reconsidering: Ever since Coco (Varun Dhawan) laid his eyes on Naina (Kiara Advani), he knew she was the right person. From childhood to adulthood, their novels are a school love story, but after five years of marriage and things start to fall apart. So much so that the two decided to separate, but the biggest challenge is getting the news to their families. In particular, to the bustling and boisterous Kuku family who are all set for the wedding of their youngest daughter Ginni (Prajakta Koli). It sounds like a simple plot, but wait for director Raj Mehta and his writers to quickly throw one relationship issue after another at you. The manufacturers take every typical Indian problem and give it a comedic twist. From annoying aunts torturing newlyweds for “good news,” to a young girl marrying a man she doesn’t love just because she wants to “settlement.” The film sheds light on several issues quietly and always with a sense of humor. Raj Mehta’s flawed and real characters and their problems are interconnected. The whole story is a rolling journey of relationship issues that aren’t easy to solve, but are handled tactfully enough not to make this movie a boring watch.
Anil Kapoor is the ultimate life of the party here. The actor is at his best as the boisterous patriarch of the Bhim family. The role is specifically designed for him because it makes you root for him despite all his eccentricities. Varun Dhawan exercises commendable setting in an all-out family drama that uses a comedic respite to get out of every tough situation. Kiara Advani looks amazing in every frame and delivers great performance. Neetu Kapoor is very likable and likable and fits the role beautifully. In the second half, when her character gets to lead from the front, she’s in her element. YouTuber Prajakta Koli debuts with confidence, but has plenty of room for improvement in the emoticons department. Manish Paul fits the bill, as does flashy and racy Gurpreet.
While most of the jokes in ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo’ land well, there are back points that make you laugh, in case some aren’t. The movie’s music is catchy with songs like “nach Punjaban” which are really becoming a rage. This family drama starts well and ends well. The runtime is a bit problematic and can be done with a tighter adjustment. What really draws you in are the strong performances and quirky dialogues. Just like his characters, ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo’ also has its flaws but at the end of the day, it’s all in the family and this is the kind of healthy family entertainment we need to watch in the theater.