Jayantabhai Ki LUV Story Movie Review

Jayantabhai Ki LUV Story Movie Poster
Jayantabhai Ki LUV Story Movie Poster

Close on the heels of the super success of their last film, RACE 2, which also happens to be the first major hit of the year 2013, comes a 'Valentine Winner' from the Tips Music Films and producer Kumar S. Taurani. Of course we are talking about the heartwarming entertaining romantic comedy, the Vivek-Neha starrer, JAYANTABHAI KI LUV STORY. The Vinni Markan directed venture has music by Sachin-Jigar, who are certainly the composers of the moment with quite a few albums, especially belonging to the rom-com genre to their credit, lately. Lyrics have been penned by Mayur Puri and Priya Panchal. Since Tips have a great musical legacy we do have high expectations from the audio which has already become quite popular amongst the online frequenters. So let's get the ball rolling and check out their latest offering!

Crisp guitar strums and Atif Aslam's intoxicating vocals set pace for a lovely soft rock based, racy romantic track, 'Hai Na' and Atif is well supported by Priya Panchal who joins in briefly towards the end. The rock arrangements and apt conversational lyrics are the icing on the cake, and this composition is definitely another probable Atif Aslam chartbuster.

Atif Aslam comes back for another superb breezy light romantic ditty, 'Dil Na Jaane Kyun' and this time giving him company is Anushka Manchanda. The highlight of the track is the superb racy rhythm that never slows down and of course Atif and the good heavy western musical arrangements, a number that will be patronized by the youth and should provide for a good club outing.

Shreya's honey sweet vocals delight senses in another excellent soft romantic track, 'Thoda Thoda' and Sachin provides able support. Shreya's superb voice modulations and the addictive chorus make for a uniquely delightful composition that has a good fusion of Hindustani and western. The lyrics too are sweet on the ears and though filmy, fit with the mood of the song.

Another actor who does a Vivek Oberoi in the movie is Zakir Hussain. A brilliant actor, Zakir seems bored with his part in this film. However, Nassar breaths fire in his minuscule role.

Another segment that looks forced is the songs. From nowhere, they are injected into the proceedings like they did in the early nineties.

What basically pulls the film back is the poor story. It had a good scope to work big time had first-time director Vinnil Markan been a little more bold in bordering Vivek's character on the 'deadly' instead of 'a surface scratching gangster'.

Neha's job-hunting too, is prolonged and contrived.

There are good, funny moments too, which shows the camaraderie between the two lead stars. But on the whole, it's not what one thought one would get on seeing the promos.

Vivek Oberoi is out to prove himself all over again. His second innings, if one may be permitted to call it, after a brief lull is 'scratch and play'. Almost akin to a good Test cricketer discarded for lack of form, being inducted back into the cricket team. With confidence at an all-time low, the poor batsmen, now has to start from square one.    

As a goon, the Oberoi lad tries too hard in JAYANTABHAI KI LUV STORY. Someone needs to tell him that this is just a passing phase and the talent he once portrayed was no fluke. All he has to do is get his self-belief back.

Neha Sharma, on the other hand, is a breeze. Confident and good-looking, she packs a punch in performance as Simran, an out-of-town girl who has run out of her luck in Mumbai. A few good roles and this girl is sure to be in the big league.

JKLS is an ordinary love story. While Neha's character is believable, Jayantabhai (Vivek Oberoi) is a forced element in the script. Bhaigiri is by-the-way. Jayantabhai is a loner who has been living all his life doing the odd job for a local gangster. Besides using his fists, he knows nothing. Of course, he does have a heart of gold, though. And this heart he loses to his 'padosan''bhadotri', Simran, who is forced to quit her posh company flat as recession hits them.


Another actor who does a Vivek Oberoi in the movie is Zakir Hussain. A brilliant actor, Zakir seems bored with his part in this film. However, Nassar breaths fire in his minuscule role.

Another segment that looks forced is the songs. From nowhere, they are injected into the proceedings like they did in the early nineties.

What basically pulls the film back is the poor story. It had a good scope to work big time had first-time director Vinnil Markan been a little more bold in bordering Vivek's character on the 'deadly' instead of 'a surface scratching gangster'.

Neha's job-hunting too, is prolonged and contrived.

There are good, funny moments too, which shows the camaraderie between the two lead stars. But on the whole, it's not what one thought one would get on seeing the promos.

Rating 2/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Director: Vinnil Markan
  • Actor: Vivek Oberoi and Neha Sharma
  • Music Director: Sachin-Jigar
  • Lyrics: Mayur Puri and Priya Panchal
  • Release Date : 15 Feb 2012
  • Movie Duration : 2h 10m