Starcaster: Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Aparshakti Khurana, etc.
Producers: Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Shailesh R. Singh.
Directer: Prashant Singh.
Jabariya Jodi is based on the practice of groom kidnapping, garnished with a pinch of comedy and a dash of romance. As a whole, it is a feel-good film; a movie you won’t mind watching once.
Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in Jabariya Jodi poster. Picture courtesy/Jabariya Jodi’s Instagram account
Jabariya JodiU/A; Action/Comedy/DramaCast: Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Aparshakti KhuranaDirector: Prashant SinghRating: Rating
“Surprise party sune ho?” If not, well, then you are in for a surprise and no prizes for guessing what that surprise is. As they make known suggests, the film is based regarding groom kidnapping, a practice prevalent in Bihar where eligible bachelors are abducted and married off uncompromisingly to girls who can’t afford to pay dowry. The story builds up with young Abhay Singh (Sidharth Malhotra) and Babli Yadav’s (Parineeti Chopra) love for each other – the innocence and purity portrayed in that love is touching.
However, Babli and Abhay are separated when Babli and her parents shift base to another city. Things go awry for Babli after she thrashes her boyfriend atrociously and the entire incident is telecast on the subject of a television channel. The beating up incident takes a turn for the worse for Babli as eligible bachelors refuse to marry her in fear. Babli and Abhay cross paths when she completes her education and returns to Bihar to live with her father Duniyalal, played by the dynamic Sanjay Mishra. Mishra plays the role of an endearing father to perfection. The father-daughter duo’s bitter-sweet relationship in the film is a treat to watch.
Sidharth Malhotra does justice to the role of Abhay with his persona. From his lingo to his dress sense, his mannerisms to the way he chews betel leaves, Malhotra gels into the character of a Bihari effortlessly. Parineeti Chopra as the feisty and strong Bihari girl Babli puts up a decent performance.
The supporting cast adds life to the film. Jaaved Jaaferi plays the perfect political personality, who drags his son Abhay into the business of wedding kidnappings. Actor Sharad Kapoor, who is best remembered for playing Prakash in the film Josh (2000) is impressive. Aparshakti Khurana (Santosh Pathak) wins the audiences’ heart with his performance; he plays the perfect friend to Babli and secretly loves her.