Stars: Suzanna Mukherjee, Sidhant Kapur, Nikhil Sabharwal, Iris Maity, Ankit Gupta, Jyoti Bhardwaj, Chirag Farmahan, Darpan Malik and Naveen Kaushik.
Director: Amit Khanna
Release Date: 13 January 2012
Music: Gulraj Singh
Producer: Kshitij Chaudhary
Tutiya Dil is another story depicting the lives of the Gen-X, their relationships, break-ups, complications and heartaches. As of late, many youth based movies have come, like Mujhse Fraandship Karoge, Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Delhi Belly, which in spite of being small scale films, appealed to all the generations, especially the younger crowds as they could relate to them. Tutiya Dil meanwhile lacks the wit and the grip in the storylines that these movies had. It is the same repetitive, monotonous story of relationships that many movies in the past have already portrayed.
It starts with Rhea (Suzzana Mukherjee), breaking up with her new boss, Karan (Nikhil Sabharwal). She, otherwise being a vibrant levelheaded girl, loses confidence in herself after this sour breakup when she discovers that her boyfriend had been two-timing her. She visits a psychiatrist to get counseling too, such is her situation after the incident.
She is heartbroken and homeless. It is then that Karan (Sidhant Kapur) shelters her and helps her overcome her breakup. He is a carefree, nonchalant guy who is also a womanizer but has an emotional side to him and helps her get over her heartbreak. Her best friend Anu (Iris Maity), a true feminist also supports her through this.
It is then that Rhea starts writing as an anonymous columnist in order to convince women all over the city that men are basically born to deceive women. She starts a sort of anti-male movement. Her columns become extremely famous and her life becomes even more chaotic.
The movie has an average storyline. Till the first half it comes across as an enjoyable movie but lacks the humour that movies of the same genre like Pyaar ka Punchnama can boast of. There is no outrageous sexual humour like those other ones had. The second half is long and dragged. Even the music doesn’t do much to help the movie pick up pace. It is catchy in bits and parts but overall quite slow.
The newbie director, Amit Khanna has evidently put in his best efforts. The screenplay and direction in certain scenes is praiseworthy. The performances by the newcomers are also noticeably good. Sidhant Kapur has done a very good job, especially in the scene where he and Suzanna get drunk. The movie was good when compared with the standards of debutants. Some characters weren’t defined appropriately or were incomplete, which led to a sketchy storyline.
One thing, which is appreciable about the movie, is that the dialogues aren’t the same, conventional dramatic dialogues of the typical Hindi films. They are more natural and appealing. The music was sort of dreary and is not likely to make a mark since the movies as well as the songs weren’t publicized well enough. The costumes though, were trendy and stylish and are something to watch out for in the movie.
Relationship and drama are genres, which need to be dealt with, with finesse and passion now. Movies like this cannot make a mark so easily unless they have a powerful and impactful tale to tell, and somehow this one just missed the fizz. Results at the box-office will definitely not be overwhelming, like everybody expected out of a mediocre budget, weak star cast movie like this. It will fail to enrapture audiences of any generation.