Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Neha Sharma.
Director: Vinnil Markan
Length: 2.05 hours approximately.
It would be too unreasonable on the viewer’s part if they did expect JAYANTABHAI KI LUV STORY to have smart narration, or slow paced drama etc. I am sure no-one of us can do that, and therefore with whatever cinematic liberties that it utilizes, the film manages to entertain you. Yes, JBKLS works as comical romance although it gets heavily distracted to the plot involving bad looking gangsters.
The film starts up so well and the scenes are so easily enjoyable, that not for a moment you get bored. Of-course, as I mentioned before the whole goon’s plot is too convoluted. But the scenes between Neha Shrma and Vivek Oberoi are hilarious. The humor is mostly tapped before but JBKLS’s innocence, if you can call that for a film filled with goons, gives the film a new breeze altogether. The first hour of the film surprises you and how!
The film begins well even post-intermission. In-fact the film is alright until it goes down in last 30 minutes. The film takes itself too seriously and has heavy dramatic garnishing in the culminating portion. Writers who created a fun plot although with bromides filled, spoils the fun just in last few sequences! That doesn’t make the whole film disappointing, in-fact the film can be best described as “flawed fun”.
The music is terrific. “Naa jaane kya” and “Piya” are the best of the lot. Two thumbs up there. The writers create some interesting scenes and also the director executes them well, but its only in the end where film slopes downhill. All that started well, didn’t really end well.
Vivek Oberoi has got terrific confidence. He goes through his scenes amazingly and his comic timing deserves a thumbs up. Neha Sharma looks gorgeous and acts equally well. Last seen in that adult comedy KYA SUPER KOOL HAI HUM, Neha Sharma showed her comic strokes even there. Rest no-one really has anything much to do.
JBKLS is watchable because the first 100 minutes of the film is immensely enjoyable. Also the performance from the lead is impressive and lastly, even the songs are soulful. It could have been something more than just this had the tone of the film remained more buoyant till the end.
Rating – 2.5/5 (Above Average/ Decent)