Jhootha Hi Sahi: A Romantic Comedy with a Soulful Soundtrack
Jhootha Hi Sahi is a 2010 Hindi film directed by Abbas Tyrewala and starring John Abraham, Pakhi Tyrewala, Raghu Ram and Manasi Scott. The film revolves around a bookstore owner who becomes a suicide helpline volunteer and falls in love with a caller who is on the verge of ending her life. The film explores the themes of love, friendship, honesty and self-discovery.
The film's soundtrack was composed by A.R. Rahman, who had previously collaborated with Tyrewala on the hit film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. The soundtrack consists of seven original tracks and two remix versions, with lyrics by Tyrewala himself. The soundtrack was released by Sa Re Ga Ma on 17 September 2010 and received critical acclaim for its fresh and innovative music. The soundtrack also holds the record for being the first album to be released on the LP record format after more than a decade.
The songs of Jhootha Hi Sahi are a blend of various genres, ranging from jazz to rock to qawwali. The album features singers like Rashid Ali, Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Karthik and Chinmayi. Some of the popular songs from the album are \"Call Me Dil\", \"Cry Cry\", \"Maiyya Yashoda\" and \"Do Nishaaniyan\". The song \"Call Me Dil\" also made it to the Limca Book of Records for being repeated 360 times on a radio channel in a single day across 15 cities in India.
Jhootha Hi Sahi is a film that offers a refreshing take on romance and comedy, with a soulful soundtrack that complements the story. The film is a must-watch for fans of John Abraham, Pakhi Tyrewala and A.R. Rahman.
The film was released on 22 October 2010 and received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the film for its performances, direction and music, while others criticized it for its weak script, editing and length. The film was also compared unfavorably to Tyrewala's previous film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. The film was a box office flop, earning only Rs. 10.91 crore in India and $0.5 million overseas, against a budget of Rs. 35 crore.
Despite the poor response at the box office, the film has gained a cult following among fans of John Abraham, Pakhi Tyrewala and A.R. Rahman. The film's soundtrack is still considered one of Rahman's best works and has been appreciated for its versatility and originality. The film's songs have also been used in various TV shows, advertisements and events. The film's DVD was released by Sa Re Ga Ma on 15 December 2010 and has sold well over the years.
Jhootha Hi Sahi is a film that deserves a second chance from the audience and critics alike. The film is a heartwarming tale of love and friendship that showcases the talents of its cast and crew. The film is a musical treat that will make you smile, cry and sing along.
The film also has some interesting trivia and facts that add to its charm. For instance, the film's title was changed several times before settling on Jhootha Hi Sahi. Some of the earlier titles were 1-800-Love, Call Me Dil and Cry Cry. The film's director Abbas Tyrewala also wrote the lyrics for the songs and cast his wife Pakhi Tyrewala as the female lead. Pakhi had earlier worked as a scriptwriter for Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na and made her acting debut with Jhootha Hi Sahi.
The film also features a cameo appearance by R. Madhavan, who plays the role of Mishka's ex-boyfriend Kabir. Madhavan had earlier worked with Tyrewala and Rahman in Rang De Basanti and Guru. Madhavan agreed to do the cameo as a friendly gesture and did not charge any fee for it. The film also has a cameo by Nandana Sen, who plays the role of Suhana Malik, an NGO volunteer who informs Sid about his number being printed on the suicide helpline fliers.
The film's soundtrack also has some unique features that make it stand out. The song \"Maiyya Yashoda\" is based on a traditional Rajasthani folk song and features vocals by Chinmayi and Javed Ali. The song \"Do Nishaaniyan\" has two versions, one sung by Sonu Nigam and the other by Rahman himself. The song \"Hello Hello\" is sung by Karthik and features rap by Blaaze. The song \"I've Been Waiting\" is sung by Vijay Yesudas and marks his debut in Hindi cinema. aa16f39245