Review of Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story: Love a duck!

Feb 15, 2013, 18:29 IST | Shaheen Parkar

The romantic comedy shows promise initially but gradually settles for the mundane

Their biggest ambition is to have egg bhurji at a five-star hotel. They may be keen to savour the fine dining experience but strangely still want to stick to what they tuck into everyday. Lovebirds Jayanta (Oberoi) and Simrin (Sharma) could have savoured something more but they do not. It is exactly like the film’s plot.

The romantic comedy shows promise initially but gradually settles for the mundane, especially after the intermission. It could have been a funny love story had it stuck to the trials and tribulations of the couple rather than the script trotting off to a hotch-potch.

Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story
A still from Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story

Jayantabhai is a small-time gangster who waits for the big kill. Simrin has been affected by the 2G spectrum spam (B-Town scriptwriters are taking note of national headlines!) which has rendered her jobless. She has to move to a non-descript location where Jayantabhai is her only neighbour. Both are as different as chalk and cheese. Jayantabhai’s 'bhai'logy includes calling a crooner Phata Mangeskar! He mouths dialogues like “Kaan mein susu and Maa ka Saki Naka! while Simrin tutors him on how to pronounce restaurant and salon in the right manner. As the local ruffian, he is ready to roll up his sleeves for a punchfest. While she steps out of her kholi (whose interiors look so well-done!) in designer threads and with not a hair out of place.

It takes a while for Cupid’s arrow to strike and Jayanta give Simrin his lucky charm bracelet for an interview where one of the job aspirants is called Milap Zaveri (was B-Town’s writer-director the inspiration?). While they are visiting Simrin’s ‘gaon’ they even take off to Dubai to sing and dance among the sand dunes! More horrors follow on how Simrin lands a job and what follows after that. An assortment of gangsters along with some bizarre turns in the tale makes this Jayantabhai’s love story hard to digest. 

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