While the John Abraham starrer Jhootha Hi Sahi had hit theaters with the fans of the actor harboring a lot of expectations, the film has come across as a modified version of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, feel critics.
Though the basic storyline is different, the character portrayed by John Abraham plays smart when he is over the phone speaking to his girlfriend, but gets tightlipped once when he has to face her. Does that remind us of a certain Surinder Sahni from a certain Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi?
While John Abraham’s girlfriend, played by Pakhi Tyrewala in the film, refers to him as Clarke Kent, neither John nor Jhootha Hi Sahi could soar up to the skies like Superman. The storyline revolves around Siddharth (John Abraham), whose phone number, due to some technical glitch gets mistakenly replaced by a suicide helpline number. And while Siddharth is busy solving suicidal problems, he chances upon Mishka (Pakhi Tyrewala) who too seeks his help while trying to end her life. And it is through their phone calls that the two get closer by the day, Siddharth also meeting the girl he loves, though without revealing his identity.
Like several other romantic comedies, Jhootha Hi Sahi too becomes predictable as the story progresses. The music scored by A R Rahman is not up to the mark but can pass off as good. It is John Abraham and Pakhi Tyrewala who steal the attention of the viewers.