Jabariya Jodi Movie Review, Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra Are Back Together on the Big Screen. Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra reunite after the entertaining comedy Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) for a movie that takes its title too seriously.
Director Prashant Singh and writer Sanjeev K Jha try to tackle these serious societal issues with a pinch of humour. They succeed in making you chuckle quite a few times in the first half with hilarious punches like ‘rukawat ke liye khed hai, tumhara kidnap prepaid hai’ and ‘yeh toh emotion ka loose motion lagta hain’. This ensures that the first half remains breezy and light, even though a lot of it doesn’t make much sense. However, the writing in the second half is all over the place and banal.
Groom-kidnapping in Bihar is not a new subject for Bollywood. But Jabariya Jodi is the first to spin a story around it with A list stars. Sidhartha Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra and a host of talented actors come together for this kidnap-‘em-and-marry-‘em-off tale. But from start to finish, there’s isn’t a single shred of conviction on display.
Parineeti Chopra had shown great spark in her debut film Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, but has since then seemed more invested in publicising her impressive weight loss than picking solid scripts. There is only so far that your bright diamond-like eyes can take you.
Sidharth Malhotra is the local tough – Baahubali, if you will – whose idea of social service is to marry off deserving women to unsuspecting men whose family wants half of Bihar as dowry. He might look at it as ‘samaj seva’ but his wannabe politician dad (played by a poker-faced Jaaved Jaaferi) charges a fancy dime for it. He also holds his son’s strings.
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Sanjay Mishra, Jaaved Jaaferi, Aparshakti Khurana, Chandan Roy Sanyal
Director: Prashant Singh