A healthy mix of humour and messaging
A talented supporting cast
Nushrratt Bharuccha got a chance to shine in this movie and she does. Janhit Mein Jaari is commercialised, no doubt, and it does seem a bit over the top. Bharuccha, whose acting seemed a little loud in the trailer, fits right into the movie. Given the way the story is treated, Bharuccha manages to shine through with her performance.
The movie boasts of a strong supporting cast as well. While Vijay Raaz, as Keval aka Manu’s father-in-law, is a scene-stealer, Anud Singh Dhaka as Ranjan, Manu’s husband, also impresses. Manu’s childhood friend, Devi, played by Paritosh Tripathi, is commendable in the role of a pining lover who has unrequited feelings for Manu.
Some loose ends
Janhit Mein Jaari is far from perfect. It tries to focus on too many things and loses a bit of focus in the process. Towards the end of the movie, we find out Manu helped Keval win the Panchayat elections, but we are never told how. In another instance, Ranjan, who was so far willing to do his father’s bidding, suddenly supports Manu in her quest to make women aware of the importance of condoms. Ranjan’s sudden switch is not convincing. Another problem the movie faces is the length. It is too long a movie for the topic it chooses to speak about. It could have been thirty minutes shorter and still made an impact.
All in all, Janhit Mein Jaari delivers on good performance and humour. It’s not the best movie ever made, but if you are looking for a hilarious watch, give it a shot.
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