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JugJugg Jeeyo movie review: Randy and bawdy, Varun Dhawan-Kiara Advani film dilutes its big ideas

JugJugg Jeeyo movie review: JugJugg Jeeyo is a film about family and parenting. The main theme of the film can be thought of as ‘father’s success or failure comes from the choices he makes for his children’. This is a very true statement, and when there are no educated parents, things fall apart for their children. In this film, Anil Kapoor plays the role of an overworked dad as per his way of reasoning

The main characters in both films are girls (Jo and Jugjugg Jeeyo), who are highly intelligent but unfairly treated by their parents because of their gender. They are also both indigent in their personal lives and have to fight for themselves against a patriarchal society. Jo has a close bond with her father, whereas Jugjugg Jeeyo is an orphan who takes care of a sick mother and earns money by selling matchsticks.

 

JugJugg Jeeyo movie review: Randy and bawdy, Varun Dhawan-Kiara Advani film dilutes its big ideas

A heterogeneous tag line hints that this film has something for everyone. It is ridiculous to claim that JugJugg Jeeyo does not form an integral part of its own story. You would struggle to understand the plot if it weren’t for the presence of a love-rat who at one point comes dangerously close to being a star in his own right. The film is bound to make a significant impact in numerous ways. The story of Bhim-Geeta is one of the most popular ones in Hindi cinema. The film takes it to a new level when Bhim (Anil Kapoor), and Geeta [Neetu Kaplan] find themselves at the brink. It is a radical idea for a Hindi film, to entertain the notion that Papaji the provider or Mummyji can imagine a happy-never after. Dharma Productions’ Raj Mehta all set to entertain with his wild, funny and thought provoking movie ‘Thunk’. Dharma Productions is known for its bold and innovative marketing plans whilst delivering quality films . Thunk will be the second film of the banner after Om Shanti Om which was a huge success at box office.

Switch off the TV and forget your worries with this film. It is very easy to get attracted to Kukoo & Naina’s story who are both in power-suits and trying to climb the corporate ladder. He is working low-paying jobs and doing a bad job of being mean to each other. “JugJugg Jeeyo” is in a hurry to get back to Patiala where the marriage between ‘choti’ Ginny and ‘Prajakta Koli’ is taking place. Everyone needs to behave well until it’s over.

The same old story. Every time the film gets serious and spiky, it falls back to the Big Fat Punjabi Wedding, complete with lavish sets and costumes,’shor-sharaaba’ and ‘naach-gaana’. It does. In a few impressive sequences, Naina & Geeta fight each other; however, their arguments lack weight. In another sequence, Madhuri shares deepest feelings with Geeta and makes an impromptu sorority.

But when you are a woman and above all, an independent woman, who owns the freedom to make decisions that matter, it’s not easy. But when you are a woman and above all, an independent woman, who owns the freedom to make decisions that matter, it’s not easy. Neetu Kapoor’s Geeta could have been a bit more brave: it is clear that her separation from home and hearth was temporary. Koli, a new entrant leaves a mark and Advani is in my prayers for a break out role.

The movie has its moments but its core premise is flawed. If it’s a comedy, it could be funny but if it’s supposed to be serious then things get muddled. Like Mehta’s previous film which stayed true to its outlandish premise, the film works best when it is completely committed to being raunchy and bawdy, without ever trying too hard. Maniesh Paul plays Gurpreet, the local stud, who is wearing co-ordinated sets and owns a gym. He also keeps money in his drawer and beer in his locker. It’s a great film.’

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