Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar” (TJMM) is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Luv Ranjan and written by Rahul Mody and Luv Ranjan. The film is produced by Luv Films and T-Series Films, and stars Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. Anubhav Singh Bassi, Dimple Kapadia, and Boney Kapoor also feature in pivotal supporting roles. The film is scheduled to release in 2023.
|Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar|
|Directed by||Luv Ranjan|
|Written by||Rahul Mody
|Story by||Luv Ranjan|
|Produced by||Luv Ranjan
|Cinematography||Santhana Krishnan Ravichandran|
|Edited by||Akiv Ali
Chetan M. Solanki
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
The film was theatrically released on 8 March 2023, coinciding with the Holi weekend.
The plot of the romantic comedy film revolves around Rohan Arora, also known as Mickey, who is the son of a wealthy businessman, Ramesh Arora. He lives in Delhi with his family and, along with his best friend, Manu Dabbas, works secretly as a breakup consultant, helping people break up with their partners. While in Spain for Manu’s bachelor party, Mickey meets Tinni, who is a friend of Manu’s fiancée, Kinchi, and the two hook up, falling in love with each other.
Upon returning from Spain, Manu and Kinchi get married, and Mickey and Tinni introduce each other to their families. Both families accept their relationship and start preparing for their wedding. However, Tinni feels that she is not ready for marriage and decides to break up with Mickey. Unaware that she is talking to Mickey, Tinni calls the breakup consultant to seek help in breaking up with him. Mickey suggests that they match their horoscopes, but the plan fails as their horoscopes align perfectly. When Mickey discovers that Tinni is the client, he decides to play along and suggests a series of tests to try to break them up.
Mickey suggests a “jealousy test” and a “loyalty test,” but Tinni’s attempts to make Mickey jealous or cheat on her fail. When Mickey asks Tinni the reason for breaking up, she reveals that she wants to live independently after marriage and not with his family. Mickey, who loves his family deeply, decides to break off the marriage, and Tinni leaves for London.
Sometime later, they meet again at Kinchi’s baby shower, and Tinni injures her foot while dancing. Mickey and his family take care of her, and Tinni realizes the value of living together as a family. Mickey’s niece reveals the truth to Tinni about Mickey posing as the breakup consultant. Tinni confronts Mickey and expresses her disappointment that he did not try to sort out the matter with her, even after knowing the truth. She confesses that she still loves him and is leaving for London. However, Mickey’s family convinces him not to let her go and compromise his love for them. They rush to the airport and propose to Tinni to marry Mickey, and she accepts. The film ends with Mickey and Tinni getting married and living happily together as a family.
- Ranbir Kapoor as Rohan ‘Mickey’ Arora
- Shraddha Kapoor as Nisha ‘Tinni’ Malhotra
- Anubhav Singh Bassi as Manu Dabbas
- Dimple Kapadia as Renu Arora, Mickey’s mother
- Boney Kapoor as Ramesh Arora, Mickey’s father
- Hasleen Kaur as Minny, Mickey’s sister
- Inayat Verma as Sweetu, Mickey’s niece
- Monica Chaudhary as Kinchi, Manu’s wife
- Rajesh Jais as Mr. Malhotra, Tinni’s father
- Ayesha Raza Mishra as Mrs. Malhotra, Tinni’s mother
- Kartik Aaryan in a cameo appearance
- Nushrat Bharucha in a cameo appearance
The announcement for the untitled romantic comedy film was made on 20th December 2019 with a release date set for 26th March 2021. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release was postponed to 18th March 2022. But the delay in filming caused another delay, and the film’s release was rescheduled to 26th January 2023, coinciding with Indian Republic Day. The final release date was decided to be 8th March 2023, coinciding with the Holi festival.
Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor were cast as the leads, marking their first project together. Dimple Kapadia and producer Boney Kapoor were also cast, playing Ranbir’s parents. The film marks the acting debut of stand-up comedian Anubhav Singh Bassi and actress Monica Chaudhary. Hasleen Kaur confirmed her presence in the film in January 2023.
Filming started on 8th January 2021 in Ghaziabad, with Ranbir and Shraddha. The second schedule began in July 2021 in Delhi, followed by the third schedule in Mumbai in August 2021 and another schedule in Delhi in November 2021. The next schedule took place in Mumbai in March 2022, followed by Spain and Mauritius in June 2022.
In July 2022, a song featuring Shraddha Kapoor was scheduled to be shot, but filming was halted when a fire broke out at the film set in Chitrakoot Grounds, Andheri. Tragically, a crew member named Manish Devashi lost his life, while another man from the lighting department was injured. The song was shot a few days later, and the film was wrapped up in August 2022.
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar is an upcoming Indian film. The film’s title was released with an announcement video along with the first poster on 14 December 2022. The official trailer was released on 23 January 2023 in an event held in Mumbai. The film had a special screening on 7 March 2023, a day before release.
The music of the film is composed by Pritam. All lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The soundtrack consists of four songs:
- “Tere Pyaar Mein” – released on 1 February 2023.
- “Pyaar Hota Kayi Baar Hai” – released on 10 February 2023.
- “Show Me The Thumka” – released on 21 February 2023.
- “O Bedardeya” – released on 4 March 2023.
Theatrical The film was released on 8 March 2023, coinciding with the Holi festival.
Home Media The satellite and digital rights of the film were acquired by Netflix and Sony Max.
Critical response Upon release, Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar received mixed reviews from critics. The film was praised for its direction, music, cinematography, and performances of the cast, with particular praise directed towards Ranbir and Shraddha’s performances. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama termed the film as a “refreshing take on romance and relationship” and praised Ranjan’s direction. Himesh Mankad of Pinkvilla wrote that the film “celebrates family emotions with comedy”. Akash Bhatnagar of Bollywood Bubble stated that the film is “all that a millennial romcom should be”. Renuka Vyavahare of The Times of India stated that the film has “humour and heart at the right place”. Titas Chowdhury of News 18 termed the chemistry between the leads as “pappable and sizzling” and the music as the “strong point of the film”. Tushar Joshi of India Today wrote that the film’s “latter half and peppy climax redeem its lazy first half and making it a worthy entertainer”.