Jai Ho is Clichéd, Worn Out With No Story - The New Indian Express

Jai Ho is Clichéd, Worn Out With No Story

Published: 27th January 2014 04:21 PM

Last Updated: 27th January 2014 04:21 PM

This movie is classic Salman Khan - a lot of action, romance and absolutely no story. It’s hard to believe that he’s almost 50 and still makes movies like an eight-year-old. I have to give him credit though; he’s easily the fittest Bollywood star, virgin or no virgin.

In this movie, Sallu Bhai plays Jai Agnihotri, an Indian army officer who’s ex-communicated for being too extreme and taking too many risks to save lives. He pisses off his commanding officer and thus is chucked out of the army. Jobless and not able to find anything, Jai decides to become a car mechanic.

He continues to help the world though. He helps a disabled student (Genelia) write her exams and saves a kidnapped baby. Now enter Pinky (Daisy Shah), the token love affair. I’ve always wondered why Salman Khan has been getting a new actress for each one of his newer movies. Pinky is clothed in classic Bollywood clothes, a see-through saree and white blouse.

Danny Denzongpa and Sana Khan play the token main villains. They are leaders of a political party who employ the muscled guys Salman Khan has to beat up. Since they’re political leaders, obviously the police are on their side and the people are used to being exploited, except Bhai of course.

The action sequences are all focused in a way to show off Khan’s body. He’s the only Bollywood star who you can count on to wear fewer clothes than his heroine. The shirt ripping during the end of the movie was a little unneeded though.

The movie tries to bring out classic social messages like, “Do good unto others” or “The bad never prevail”. A big man with a muscled body is not the right one to promote those though. There’s too much action in the movie for it to be portrayed as a peace spreading one.

Tabu’s cameo as Salman Khan’s sister goes unnoticed because let’s face it, it’s a Sallu Bhai movie. They all might as well be named Salman Khan – The hero or Salman Khan – The biceps return. She’s the only one who actually acts well in the entire film.

The Verdict: Classic Salman Khan. I’m sure his usual fan following will love the movie and he’s going to make loads of money out of it. I appreciate the social message he’s trying to portray, however it’s too clichéd and worn out and Sallu Bhai can’t pull it off as well. You can watch this if you feel watching a movie named Jai Ho on Republic Day makes you patriotic.

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