Jhootha hi sahi - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Gen X - it takes everything in stride - pre-marital pregnancies, sexual orientation, double-timing - everything is cool. A group of friends excels in the leg-pulling game and has fun like you and I do. If only, they didn’t end up in a tiring climax that doesn't have a superlative or expletive to describe it. Quick quips are shot down by aimless sub-plots, songs and did I mention, awful climax.



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44 reviewers have given Jhootha hi sahi an average rating of 1.6/5.0 (?)

9 yays
24 nays
11 so-so

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So-So by Nishtha Bhatnagar, Alpha ...loopholes apart, the film is enjoyable and funny with some great performances... full review

So-So by Vivek Kar, AOL INDIA ...To be fair to Abbas, he has tried to lace a few humorous scenes into the main plot. ... full review

Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...keeps losing its grip repeatedly.... full review

Thumbs down Best Of Bollywood ...insipid, boring and has no enthusiasm in its content. ... full review

Thumbs down bigoye.com ...able to incorporate a few fun moments, characteristic of his hit film ‘Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Na’ (read bunch of friends, love triangles, hero running to meet his love in climax, etc) in this haywire tale but alas, the film disappoints... full review

So-So by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...It's not unwatchable and works as your Sunday afternoon film that makes you smile and even laugh... full review

So-So by Riddhi Mehta, Bollywood Chaska ...the writing and idea of the movie is fresh and new. The dialogues (Pakhi and Abbas Tyrewala) are nice.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...But the screenplay [Pakhi] is devoid of moments that bring a smile on your face at the end of the screening... full review

Thumbs down Bollywood Mantra ...The script by Abbas Tyrewala is very pale.... full review

Thumbs down desi hits ...John's painfully ordinary in speech, body language and clothes... full review

Thumbs down by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...Looking not only older than a more hip Abraham, Pakhi also needs an acting workshop to understand the difference between acting and overacting.... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Tyrewala, who wrote such gems as Munnabhai MBBS and Maqbool, has directed JHS from a script written by his wife Pakhi. For a guy so well-known for having written engaging dramas, it’s surprising he agreed to direct a script which is so scattered,... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot , Film Impressions ...All the funny moments and good lines pop up when the wet blanket of a leading lady is not around.... full review

So-So by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...the camaraderie between the friends, although unoriginal, is still refreshingly played out.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Venkatraghavan, Filmfare ...if only there was a helpline for narratives with suicidal tendencies…... full review

Thumbs up filmi cafe ...John Abraham looks convincing in his guy-next-door appearance.... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella , fullhyd.com ...It doesn't help that John Abraham isn't as much of an actor as, say, Ranbir Kapoor or Imran Khan - people who might have brought his character and the film to life... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...John Abraham is excellent in his geek role. You fall in love with his quaint mannerisms. ... full review

Thumbs up by Khushbu, Gomolo.in ...All of Sid’s friends are beautifully written characters… very well etched and the kinds that make you want to have a group like that... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ... Story is fresh and sweet, still it has some shades from Rishi Kapoor - Neetu Singh Starrer Rafoo Chakkar.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...Not sure what puzzles you more: the film, or its inspired casting.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...the central conflict appears too trivial for a film trying so hard to be contemporary.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...In all this mind numbing mix of faux philosophy, there is a Pakistani brother sister duo who keep saying janab and tauba to establish their nationality... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta , indian express ...The conversations between Pakistani Omar (Ram) and his pregnant sister Aliya (Varde) are hilarious; so is Aliya’s Brit boyfriend who stalks her with a ring. ... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...The jokes between Siddharth and his friends are sometimes too class-appealing.... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...As for the actors John makes a brave attempt to break away from his hunk image and tries his best to get into the garb of a regular Joe. However, he doesn't quite get the stutter right, which mars things a bit... full review

Thumbs up by Dunkdaft, Movies Music and Me ...The real star of the movie is John. This is undoubtedly his best performance ever. As a confident guy on phone and a stammering confused guy in real life, he acts !... full review

Thumbs down by Minty Tejpal, Mumbai Mirror ...Jhootha Hi Sahi is full of running gags, like a Japanese suitor who keeps wooing Raghu’s sister in bizarre ways, puns on characters names etc, all of which gets very irritating.... full review

Thumbs down by P Sudhir ARJUN, MyReviews ...Pakhi is a big flop, I wonder who had casted her... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Almost every hetrosexual character in the film has a crush on Mishka, including the neighbour’s adolescent son but it’s not clear why this is so.... full review

Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ...Raghu Ram does well in his first outing as an actor.... full review

So-So by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...The background score by A. R. Rahman is fantastic - no two opinions on that... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...For a script so hopelessly dependent on conversation, Jhootha Hi Sahi is one spark-free one on one. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Pakhi, on the other hand, is completely unfit to act.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Review and views uncensored ...Truly, you have to be a masochist to enjoy the trivial heart pings and pangs which Simple and Pills go through. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...There are other moments straight out of Hollywood fare like Notting Hill: the staged confusion when the group is covering up for Siddharth, the bumping into the ex-flame, the frenzied `now-or-never’ finale. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...This is a filler that wastes ace actor Madhavan's talent. ... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Pakhi is not heroine material and has no screen presence at all.... full review

So-So by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Multiple tracks of the storyline also go against the film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...a confident debut by Pakhi... full review

So-So by filmbear, Upper Stall ...Technically the film is sound, the budget being what it is. The camerawork is far superior to what we were treated to in Jaane Tu...... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...Rahman's score (apart from Cry Cry) sounds like a bootleg of Vishal-Shekhar and the background score fails to create any mood... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Abbas` fresh treatment and John’s excellent act as a stammering, fumbling bespectacled chap makes ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’ an exciting and a must watch. ... full review