Jai Veeru Hindi Movie Review
In an attempt to make Jai Veeru a full masala entertainer - with comedy, action, romance, friendship, and revenge - Puneet Sira has come up with a movie that tastes worse than burnt scrambled eggs. The plot of the film that highlights the two most popular characters in the history of our film industry is flicked from a Hollywood dud Bulletproof. The makers who obviously seem to have a fetish for movies from the 70s, have in the process of making the film, forgotten that the age old formula works no more.
Once inseparable pals, Jai (Fardeen Khan) and Veeru (Kunal Khemu) find themselves on opposite sides of the law, each feeling betrayed by the other. The only person who hates them more then they hate each other is a ruthless gangster Tejpal (Arbaaz Khan), who wants to kill both of them and put them six feet under! Now, through a strange twist of fate, Jai and Veeru are to run - together. With a little luck, the boys might just get out of this one alive ... if they don't kill each other first!
Pre Interval portions are all song and dance, apart from a couple of stupid scenes in between. The characters don't connect with the audience, equal blame for which should go to the writer and actors (read Fardeen and Kunal). The script has major pitfalls that are very clearly visible. How can a strong friendship spring between two over just a can of beer? When neither of them has done anything extraordinary for each other, just within few reels both are literally ready to die for the other. Fardeen Khan gets a clear shot in his head and he comes back to normal life without much difficulty.
The climax is run-of-a-mill kind where the villain holds the love interest of our hero at gunpoint for negotiation. Dialogues have the power to even make a crap movie, watchable but here the dialogues lack wit or sense. The action sequences are no good either. Cinematography is barely good. The production values are extremely tacky. The pace of the film is so slow that it can put a patient suffering from Insomnia to sleep, no seriously! Music by Bappi Lehiri just adds to the boredom and not to forget, the length.
Performance wise Kunal takes the front seat. He tires on various looks and manages to generate a few laughs. Fardeen Khan hams throughout. What's this guy still doing in the industry? It's high time he retires or does anything except act! Dia Mirza and Anjana Sukhani have very little scope, not that with scope they would have been any better.
To sum up, Jai Veeru is a sure shot disaster and yet another thorn in the decade old career of flop star Fardeen Khan.