Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jhootha Hi Sahi

Medium : Hindi
Starring : John Abraham, Madhavan, Pakhi
Director : Abbas Tyrewala
Music : A.R.Rahman

After the hit movie 'Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Na', director Abbas Tyrewala is back with his new movie with a different title like 'Jhootha Hi Sahi'. This time John Abraham is the hero and the director's wife, Pakhi has done the lead role. Madhavan, who is a multi lingual actor, has done a special appearance here. This is A.R.Rahman's next release after 'the talk of the town' project 'Yenthiran'.

Sidharth (John Abraham) is living in London. His cell number is accidentally printed on a suicide help line advertisement and thus he has to attend calls that is done by those people who were about to commit suicide and his job is to defend them from it by counseling through phone. One day, he gets a call from Mishka (Pakhi), he had made her understood the importance of living. At the same time Sidharth amd Mishka meets, he didn't tell her that he is the same guy on phone, he started loving her. His friends also gave full support. Kabir (Madhavan) is Mishka's ex-lover and at Sidharth has got a lover also. What happens to the 'real' lovers, are shown in the end.

The situation in which the hero cheating the heroine through phone or vice versa, without revealing their identities has been told many times before, even in malayalam. The ending of such a scenario is always predictable. The friendship scenes and the combination involving the hero and his companions are shown humorously, many sequences has developed good laughing also. Such scenes which are filled with spontaneous jokes and the dialogues are most suitable for a multiplex movie or a television series. The situations involving the Chinese boy friend and his pregnant girl friend can felt too repetitive, their combination scene at the party hall should have been avoided. The way in which the hero saves a suicide is shown in an unbelievable way. The hero's cell number was printed by a mistake, but the organizers had not done anything to solve that, also the issue of suicide is shown as a common thing there (we don't know whether it is truly happening in London)!

The director who had created a good love story in his previous project, has failed completely on the scripting side, especially towards the end scenes. Mishka has left Kabir and reached Sidharth, while Sidharth has left Krithika to reach Mishka; On the second stage, Mishka left Sidharth to reach Kabir again and later she once again leaves Kabir to keep Sidharth, such confusions are shown seriously towards the end, which cannot be acceptable at any cost. The necessity for such a tension oriented oriented climax is also questionable.

John Abraham, with his minimum flexibility, tried to do the role well. Pakhi is not attractive. Madhavan has given an under rated character here. The artists who were coming as the companions of the hero, gave their best. The Songs by A.R.Rahman are below average only, the bg score is ok, after a good silence in the beginning portions.

Though 'Jhootha Hi Sahi' gives you small laughing situations here and there, the inclusion of many unrealistic incidents in the story line had polluted the whole environment.

Rating : 4 / 10

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