Review: ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’ is a fun-filled romantic movie

Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 19:34 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

After his debut movie ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’, director Abbas Tyrewala provides cinema-goers with yet another peppy romantic comedy in the form of ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’. The film was touted to be a rip-off of famous TV series ‘Friends’ and was much hyped even before its release. However, Abbas proves his mettle once again with his Indianised rom-com ‘Jhootha hi Sahi’ that seems to be a mix of several foreign films.

The film stars John Abraham as a geek, Siddharth and debutant Pakhi Tyrewala as Mishka, an angst-ridden suicide caller.

Siddharth aka Sid (John Abraham) lives in London. He works in an Indian bookshop named `Kagaz Ke Phool` with his Pakistani friend Omar (Raghu Ram). One fine day, a suicide helpline prints Siddharth’s phone number on its fliers by mistake and our bespectacled Sid (John) starts getting calls in night from unknown people attempting to commit suicide. One such caller is Mishka (Pakhi), who is on the verge of taking her life after a terrible relationship. Soon, the two become friends and start talking every night.

Siddharth already knows Mishka as a regular visitor at his bookshop, but Mishka does not have any clue about his phone friend Sid’s identity. Soon after, Mishka starts dating Sid and shares her experience about her mystery phone friend not knowing that it’s Sid who has been helping her all the while. Sid manipulates Mishka to fall for him during these night talks and then unpredictable humourous events start to unfold.

Script is the movie is well written supported by many twists and turns with loads of humour. John performs this out-of-mould character with ease and panache. Pakhi’s performance is good but she fails to impress in emotional scenes and comes across too cold. AR Rahman’s provides an inspiring and heart-touching music score.

Abbas` fresh treatment and John’s excellent act as a stammering, fumbling bespectacled chap makes ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’ an exciting and a must watch.

Well, a fun-filled ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’ is waiting for you in theatres this weekend.

Ratings: Three cheers for this one!