Jabariya Jodi: Review, Cast, Budget, Painfully preachy, without an ounce of unpredictability

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Synopsis:

Jabariya Jodi (forced couple) is a Hindi language romantic comedy movie. It revolves around a young goon and local politician’s son, whose idea of social service is kidnapping dowry demanding grooms and forcing them to commit to a marriage, up until he reunites with his childhood friend who makes him have a change of heart.  

Summary:

Director: Prashant Singh
Producer: Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Shailesh R Singh
Writer Sanjeev K Jha
Production Balaji Motion Pictures, Karma Media & Entertainment, ALT Entertainment
Music: Tanishk Bagchi, Vishal Mishra, Sachet Parampara, Ramji Gulati, Ashok Master
Cinematography: Vishal Sinha
Editor: Ritesh Soni
Language: Hindi
Budget: ₹22 crores
Release Date: 9th August 2019
Box Office Collection:Not yet collected

Jabariya Jodi Story:

Jabariya Jodi revolves around a life of a local young goon, Abhay Singh, in Bihar whose idea of “Samaj Seva” was to stop dowry in his own unique way. He would abduct the grooms getting married in his area and force them to marry the girl without having to pay for any dowry. His father is a local politician who effectively holds the strings in his son’s life.

While Abhay would do this for free, his father would take a hefty fee from the bride for the service. He also controlled Abhay in a way oblivious to him, thus weakening their dynamic. Abhay hopes are become the MLA in the future to come and battle the evil of Dowry in his own way. The future for him holds no place for love and believes that marriage is a trap for all those men who are convinced that it is going to provide them with “happiness”.

This is until he is reunited with his childhood best friend who moved back into town. Babli Yadav is a free-spirited, bold, “bindass” girl who eventually wants to get married to someone. She doesn’t really care for consent and is ready to conform to the social norm that all girls must get married. When Babli is back in Abhay’s life, he is confused between his current job as a “dowry abductee” and the routine life of marriage to Babli.

Babli gains the reputation of ‘Babli Bomb’ after she beats up her boyfriend when she is stood up at her marriage. Like any romantic comedy, this one too has a secret admirer who never gets the chance to be with his love. In this case, it was Balbir, who never got Babli’s love requited, while she pined after Abhay. Abhay though confused throughout the movie eventually chose the path of marriage and the two eventually get married.

Jabariya Jodi Cast:

  • Siddharth Malhotra as Abhay Singh
  • Parineeti Chopra as Babli Yadav
  • Javed Jaffrey as Abhay’s father
  • Sanjay Mishra as Babli’s father
  • Aparshakti Khurana as Balbir
  • Ruslaan Mumtaz as Kush
  • Chandan Roy Sanyal as Guddu
  • Neeraj Sood as Verma Ji
  • Arfi Lamba as Jeetu
  • Yogith Rathore as Abhay’s sister
  • Sheeba Chaddha as Abhay’s mother
  • Mohit Baghel as Halla
  • Gurket Kaur as young Babli
  • Aaryan Arora as young Abhay
  • Sharad Kapoor as Lallan Singh
  • Alankrita Sahai
  • Eli Avram

Jabariya Jodi Review:

Jabariya Jodi aims at educating people about the horrible practice of dowry still prevalent in the rural parts of India, but the way it has been scripted is nothing short of ludicrous. Making Siddharth Malhotra the hero makes people think that the way he goes about eliminating the evil is ethical. It fails to hit the point in many ways.

While there are specks of comedy scattered throughout the film, I wouldn’t call it a “comedy” per say, plainly because it just wasn’t entertaining enough and seemed to be dragged on.

The casting was highly inappropriate for the roles, as neither Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra look the part of local goon and rural girl. The accents, however, hit home and were spot and Parineeti Chopra fans will be delighted to know that their fave has once again struck with a phenomenal performance, despite the dry plot.

The movie is as predictable as it gets and seems to be too long. The typical love triangle of a girl falling for a bad boy and a nice boy loving the girl is too overplayed and definitely doesn’t impress me.

While Parineeti’s acting was great, her character was a contraindication to everything she portrayed. A strong woman craving to conform to the norms of marriage? The sad portrayal of feminism if you ask me.

All in all the movie was a strict one time watch, which should have been shorter than it was.      

Jabariya Jodi  Budget:

The budget for the movie was set at a strict 22 crores, for production and marketing as well.

Jabariya Jodi Songs:

Khadke Glassy

Youtube link-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcDw4h3SUfI

Zilla Hilela

Youtube link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LgupTp8A5M

Ki Honda Pyaar

Youtube link-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFlCKQZdm-k

Macchardani

Youtube link-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNCYUaIqzKc

Dhoonde Akhiyaan

Youtube link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cvEdNkUF5Y

Khwaab Faroshi

Youtube link-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXDp1Ib6Nv0

Jabariya Jodi Trailer

The Teaser was released on Youtube. The trailer introduces the characters of the film and forms a good basis of understanding as to what the film entails. The film shows the full-on “gundagiri” exhibited by Arjun aka. Siddharth Malhotra in the movie and introduces us to the bomb named Babli Yadav and their journey.

Jabariya Jodi Release Date:

The romantic comedy Hindi language movie was released on 9th august 2019.

Jabariya Jodi Photos:

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