Did you think the days of big musical romcoms with lavish sets pinned around foreign countries were gone? Who knew that we would be getting an old school mid-2000s kind of a romcom this year? But the trailer for “Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar” promises us just the same, but with much welcomed modern notions sprinkled with some audacious genz quirk.

Produced by T-Series Films and distributed by YRF, the romantic comedy offers us a glimpse into sizzling chemistry between its central lead pair, promising a colourful new spin on the genre. The characters played by Ranbir and Shraddha easily fall in love but struggle to breakup, but are there any more twisted reasons behind it? Ranbir seems to play a more modern iteration of the character he played through the beginning of his career – a charming young guy who is confident enough to lure girls with his chasm and inflated persona. As the trailer goes on, we begin to see cracks into the two’s relationship, and needless to say, a lot of crazy things are surely to test their patience.

While Shraddha Kapoor was last seen in Varun Dhawan’s horror comedy, “Bhediya”, in a special appearance, Ranbir’s last release was Ayan Mukerji’s massive hit “Brahmastra”. Now, “Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar” sees the two collaborate for the first time on a project. The three – plus minute trailer may seem like it goes on for too long, especially because one would expect exactly what kind of films to expect from filmmaker Luv Ranjan. The director of acclaimed hits such as “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” and the breakthrough comedy “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” seems to be embracing a project with much more mileage to draw out of, both in terms of the budget and the star cast.

A dialogue in the trailer hints at the central theme of the film – falling in love is easy, but it’s the part of falling out of love that can be a task. In another scene, the couple meets to share challenging glances at each other, in front of a Farzi Café (to be seen at the end of the trailer in the background). The soundtrack, composed by Pritam who gave music to all recent Ranbir Kapoor hits, beats along the quirks of modern-day dating with some fun, frivolous dialogue and mischievous twists. On top of that, fans would be thrilled to catch sight of Anubhav Singh Bassi as the hero’s best friend. Will he be enough to convince the ‘player’ friend of his out of this relationship where he’s found a worthy girl opponent? We shall find out when “Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar” hits theaters during the festive season this Holi, on March 8.


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