Jayeshbhai Jordaar Movie Review
- Movie: Jayeshbhai Jordaar
- Cast: Ranveer Singh, Shalini Pandey, Ratna Pathak Shah, Boman Irani
- Director: Divyang Thakkar
- Rating: ****
Jayeshbhai Jordaar is set in rural Gujarat and follows Jayeshbhai (Ranveer Singh), who is a professional and personal puppet in the hands of his dictatorial father (Boman Irani). He is completely in love with his wife Mudra (Shalini Pandey), but social and family pressures force him to treat her as a source of a son. We learn that one daughter is accepted since everyone is allowed one mistake, but a second is unforgivable. As the patriarchal walls shut in on him and Mudra, Jayesh goes on the offensive to save her and, eventually, all the women in his town.
Jayeshbhai Jordaar Review:
Although Ranveer Singh is the protagonist and the film’s main character, and although he and Boman Irani as his father get the most of the screen time. The ending credits give priority to the actors who play his daughter, wife, and mother – Jia Vaidya, Shalini Pandey, and Ratna Pathak Shah. We wish the makers make a film on women’s rights that is centered on women rather than their gentleman saviors next time.
In a screenplay crammed with social concerns wrapped in the comedy genre, the writing of the film will not let you down. For one thing, taking a viewpoint on female foeticide without risking being appropriated by anti-abortionists requires exceptional intelligence.
Jayeshbhai Jordaar travels from Gujarat to a village in Haryana where years of female foeticide have resulted in such a low sex ratio that many males are compelled to stay bachelors. The unspoken message here and elsewhere in the story is that female fetuses should be permitted to survive since men need mothers and wives.
At another site, filmmaker Thakkar, who also penned Jayeshbhai Jordaar, discloses the serious dangers faced by women in a community with a skewed sex ratio, as well as the possibilities for exploitation in marriages arranged in such locales by purchasing brides from neighboring states.
Jayeshbhai Jordaar’s sense of humor will keep you smiling throughout the film. The story takes off late in the second half with a burst of energy provided by a continuous stream of fresh developments and a few good ideas.
When it comes to the acting, I won’t say much except that every character in the film, from Ranveer Singh as the loveliest gentleman to Boman Irani, who will make you despise him. The film is full of surprises with these folks. From Ratna Pathak Shah being the greatest she can be in anything she does to Shalini Pandey’s naivety. Every character is perfect for who they have played.
Jayeshbhai Jordaar Verdict:
This weekend, go watch Ranveer Singh’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar and fill yourself with emotions; we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.