Jug Jugg Jeeyo Review: From the moment Kuku (Varun Dhawan) sets his eyes on Naina (Kiara Advani), he knows that she is the one. From childhood to adulthood, their love story is textbook, but five years after their marriage, things start to fall apart. So much so that the two decide to part ways, but the biggest challenge is to break the news to their families. Especially for Kuku’s boisterous and boisterous family who are all set for the wedding of their youngest daughter Ginni (Prajakta Koli). It sounds like a simple plot, but just wait for director Raj Mehta and his writers to quickly throw you one relationship problem after another. The creators take every stereotypical Indian problem and give it a comedic twist. From nasty aunts who torture newlyweds for “good news,” to a young girl who gets married to a man she doesn’t love just because she wants to be “settled.” The film highlights different things gently and always with a sense of humor. Raj Mehta’s flawed and real characters and their problems are recognizable. The whole story is a rollercoaster ride of relationship issues that aren’t easy to solve, but are handled with enough tact to never make this movie an annoying watch.
Anil Kapoor is the absolute life of the party here. The actor is on top form as the boisterous and colorful family patriarch Bheem. The role is tailor-made for him because he lets you root for him despite all his eccentricities. Varun Dhawan exercises commendable restraint in an all-encompassing family drama that uses comedic calm to get out of any difficult situation. Kiara Advani looks beautiful in any frame and performs well. Neetu Kapoor is extremely endearing and likeable and fits the role beautifully. In the second half, when her character is allowed to lead from the front, she is in her element. YouTuber Prajakta Koli makes a confident debut, but has a lot of room for improvement in the expression department. Maniesh Paul fits the bill, as the flashy and over-the-top Gurpreet.
While most of the jokes in ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo’ come out pretty good, there’s a background score that’ll make you laugh, just in case some don’t. The music of the film is catchy with songs like ‘nach punjaban’ already becoming all the rage. This family drama starts well and ends even better. The runtime is somewhat problematic and it could have been done with tighter editing. What really draws you in are the powerful performances and quirky dialogues. Like its characters, ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo’ has its flaws, but in the end it all runs in the family and this is exactly the kind of wholesome family entertainer we need to see in the theater.