Jai Jawan Jai Kisan - Analysis

By Shilpa Kumar

Jai Jawan Jai Kisan that released on February 6, '15 made the critic sit-up and ponder about the ever changing economic dynamics of the world's biggest film-making industry Bollywood!

The film that chronicled the life of Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shahstri deserved a much better response.

Review is a bit too late for the film, here is a critical analysis of the various attributes of the film.

Performances 4 on 5

Two performances that stand out in the film are Akhilesh Jain as Lal Bahadur Shastri & Jatin Khurana as Chandrashekhar Azad; there is no doubt that both the actors match up to veterans in the cast that include Prem Chopra and Om Puri

Direction 2 on 5

Unfortunately, direction is pretty lame. There are very many scenes that required to be built up to a climatic drama as per the requirement of the scene, but they lack the required punch.

Script 1.5 on 5

The weakest link of the film is it's screenplay, as it looks a compilation of various episodes in the life of Lal Bahadur Shastri. It was fine for an episodic series, but a feature film requires a seamless narrative, need the critic say more. 

Cinematography 2.5 on 5

Given the production values and the fact that the film is shot on Cannon 5D Mark III, the cinematography is fine; only if the post-production producer had done a bit of extra effort, the final result would've been good.