Directed by: Smeep Kang
Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Jimmy Sheirgill, Lillete Dubey, Sunny Singh, Omkar Kapoor, Manoj Joshi, Nimisha Mehta, Pujita Ponnada
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Release date: 19 July 2019
Running Time: 133 Minutes
Two boys go to Mauritius to study and love it so much there, that they are reluctant to return home. Rishi plays Omkar’s dad who turns up from the village to surprise him and is in turn surprised by his son’s lifestyle.
Jhootha Kahin Ka is an upcoming Indian Hindi language comedy drama film directed by Smeep Kang, and produced by Deepak Mukut and Anuj Sharma under the banners of Soham Rockstar Entertainment and Shantketan Entertainments. The film starring Rishi Kapoor, Jimmy Sheirgill, Lillete Dubey, Sunny Singh, Omkar Kapoor, Manoj Joshi, Pujita Ponnada and Nimisha Mehta, follows the story of two boys (Omkar and Sunny), who go to Mauritius for higher studies, where they change their lifestyle so much that they do not want to go back home. It is scheduled for release on 19 July 2019.
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Jhootha Kahin Ka Movie Plot:
Jhootha Kahin Ka is a family entertainer about two boys who get trapped in their own web of lies and trouble with their families. The plot takes a comical turn, when one of the boy’s father turns up from the village to surprise him and is in-turn surprised by his son’s lifestyle leading it to a mad house comedy.
On 27 June 2019, makers of the movie revealed the first poster of the film on social media. The motion poster of the film was released on 29 June 2019. The film is shot in Punjab, Mauritius and Mumbai.
The official trailer of the film was released on 3 July 2019 by Zee Music Company.
The music of the film is composed by Yo Yo Honey Singh,Amjad Nadeem-Aamir, Rahul-Sanjeev-Ajay, Kashi Richard, Sidhant Madhav while lyrics are written by Sanjeev Chaturvedi and Amjad Nadeem.
Saturday Night | Sunny S, Omkar K, Natasha S | Neeraj S | Amjad Nadeem Aamir | Enbee
Funk Love – Teaser | Yo Yo Honey Singh & Sunny Leone | Sunny Singh & Omkar Kapoor
In director Smeep Kang’s comedy of errors starring Rishi Kapoor, Omkar Kapoor and Sunny Singh, the treatment and the performances somehow feel dirty.
In the 90s, David Dhawan made atrocious comedies about the most inappropriate subjects. For instance, if I remember correctly, Dhawan made three different films about a man having to juggle two wives, with fidelity being the gag — I say three, there may well have been more. Yet even this bawdy premise was rendered mostly innocuous thanks to preposterously un-salacious leading men like Govinda and gifted actors like Anil Kapoor, making the film play out like a tasteless joke. A tasteless but often funny joke.
Jhootha Kahin Ka, directed by Smeep Kang, is the opposite of those films. True to its title, the film is about several men basing their lives on abject lies, but while the subject matter — a comedy of convoluted errors — isn’t shameful, the treatment and the performances feel somehow dirty. When a man repeatedly snarls at his wife, accusing her of having affairs and declaring that his daughter can’t be his own, it shows a meanness of spirit that does not belong in comedy.
Equally out of place in a comedy are actors like Omkar Kapoor, ostensibly this film’s leading man — a young fellow given to far too much ham (who, ironically enough, was a child actor in some of those David Dhawan comedies). The film is about Kapoor’s character, Varun, lying to a girl, her parents and his father in order to get married under false pretences, while his friend, Karan (Sunny Singh) lies to a girl, her parents and his brother in order to get married under false pretences. The lies double up and while there could have been some hijinks in this situation of crossed-wires, the all-out chaos here involves lesser confusion for the characters than for the writers and, eventually, the few of us viewing this film.
Rishi Kapoor is wasted in a flat farce
Rishi Kapoor stars as Varun’s father, a retired policeman who lies about the amount of land he owns, and while the veteran appears to have visibly refused to read the bad-acting memo, he can’t do much with the numbskulls around him. Still, the actor pretends this is a real movie, conjuring up little moments like humming songs from Padosan sternly, as if scolding himself to remember the lyrics, with an eye on the house next door.
There are a few good performers — the always-entertaining Jimmy Sheirgill shows up in an orange kurta-pyjama meant to stand in for a prison jumpsuit, Lilette Dubey stays graceful in a thanklessly written role full of double entendres, and it’s grand to see Rakesh Bedi find some laughs — but the old guard doesn’t have enough room to save this show.
Singh plays Karan relatively straight, in refreshing contrast to Kapoor who rushes through too many expressions, but the boys are given vacuous heroines with no discernible personalities, and the film’s mounting chaos is never sufficiently clever, interesting or even twisted beyond predictability. This is a film in which a girl teaches French using oversized alarm clocks and pineapples, a film where a father sings a peppy song about the looseness of his son’s character, but, most of all, this is a film where nothing seems to matter.
Comedy, as those Dhawan farces underlined, requires consequence — or at least the appearance of consequence. Govinda would bend over backwards desperately spinning a web of convoluted lies because getting caught would ruin everything. These young men, meanwhile, full of a millennial all-will-be-well entitlement, pile on their lies with unthinking nonchalance, never bothered about where the lies will lead or a way out of them. As a result, there is never any tension, there are no stakes, and the only laughs are unscripted.
Call this a comedy? Now there’s a damned lie.