Rating: 1.5/5 stars (One-and-a-half stars)
Star cast: Vivek Oberoi, Neha Sharma, Shishir Sharma, Nasser
What’s Good: A tried and tested chemical formula of Rom-Coms.
What’s Bad: Uninteresting plot. Shabby acting. Tacky Humor.
Loo break: Innumerable.
Watch or Not?: No. Sweet humored notoriety suits Munnabhai not Jayantabhai. Carry along pillows and quilt; this movie will treat your Insomnia better than any shrink.
In the land of ‘Bhaigiri’ lives a sweet and Adorable Gangster Jayantabhai. One fine day, destiny plots a chanced encounter and he meets the whacky and beautiful enemy Simran (rechristened Bhadotri). Sparks fly between the two in the most uncommon of ways and wham! They are puppy doggishly in love with each other.
Like romantic comedies go, there are hiccups in order to create a pseudo climax. With Real Daddy issues and Gangster Daddy issues, the film creates a series of unnecessary problems. The age old question of Rom Coms is well maintained – So do they finally end up together in the end? Or whether their love falters and succumbs to the pressures of fate?
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story Review: Script Analysis
The same old script is nauseating much! The film lacks luster, grandeur and wit of romantic comedies – enough to be a blemish. While crime romance films are quite interesting if well fabricated, the story itself is flawed in this case. It is like an empty mousse with its richness gone bland. The film does have its share of light hearted humor enwrapped in wit that stenches. Bursting with mediocre entertainment, it tries its best to paint a legible picture. The only energetic bits are when Vivek and Neha are romancing each other. The chemistry is viable but forgettable and is not really endearing. Falling in the same terrain as a series of its predecessors, the movie very desperately tries to claw at the warmth of the Munnabhai series. While Hirani’s stories are essentially magical in its fabric, this movie fails you by being shallow and dampens your spirits.
The film’s story is anything but innovative and what’s worse is that it fails to reproduce any good from the charming formula of Opposites attract. One can hope for the film to do well in single screens, but it is a multiplex disaster for the terrible entertainment it manages to deliver. The film is a pathetic cocktail of needless humor. The romance is cheeky but with the story being so weak, one can only do that little for the film.
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story Review: Star Performances
To be honest, while watching the film my mind kept going back to the charming and suave lover boy image Vivek donned in Saathiya. His good acting has blurred out in our memories because it was that long ago! This man has lost his edge in trying very hard to fit into the stereotypical moulds of Bollywood tailored roles. He is not even half the actor he was in Saathiya or in Company for that matter. However I admit this judgment of mine is based on a film which is awfully weak. The film does very little to defend any of its actors for that matter. Vivek’s Tapori lingo and safe work tries hard to push the film but the not-so-dignified dim witted screenplay butchers it all.
Neha Sharma is straight out of Barbie Land posing as the Angelina Jolie of tinsel town. She is bimbo-ishly silly and outrageously dumb (Sorry, for being racist) She is annoyingly irritating and sleazy. The only thing that works in her favor is her looks but has clearly done zero effort to enhance anything else at all.
The other characters are simply as misplaced as the film itself. It really shocks me opine that even saas bahu serials have a better level of acting.
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects
It feels terrible to slam someone’s work that is dripping off his sweat and blood. But, this film will make you sweat. It is immensely tiresome to watch something as foolish as Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story. The weak direction rambles on pointlessly only to culminate into a pointless climax. The music does no good to the film overall besides the songs sung by Atif Aslam which is definitely soothing. The mash up songs is strikingly good. The movie’s editing is decent. I guess even they couldn’t figure out means to fix up the damaged plot.
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story Review: The Last Word
A slim story with incorrigible humor just goes on to prove our parents right; we must stay away from bad company – the likes of Jayantabhai! *Poppes a Disprin*
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story Trailer
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story released on 15th February, 2013.
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