Janhit Mein Jaari film assessment: This courageous Bollywood movie about condoms leads to a lecture


Fairly Manokamna Tripathi is an ideal candidate for a ‘good match’. She additionally markets condoms. Right away, that could be a downside. How can Indian lady do such a ‘ganda kaam’ (soiled work)? By making a ‘parivarik’ (household) comedy out of it, that’s what. Calling a condom, a ‘chhatri’ (umbrella) is an outdated joke, however it’s was a perky factor in ‘Janhit Mein Jaari’, which makes use of humour nicely sufficient up to some extent, to make its level — that it’s no sin to speak up safety throughout intercourse.

To that finish, we have now a stable ensemble. Manokamna (Nushrratt Bharuucha) needs a paying job. The one she will get provided, by a good-natured distributor (Brijendra Kala) of mentioned condoms, has no strings connected, besides a loyal lovelorn finest buddy (Paritosh Tripathi). Alongside the best way she acquires, at some velocity, a boyfriend-who-turns-into-a-husband (Anud Singh Dhaka), a domineering father-in-law (Vijay Raaz), a grandpa-in-law (Tinnu Anand), and a companionable clutch of sisters-in-law. There’s the same old righteous uproar, and the fallout thereof, which we all know prematurely.

What makes this movie, at the very least its first half, such good enjoyable is the writing. It’s gentle and humorous, and the characters do their job nicely, as we see the Bollywood small city (clearly, Chanderi in MP is the brand new ‘It’ city) in throes of a ‘sasur-bahu’ saga. Manokamna’s dad and mom’ house is dubbed Condom Niwas, the father-in-law goes blue within the face when he discovers the true nature of his ‘kamaau bahu’s (incomes daughter-in-law) job, the husband is extra a dutiful son than a supportive husband, and barbs fly thick and quick.

Submit-interval, the movie turns into preachy. Condoms usually are not only for pleasure, says Manokamna to the teams of women she goes about addressing, they’re additionally devices that preserve girls from undesirable abortions, which in flip prevents premature tragic deaths. That’s to not say that this isn’t a sound argument, however it takes a brave-for-Bollywood, let-us-have-some-fun-with-sex flick, and turns it right into a lecture.

If solely we might get extra of that enjoyable, nonetheless thought-about taboo: probably the most hilarious a part of the movie is 2 girls chatting about having it on. Movies grown up sufficient to characteristic condoms additionally implies that they should be grown up sufficient to speak in regards to the act, proper? ‘Darr ke aage jeet hai’.

Janhit Mein Jaari film forged: Nushrratt Bharuucha, Anud Singh Dhaka, Paritosh Tripathi, Vijay Raaz, Brijendra Kala, Tinnu Anand, Ishtiyak Khan, Sapna Sand
Janhit Mein Jaari film director: Jai Basantu Singh
Janhit Mein Jaari film score: 2.5 stars


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