Thursday, February 27, 2014

Film Review: Jai Ho (2014)

Starring: Salman Khan, Tabu, Daisy Shah (introducing), Danny Denzongpa, Nadira Babbar
Directed by Sohail Khan
Produced by Sohail Khan Sunil Lulla
Written by A R Murugadoss
Screenplay by Dilip Shukla
Based on Story Stalin by A. R. Murugadoss
Music by Sajid-Wajid, Devi Sri Prasad, Amal Malik
Cinematography Santosh Thundiyil
Editing by Harsh Tiwari

Jai Ho is a Salman Khan starrer Bollywood Masala film and a remake of the blockbuster Telugu movie Stalin. The story revolves round the main character Jai Agnihotri, played by Salman Khan.

The story speaks about the common man who has no place after casting his/her vote and electing their leader. The leaders are more engaged in their luxurious life than think about the people.

The story center’s round Jai, who was earlier in the Army but had to leave this job as he was suspended. He leads a civilian life like any other person but has the quality of helping others. He makes the point to tell people about his thought when they say Thank You to him after getting his help. He tells instead of saying thank you they should lend a helping hand in helping three people and also spread the message to these people to help three more and thus increase the chain of Helping Hand.
The story has little to give to the audience who had waited to view this film. It is a regular masala movie having in it romance (usual in Bollywood film), Songs (not so good), roar of Salman, lots of tears and wipes, masti, some stupidity, and Salman taking off his shirt. There is lots of fights and injury along with heroic deeds very unusual in nature.

Jai Ho has a cast of many characters like Ashmit Patel, Yash Tonk, Mohnish Behl, Nauheed Cyrusi, Tulip Joshi, Bruna Abdullah, Sana Khan, Aditya Pancholi, Sharad Kapoor, Varun Badola, Santosh Shukla and the like who need a space in the big screen as they are faded.

The best part of the film is that among the many bad politicians there exists the good one, among bad policeman also exists the good cop, an autowallah sincere and helpful, an alcoholic who is reformed, a loving sister who understands the values her brother has and the story to relate to good versus evil. It also shows the mother and daughter & son-in-law relationship.

The first half of the film drags with little to give, but somehow the story builds up later on. The heroines role gets little to show off.

Jai Ho is a film that can be seen as a pastime but not a must to watch.

© gouriguha 2014

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