Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety movie review: Cinephiles are well aware of certain chords that director Luv Ranjan is known to strike in his films. With a cult venture already to his name (Pyar Ka Panchnama), Ranjan once again tries to stride down a similar path with Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. However, what it ends up being is 140 minutes of sexist and stereotype affair. Starring his bunch of favourites, Kartik Aryan, Nusrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh, Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety will leave you wondering why the film was ever made by the time it’s over.
Promoted on the lines of ‘bromance vs romance’, this could have been a compelling tale of love and friendship had the film not been marred by its cringeworthy sexist take. Sonu (Kartik Aryan) and Titu (Sunny Singh) are childhood besties. While the former is street-smart and a complete charmer, the latter is the more gullible and manipulative types. But all hell breaks loose when one day Titu agrees to settle down and marry Sweety (Nusrat). Sonu gets hysterical with the very idea of his friend getting married and tries to convince him otherwise. The picture perfect ‘bahu’ that Sweety is, lands Sonu in doubt on whether she is faking it.
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SKTS starts off well with a display of the warmth of the bromance between the leads. But all that fizzles out with the entry of Nusrat. As Sonu and Sweety wage a war between bromance and romance, you somewhere know where things are headed. In this war between Bhai vs ladki, girls are negatively typecast. Still, when Sweety’s character accepts that she indeed is the ‘bad guy’, the director fails to make it convincing enough. The story produced is cliched and rather than laughing at those sexist jokes, you are left cringing all the way.
Kartik Aaryan and Sunny Singh have a cracking chemistry but that does not give the movie the extra edge. Nusrat is good, but scarcely do you find her villainous enough to generate the hatred that Ranjan wanted to. Certainly, the supporting cast has rendered a better show than the leads. A good comic timing by Alok Nath and Virendra Saxena is a breather in the film. Ayesha Raza Mishra is commendable and beautifully settles as the typical mother with great comic timing.
At the end of the day, SKTKS is nothing like Pyar Ka Panchanama because this film is only meant for one half of the population. The other half has been portrayed as gold diggers and the vicious lot. For one half, this film might be an enjoyable fare but ‘ bromancing’ at the cost of labelling girls as the ‘friendship breaker’ is not cool any day.