wogma rating: Don't bother (?)
Jayantabhai ki Love Story doesn't have enough bhaigiri nor enough love. It doesn't engage, nor does it entertain.Read more
So, who is looking forward to Vivek Oberoi's next film? What, no one? Oh come on, the man is coming back after ages. Still, no one? Oh well, who am I kidding, I'm one of them too.
It doesn't help then that a love story with the lead actor as an underworld, Mumbai goon is too reminiscent of Munnabhai and anything that is anywhere close to that series, is going to seem wannabe, even if it didn't have Vivek Oberoi.
Let's just hope, there will be some humor that will make the experience worth it. Other than that, there truly is nothing to look forward to. Yes, yet, I shall watch. I take it as a part of the job description.
Bollyspice - "3/5"
dunkdaft - "It has all that enjoyable candy-floss, that looks good, doesn't leave lasting impression though. "
Milliblog - "A likeable soundtrack, with competent choice of singers and tunes!"
- meeta, a part of the audience
Jayantabhai Ki Love Story showed very little potential from it's trailers. So, despite all my needs of wanting to watch every film with neutrality, I went in expecting very little, if at all. The best I can say, is that I came out unscathed because of almost zero expectations. The 'bhaigiri' end of Jayantabhai Ki Love Story is unethusiastic and the love story end is stagnant. The film is pretty much flat throughout, except for a little ruffle in the feathers in the name of a climax.
So, plain is the love story, that even after Jayanta (Vivek Oberoi) and Simran (Neha Sharma) take the 'big step' as a couple, they go back to their old relationship soon enough. Tiffs vanish and all becomes well, all too soon.
Similarly, the underworld track of the film gathers no momentum at all. The conflict that they start doesn't see much change. Both patronage and animosity are superficial. You never figure why one is loyal to another or why they are at another person's throat. It is said so, and thus it should be believed. And the two tracks have very little do with each other. Whatever little intersection exists, is lame enough to be ignored.
The rest is filled with slime-balls in the corporate world who seemed to be worse than infamous casting couches or with formulaic songs shot at exotic locations or gratuitous show of cleavage or other such inanity.
Amidst the limp stories then, the smart-Aleckry in the dialogue brings in a laugh or two. You can also scoff at the Munnabhai references. Also, because everything else is so devoid of energy, the over-eager performances make you applaud their attempt at putting life into the characters.
It is amazing then, that there are producers who willingly go through with such projects. What in Jayantabhai Ki Love Story wasn't told already and which frame had something that wasn't told in a better way elsewhere? You wonder, and only wonder.
- meeta, a part of the audience
So-So, by Joginder Tuteja, Indicine : ...Despite the kind of disparity between them, the love story doesn’t seem unbelievable, something that was the case when Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta had come together in Jannat 2... full review
Thumbs down, by Karishma Lonymoon, Filmfare : ...So, if you’re up for watching this film, do leave your brains behind. And if you’ve got a better Valentine’s weekend planned ahead, grab it with both your hands and legs.... full review
Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...Another actor who does a Vivek Oberoi in the movie is Zakir Hussain. A brilliant actor, Zakir seems bored with his part in this film. However, Nassar breaths fire in his minuscule role.... full review
Thumbs down, by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST : ...Vivek Oberoi who’s given stupendous performances in the past goes totally over the top in the film. It’s as if he is doing double the work in order to fill up for Neha Sharma’s lack of acting.... full review
voiceofNAVNEET: Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story!!! nice movie my frnds must see........
TerkarAdi: JayantaBhai Ki Love Story.... Super Entertaining nD Zakas Movie....!! (Y)
Shripaljtk: Jst saw JBKLS again.......... it awesome......gud acting........ @Officialneha
Salilacharya: My pick #jbkls over #murder3 this weekend .. Purely for a really sweet and honest performance by #vivek_oberoi
ROHITGANWANI: Osum muvi jbkls. @vivek_oberoi paisa vasool... Keep up the gud work ahead.. gr8 job..
RockstarMustu: #JBKLS Awesome movie.. you should watch it atleast one time. Very good work done by vivek & neha.. Hats off
realkiransudake: #JBKLS is an awesome movie! Fantastic stuff! @vivek_oberoi , @Officialneha , @VinnilM and @kumartaurani
prajeshsnetwork: Jayanta bhai ki love story an awesome to go for. Right kind of love story and fab acting by @vivek_oberoi an @officialneha #loved it
PardaPhashNews: #Movie #Review: '#Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story' is cute and funny. know more- http://www.pardaphash.com/news/movie-review-jayantabhai-ki-luv-story-is-a-cute-and-funny-film/705880.html#.UR-bXB1HKSo http://ow.ly/i/1xbbI
mrgsur: Movie Review : Jayantabhai ki luv story - it's a funny and just an entertainer ,enough to keep u away serious films .. Mind cleaner - 7/10
MrBlackVijayFan: Watched back 2 back two shows of #jbkls . Loved it :-) @officialneha you are so hot n pretty !!!
MahhYash: #JBKLS a must watch, @vivek_oberoi sir had done a wonderful act...totally a full entertaining movie ♥♥♥♥
Jonty_10: Watched JAYANTA BHAI KI LUV STORY today. It's a sweet love story and slightly different from other romantic movies.
hratnesh: Jayanta bhai ki love story..... An entertaining movie.
geebajaj: #JBKLS complete entertaining film.Great performances by all the actors, specially the lead actors and superb direction.Congrats @VinnilM
FBhoi: Bangalore Enjoy #JBKLS What A Lovely movie
Bollywood_Times: #JBKLS is a sweet film wid d correct amount of comedy.Vivek is excellent.He steals d show.Neha is gud..Overall its a must watch film***1/2
AadeePrince: I think people shud change their way of thinking about Vivek Oberoi... Stop running after tht faltu #Murder3 and go watch #JBKLS
varundvkk: watched #JBKLS instead of #ABCD ... #JBKLS is a ok movies you can watch it one time for sure...
rjanup: Mirchi bioscope : Jayanta Bhai ki Luv Story : Film ko 4 mirchis out of 5.....…Kyaaaaaa…........Joking Rey …....2.5... http://www.facebook.com/rj.anup.uae/posts/542177332483623
RJADITI: Jayantabhai ki Luv Story is boring til interval. Post interval its sweet but predictable..watch it if U like... http://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10151357578598439&id=135020493438
LMK_LEO86: #JayantabhaiKiLuvStory review RT: http://lmkmoviemaniac.blogspot.com/2013/02/jayantabhai-ki-luv-story-review.html The charming lead pair and their romance make the movie worth a watch ... 2 stars
deekshasingh89: Reply to @Mirchi983FM #murder3 is just another comic thriller inspired by a hollywood flick! #JBKLS is a one time watch. I loved vivek in it
chinty88: Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story - One time watch cuz its funny & I like Neha Sharma #enoughsaid
brahmatmajay: my review of #JBKLS ** 1/2 प्यार में भाईगिरी http://chavannichap.blogspot.in/2013/02/blog-post_16.html
BollywoodAlive: Movie Review by admin Ronak :) Murder 3----> 3 stars out of 5 :) Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story ----> 3 stars out of 5... https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=540696195950455&id=456444267708982
UrsShruthi: 'Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story' Review: What a bore!
showdecider: Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story tries too hard to be different but falls for the cliched trap.http://www.showdecider.com/jayantabhai-ki-luv-story http://twitter.com/showdecider/status/302668337643671552/photo/1
Shivamt8377097: movie reviews:- M3-awsm yr..thodi slow h(3.5/5) JBKLS- dull.(2/5)
micks1989: Jayantabhai ki luv story.....awsum movie................ JOKING RE...................:-P ;-)
melangeindia: Critical Reception : Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story Its yet another flop movie by Vivek Oberoi. Expectation were high... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=600909029923205&l=0fa4741fa5
ET24HOURS: #JayantabhaiKiLuvStory Movie Review.Movie Rating 1.5/5 http://entertainment24hours.blogspot.in/2013/02/jayantabhai-ki-luv-story-movie-review.html
AssiiRaj: Loving giri and bhai giri both are not working .. Jayanta bhai ki love story
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