JugJugg Jeeyo Movie Review :
- Film: JugJugg Jeeyo
- Cast: Anil Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Maniesh Paul, Prajakta Koli
- Direction: Raj Mehta
- Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The movie opens with a love story between Kukoo Saini (Varun Dhawan) and Naina Sharma (Kiara Advani), with Gurpeeet, Naina’s brother (Maniesh Paul), playing the wingman unintentionally. Kukoo’s Punjabi family, including father Bheem (Anil Kapoor), mother Geeta (Neetu Singh), and sister Ginny, are introduced (Prajakta Koli). Five years later, Kukoo and Naina, who are now residents of Toronto, Canada, have reportedly grown apart and desire a divorce.
But for one final time, they consent to act as though they are a happily married couple in order to support Ginny’s wedding at home. Senior family members who want out of their unhappy marriage also come as a bigger shock to the couple since they are thinking about divorcing.
JugJugg Jeeyo Review:
Bollywood has produced a number of films about marriages dissolving, and JugJugg Jeeyo also extensively discusses “shaadi ke baad sab badal jaata hai,” but this time around, the treatment seems a little different as it tries to delve deeply into how a marriage of 35 years and a marriage of 5 years stand the same fate.
The movie maintains a pace that keeps you interested in the good and bad times that the Saini family experiences from the opening scene to the end and avoids too many dull parts. In scenarios that will make you laugh, cry, relate to the characters, and do all of this with a lot of naach gaana, Anurag Singh’s tale and Rishabh Sharma’s dialogues successfully complement one another.
Neetu gives such calmness to every scene in her long-overdue return to the big screen. She isn’t portrayed as the obnoxious Punjabi mom that Bollywood has long normalised, which is surprising and fortunately so. Unlike her on-screen husband, she approaches life with subtlety, reason, and pragmatism. Kiara also gives a reserved performance with the perfect balance of emotions. She gives her character believable traits as a self-made, independent lady who appreciates family bonds while also being career-oriented.
Varun and Anil, on the other hand, bring the house down with their contagious enthusiasm, whether it be through their expressions, dialogue, or the way they speak, laugh, or weep. Anil, a modern-day parent, is laid-back, doesn’t hesitate to tell his son about his extramarital affair, and has both positive and bad sides to his personality. While coping with a broken family, a failing marriage, and his own shortcomings, Varun brings life to a complicated character. He maintains restraint and adds a feeling of novelty to the screen.
Prajakta Koli makes a strong debut and excels in the limited scenes she is given in the movie. When things start to feel a little dark, Maniesh Paul enters and injects a dash of humour. His comedic jabs always land perfectly.
JugJugg Jeeyo Verdict: