Movie Review “Jhootha Hi Sahi” (2010)
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Abbas Tyrewala
Star Cast: John Abrahm, R. Madhavan, Pakhi, Raghu Ram, Manasi Scott, Anaitha Nair, Nandana Sen, Alishka Varde and others.
After hugely successful JAANE TU YA JAANE NA, Abbas Tyrewala comes up with one more romantic comedy JHOOTHA HI SAHI. It is refreshing than our regular romantic movies.
It is a story of Siddharth played by John Abraham who runs an Indian bookshop in London. I like the name of this bookshop - 'Kagaz Ke Phool', innovative and apt name for bookshop. This shop is co-owned by his Pakistani friend Omar played by MTV Rodies fame Raghu Ram. Siddharth has a girlfriend name Krutika played by Manasi Scott, who is very dominating. One night, Siddharth starts getting calls from unknown people who are attempting to commit suicide. He later comes to know that his number was mistakenly printed on fliers of an Indian emergency suicide helpline. Now, it's upon him to answer and help callers who want to end their lives. Bizarre isn’t it, but that’s how we meet Mishka played by Pakhi, who wants to attempt suicide because her boyfriend left her. Obviously Siddharth comforts her and stops her from committing suicide. In the process they became very close phone friend. Siddharth knows her name, but Mishka doesn't know his. So when they meet Siddharth recognizes her but not Mishka. With the help of his friendship with Mishka on the phone, Siddharth manages to woo Mishka. But what will happens when Siddharth’s girlfriend will find out? What if Mishka’s boyfriend comes back? What will happen when mishka knows the truth? Will that endanger their friendship too?
You will find it through some drama and some comedy. But I would have like to see some more drama and specially comedy. Abbas Tyrewalla did good job but there was much more scope to explore the script and situations. As for the actors John Abrahm did his best but I think he could not do enough justice to the character. Same goes for Pakhi. Stand out actor in this movie was undoubtedly Raghu Ram. He did it with ease, it seemed like he was not acting but playing himself.
If I have to rate this movie I will give it 6 out of 10.