Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Luv Ranjan & Ankur Garg
Director: Luv Ranjan
Star Cast: Kartik Aryan, Sunny Singh, Nushrat Bharucha, Alok Nath, Ishita Raj Sharma, Sonalli Sehgal, Deepika Amin, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Virendra Saxsena, Pawan Chopra, Preetam Jaiswal et al
Music: Rochak Kohli, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Amaal Malik, Zack Knight, Saurabh – Vaibhav, Guru Randhawa, Rajat Nagpal & Hitesh – Sonik
Director Luv Ranjan shot to fame with a surprise hit, Pyaar Ka Punchnama, in the year 2011 and the highlight of the film was the bromance between the 3 new but attractive male leads namely Kartik Aaryan, Divyendu Sharma & Raayo S. Bakhirta. The film’s success was based on the fact that it was light, youthful & played on the fun stereotypes about women & dating. Now, the filmmaker is back with yet another film with his favourites namely Kartik Aaryan, Sunny Singh & Nushrat Bharucha. Yes, and it is love triangle but with a twist. Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (SKTKS) is a clash between Romance Vs Bromance. The undercurrent here though is the same: Is the dosti between men more precious than a romantic liaison with a woman?
The movie revolves around Titu (Sunny Singh) who is a hapless victim of romance. A perpetual lovesick puppy, he falls in love way too easily and gets his heart broken at the drop of his hat. Sonu (Kartik Aaryan), his street – smart, suave pal is his savior. He literally saves him from bad company, relationships and is kind of obsessed with him… in an endearing sort of a way. Sonu advises Titu to stay away from Sweety (Nushrat Bharucha). Titu does not pay any heed to Sonu’s advice but in turn tells him that his motherly instincts are making him say so! This sentence sort of summarises the extent to which these guys are close!!!
So, the film mounts on as Titu falls deeper in love with the seemingly flawless Sweety who tries her best to woo him. Sonu remains skeptical, waiting for a chance to find something against her that he can use. She too realises his true designs & declares a full – blown war against Sonu. The suspense of the film is who wins? Dosti or Pyaar or do these plots take a totally different trajectory? The makers successfully hook us on with the cat & the mouse game between his hero & the “villain”.
Well, there is no denying that the target audiences for these movies are young college going kids. The film caters to them and does a good job with its dialogues and the plot to keep the viewer constantly hooked. The dialogues with punches written by Rahul Mody along with director Luv Ranjan are young & funny. There are many cusswords used with beeps in it, which add to the overall fun. Along with Kartik Aryan, Alok Nath’s punch lines are very funny too.
Director Luv Ranjan holds the film in place & keeps us engaged throughout with surprise twists and the Tom & Jerry like chemistry between Sonu & Sweety. No, the ending is nothing like you’d ever expect and would take you by surprise. Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (SKTKS) will surely keep you on the edge of the seat.
There are certain scenes which stand out & deserve a mention. The scene where Sweety is introduced for a rishta with Titu, Sonu keeps getting anxious at the prospect of his friend ending up with her are noteworthy. Another sequence which is interesting is when Titu’s ex – Pihu (played by the electric Ishita Raj) shows up in the story. Sonu’s funny segment with servant Babu, who is appointed by Sweety, will make you laugh hard.
Talking about the performances, Kartik Aryan’s screen presence is top class. His evil grin & devilish charm will make you fall in love with him. Sunny Singh is a total eye candy and delivers as a shy, romantic fellow. He is natural & believable as Titu. Nushrat Bharucha commands your attention and her moments with Kartik Aaryan are pure fire. Their chemistry is sizzling and they totally look good together. She holds on to her character and delivers a solid performance. Special mention to Alok Nath who plays a quirky patriarch Ghasitaram. He is refreshingly good as a whiskey + kebab loving grandfather and adds a much needed zing to the plot. Ishita Raj as Titu’s ex – Pihu does her role fantastically well.
The writing by Rahul Mody & Luv Ranjan is fiery and does not slip one bit. The film keeps you on the edge from start to end, guessing what’s coming next.
The music of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is already hit after music director Hitesh – Sonik revamped some of the chartbusters like “Dil Chori” & “Bom Diggy Diggy”. Hitesh Sonik’s background score goes really well with the overall appeal of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (SKTKS).
As for visuals, the film looks very good as cameraman Sudhir K Chaudhary does a fine job of making every frame look pretty & colorful. Editor Akiv Ali keeps the movie tight & crisp. Vicky Sidana gets the casting spot on.
Tail Piece: On the whole, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety entertains as well as packs a solid punch. It is witty & sharp both in terms of drama & execution.
At the box office, it will be lapped up by its target audiences, the youth, who will take an instant liking towards the film. Strongly recommended.