Jabariya Jodi Movie Review: It is remarkable to see a film about the pressing social problems in a country. Plus, audiences could be amused by tucking the story into a few and a half hours of imbecile fun in addition to the sheer amount of hilarity with a steadfast and psychotic storyline. This is what the film’s director, Jabariya Jodi, Prashant Singh, did.
The film revolves around a widespread phenomenon in the country, namely ‘Pakadwa Vivaah’ or forced marriage. Pakadwa Vivaah or forced marriage is extremely common in a few Indian states, UP and Bihar. During a forced marriage, the low-paid henchmen or criminals kidnap eligible bachelors and force them to marry any girl at gunpoint.
|Name of the movie||Jabariya Jodi|
|Star Cast||Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Aparshakti Khurana, Sanjay Mishra, Javed Jaffrey|
|Film genre||Romance, comedy, drama|
|Music director||Tanishk Bagchi, Vishal Mishra, Sachet-Parampara, Ramji Gulati, Ashok Mastie, Joel Crasto|
|Producer||Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Shailesh R. Singh|
|Production company||Balaji Motion Pictures, Karma Media & Entertainment,
|Movie running time||2 hours 24 min|
Since this is a serious crime if it takes place anywhere else in the country or in the world, there is a silver lining to the whole scenario. Technically, the criminals are helping the families of the women who cannot afford to pay a substantial dowry that the boy’s family demands during marriage.
Siddharth Malhotra plays Abhay Singh, the Bahubali of Patna. Abhay was brainwashed by his womanizing father, played by Javed Jaffery, who says it’s a noble thing to do for the sake of society.
But when Abhay’s long-lost puppy love, Babli Yadav, played by Parineeti Chopra, returns to his life, he changes his mind. Audiences also found Siddharth smoking chillum throughout the movie and wearing the authentic tramp outfit. Siddharth Malhotra wore every color known to man; nevertheless, the outfit is too sophisticated to convince him to be a tramp.
Review of Jabariya Jodi
The film is the directorial debut for Prashant Singh and just in case, the director played the actors of Hasee Toh Phasee (2014). However, the film did not deliver the social message it should have. On the other hand, it felt like Siddharth Malhotra was trying very hard to become a local Tapori. Malhotra tried his best.
In addition, Parineeti Chopra’s performance in the movie was commendable. She convinces the audience that she is a little village girl, and this is what made the story great. The protagonists’ performances were excellent. But there is one character who stole the show, Babli’s sleepwalking dad. Sanjay Mishra portrayed the role of a sleepwalking father. On the other hand, Aparshakti Khurana also brought Romeo’s flair along the way, which most movies of this era don’t show.
If the director had tried to keep the movie mindlessly funny, it would have been great. The film explores too many directions, but doesn’t do it justice. Another element, which is why the movie got mediocre, was the script that couldn’t keep the audience engaged for more than two hours. Nonetheless, the film did a fantastic job of comedic timing and dialogue rendering that will keep audiences laughing all the time.
Rating: 2.5 / 5
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