Jai Ho (I) (2014)

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An ex-army officer initiates a unique idea of propagating social responsibility among ordinary people and in doing so, crosses paths with a powerful political family.

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  • Salman Khan and Daisy Shah in Jai Ho (2014)
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24 January 2014 | raj040492
3 x 3 x 3 x..........= Good Plot but could have been better Execution
A court-martialed soldier tries to change society by his "don't-thank- but-help-three-people-formula" which rubs several people on the wrong side and hence faces heat from a highly placed political power.

Jai-Ho cannot be classified in either the "leave your brains out" or "take you brains in" category because the crux is very thoughtful while execution is flickered. What should have a serious movie with lasting impact has turned out into nothing more than a pot-boiler thereby losing the purpose of the plot.

As usual Salman Khan punches, smashes, bashes, bites (yes he indeed does) and above all screams as if he had a lion-casserole for breakfast. With a button popping shirt, funny coloured eye gears he has his fans on nimble feet but not everyone feels that way.

The action sequences are typical Salman. Every raging goonda falls like a domino in front of him and not even one has audacity to carry a gun much less use it. The bad guys are not the only weakling but also the doors and walls. Salman in most scenes breaks the door instead of opening it. After 130 minutes of fasting the shirt finally comes off.

But the film has its moments. The chain of events that Jai (Salman) starts comes around a full circle and ultimately saves his own life. Just when we were able to appreciate the beauty of it, an army tank comes in the middle of traffic cutting off the hero from the bad guys to save his life. This is what I mentioned earlier about take or leave your brains.

Daisy shah is a brilliant dancer not so much a scope for acting (What else to expect in an action movie). Tabu charms the screen with her silent-yet-deep presence. Songs are a letdown and in the flow of the movie they are misplaced and mistimed. The movie would have been better off without it.

There are umpteen logical flaws but by this time you would have pasted a critic label on my forehead and hence I will leave it your better judgement if whether, they are or not logical flaws.

Good theme but not so good of an execution.

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