“Jhootha Kahin Ka” Review: Less Funny, More Bland

Mohnish Singh |Jul 19, 2019

Starring Rishi Kapoor, Sunny Singh, Omkar Kapoor and Jimmy Sheirgill in important roles, “Jhootha Kahin Ka” is a comedy of errors. Directed by Smeep Kang, the film enters theatres on 19th July.

Last seen together in Luv Ranjan’s Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), Sunny Singh and Omkar Kapoor have joined hands once again for yet another madcap comic-caper Jhootha Kahin Ka.

Besides them, the Smeep Kang directorial also features seasoned Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor and Jimmy Sheirgill in pivotal parts. Interestingly, Rishi Kapoor has already headlined a film of the same name in his heyday, alongside wife Neetu Kapoor.

So, without further ado, let me tell you whether or not this new Jhootha Kahin Ka is worth your watch.

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What Jhootha Kahin Ka Is All About?

Varun (Omkar Kapoor) and Karan (Sunny Singh) are close friends who came to Mauritius for higher studies. However, the two get so fascinated by the city and its dazzling lifestyle that they decide to never return to India and settle in Mauritius permanently. At a wedding ceremony, Varun meets Riya (Nimisha Mehta) and falls in love with her.

Lying that he is an orphan, Varun marries Riya and stars living with her family. But before the newlywed couple could enjoy the bliss of their marital life, Varun’s father (Rishi Kapoor) lands in Mauritius, sending his life into a tailspin. How long will Varun will able to hide his lie? Will Karan come to his rescue to get him out of this whirlpool? Watch the film to know more.

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Is It Worth Your Money & Time?

A comedy film has to have a great screenplay, rib-tickling punches and impeccable comic-timing amongst actors for it to engage the audience. Alas, most of these indispensable ingredients are missing here, which makes this comic-caper a not-so-engrossing watch despite having an interesting premise.

Jhootha Kahin Ka is directed by Smeep Kang who has to his credit several successful Punjabi films. However, he fails to impress with his Bollywood offering primarily because the screenplay of the film is slapdash and stodgy. There is no novelty in the manner he treats his film. The theme that the film has at its core has been explored several times in the past and hence, it needed to be crafted masterly to look fresh. However, nothing of that sort happens and Jhootha Kahin Ka turns out to be yet another done to death drama about the comedy of errors.

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Talking about performances, Rishi Kapoor does a great job playing the father of Omkar Kapoor. Whenever he is there on the screen, you gather yourself and try to engage with the narrative. Manoj Joshi is also amazing. He has got some great punches which make you laugh every time he mouths them. Rajesh Sharma also does complete justice to his character.

And when it comes to the young brigade, Sunny Singh impresses with his comic timing. However, the same cannot be said about Omkar Kapoor. He does not look a bit enthusiastic while playing Varun and goes over the top more often than not. There is hardly any scene where he excels. Nimisha Mehta, as was expected, gets a poorly written role to play. She tries to impress with whatever she has in her hand, but to no avail. Jimmy Sheirgill is also good, but his character looks a concoction of so many characters that he has played before.

In short, Jhootha Kahin Khan is not for the discerning audience. It is mainly aimed at the type of audience willing to overlook all sorts of inconsistencies and stereotypes in a film as long as it offers a few laughs sporadically. The first half of the film is extremely dull and poorly edited. The second half is better, especially towards the climax.

Final Verdict

Jhootha Kahin Ka may entertain you if you keep your brain at home before heading off to theatre. It tries to serve nothing new on the platter but still manages to extract few laughs here and there, thanks to the performances of seasoned actors like Rishi Kapoor and Manoj Joshi. I am going with 2.5 stars.

Movie Credits

Banner: Soham Rockstar Entertainment, Shantketan Entertainments
Director: Smeep Kang
Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Sunny Singh, Omkar Kapoor, Jimmy Sheirgill
Music: Yo Yo Honey Singh
Runtime: 133 Minutes
STARBIZ Rating: 2.5 Stars

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