummy and those friendly neighborhood uncles filling up the frames too. This is what gives an edge to Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety as the film in fact turns out to be a sweet and endearing affair that has emotional moments aplenty as well. Of course at the core of it the film is a fun watch all the way. There are jokes, laughter and gags right through the narrative (and in fact aplenty during the first half) as Sonu (Kartik Aryan) is protective of his childhood friend Titu (Sunny Singh) who is gearing up to get into an arranged marriage with Sweety (Nushrat Bharucha). There are plenty of hilarious moments thrown around, especially with veteran actors Alok Nath and Virendra Saxena bringing on a bromance of their own. They both are a riot and it won't be wrong to say that they are a major reason for Luv demonstrating a different dimension in his storytelling style. What gives an edge to the film is the emotional tangent that it takes in the second half, especially towards the last 20 odd moments. Typically, films end up falling flat due to sudden shift in the narrative when they move on from being funny to emotional. However in case of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety it turns out to be strength as you look forward to how the film would culminate and the manner in which it actually happens is something truly apt and justified. In the midst of this all there is a strong sub-episode featuring Ishita Sharma as the ex-girlfriend of Tito. It has its moments in the first half and then comes on its own during the entire Amsterdam and then Delhi episode. The good part about Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is that the pace of the film never slackens and there are around six-seven songs that fill in the narrative at just the right moments. Each of these songs has its definitive place in the film and is also picturised quite lavishly, something that you don't quite expect from a film with a relatively new starcast like this. As for the performances, Kartik moves on to the next level with this one. He shows quite well that he is much more than just the Pyaar Ka Punchnama guy and can hold his emotions really well. He dances fine too and that makes him a complete performer. Sunny also does quite well in the film and though he is not required to demonstrate varied range as an actor, he is suitable for the part. Nushrat has pretty much perfected an act in this zone and this time around she adds further weight in her performance. Moreover, she also looks quite good in her song-n-dance appearances. Ishita comes up with a confident act too. So yes, go and definitely watch the film with your family, you would have some good entertaining times for sure!
Release Date : 23 February 2018
Director : Luv Ranjan
Genre : Romance