In “Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar,” two individuals, Mikki (Ranbir) and Tinni (Shraddha), driven by intense desires, cross paths on a bachelor’s trip with their respective best friends. They decide to embark on a romantic relationship. However, the girl’s feelings change, leading her to hire someone to end her connection with her boyfriend. Surprisingly, it turns out that her boyfriend operates a part-time break-up agency, leading to a twist where he must break his own relationship. This sets the stage for a dramatic unfolding of events.
Luv Ranjan, known for crafting overtly commercial cinema detached from reality, brings his signature style to the director’s chair once again. Backed by bigger stars, the film revolves around a concept that has been explored before but offers a fresh presentation. Written by Rahul Mody and Luv Ranjan, “Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar” delves into a man who specializes in orchestrating break-ups. If you recall R Madhavan and Bipasha Basu’s “Jodi Breakers,” one of the characters in this film is a contemporary take on those roles, engaged in the business of relationship dissolution.
Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s casting may seem audacious, considering their usual roles. Ranbir effortlessly slips into a character that aligns with his Casanova image, displaying charm, ease in dancing, and skill in portraying heartbreak. Shraddha Kapoor brings glamour and steps out of her comfort zone, showcasing growth as an actor despite the stereotypes often associated with a Luv Ranjan movie. Notably, Dimple Kapadia’s portrayal stands out, injecting the final chaotic moments with joy. Her well-timed humour, along with surprising contributions from Boney Kapoor, compensates for some of the film’s shortcomings.
Luv Ranjan creates a distinctive universe and assembles a cohesive world for his audience. Recognizing his signature monologues as a highlight, he incorporates numerous of them throughout, at times resulting in an overwhelming effect. The film’s montage-style editing, featuring disjointed scenes, sacrifices continuity for speed.
Pritam crafts a lively album with enjoyable tracks sung by Arijit Singh and an outstanding song by Sunidhi Chauhan. However, the introduction song for Shraddha feels out of place and poorly executed. The film also tends to excessively focus on Ranbir, particularly evident in its initial moments.
“Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar” represents Luv Ranjan’s attempt to tailor a perfect movie for his audience, albeit with an excessive dose of elements. The film may appeal to many while posing potential concerns for some viewers – both perspectives are valid. Choosing whether to engage with it depends on individual preferences.