Saturday, 16 February 2013

Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story review

Release date: 15 Feb 2013
Rating : 2.75/5
Director : Vinnil Markan
Producer : Kumar S. Taurani
Music Director : Sachin-Jigar
Starring: Vivek Oberoi, Neha Sharma

After a long gap, the Maya Dolas of the hit film, ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’, Vivek Oberoi is back with yet another Bhai role in ‘Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story’. With Neha Sharma cast opposite Vivek, this film was promoted extensively and has finally hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.

Story :

The story kicks off with Simran (Neha Sharma) shifting to a smaller house in Mumbai after she loses her job at a big telecom company. Simran immediately stumbles upon her neighbor Jayantabhai (Vivek Oberoi) who is a small time gangster who works for a local gang of the neighborhood.

As days pass by Jayanta Bhai starts liking Simran and the two get along really well and help each other in times of distress. The twist in the tale arises when Jayanta Bhai’s gangster background comes in between his love for Simran. Whether or not they find love in each other or will their different professions pull them apart? That forms the rest of the story.

Positive Points :

Vivek Oberoi in a lover-bhai’s avatar is confident and brings some weight to his character. His comic timing is good as he gives a good performance throughout the film. Neha Sharma looks beautiful and ups the glamour quotient of the whole film. Being a romantic comedy, the movie has ample romance and decent comedy. The story narration is simple and is good in only bits and pieces.

Negative Points :

Director Vinnil Markan fails to bind the story together as the film seems out of place in many areas. The story is dull and restrains the actors from giving a stronger performance. Though Vivek is projected as the Bhai, there is a lack of bhaigiri in the film. Though Neha Sharma looks cute as Simran, her acting skills leave much to be desired.

The other supporting characters decide to give over-the-top performances and the film moves at a very fast pace leaving many incomplete scenes throughout. Also a few sequences in the second half are meaningless. Strong character actors like Nassir and Zakir Hussain are wasted in small roles.

Technical Aspects :

Dialogues in the film are funny and depict the typical tapori language of local Mumbaikars. Vinnil manages to do his best in the humor quotient and takes out the funny side of Vivek. Songs are decent enough especially the one sung by Atif Aslam. Director Vinnil does an average job in the direction department. He loses the plot as many scenes do not have any connection. The screenplay of the movie is very poor as the complete second half goes for a toss.

Verdict :

On the whole, Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story does not have Vivek’s romantic avatar of Saathiya or the angry Maya Dolas of Shootout At Lokhandwala. Neha Sharma’s glamorous looks and some decent comedy are some positives. On the flip side, a weak script and a weaker direction spoil the fun of this movie. Finally, if you are a diehard fan of Vivek Oberoi and are adamant to see Neha Sharma’s gorgeous looks, you can attempt this one.

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