Titu is going to marry a perfect woman named Sweety. Titu's best-friend Sonu doubts Sweety's character and tries to break the marriage while Sweety tries to do opposite and which leads to war between Bromance and Romance.
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Set in the small-town of Bareilly, Bitti is a free-spirited young girl who lives life on her own terms and refuses to be pressured into getting married. Her life takes a shift when she meets Chirag Dubey and Pritam Vidrohi.
Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati's beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.
We have always been told that "Marriage" is a marriage between two families. 'Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety' explores the new age version of the same belief where "Marriage" is a marriage between two friend circles. What happens when you decide to get married, but your best friend and your girlfriend can't see eye to eye. Sonu and Titu are childhood friends. Titu has always been a naïve lover, who falls in love easily and Sonu has always had to step in to save him. But Sweety is the perfect bride and Titu is head over heels in love with her. Sonu's instinct to protect Titu at whatever cost, makes him feel that she's too good to be true. What ensues is a war between the best friend and the bride to be. While Sweety is trying to impress Titu and the family alike, Sonu is out to sabotage the utopian romance.
Possessive boy tries to save his boyfriend from marriage, set to songs
SPOILER: Ok, the heading got your attention. This well-made, if over the top, Bollywood comedy, explores a variation to the "mother of the bride" theme.
Tipu is an effeminate boy, whose parents want him to marry the beautiful Sweety. He falls in love with her immediately, but the cuckoo in the nest is Tipu's best friend Sonu, who shares an apartment, BMW car and family with Tipu. Afraid that he will no longer be number one in his friend's life, Sonu begins scheming to destroy the marriage, doing so with a feline expertise rarely found in the male sex. Unfortunately, for him, Sweety proves she is quite able at human manipulation, and the movie swings comically between each party's machinations to influence Tipu.
The movie has a darker theme, which is its undercurrent of misogyny and uncorrected assumption that women should be bed partners only but never life partners. This antiquated theme was popular in the 1970s but most people would have bekieved that society has moved akong since then. Attempts to turn the audience against Sweety by her admitting a domineering personality and a desire to separate the two best friends are betrayed by the fact that she is merely the opposite of thhe emasculated hero and the riposte, so what?, that's marriage, yar.
It is worrisome that, in the post-Weinstein, 21st century, women are still seen as easy targets to blame for male inadequacies. To make matters worse, the three other main characters are two-dimensional stereotypes, of two hen-pecked male family members, Tipu's grandfather and his effeminate best friend, who spend the entire movie attempting to prove their maleness by smoking cigars and drinking whiskey, while at the same time hiding from character 3, the frightening-looking grandmother, who holds the purse strings in the family.
The dialogue is funny and the music and dance sequences excellent, though there is an artificially about the lavish lifestyle and the way of life in the Netherlands (where outdoor synchronised water sports appear to be an important part of every bachelor party).
In true parody, at the end of the movie, I was left praising the strong female character and attacking the male characters as spineless she-men, with my wife disagreeing strongly.
Despite the moral question marks, this was a good film, and might be a good choice for a group of young people who want a controversial theme they can discuss afterwards.
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