Jai Ho - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) - As usual, this rating doesn't apply to Salman Khan fans.
quick review:

A social "do good" injection doesn't dent Salman-ness of the film.

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41 reviewers have given Jai Ho an average rating of 2.3/5.0 (?)

12 yays
16 nays
13 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Jai Ho is only mildly crude in comparison with most Akshay Kumar films of recent years. What’s the Gujarati word for “dull”? Wish Pinky had told us that too.... full review

So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Noble in intentions, but totally botched in execution, 'Jai Ho' is strictly meant for diehard Salman Khan fans. For the others, it evokes a cry for help.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...we get the line, this film’s conceit: Aam aadmi sota hua sher hai. The common man is a sleeping tiger. I can’t vouch for the tiger bit, but as the film went on, this common man was definitely close to sleeping.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...AI HO remains a half heartedly made film, which wished to convey something meaningful but could not free itself from that same old rotten way of painting the screen with all clichéd colours... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, a noble, well-intentioned message narrated in an entertaining format in a Salman Khan movie, who, as we all know by now, is the much endeared hero of the masses, makes JAI HO a sure-shot winner... full review

Thumbs up by Namrata Thakker, Bollywood Life ...This one is about Salman Khan, all the way. So if want to laugh and be entertained this weekend, go watch Jai Ho!... full review

Thumbs up by Siddhi Palande , BookmyShow ... A film that will bring a smile on everyone's face. One that is not to be missed! ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Even with its social issue pretensions, Jai Ho is just plain awful. Salman Khan fans may flock to see it, they may be lacking in cinema literacy or taste, but let’s hope they are at least intelligent enough to get bored.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...Sajid-Wajid’s music is nothing to hum or haw about either. On the techfront, the editing, sound design as well as the editing – especially the transitions – belong to the last millennium, enhancing the overall tedium. Ummm.... full review

So-So by SOMESH SINHA, Desi Martini ...The movie flaunts Salman's 'Being Human' demeanour and less about a movie. Dedicated cinephiles stay away, explicitly! ... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...A weak story line and a sacharine sweet Sallu make this a boring watch ... full review

So-So by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Jai Ho is a letdown due to lack of a story and not enough entertainment ... full review

Thumbs down by aneela zeb babar, Desi Martini ...Ironic for a movie called Jai Ho! you want to just kill yourself three minutes into it.... full review

Thumbs down by Shivramkrishnan, Desi Martini ...Jai Ho - Definitely Not...I'd rather watch Munnabhai again ... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, DNA ... Jai Ho is Salman Khan. Watch it for the Khan power!... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, FirstPost ...Jai Ho gives you a glimpse of the vast infinity of art, filmmaking craft, humor and talent, and somewhere in the vastness is a tiny little mark, a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot which says “This is Jai Ho, you are here”. Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/jai-ho-salmans-ham-fisted-attempt-at-showing-common-mans-hero-1357357.html?utm_source=ref_article... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...Appropos, there’s no point belittling a film that stays true to it’s avowed agenda( as trumpeted in the opening number and repeated dialogues) Apna Kaam banta Bhaad mein jaye Janta!!... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...The cinematography is similar to Wanted and Dabangg, but it is also has its own signature. And at almost three hours in length, it is obvious that the editor should have been less indulgent.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ... for the effort put in by Salman Khan to send a very positive and uplifting message through a medium he knows best. Just imagine what would happen even if a small percentage of his fans start doing what he is asking! ... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...Does his Incredible Hulk-sized charisma falter? No. Was I expecting anything different? No. Is this a film? No ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...For all the references to the aam aadmi and the solutions it offers to inspire change, this film ultimately is about the victory of a man who lets his fists do the talking. Muddled message there. ... full review

So-So by Rohit Khilnani, india today ...Jai Ho clicks for you only if you are a die-hard Salman fan. If that works, be happy and bajaao seeti.... full review

So-So by Faheem Ruhani, india today ...Director Sohail Khan may not be able to put across his noble message as succinctly and with as much finesse as Raj Kumar Hirani. Yet, he manages to drive home the point amidst a lot of rough edges... full review

Thumbs up by Saurabh Dwivedi, india today ...Those who love Salman, masala movies and conventional cinema, should not miss Jai Ho!... full review

Thumbs down by Suhani Singh, india today ...As Jai Ho hits the halfway mark, scenes which don't have Khan as the roaring fighter become mundane and taxing to see. There are many fine stunt sequences where Khan reminds us why Aamir Khan's action avatar in Dhoom 3 was not convincing enough. "One man can make a difference," says Khan in the film. He may as well be talking about himself as if there's one thing which will drive audiences to the theatres, it is Khan himself.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Jai Ho is not expected to open with record breaking numbers like Salman’s last few films but the opening will still be very good. Just don’t expect Chennai Express or Dhoom 3 type of numbers. Will it sustain after a good initial? It should, but crossing the 200 crore mark should prove to be difficult... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Jai Ho is fascinating in parts and fumbles in the rest. Salman Khan and his convincing rendering is what makes this film work for me. The most interesting thing that comes out of it is the message that it isn’t very hard being Human. Jai Ho might have overdone it but the message is memorable. For Salman and his heart felt and endearing attempt, the film manages to slip out with 3 stars from me. Too many glitches but the goodness negates it.... full review

Thumbs down by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint ...But Jai Ho is a Salman Khan film without any doubt, and plays out as a private conversation between his fans and him. If the proceedings feel too familiar, it actually is a compliment to the ability of the director and writer Dilip Shukla ... full review

Thumbs up by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...Yes, that's the grand climax that one waits for in a Salman Khan film where the leading lady (Daisy Shah – confident, and a good dancer), negative force (Sana Khan - stereotypical) and a couple of dozen other supporting actors are there, well, just to support! - See more at: http://www.movietalkies.com/movies/reviews/20958/jai-ho#sthash.nTA7HDSR.dpuf... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...'Jai Ho' is a better film than the usual run of mill type south Indian remakes we saw recently. It has a decent plot line with some good performance; action scenes and dramatic moments along with Salman Khan's terrific screen presence and star power which makes you want more of him and wish that in the movie sirf aur sirf Salman, Salman aur Salman power hi ho... full review

So-So by Rahul Desai , Mumbai Mirror ...Jai Ho puts the Bhai in Munnabhai. Here, Salman Khan plays Haley Joel Osment. Or perhaps Osment played Salman 14 years ago without even knowing it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Jai Ho is a tale that is about as exciting – and just as empty – as the spiel of a politician going to the polls... full review

So-So by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ...Destiny has it way. The song Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire was originally composed for Salman Khan's Yuvvraaj. And now Jai Ho turns a name for his film. Do not expect an Oscar for this film though! ... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma., Rediff ...At the end of this movie, as I walked out of the theatre and reached the mall exit, two teenaged boys approached me to inquire if I had misplaced any key. Indeed, I had accidentally dropped the house keys near my seat. They not only informed me but also assisted me in retrieving them from the Lost and Found section of the multiplex. And this is what they said when I expressed gratitude “Bhai ka film dekhne ke baad, itna toh banta hai.”... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Sadly, the film itself is a downer. Director Sohail Khan gives us a film that ironically tries putting a positive message in a violent film. And sadly there is no entertainment value either in the emotions or the action.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...The movie's dialogues like 'Aam aadmi sota hua sher hain, ungli mat kar, jaag gaya to cheer-phaad dega' are already a craze. Cinematography is outstanding... full review

Thumbs up by Janhavi Samant, Star Blockbuster ... However, given all its disadvantages, at its heart, Jai Ho is an entertainer. And the good guy wins, every time. Definitely a must watch. - See more at: http://starblockbuster.com/movie-review-jai-ho#sthash.a3xn07PV.dpuf... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...Except incorporating the ideology of goodness and the reiterating the power of common man which is noble, jai ho is bereft of any reason to watch it.... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...Tabu and Danny leave a decent impact. Debutante Daisy grooves well and shows impressive confidence. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...None of the song-and-dance in the film is worthy of mention. They are inserted into the story almost as an afterthought with no thought to continuity or pace. The music and lyrics lend nothing to the story, failing to provide a respite from the monotony.... full review

Thumbs up by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ...The dialogues are simple and connect well with the audiences. The action sequences have been shot well and the cinematography is clean and impressive. Kudos to the Khan brothers for pulling off a film like ‘Jai Ho’.... full review