Jayeshbhai Jordaar Movie Story
Jayeshbhai Jordaar is set in rural Gujarat, home to Jayeshbhai (Ranveer Singh) who is a puppet in his autocratic father’s hands both on the professional and personal front. He is deeply in love with his wife Mudra but compelled by social and family pressure to treat her as a source of a son. We learn that one daughter was tolerated because everyone is allowed one galti (mistake), but a second would be inexcusable.
As the walls of patriarchy close in on him and Mudra, Jayesh goes on the warpath to rescue her and, as time goes by, all the women in his village.
Just before Jayeshbhai introduces his family members to us, he draws a rather silly analogy between scientists wanting to know about Mars and his parents wanting to know about the gender of his child. What’s common between a planet a woman’s womb? Well, they’re both round (gol) in shape. Some Gujju humour to set the tone and expectations right. Director Divyang Thakkar gives the disclaimer in the first scene itself that ‘pre-natal sex determination test is a punishable offence’. And the entire premise of Jayeshbhai Jordaar is centred around this.
The film starts with Jayeshbhai Patel (Ranveer Singh) and his wife Mudra Patel (Shalini Pandey) under extreme pressure from his parents, played by Boman Irani as the traditional Gujarati sarpanch and Ratna Pathak Shah, to give birth to a son — they already have a 9-year-old daughter Siddhi (Jia Vaidya).
Upon learning that Mudra is again pregnant with a girl child after having gone through six miscarriages, Jayeshbhai plans a wicked idea to run away. For most part, the film is a cat and mouse chase between the couple and the men of their village. There are some lame twists, mostly predictable, some funny scenes, a few jokes that land flat and of course a lot of dramatic dialogue, which doesn’t really help the film.
Director Divyang Thakkar, who has also written the story, somewhat loses track in between of what exactly he wants to accomplish through the film. He mixes a lot many things and after a point, they start to look like a clumsy mashup failing to stay focused. The first half of the film is extremely lazy both in terms of story and screenplay.
It’s only in the second half that the film picks up and you want to know, ‘okay, what’s next’. Debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar attempts to use humour and satire to question social issues like gender stereotype, disparity and female foeticide. The intent is noble but juvenile execution and insipid writing make it impossible even for someone like Ranveer to salvage the script. I’d like to give some credit to Namrata Rao for crisp editing and finishing it off in bearable two hours runtime.
From Delhi’s street-smart to Mumbai’s police officer, rapper, a Turco-Afghan mad king to now, a Gujarati businessman – Ranveer Singh needs to be asked “How are they?” for the multiple characters he carries inside him (yes, I know I’m referring to the same story he himself revealed about Javed Akhtar-Gauri Khan-Shah Rukh Khan recently).
For actors it’s one thing to get into the skin of a character, it’s another to not let you believe they’re trying to do so. From the dialect to the confidence of carrying any clothes (that comes naturally with Ranveer, though), Singh has been adding roles to his filmography which are not all easy to crack, but he somehow manages to master them.
The film also gifts us with two solid performers in Shalini Pandey (wife of Jayeshbhai) & Jia Vaidya (daughter). Both their characters play passing the pass when it comes to contributing to the narrative. Jia is the queen to Ranveer’s king, emerging to be such an effortless actor. The original Preeti from Arjun Reddy (Shalini Pandey) carries her submissive act forward here as well.
Boman Irani manages to annoy you with his absurd traditional mindset through his on-point act & that’s mission accomplished. There’s always a higher set of expectations from Ratna Pathak Shah because she rarely goes wrong, but here she just is eclipsed by not getting enough meat when compared to other characters. She proves her mettle in a single emotional scene she has with Ranveer, but we needed more of them to properly build the relationship between the son & her mother.
Vishal-Shekhar’s music is hardly the weakest link of any film, but this film changes that. There’s not a single song that intrigued any interest even situationally in the film, forget adding them to the playlist after listening to them with the sequences.
Overall, Jayeshbhai Jordaar is a decent watch but does it really stay with you and leaves you thinking? I doubt. At least, I’m not thinking about it once I am done writing this review. Watch it for this child actor and a yet-another loud act from Ranveer.
Jayeshbhai Jordaar Movie Cast
- Ranveer Singh As Jayesh Bhai
- Boman Irani As Jayesh Bhai’s father
- Ananya Nagalla As Visha
- Divyam Agarwal As Divyam
- Sanjay S Yadav As Sanjay S Yadav
- Mehool Desai As Mehulbhai
- Babli Pandey As Kusum
- Ratna Pathak Shah
- Shalini Pandey
- Deeksha Joshi
- Sanjeev Jogtiyani
- Ragi Jani
- Vaishakh Ratanben
- Tarun Malhotra
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Jayeshbhai Jordaar Movie Credits
- Directed by : Divyang Thakkar
- Produced by : Aditya Chopra |Maneesh Sharma
- Written by : Divyang Thakkar
- Music by : Sanjay Yadav
Jayeshbhai Jordaar Movie Releasing Date
15th May 2022
Jayeshbhai Jordaar Movie Review
Jayeshbhai Jordaar is an all and all Ranveer Singh’s movie. He is on top of the movie but the movie doesn’t has a fizz. Ranveer Singh’s social comedy puts a lot on its plate and not everything can be digested with ease. One thing that is difficult to understand till the end is why the film was set in Gujarat? Why not some town in Rajasthan or Uttar Pradesh, where such practices are nothing new. May be the Gujarati flavour and giving Ranveer a rather funny makeover and character that the director felt would work with the audience. Ranveer goes over-the-top more often than you’d expect, even in the otherwise lacklustre role.
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Jayeshbhai Jordaar Movie Short Description
Jayeshbhai Jordaar is a social comedy directed by Divyang Thakkar starring Shalini Pandey & Ranveer Singh ( Jayesh ), a Gujarati who believes in gender equality.