Good Newwz, not quite l Jug Jugg Jeeyo l Mini Review

By: Amit KumaR Agarwal

Jug Jugg Jeeyo had a well-received theatrical trailer, will it live up to the trailers hype, read on!
Jug Jugg Jeeyo is Raj Mehta's second directorial venture after the blockbuster Good Newwz; like his earlier film, the story is unconventional and unfolds through two couples - here father and son, both seeking divorce. 

Kukoo (Varun Dhawan) and Naina (Kiara Advani) move to Toronto, Canada after marriage. Five years having walked the altar, they want divorce. They decide to keep sham-happy marriage going till the wedding of Kukoo’s sister, Ginny (Prajakta Koli), in India. The couple arrives in India for the big-fat punjabi wedding - after which - they plan to break the plans of divorce to Kukoo's parents, Bheem (Anil Kapoor) and Geeta (Neetu Kapoor). Kukoo gets the shock of his life when Bheem tells him that he is planning to divorce Geeta. Meanwhile, Ginny is also not sure whether she wants to marry the guy she is getting married to, she still not quite over her (ex)-boyfriend.
In what could have been a very enjoyable film on 'todays' complex relationships, the film ends as a confused half-hearted take, majorly because of the confusion of the makers, whether they want to make a comedy or emotionally-charged drama.
Having said that writing is the main culprit - not as much the screenplay as much the motivations of primary characters. What is Anil Kapoor a villain or a neglected husband - while audience empathize with him, the minute he plays with his son in the pre-climax that he left Meera (Tisca Chopra) to be back with Geeta takes away the empathy. Also when Geeta says that all she wants is love from Bheem, which she never got - audiences wonder Bheem too has the same problem, he wants love from Geeta; 35-years of marriage is too long a time, to sort it out! There are several glitches like this. What exactly is the problem in Kukoo and Naina's marriage? The revelation in the end followed by a quick resolve doesn't really register with the audiences.
The comedy in the film works, but at two hours and forty minutes, the comic punches needed to be aplenty. While dialogues are good in light-hearted scenes, in the dramatic scenes, barring a few, they fail to evoke the right emotions.
The principal cast has done a great job, Anil Kapoor Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani all do great job, but it is Neetu Kapoor who steals the show as Geeta. In spite of an ill-etched character, she holds Geeta together. Manish Paul plays a loud punju effortlessly and flawlessly!
Raj Mehta was in a much better form in Good Newwz, here his direction seems confused about the resolution.
Jug Jugg Jeeyo is good on comedy, but emotional scenes could have been stronger. On the whole an average fare. At the box-office film the film will definitely be not quite Good Newwz, pun-intended! It will at best be an average to hit performer.