TBMAUJ presents a confident yet bewildering narrative that keeps viewers searching for depth, only to find none. It's a journey of false hope and befuddlement, reminiscent of similar experiences in past films like "Bawaal."
The film presents a narrative oblivious to its own contradictions, particularly in its portrayal of modern romance. Despite hints at self-aware critique, TBMAUJ ultimately fails to deliver any meaningful commentary.
Aryan's relationship with Sifra reflects a disturbing dynamic of mansplaining and power imbalance. The film's failure to address this effectively turns its attempt at satire into an endorsement of toxic masculinity.
Despite ample opportunities for satire and critique, TBMAUJ falls short, opting for adolescent humor over meaningful commentary. The portrayal of Sifra's lack of agency in Aryan's family is particularly disappointing.
While Kriti Sanon delivers a fittingly robotic performance, Shahid Kapoor's portrayal of Aryan fails to resonate, presenting an unlikable character mistaken for likable by the film. The potential for deeper exploration is squandered.
Towards the end, TBMAUJ briefly teases a subversion of its own narrative, hinting at rebellion and feminism. However, these moments are fleeting, leaving viewers disappointed by the lack of follow-through and depth in the film's message.