Jogira Sara Ra Ra movie review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Neha Sharma deliver good performanes but are failed by a mediocre script.
‘Jogi ka jugaad kabhi fail nahi hota’ - we hear Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character say this line at several instances in this film. Alas, you only wish he could say the same about the film as well. Despite some decent performances, a story that had potential to be funny and could have worked with a new treatment, Jogira Sara Rara turns out to be yet another monotonous rom-com with zero novelty, and humour so stale that you prefer to yawn instead.
In fact, watching Nawazuddin and Neha Sharma in Jogira Sara Ra Ra felt like a deja-vu: Each time a sequence unfolded, it reminded me of some of the other films that I’ve seen in the past - be it the shaadi scene, a man who has pledged not to marry, wedding planner helping the girl elope, them falling in love and family members finding about all this in the most absurd way possible. Director Kushan Nandy brings nothing new to the table; it’s like bits and pieces picked from here and there and served to us with new actors and a screenplay which somewhat keeps you engaged and makes you laugh but only to turn into a snoozefest the next moment.
Jogira Sara Ra Ra is a quirky, slice-of-life comedy of errors, but the lazy writing and poor execution never lets it makes a connect. The first half is so dull and boring that you wish it ended at the interval. The second half tries to redeem itself with all the action and humour, but feels too forced and mindless.
At a time when audiences are craving content-driven and well-made films, the dialogues in Jogira Sara Ra Ra come across as so passable. Written by Ghalib Asad Bhopali, the film barely elevates from being a mediocre comedy where you literally have to look for moments to tickle your funny bone.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Neha Sharma act and be pretty good at it. She reminded me of Kriti Sanon from Bareilly Ki Barfi - that small town UP girl, brash and confident and not giving in to the norms set by the society. Neha gets enough scope to perform and shine in handful of scenes. Oh, let’s not forget Mahaakshay Chakraborty - for the longest time, I kept thinking of him as some sidekick sort of character or a cameo that’ll just go. But he turns out to be a surprise package and a funny one, indeed. As the oversized and not-so-smart groom-to-be, he looks confident in whatever he does onscreen. Though his character didn’t have much to do other than whatever the script required him to do, it still was one of the more enjoyable characters. Lastly, Sanjay Mishra gets yet another insignificant role, or if I may call it totally unrelated to the story. However, the humour this man brings with his sheer expressions and dialogue delivery is enough to elevate a boring script. Jogira Sara Ra Ra was no different. A lot of mindless banter in the second half triggers some laughs.
We have seen these rooted stories set in heartlands with characters that win you over with their simplicity. So, there’s no newness you see here. Jogira Sara Ra Ra is a fun, family entertainer but don’t pin too many hopes on it for there’s nothing new that you haven’t already watched on the big screen. So, think before you shell out a few bucks to watch it on the big screen.
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