With 2008 blockbuster hit "Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na" under his belt, one would expect Abbas Typrewala to dish out an equivalent with "Jhoota Hi Sahi". Sadly it doesn't reach the same zenith but then its its not too bad either. Its a nice light-hearted romantic comedy packed with some decent performances. The first-half sails like a breeze. The way "couple hand-picked in heaven" waiting to bump into each other on earth amongst sinful mortals is well fleshed out. And yes, the ode to "Notting Hill" is clearly visible. Its the second half thats lets the graph down. The audience waits with bated breath for the penny- dropping moment, but it takes quite a while to reach there.
John Abraham upp's his performance bar. Quite natural indeed. Pakhi in real-life might be heroine-material but on screen she doesn't have what it takes. The other supporting cast have done a good job. Madhavan was probably doped when he signed the dotted line, he was awful. Anaitha Nair & Nandana Sen deserved more screen time.
Rahman's songs are very much below average (infact a touch of nonchalant is clearly visible)
As in his earlier outing this time around the director again packs in too many layers. Sadly its gets far too many and to extent that the narrative sometimes loses sight of the main plot. London as a backdrop doesn't add any value to the story.