Sonu (Kartik Aaryan) and Tittu (Sunny Singh) are childhood best friends who stay together in almost every phase of life. Tittu is the docile and imbecile kind of guy while Tittu is smart and truculent in nature. Enters Sweet (Nusrat Bharucha), a girl Tittu’s family has arranged for his marriage, and wins over everyone’s hearts including Tittu save Sonu who doesn’t really buy her saccharine attitude and finds her too good to be true.
Is Sonu right about Sweety? Or is he just being possessive about his best friend?
Positive Points: –
- The movie finds success in what it aimed at – Comedy. No matter what, the fun and humour is going to keep you engaged with the film.
- The chemistry that actors share with each other is also the highlight of the film.
- No matter my detestation for remixes, I enjoyed the music of the film which easily jived with the film’s tone.
Negative Points: –
- The makers were probably confused as to what they were supposed to do with the storyline. They blew up a potentially important social issue in their pursual of comedy and commercialisation.
- The movie as a whole makes no sense to be honest. There are so many moments where you find the writing as idiotic.
- The underwhelming climax which inspite of making a sentimental impact actually blew up the prospect of any intelligent methods of concluding the film.
Direction, Script & Other Technicalities: –
There are a few good moments in Luv Ranjan’s direction but they are outnumbered by the flaws and shortsightedness his work showcases. A prime example of the same can be the confrontation of Sonu and Sweety at the later’s engagement where they glare at each other in the presence of Tittu, which seemed simply nonsensical. Even Ranjan’s screenplay co-written with Rahul Mody leaves a lot to ask for and a lot to complain about (and no it isn’t misogyny!). The tussle between Sonu and his servant Babu is one of the worst things in the movie and what makes it even more sordid is its presentation as a comedy. The poor writing can also be showcased by the blatant “I am the villain” moment as well as the purging of the “Breach of promise” element. It could have portrayed the true picture of how certain girls use and sometimes even harass guys in the name of marriage and to some extent even promised to do that, but alas it didn’t disappoint in disappointing us as the film ended. For the record, I donot stand by the views of most reviewers who consider its premise as misogynistic. If by seeing a female character as an antagonist, the film for you becomes denigrative of women, then the problem lies solely with you.
There’s nothing special to be mentioned about its other technical aspects. The music is good notwithstanding its use of a couple of remixes.
Kartik Aaryan, Sunny Singh and Nusrat Bharucha do their usual stuffs as they have done before. Ishita Raj Sharma makes a surprisingly good and important appearance. Though she went a bit overboard a couple of times, she was spot on in her emotional demeanour.
Alok Nath shines as Ghasitaram and it was fun to watch him fire those cuss words despite his fame of portraying sanskaari roles. Virendra Saxena too does well and supports Nath ably as his sidekick.
Sonnalli Seygall makes an interesting cameo.
Final Verdict: –
A lot is wrong with Sonu Ke Tittu Ki Sweety and its discernable in it premise. It acts like a spiritual successor of the Pyaar Ka Punchnama franchise and even includes most of its stars making an appearance in the film. It could have showcased a great social message and misses it by a great margin. Nonetheless, it is entertaining and the comic punches might help you get over with its poor writing and direction.