Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: 11th December, 2020
Cast: Kiara Advani, Chirag Pardesi, Aditya Seal
Writer/Director: Abir Sengupta
Indoo Ki Jawani Box Office Review: Star Cast: Kiara Advani, Aditya Seal, Mallika Dua, Iqbal Khan, Rajesh Jais, Rakesh Bedi, Raghav Raj Kakker, Shivam Kakar, Chittaranjan Tripathy, Alka Badola Kaushal, Rajendra Sethi, Jitendra Rajput
Director: Abir Sengupta
Produced By: T-Series, Emmay Entertainment & Electric Apples
Indoo Ki Jawani Box Office Review: Expectations
Kiara Advani in her 6 years long Bollywood career has managed to make a huge mark. While she has done big films like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kabir Singh, Good Newwz and Laxmii in her career so far, her upcoming projects are also very interesting ones. Yes, I am talking about Shershaah, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Jugg Jugg Jeeyo.
Meanwhile, she plays the title role in her latest theatrical release Indoo Ki Jawani. The film which brings Kiara in the forefront for the first time was earlier slated to release on June 5, 2020 but got postponed due to pandemic. Now it has happened to be one of the early Bollywood films to hit cinemas in India post lockdown.
Indoo Ki Jawani is a limited budget film which features known faces but not someone who can pull the audience to cinemas in huge numbers. Still, it promises to be a fun entertainer so the trade is expecting the film to end the dry days of cinemas at least.
Indoo Ki Jawani Box Office Review: Impact
Indoo Ki Jawani released on Dec 11 and I watched it in the best cinema in Chandigarh. However, it was painful to see that only three people including me came to watch it. The scenario in bigger cities is better but not encouraging.
The film is a light entertainer and those who watch are likely to enjoy it. But when the opening is so low how much the word of mouth is going to help? In this case, the film could’ve done better if it was a really compelling watch. Even though it’s an enjoyable affair, it doesn’t come across as a ‘Must Watch’ which can evoke FOMO among the audience.
Then there’s the irony of reach. Indoo Ki Jawani will mostly appeal to the audience in smaller cities. But the problem is that its promos and music haven’t been popular enough to reach the masses. Without being aware of the film, how will the audience come to the cinemas to watch it? At the same time whatever visibility the film has got, it has got in big cities. Unfortunately, not many in the big cities will be able to enjoy it.
Indoo Ki Jawani Box Office Review: Final Verdict
Overall, Indoo Ki Jawani’s merits are far less than the resistance it faces at the box office. First of all, there’s COVID-19 pandemic which is enough to affect a huge part of the business. Then there’s a lack of reach and buzz.
Also, the film started on a very bad note today in single screens and non-national multiplexes. There were differences among makers and exhibitors regarding Content Delivery Charge and for the same reason it didn’t release in at least 400 cinemas. However, in the evening, the exhibitors got the approval and the film finally released in these properties.
In a situation like this, Indoo Ki Jawani won’t be able to make any mark at the box office. Though it has a free run of two weeks, it will be tough for the film to do a lifetime business of 5 crores.
Indoo Ki Jawani Movie Review Rating: 2.5/5 (Two & Half Stars)
Star Cast: Kiara Advani, Aditya Seal, Mallika Dua, Iqbal Khan, Rajesh Jais, Rakesh Bedi, Raghav Raj Kakker, Shivam Kakar, Chittaranjan Tripathy, Alka Badola Kaushal, Rajendra Sethi, Jitendra Rajput
Director: Abir Sengupta
What’s Good: The perfect combination of beauty and humour that Kiara Advani & Mallika Dua make together.
What’s Bad: Doesn’t use its potential to fullest.
Loo Break: Interval is good for that
Watch or Not?: If you have desperately waited to come back to cinemas with a decent time pass film, then you should definitely go for Indoo Ki Jawani.
Indira Gupta aka Indoo (Kiara Advani) is infamous in Ghaziabad for her ‘Jawani’. While everyone from young to old feels h*rny about her, she wants to marry her boyfriend Satish (Raghav Raj Kakker). However, Satish is not any different from anyone else. Like a typical commitment-phobic boyfriend, he is more interested in having s*x with Indoo and less in marrying her.
Indoo’s best friend Sonal (Mallika Dua) is her go-to person when it comes to taking love and life-related advice. When she suggests her to fulfil Satish’s demand and then have him in her control, she goes for it. However, Indoo is shocked to see him with another girl. Feeling revengeful, she tries to find a date for herself on a dating app ‘Dinder’ and fakes her name as ‘India’. This is where she finds Samar (Aditya Seal), a Pakistani tourist and things go haywire.
Indoo Ki Jawani Movie Review: Script Analysis
Amid pandemic, cinema lovers in India have been dying to watch a good entertainer. If not fully, Kiara Advani led Indoo Ki Jawani fulfils that desire to some extent. The coming of age comedy has several moments which make you giggle.
Abir Sengupta has written the story keeping in mind the audience of small cities. While it will be enjoyed by them, others who live in big cities may not like some jokes.
Kiara Advani & Mallika Dua make a perfect combination. The former looks terrific onscreen and lights it up with her beauty, Mallika Dua provides the comic relief. Although there’s nothing new about the comedy actor’s character in this film as she is still in the Tinder aunty zone, she manages to bring a smile on your face with some good jokes.
The screenplay could’ve been more entertaining though. Despite some funny moments, a lot of times it feels like there could’ve been more to it. I went to watch the film with limited expectations and it delivered more than expected. But while watching the film, I felt there was scope for more. There’s hardly any scene which makes you laugh out loud. Also it gets preachy towards the end.
Indoo Ki Jawani Movie Review: Star Performance
Kiara Advani is getting better and she is such a treat to watch in Indoo Ki Jawani. While she looks breathtaking on the big screen, it’s her performance which will make the fans super happy.
Aditya Seal looks charming and lends a decent performance.
Mallika Dua is funny but is getting stereotyped. She should really explore more in comedy now.
Indoo Ki Jawani also has many talented actors in supporting cast but not everyone has been utilised to their potential.
Raghav Raj Kakker (Inmates & Scam 1992 fame) & Shivam Kakar (Flames fame) are really amazing when it comes to comedy. However, there are very few scenes in Indoo Ki Jawani in which they shine. Rakesh Bedi, Chittaranjan Tripathy & Rajendra Sethi as Prem, Pran & Ranjit respectively have their own hilarious moments.