Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Jaaved Jaaferi, Sanjay Mishra and Aparshakti Khurana
Director: Prashant Singh
Rating: 2/ 5
The story is about small town called Madhopur in Bihar where Abhay Singh (Sidharth Malhotra) runs a syndicate of kidnapping greedy grooms, who demand dowry. Fifteen years later, his childhood friend Babli (Parineeti Chopra) re-enters his life and things start changing. Prepaid kidnappings and marriages are known as Pakadauwa Shaadi in parts of Bihar. Their love blooms amidst many twists and turns and ends with a social message.
Director Prashant Singh and writer Sanjeev K. Jha have tried their hand at this social evil of Bihar. They try to tackle these serious societal issues with a pinch of humour. There are many one-liners in the first half like – ‘yeh toh emotion ka loose motion lagta hain, rukawat ke liye khed hai, tumhara kidnap prepaid hai’ etc. The first half gives us some light moments which start to diminish in the second half. The director and the writer could not control the pace of film in the second half and it started to take shape of a melodrama. The humour quotient is nowhere to be found in the second half.
Sidharth Malhotra is handsome hero in the film, but he fails to impress as a goon. He attires in a typical Bihari goon with scarf, sunglasses and colourful shirt. It doesn’t impress at all. Similar is the case of leading lady Parineeti. She is shown as a bold “Babli Bomb”in the beginning and ends with poor character in the movie. She is more concerned about her designer wear. Among the character actors, Javed Jaffrey and Sanjay Mishra have done their part well. Aparshakti Khurana is not impressive in his role as lover.
Jabariya Jodi starts with good pace but loses track midway and ends in disappointment. Hence, instead of becoming “Jabardast”, it becomes “Jabariya”. Watch the movie at your own risk.