1 out of 5 (Poor)
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story tries too hard to be different but falls for the cliched trap.
Mansha Rastogi Fri, 15 Feb 2013
Either there's a serious dearth of scripts in film industry or Vivek Oberoi seems to be putting his fingers on all the wrong scripts possible. Worse still, claim it his bad luck, the actor seems to be delivering only bad films one after the other. Only a few months after the lackluster Kismet Love Paisa Dilli comes yet another insipid film from Vivek titled Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story. We give you an insight into what this film is about.
The film is about a small time self proclaimed gangster Jayantabhai (Vivek Oberoi) who hasn't quite made a mark in the underworld. He is a bumbling sweet natured bhai who falls in love with his neighbour Simi (Neha Sharma) who comes to Mumbai from a small town in a lookout of a job. How the love-struck gangster aides her to achieve her dreams and in the process brings his life in order is what follows through the rest of the plot.
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story is one of the most mundane plots to have come in the recent times. There's not an iota of originality in the plot neither in the script nor in the dialogues. The gags are jaded and don't even evoke a smile leave alone a feeble giggle.
The production quality of the film is also quite mediocre what with all the sets and croma shots. One of the scenes is so visibly re-worked that even the green patches at the back can easily be pointed out.
Vivek Oberoi tries really hard to recreate his Company look and blend some elements of Sathiya in it. However, sadly his Munnabhai spin off character only annoys you. While Vivek puts in extra emotions and gives over the top performance throughout the film, Neha Sharma seemingly forgets to act altogether! The actress focuses so much on getting her looks right that barely any work can be seen in her acting.
To sum it up, Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story tries too hard to be different but falls for the cliched trap. Watch it only if you are die-hard fans of Vivek Oberoi and Neha Sharma. For the rest, its best avoided.
Critic: Mansha Rastogi
1 out of 5 (Poor)