After the success of Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na director Abbas Tyrewala is back with a new venture Jhootha Hi Sahi is a journey of love camouflaged with lies and bonded with laughter, fun and friendship ultimately leading to self-discovery and true love.
The film revolves around Siddharth who gets a call from a distressed man menacing to leap out of the window but he’s not set for what lies ahead. The implicating phone number, a suicide helpline, has a number of callers asking for a reason to live. One significant day, Mishka who undergoes a nervous breakdown due to a breakup, calls and soon a noticeable connection is developed between the two. Siddharth becomes her anonymous companion, a nameless thinker and she turns out to be his reason to change the perception of life. In the process he lies about his love for escapades until they fortuitously meet up and find a mate in each other. But all’s not well yet for the truth stands out be different. Being a bookseller, having four buddies, a small dwelling and a girlfriend who is disliked and not loved by him, he finds himself weak to reveal the truth fearing that he will lose her. Ultimately, Mishka is bitten by the truth but the fact that Siddharth ‘talks her into living’ reminds her of his true love.
Abbas Tyrewala’s direction was better and wife Pakhi was good enough actingwise, though looked a little older for the role she played.
John Abraham needs improvement in the acting department; the others were alright and kind of justified their characters. With an average storyline, the screenplay and the cinematography made the entire film appreciable.
Oscar winner AR Rahman’s music score was good and has again proved him to be the most deserving music composer of the country.
Overall Jhootha Hi Sahi can be a onetime watch.