The trailer of Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar released on 23 January 2023, and predictably it was trending on most social media platforms shortly thereafter. The movie sees the pairing of Shraddha Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor for the first time. The movie is directed, co-written and co-produced by Luv Ranjan (this is significant – read on). Check out the trailer of Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar and some of the reactions to it:
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar (Official Trailer)
The trailer has had over 48 million views in less than 24 hrs so clearly, there is a great deal of anticipation in the film-going public with regard to this release. The movie releases on 8 March 2023.
#RanbirKapoor does fit better in a more mature rom-com at this stage of his career
Waiting for the music to DROP 😍 pic.twitter.com/pQgFGeO8M4
— ANMOL JAMWAL (@jammypants4) January 23, 2023
Billed as a rom-com, the movie is shot in exotic locales like Spain and Mauritius and elsewhere. A lot of people are looking forward to some simple uncomplicated entertainment – a romantic comedy with good looking people and lovely locales.
Shraddha Kapoor’s (puzzling) tweet
⚠️ DISCLAIMER! The feelings shown in this poster are purely fictitious. Any resemblance to true love is purely coincidental.#TuJhoothiMainMakkaarTrailer out today at 1pm.https://t.co/03HNZmYfvC#TuJhoothiMainMakkaar #RanbirKapoor @luv_ranjan #AnshulSharma @modyrahulmody pic.twitter.com/4cbsDYOy1B
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) January 23, 2023
As is usually the case, the lead actors of the film are busy promoting their film on social media. The woman lead of the film put out this rather puzzling tweet. Is this supposed to be in light of the fact that Ranbir Kapoor is a newly married man? Sort of I-am not-poaching-on-another-woman’s-territory kind of reassurance?
Alia Bhatt’s tweet about the trailer
truly one of my most favourite trailers ever 🤍🤍
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar releasing 8th March☀https://t.co/26rHeIIrwO
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 23, 2023
The wife of the leading man also tweeted the trailer. The movie promises (or do I mean threatens) the story of a ‘player’ in the world of romantic relationships; who finds a girl who’s a ‘worthy opponent’. Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar claims to be a film where Love is a battle of wits (Kudos to Alia Bhatt for letting her man continue to act in movies even after marriage, by the way!)
This tweet by one stand-up comic about another
— Abijit Ganguly (@AbijitG) January 23, 2023
Anubhav Singh Bassi is a well-known stand-up comic who seems cast in the archetypal ‘best friend’ role in the film. Another popular stand-up comic Abhijit Ganguly was seen plugging a mate’s film.
The return of Ranbir ‘comic timing’
— Harminder 🍿🎬🏏 (@Harmindarboxoff) January 16, 2023
A lot of fans are noting that Ranbir Kapoor will be seen in a comic role movie after some considerable time. His more recent releases Shamshera and Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva came after a 4-year hiatus and were not exactly light-hearted films. That said, it beggars the imagination that the short clip in the tweet qualifies as ‘comedy’; where a woman is seen to be slyly but viciously attacking another. This is often the standard of ‘humour’ in our films… but that is a rant for another day.
Objectification both ways?
— . (@rajkbest) January 23, 2023
We certainly see the female lead in a variety of brief clothing, but in this case it seems to cut both ways. Clearly the demographic that likes to lust over chiselled male abs is also being catered to here.
Why my expectations are low
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Director Luv Ranjan, who is awaiting the release of his upcoming theatrical rom-com, ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar’, finally broke his silence on why his films always have a female as the antagonist.
— Indian Loop (@indianloop) January 24, 2023
The filmmaker here is Luv Ranjan who has previously brought us films like Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, De De Pyaar De. If there is something that is common in each of these films it is that they are ‘bro’ films where the woman is always cast in the role of the manipulative, evil seductress.
We usually see trite stories about the hapless man caught in the snare of the scheming, grasping woman… is Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar going to be another? We shall know soon enough, on 8th March.