Jayeshbhai Jordaar Review: Ranveer Singh and his ghagra paltan are a total firecracker

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Movie: Jayeshbhai Jordaar

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Shalini Pandey, Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah.

Director: Divyang Thakkar

Bollywood Bubble Rating: 3.5

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Ranveer Singh starrer Jayeshbhai Jordaar has finally been released and he is nothing less than a firecracker in the comedy-drama film. Jayeshbhai is a father of one as he is stuck between the regressive yet stringent rules of a Gujrati family. While his family wants a nanka, the gynaecologist sends Jayeshbhai’s hopes downhill when she says ‘Jai Mata Di’ announcing that he is having a Baby girl. While Jayeshbhai could not even hurt a fly, he is all set to take down anyone who comes in the way of the birth of his child.

Jayeshbhai Jordaar begins with a very shy Mudra (Shalini Pandey) chanting prayers under her breath as the gender of her baby is about to be revealed. Once it is established that Jayesh and Mudra are having a girl, the husband can’t think of anything except protecting his family and escaping from what will be their seventh abortion. But it will not be so easy because no matter how far away they run, the labyrinth always brings them back home.

 

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This is the first time that Ranveer is seen playing the role of a father. Singh is seen as a doting father who will find it hard to stand up to his own father (Boman Irani) but when all hell breaks he will also not back away from giving what seemed like the ultimate dhamki in his setting ‘kaat dalunga mein apna’. Ranveer has caught on to the typical Gujrati accent and his looks from the bright gold watch to bold print shirts. But Jayesbhai is not just that, he also has the quirks of Ranveer himself which we occasionally see bursting out. Just like Munnabhai had his jadoo ki jhappy, Ranveer has his puppy which he has been waiting for 9 years now. Once Jayeshbhai is aware that he is having another daughter who will be killed before she sees the light of the day, he decides to escape. The real drama unfolds then because we have seen the entire trailer in the first 30 mins.

 

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Drama plays a very important role in the movie. We have seen Ranveer play some really larger than life roles in movies, but his one sets him apart because he is seen as a basic father who is ready to do all not-so-basic things for his family. From pretending to hit his wife to pretending that he is not having the second child. But see this is what puzzles me, why pretend? Ranveer decides to break through the wave of testosterone with his ghagra gang, but it could have been done by staying in the same house, where he eventually walks back to.

All the characters, except Jayesh and Mudra’s daughter Nisha and Babuji, are having an underlying badass in them who pops out every chance they get. Jayeshbhai’s wife Mudra’s (Shalini Pandey) is bogged down by the fact that she cant give the family a vaaris but little does she know that it is not up to her. Shalini has embodied the typical bahu who stays under the ghoonghat. She will only speak when spoken to but then take out the car for a night ride and sneak up to her girl gang in the middle of the night. This is a total 360 for Shalini compared to her previous roles and she has done full justice to it. The real firecracker of Jayeshbhai Jordaar is definitely Jia Vaidya who plays Jayesh and Mudra’s daughter. Her best friend is Sarla who is Siri to the world. While her parents don’t tell her where babies really come from, Sarla will tell her all. She believes her father to be an action hero and will do anything in her power to teach her grandparents a lesson. Nisha is loveable and yet a complete threat to anyone to crosses paths with her parents.

 

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Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak Shah have a very abrupt character graph as one minute they are against things and then they are not. They were given very less space to experiment in the plot and that shows. The plot of Jayeshbhai Jordaar is all about the crime of female infanticide but it also spread out all the way to the dominance of hollow alpha males in the society. I loved and adored Jayeshbhai and his family in the movie, every minute you are left gasping over the twists and turns, but then there are also scenes which are total overdo just acting as buzzkill in a perfectly good dialogue. Like the Ladopur citizens trying to teach the misogynist husbands a lesson, it was fine till then, but they began launching them in air which just left everyone facepalming. This director Divyang Thakkar’s debut and looks like he has done a fair job with the movie. Ranveer sure did shine in Divyang’s direction but things fell a little flat in a plot which kept amping up the tension.

 

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All said and done, Jayeshbhai Jordarr is a must-watch, it will make you laugh, cry, feel happy and sad all at the same time.

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