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A social "do good" injection doesn't dent Salman-ness of the film.Read more
Sigh. We'll go, we'll watch, and we'll sigh.
- meeta, a part of the audience
He may be a cop, a thief, a spy, a bodyguard or a buffoon - He's Salman Khan and he'll beat people around him to pulp. He'll do it to the cheers and whistles of his audience. He'll do it with his unique style that you can hate or love, but cannot ignore even if you tried. Oh yes, they try to have a story in Jai Ho which attempts to ignite the human in you.
So, here's our good samaritan (yeah, that's how good he is) Jai (Salman Khan) who helps people and wants to spread his idea of goodness. Only that he is hot-tempered, so his help invariably involves violence. A lot of violence. I guess, being a Salman Khan film we should just be thankful that this time around the character he plays isn't looting the rich to help the poor, to give his character that shade of grey.
There I go again, looking for work in the writing department in a film of this genre, having this star. However, I did like that they try to propagate the "do good, feel good" idea. If only, the movie stuck to it, itself. Unless of course, the idea of a common man beating every criminal in sight - is "do good". Aah, now there's an idea. And yet, when a military tanker vandalizes property, it gets a bit much, even if it is out of goodness of the heart, for the goodness of the heart.
I must admit though, for a change Jai Ho has more focused writing than any of Salman's recent films. It doesn't deviate from its theme or violence, but for that occasional song and dance number. It doesn't take the romantic detour for too long too. Even the villains want to harass his other family members rather than his love interest.
Which is about as good as it gets, for to see Tabu play a side character hurts. She stands tall, she tries to bring composure to the film, she does her bit, but it still hurts. I felt sorry for Genelia D'Souza too. Maybe her character too, but mostly the actor for the length of the character she plays. It is very difficult to no relate it to her post-marriage career.
Anyway, lead lady Daisy Shah is the quintessential pretty, dumb love interest who does her bit of cutesy and is "out of sight, out of mind" for the other characters, writers, and the audience. The only actor who actually gives a performance-performance is Naman Jain who plays Salman Khan's nephew. Not only is he cute, he is confident and delivers his lines with perfect timing. Also, his role is written well - doesn't make him sound like an adult but at the same time keeping him in line with any boisterous child of this day and age would talk.
Otherwise, Jai Ho is the typical mix of action, silly humor, romance, loud background score, and ill-placed mediocre songs. Though, "baaki sab first class hai" does have decent lyrics. Too little to hang on to for a film that last 2.5 hours.
Throughout the film, I just couldn't shake off the fact that Salman Khan is calling himself a common man. Oh, it's the character that's the common man? Yeah right! Even for the sake of argument, if you ignore that Salman plays Salman in the film, how can you ignore not every common man or a common woman's brother has six packs and muscle power to take down 20 people in one go. And without that, how do we do good and spread the word?
- meeta, a part of the audience
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 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
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
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
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 up, by Gayatri Sankar, Zee News : ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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
wasimkalas0: We are proud of you , our king Salman Khan.... jai ho....
vijay07491: what a awesome movie jai ho must watch .....its a superb,fantastic,mind blowing movie..
vebsmalviya: Awsome movie jai ho @BeingSalmanKhan @_purple11
uma_ub: Just watched "JAI HO" it an AMAZING... MORAL movie....
TapariaJagruti: Everyone should go and watch Jai Ho thankyou mat bolo instead help 3 people :)
sumkhan4: Jai ho this movis. Is naic ok. Ilike. Jai ho
smtanvir3: seen jai ho,best movie till date,great entertainment :)
Smriti1291: what an amazing movie- Jai ho @BeingSalmanKhan !! loved every bit of it..people in pvr were screaming :).
SmithVashi17: Jai ho will rocks #JaiHo
SLasthouse: Jai Ho !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome flick must watch.........! Bollywood hunk is back with a BANG amazinggggggggg!
SKPlace_Team: “@HudHud_Dabangg: Never imagined that JAI HO will be sucha different film. Everyone should follow the message of the film. Brilliant. #JaiHo
sk163517: JAI HO MOVES IS VERRY GOOD
si6183489: Just watch jai ho in Malaysia such fantastic movie ... jai ho salman khan
shubrocks2: Jai ho.. Hats of!!
shubhash55: Watche jai ho,@BeingSalmanKhan at his best.A family entertainer.Must watch.#JaiHo
ShriKhonde: jai ho awesom movie must watch.....
shikha_dogra: Jai ho is a positive wave
shekhar_kukreja: "Jai ho" is a must watch movie. Total entertainment with massage of humanity. Last night enjoyed this movie with family.
shaikhmdnehal: Biggest opner #jaiho in 2014 :-) so aap sab ki jai ho
saqib_hameed46: Jai Ho successfully captures d mood n d anger within d nation.The action is first class n the biggest reason 2 watch it..Salman at his best!
saniyakhan135: Jai ho awsme movie ,it will break all d records;):-):-)
SanaAs21: Day ws awesme !!!!! Jai jai jai ho !!!
samantasahu1992: What a awesome and record breaking movie Salman bhai "JAI HO"
SalmanMyIdol: 90% positive WOM Jai Ho vl not be remembered as only a record breaker but it certainly vl be remembered as a great movie #JaiJaiJaiHo
salmaankhan_: Jai Ho is a blockbuster movie. Book your ticket today.
Rushit7G: Jai Ho is jst osm. Njoed vry mch. :-)
rushaljain: Jai Ho :D
Ruchita_Misra: Jai ho- worth a watch! kept me hooked till the end and i am a little surprised.
Riteshs36114848: Jai ho super duper hit movie..helpin msg....:-)..salman bhai ki jai ho.
RatikantaParid7: Jai ho is the stunning ...film of 2014 ..its made people crazy to watch.nd I watch this twice ..its super.
RANJANRrider: Bhai Log Theater main jaa kr1 baar jaroor dekhna movie ki story main best msg h #jai ho
ppritam009: Best part of JAI HO is inspite of so many characters coming on screen continuously,JAI HO never lost its grip !
pdeepika201: What a movie jai ho I luv this full paisa vashul movie luv u sallu :)
Parveen9384G: Jai ho Suppar duppar hit. Chokro gami gayo re
parth_lakhani: Jai ho @BeingSalmanKhan its supper hit....for...me...what action....cool man...
pagalboy007: jai ho awsm movie :) (y)
Nil_Blue_sky: awesome movie.. jai ho.. watched with sagar, mayur.. at nataraj baroda.
navjotsingh86: #jai ho guyz 1 request plz all of you go and watch the film, it delivers a v gud msg and its a luvly film, thn mke other 3 of ur fren see it
NarenTareba: Jai Ho ...nyc movie
nandini19yadav: "@BeingSalmanKhan: 'Jai Ho' is simply waoooo...its just awsum...superb movieee wit a lovely msg...luv u..umahh umahhh umahhh.....loved ittt
Msk441s: watched jai ho today 12:30 pm show in ambala best movie ever seen
MerlynPrakash: I just watched "Jai Ho" starring @BeingSalmanKhan and I encourage everyone to make time to watch it. It will make a difference in your life.
Masud89: just watched JAI HO.......yaaaaaaaaaahoooooooooooooooooo....awsome movie..........amr lyf e sallu vai r... https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=663430750382381&id=100001463857728
MannArry: best movie jai ho
madia79parth: Liked Jai ho.
KyaUkhaadLoge: Jai Jai Jai Jai Jai Jai Ho :D #JaiHo
krmithilesh056: awsm movie........"jai ho"........
khusrokhan143: Really salman khan ki jai ho.. Watched..3 times..today.
KEYURPANDYA72: #jai ho awesome movie with gud msg
KarnaSakya: Went 2 see 'Jai Ho' with my grandson Bishesh. Surprisingly he did not like it but I found it very entertaining http://twitter.com/KarnaSakya/status/426917362898440192/photo/1
kamalkalita78: #Jai Ho really awesome movie...
jaysharmaind: Jai Ho nice movie
jaldeepvadera: Jai Ho is amazing! Another blockbuster by @BeingSalmanKhan Hats off!
Ishteyaquebeing: jai ho is awsm movie bt mera screept se bht milta julta film hai
ishanaggarwal11: jai ho is a ♥♥faduuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu movie♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.....
ImranAarman: Jai ho Rockzzz
immobin: I like "JAI HO"
imkumarajeet: JAI HO !!! All the best to Salman , Sohail and team :) rock it...
IMBHATIYA: I have no word to discribe my feelings for jai ho. JAI HO JAI HO JAI HO
iamshipz: Salman givs his blood n soul to Jai Ho.His sincerity n intntion behind makin d film is an extension of his wndrful initiative Being Human
HunkSalmanKhan: Fantabulous movie..audience gone crazy inside d hall..wah!! Maza aa gaya..jai ho nei dil khush kar diya..
HudHud_Dabangg: Never imagined that JAI HO will be sucha different film. Everyone should follow the message of the film. Brilliant.
Harishankarsn: Kya mast movie hai dosto jai ho. Vo sara masala hai jo movie me hona chahiye. Faimily movie hai. Occation the best 4 watch.
hafizfaizali1: Jai ho its gorgeous movie
gee_pun: Congrats Jai ho ki jai ho gayi
DwivediSneh: Hi best movie jai ho ..i like very much.......
drraviyadav: enthralled by jai ho!!!! liked the movie a lot! 10 times better than dhoom 3!!!
DrPadvekar: Total message of the film is Aam Admi based...Jai Ho..
Dj_ShanuRaj: Jai ho for Salman Khan ! awesome movie wid great message inside......... meaningful movie wid great... https://www.facebook.com/Beingshanuraj/posts/605189806213479
Deepkristi: 'Jai Ho' is Mind Blowing, Fantastic, Outstanding, Brilliant, Execution, Oscar Award Winning..... . . . . . . . .... http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=637145736358826&id=193642660709138
deephadiyel: Jai ho movie rocks
deepak1rawat22: jai ho blockbuster
chulbullilasha: If you haven't seen Jai Ho then go watch NOW. It deserves it & is genuinely an amazing movie
chappallungi: One word for Jai Ho? Wow.
BhojpuriplanetI: Jai ho SUPAR DUPAR..MOVIES I WATCHED..THIS MOVIES ON RELEASES DATE.. SALMAN.KHAN...ROCKS.. Dilouge-Aap ki... https://www.facebook.com/prafull.varma/posts/676618869067995
bestfriendavi: 'Jai Ho' is Mind Blowing, Fantastic, Outstanding, Brilliant, Execution, Oscar Award Winning..... . . . . . . . .... https://www.facebook.com/indianfriendhood/posts/720988561269247
BeingSunder: First day first show of jai ho ........ I can't be seen this type of movie ... i will give 11out of 10
Beinggshahid: Multiplex main v deko yaar Jai Ho..
BeingDanish789: Jo bhi ab tak picture ni dekhne gaya jaldi tickets krvalo #jaiho ki vrna bad mai pachtaoge...@BeingSalmanKhan ki #jai ho
BeingAlBalushi: #JaiHo @BeingSalmanKhan :))) just watched Jai Ho in Oman n all the shows are packed house !!!
beingabhishek5: salman rocked the show"! JAI HO!!!(STALIN) AWESOME MOVIE
ayush5554: Jai ho...awesome muvi..superb action...lovely msg...salman rockssss
ayaanagnihotri: Hey everyone! If you haven't gone yet then you better hurry up and go for "Jai Ho" it is a outstanding movie and you'll will love it!! :D
awezkhan1: Jai ho ...again Salman Khans Massive Hit with A great Story Line.
aviroka: Finally i've watched Salman Khan's new movie JAI HO, have you? if nt yet Please do watch.
asifpatel18: For all you Indian movie lovers, jai ho is a must watch!
ashishbadone006: jai ho is supar dupperrrrr hit block buster movie............maja aagaya
areeba_jamal: Jai ho achii movie haiiii
aqualka: Having a good time @DolbyIn for Jai Ho. Incredible film #JaiHoInDolbyAtmos
AnkitaAimy: Jai Ho... A must watch for every Indian.. loved it.. Salman Rocks..\m/ Jai Hind!! :*
Angel_Salman: Salman rocks.. #JaiHo "@arbaazSkhan: JAI HO !!! All the best to Salman , Sohail and team :) rock it..."
AKamble1991: Apne liye to har koi jita hai dusro ke liye jine wale behad kam note hai JAI HO- 5 out of 5
ajengpadukone: Good job for jai ho and success for jai ho :)
ahadali1: Remarkable.. Jai Ho! Superb.. for the betterment of the society. after a long such a Class movie. ♥ frm #pakistan @BeingSalmanKhan
adil27173869: Gd movies jai ho
adi31114: Enjoying jai ho......
AChoudhay: Salman khan is role is hit and diasy shah also role was good and jai ho film is very good in the all films in the world
_Being_Pranav_: Salman movies r always d best....biggest hit of 2014, jai ho is sure 2 break all records #JaiHo
Ssarya2: Jai ho , it is good but not best.:-)
PopeeC: Saw Jai Ho. Salman Khan tries2do something different. Not the best of his work bt kudos2him for putting up wht he believes in. #JaiHo
veenaasikcand: Horrible movie Jai Ho
meet1973vibe: Jisne bhi Jai ho dekhi hai, sabka yehi kehna hai, ending bahut badiya hai,Exit door khulte hi mazaa aa jataa hai.
karanmakdani: 2 Things Are Gud About Jai Ho 1)Interval 2)End
ivedant: Salmania is overrrrrrrrr. Jai Ho was a piece of shit and people in the fucking theatre we're laughing hahahahahaha @beingsalmankhan
FidaMalikSays: Please do not go to watch "JAI HO" , Just donate the ticket price to three poor people and ask them to donate their to three more people !!
d_muj: Jai ho! Wtf?? What happend to salman khan ... Super disaster movie.... Unexpected.
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Yay! Thumbs Up, by Has2BFilmy : would be a great movie
Yay! Thumbs Up, by mugdha joshi : 90
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Rajneesh Kumar : the way Salman acted can only be said Excellent and no other can match him
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Suman
So-So, by Anuj
So-So, by Anup : More welcome to sohail then samlaam
So-So, by Siddharth
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