Jug Jugg Jeeyo Movie Review: Varun & Kiara's wholesome entertainer is packed with Laughter, Emotion & Drama
Planning to watch the Raj Mehta directed Jug Jugg Jeeyo featuring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Maniesh Paul & Prajakta Koli this weekend?
Weddings are divine and more of a festival in India and hence, divorce often leads to conversations and evokes emotions that none can ascertain. Raj Mehta tries to dwell into the tale of two divorce in the same family, but with a comical twist in his writing. He sets up the plot by establishing how problems seep into the lives of childhood lovers, Kukoo (Varun Dhawan) and Naina (Kiara Advani), after their wedding. After 5 years of marriage, they decide to part ways, but the real conflict begins, when Kukoo discovers that his father, Bheem (Anil Kapoor) is also planning to leave his wife, Geeta (Neetu Kapoor), as he has found love in Meera (Tisca Chopra).
The core plot and conflict of Jug Jugg Jeeyo is actually a drama, but Raj Mehta along with his writers, Sumit Batheja and Anuraj Singh, have designed his screenplay in a manner that every heavy sequence is followed up with something light.
The core premise of the film is indeed for the urban audience, without extending to the desi cinema going viewers. There's an episode in the pre-climax (details avoided for spoilers), that could have been avoided. It's a bold step taken by the makers, but the middle class junta might be a little disconnected. The editing is fine, which ensures a fast paced narrative.
The cinematography is colourful and it's exactly the kind of visual that will create the urge for big screen experience. The dialogues by Rishhabh Sharma are excellent. The one-liners written specially for Maniesh Paul's character is sure to bring the house down with laughter, whereas some of the emotional ones have the depth that's needed to tackle the rather heavier sequences of the film.
The music is top notch, and blends well into the narrative.
There's a highly dramatic confrontation between Naina and Kukoo in the second half, and you will floored with how real do the emotions look in that sequence. It's among the best scenes of the film.
Overall, Jug Jugg Jeeyo marries comedy with drama and emotions and is a full on package that will entertain the audience. Yes, there are some drawbacks, but end of the day, you leave the auditorium with a smile on your face, and isn't that what one needs in today's time? It's an entertainer with heart at it's right place, and the credible performances by entire ensemble makes it worth a dekho.