JugJugg Jeeyo movie review: Randy and bawdy, Varun Dhawan-Kiara Advani film dilutes its big ideas
Lovers looking at each other through rose-tinted glasses turning into loveless partners is still quite a novel idea in mainstream Bollywood
When school sweethearts Kuldeep aka Kukoo Saini (Varun Dhawan) and Naina Sharma (Kiara Advani) find themselves snarling more than smiling,
‘JugJugg Jeeyo’ feels like a set-up for a modern-day dive into post-marriage shenanigans.
The film goes further, when the much-married senior Sainis, Bhim (Anil Kapoor) and Geeta (Neetu Kapoor) find themselves on the brink
For a Hindi film to even entertain the idea that Papaji the provider and Mummyji
he place-holder can think of a happy-never-after is radical, and it feels like stepping into a brave new space.
But we’ve reckoned without the deep desire for conservatism at the heart of this Raj Mehta movie from the Dharma banner,
which takes one step forward, and one step back, keeping all those wild ideas in check, and turning everything into a joke that lands with a thunk.
Please don’t take us seriously, even when we are toying with these serious ideas, because all we want is to make you laugh: that’s the guiding principle of the film, as it goes about diluting its big ideas.