Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (transl.Sonu's Titu's Sweety) is a 2018 Indian Hindi comedy film directed and written by Luv Ranjan whose banner Luv Films co-produced it along with T-Series.[1] The film was jointly distributed by T-Series and AA Films with editing by Akiv Ali.[3] Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety features Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh in main roles of Sonu, Sweety and Titu respectively.[4] Supporting starcast includes Alok Nath and Ishita Raj Sharma with a cameo appearance by Sonnalli Seygall. The film marks the fourth collaboration of Bharucha and Aaryan with Ranjan, as well as the third time Singh and Sharma team up with the trio.[5]

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety - Movie Poster.jpg
Directed byLuv Ranjan
Written byRahul Mody
Luv Ranjan
Story byLuv Ranjan
Produced by
Starring
CinematographySudhir K. Chaudhary
Edited byAkiv Ali
Music byScore:
Hitesh Sonik
Songs:
Production
companies
Distributed byAA Films, T-Series
Release date
  • 23 February 2018 (2018-02-23)
Running time
138 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget20 crore[1]
Box officeest. 152.75 crore[2]

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety premiered in global cinemas on 23 February 2018, and became a surprising blockbuster.[6] The film surprised the audience and critics by surpassing 100 Crore Club domestically net, and wrapped up its Indian net gross at 1.09 billion.[7] Earning over 1.52 billion against budget of 200 million, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2018 and also emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film not featuring well-known and most popular superstars globally.[8]

In April 2020, co-producer and distributor T-Series owner Bhushan Kumar confirmed that a sequel named as Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety 2 is in works.[9]

PlotEdit

Desolate, Titu Mehra is grief-stricken as his girlfriend Pihu refuses to talk to him. Sonu, his best friend tells him she is not meant for him, as Titu is loving and caring while Pihu is possessive and callous. Sonu gives an ultimatum to Titu to choose between Pihu and him and Titu chooses him.

6 months laterEdit

Mehras tell Titu that a family is interested in getting him married to their caring, sensitive and clever daughter, Sweety Malhotra who is seemingly the 'ideal partner'. Sonu finds this very fishy but admits to Titu that she seems nice. He later finds out Sweety was going to marry another man, Rahul but that didn't work out as she was dominating, possessive, and once even drunk and created a scene in Goa.

On the engagement night, Sonu begins warming up to the idea of Titu and Sweety's wedding. However, she reveals she is a gold digger and challenges him she will throw him out of Titu's life and home very soon. Sonu confides in his grandfather Ghasitaram about the revelation. They bet between themselves to see if he can save Titu from Sweety. Titu is now engaged to Sweety.

She changes their caretaker and walks in on Sonu making out with a girl. She manipulates the family members and Titu into buying and naming a house after them. She turns it into a vegetarian household and controls Ghasitaram by threatening to reveal his dirty lies to Titu's grandmother. Sonu foresees Titu's imminent downfall; to protect him he plans a bachelor party for Titu in Amsterdam.

There, Sonu arranges Pihu to "accidentally" run into them after convincing her that Titu is still in love with her and he wants to help them get back. They return to India with Pihu; Sonu is happy to see a bothered Sweety after witnessing the closeness between Titu and Pihu. But Sweety reveals to Pihu that it was Sonu who broke Titu and her up in the first place and that Sonu is using her.

Titu, Ghasitaram, and Lalu volunteer to sort the situation but Sonu interjects saying Titu should decide for himself. Sonu helps prepare for the wedding but during the garland ceremony, he makes a final attempt and gives Titu the ultimatum again to choose between him and Sweety and walks away from the wedding in tears. Titu, in a fit of epiphany, reveals to Sweety that this is barely the second time he has ever seen Sonu cry, first time being three days after his mother's death when he was thirteen. Hence, Sonu's tears reveal that he is a lot more to Titu and firmly announces that if it is between Sonu or her, it will always be his best friend. The scene switches to Sweety standing in the mandap and coming to terms that her malicious tactics cannot always work.

After the narrow escape, Sonu, Titu, Ghasitaram, and Lalu are seen sitting and drinking by the pool, whilst Sonu discusses his own marriage plans, to the disgust of others.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

Luv Ranjan made the announcement about the film through his official Twitter account on 6 December 2016.[10][11] The shooting for the film began on 12 December 2016[12] while the title of the film was officially announced by Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh through a YouTube video on 16 June 2017.[13]

"In India, they say that marriage happens between two families. But in cities, friends have become the new family. So for a marriage to work, it is imperative that your friends like the new person in your life and vice versa. It is saas-bahu with a twist."[14]

— Luv Ranjan on the idea behind the movie Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.

FilmingEdit

The shooting of the film has been done in Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Mumbai, Rishikesh and Georgia. The shooting of the film in Ghaziabad has been done in Rajnagar Sector 5. The shooting of this movie has also been done in Gurugram DLF CyberHub. Some of the scenes were shot in Noida at Mahagun Moderne and Mahagun Marvella.[15][16]

SoundtrackEdit

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Soundtrack album by
Released14 February 2018 (2018-02-14)[17]
Recorded2017–2018
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length30:13
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
External audio
  Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Rochak Kohli chronology
Aiyaary
(2018)
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
(2018)
Satyameva Jayate
(2018)
Yo Yo Honey Singh chronology
Ki & Ka
(2016)
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
(2018)
Mitron
(2018)
Amaal Mallik chronology
Golmaal Again
(2017)
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
(2018)
Badla
(2019)
Zack Knight chronology
Galtiyan
(2017)
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
(2018)
Till I Met You
(2018)
Guru Randhawa & Rajat Nagpal chronology
Tumhari Sulu
(2017)
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
(2018)
Dil Juunglee
(2018)
Saurabh-Vaibhav chronology
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
(2018)
Birbal Trilogy
(2018)
Singles from Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
  1. "Dil Chori"
    Released: 26 December 2017
  2. "Subah Subah"
    Released: 3 January 2018
  3. "Chhote Chhote Peg"
    Released: 18 January 2018
  4. "Bom Diggy Diggy"
    Released: 8 February 2018

The music of the film has been composed by Rochak Kohli, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Amaal Mallik, Guru Randhawa, Zack Knight, Saurabh-Vaibhav and Rajat Nagpal while lyrics have been penned by Kumaar, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Swapnil Tiwari, Zack Knight, Guru Randhawa, Singhsta and Oye Sheraa. The score is composed by Hitesh Sonik. The video of the song, "Dil Chori", which is a remake of the Hans Raj Hans' song "Dil Chori Sada Ho Gaya" was released on YouTube on 26 December 2017.[18] This song marks the comeback of Yo Yo Honey Singh after two years of suffering from bipolar disorder. The song "Subah Subah" was sung by Arijit Singh, Prakriti Kakar and Amaal Mallik was released on 3 January 2018. The song "Chhote Chhote Peg", which was a remake of the Hans Raj Hans' song "Dil Tote Tote Ho Gaya" from the movie Bichhoo, was sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar and Navraj Hans, was released on 18 January 2018.[19]

The song, "Bom Diggy Diggy", which is a party song, is a remake of the 2017 Punjabi-English song "Bom Diggy" by British-Pakistani singer Zack Knight and British-Indian singer Jasmin Walia, and the chorus samples a Bengali folk song. The song was released on 8 February 2018.[20] The music album of the film was released by T-Series on 14 February 2018 on Valentines Day.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Dil Chori"Yo Yo Honey Singh, Singhsta, Oye SheraaYo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey Singh, Simar Kaur, Ishers3:46
2."Subah Subah"KumaarAmaal MallikArijit Singh, Prakriti Kakar, Amaal Mallik4:37
3."Chhote Chhote Peg"Yo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar, Navraj Hans3:24
4."Bom Diggy Diggy"Zack Knight, KumaarZack KnightZack Knight, Jasmin Walia3:58
5."Kaun Nachdi"Guru RandhawaGuru Randhawa, Rajat NagpalGuru Randhawa, Neeti Mohan3:03
6."Lakk Mera Hit"KumaarRochak KohliSukriti Kakar, Mannat Noor, Rochak Kohli3:54
7."Tera Yaar Hoon Main"KumaarRochak KohliArijit Singh4:24
8."Sweety Slowly Slowly"Swapnil TiwariSaurabh-VaibhavMika Singh3:07
Total length:30:13

Box officeEdit

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety collected 156.46 crore worldwide.

IndiaEdit

In India, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety grossed 6.42 crore nett on its opening day. It earned ₹9.34 crore and 10.81 crore in its next two days respectively,[21] taking total opening weekend collection to 26.57 crore. It managed to hold in working days, subsequently collecting 45.94 crore in its first week. The film grossed ₹29.77 crore and ₹17.93 crore in its second and third week respectively, thus having a three weeks total of 93.64 crore.[22] Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety entered the 100 Crore Club in its fourth week on 25th day and collected 8.88 crore in that week. It ran for a total of 63 days (nine weeks) in cinemas and collected 4.25 crore, 1.69 crore, 0.37 crore, 0.10 crore and 0.02 crore in its fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth week respectively, thus taking its total nett lifetime collection to 108.95 crore in India. Box Office India declared Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety a blockbuster. The gross collection of the film in India is 139.46 crore.

ReceptionEdit

While some commentators praised the humour, some were critical of the misogynistic plot.[7] On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval score of 40% based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 4/10.[23]

Rajeev Masand of CNN-News18 gave the film a rating of 3 out of 5 and said that, "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety has a strange kind of earnestness in its juvenile ambitions. I was uncomfortable with its decidedly women-bashing stand, but I enjoyed the film's silly, relentless humor."[24] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave the film 2 stars out of 5; she wrote that the film was "breezey enough", and provides some laughs, some of which escape involuntarily. She responded negatively to the film's misogyny: "Luv Ranjan's fourth feature is as simplistic and sexist as it has been right from his first." She was also critical of the performances of the central duo of Singh and Aaryan.[25] Renuka Vyavahare of The Times of India gave the film a rating of 3.5 out of 5 saying that, "Despite its misogynistic nature, Ranjan's lighthearted approach to counter gender stereotypes in modern relationships makes his take fascinating."[26] Sweta Kausal of Hindustan Times gave the film a rating of 1 out of 5 and said that, "Nushrat Barucha, Karthik Aryan and Sunny Singh return in an unfunny tale with misogyny as its reigning feature."[27] Sameeksha of News18 gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5 saying that, "the film is a great entertainer in the anti-women genre, but sadly for Ranjan, it is not a proper category yet and thus the film deserved to called a sexist, 'eye-roll' worthy ride which will leave you frustrated and angry by the end of it.".[28]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Date Of Ceremony Awards Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Reference
December 2018 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards India Dynamic Performer Award Kartik Aaryan Won [29]
December 2018 25th Screen Awards Best Music Amaal Mallik, Guru Randhawa, Rochak Kohli, Saurabh–Vaibhav, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Zack KnightSonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Nominated [30]
December 2018 Masala! Awards Best Actor Kartik Aaryan Won [31]
16 February 2019 Mirchi Music Awards Listener's Choice Album of the Year Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Won [32][33]
Listener's Choice Song of the Year Dil Chori Won
Song of The Year "Bom Diggy Diggy" Nominated
Album of The Year Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Nominated
Lyricist of The Year Kumaar – "Tera Yaar Hoon Main" Nominated
Upcoming Female Vocalist of The Year Jasmin Walia – "Bom Diggy Diggy" Nominated
23 March 2019 Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Rochak Kohli, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Amaal Malik, Guru Randhawa, Zack Knight, Saurabh-Vaibhav and Rajat Nagpal Nominated [34]
Best Lyricist Kumaar – Tera Yaar Hoon Main Nominated
Best Playback Singer (Male) Tera Yaar Hoon Main – Arijit Singh Nominated

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