JugJugg Jeeyo Review: Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani starrer is a perfect mix of humour and emotions
Film: JugJugg Jeeyo
Director: Raj Mehta
Bollywood Bubble ratings: 3.5/ 5 stars
JugJugg Jeeyo Movie Review:
“Rishta tootne ki koi ek wajah nahi hoti, bohot saari adhuri ladai ki thakaan hoti hai. – Geeta”, isn’t it quite a deep sentence? In the age of divorce where couples fail to fight for their relationships, where they give up on relationships so easily, comes a family entertainer like JugJugg Jeeyo that tells us the importance of any relationship let Alone marriage. Nowadays, marriages have become so fragile that the couple end up getting a divorce because the words like understanding and compromise have been wiped off from their dictionary. JugJugg Jeeyo tries to give out an important message which is backed with humour.
It’s a tale of two couples from different generations – Kuku and Naina, Bheem and Geeta. The couples are entangled around the issues post marriage and decided to put an end to the drama by divorcing their better halves. The couples are reunited for a wedding and even though they have differences from their partners, they try to put up a happy smile in front of others. The drama begins when everyone gets to know about the divorces. But will they understand the importance of marriage? Will there be a happy ending? Continue reading JugJugg Jeeyo review.
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Varun Dhawan essays the role of Kuku who works as a bouncer in a club in Canada. His constant struggle is to actually prove his worth to his wife who is extremely successful than he is. His character is a slow learner and takes time to understand the other side of the story. Varun is quite entertaining. Considering his comic timing is just too perfect, Varun shines in the comical scenes whereas he does a fair in the emotional scenes, especially the confrontation scene with his wife and his parents. His emotional vent out was nicely projected.
Kiara Advani essays the role of Naina who is a successful businesswoman. She is strong-headed, stands up for herself and is quite ambitious. But there is a side of her that wants some love from her husband and will keep her family above her career. It is a delight to watch Kiara in the movie. Her presence is more than what I saw in her previous blockbuster film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Kiara is definitely the rising star as she delivers quite an enthralling performance. There was a scene before the interval where she breaks down in frustration in front of hundreds of people, Kiara leaves me awestruck with her expression and her character arc. She was a sight to behold in the entire film.
Anil Kapoor plays the role of Varun’s father Bheem who is a wealthy businessman. He loves his family but keeps his happiness first. His character is quite problematic yet quite loveable. He completely understands the significance of love but on the other hand, he will not regret cheating on his wife when he thinks his marriage is a dead end. Anil is the star of the film as he effortlessly outshines his co-stars. The transformation of his expression from happy to serious is absolutely delightful and will leave you in splits. Moreover, Anil rightly demands all the attention with his comical act which is quite bang on.
Neetu Kapoor plays the role of Varun’s mother Geeta who is sweet, simple, and a dedicated housewife. Geeta is a woman who lives for her husband and then kids and then for herself. There is a sense of vulnerability in her character which makes you feel for her plight. Though Geeta invested her life for others, she will make you applause when she stands up for herself. Neetu is majorly seen in the second half and surely will leave an impact with her subtle yet powerful performance. Neetu Kapoor makes a comeback with JugJugg Jeeyo and I’m so glad to see her charm and magic back onscreen. She looks breathtakingly beautiful.
Maniesh Paul essays the role of Kiara’s brother Gurpreet. He always lives his life to the fullest. A true friend who might not give you the best advice in your life but will be a part of your mess or will help you with all the drama. Apart from Varun, Kiara and Anil, the other one that completely stole the show was Maniesh. From his cliche-loaded one-liners to his comic timing, Maniesh is quite entertaining.
Prajakta Kohli plays the role of Varun’s sister Ginny who is only getting married because her would-be husband is a well-settled man. Though she has limited screen time, Kohli doesn’t leave an impact. Her emotional scenes will make you laugh. Kohli needs a little more work on her acting whereas actor Varun Sood who also makes a special appearance in the magnum opus is a waste of talent. Apart from sulking in the corner, there’s nothing about him to be remembered. Wish we would have seen more of him in the film.
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Raj Mehta brings a wholesome entertaining family drama with JugJugg Jeeyo and does a good job. I like how he tried to narrate the aspect of a relationship no matter how good, bad or ugly it is. Raj could have easily made the film a little tighter as it makes you lose your interest in between. The premise beautifully merges the generation gap, and I like how Raj puts out a unique point about love, but with humour in abundance.
JugJugg Jeeyo will strike a chord with you as Raj tries to keep things raw here, be it the person’s emotions or the dynamics of the relationship. There are no Force offensive jokes or unnecessary double-meaning jokes which was a delightful change. Not going to deny it, there are some jokes that cringed me while some just seem to be like WhatsApp forwards.
A special mention to a scene when Kuku and Naina square up to each other and express their inner problems and fears. The confrontation scene was very well written and executed. It is so real in today’s world that it makes it relatable on many levels.
Since it is a Dharma Productions film, elaborate dance sequences and big fat Indian weddings were beautifully projected. The sets look quite enchanting and show a larger-than-life side.
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Overall, JugJugg Jeeyo is a wholesome family entertainer that is backed with heartwarming emotions. The Raj Mehta directorial venture gives a perfect blend of humour and sentiments. Whereas Varun, Kiara, Anil and Maniesh’s crackling chemistry makes this a fantastic watch.
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