Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story

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quick review:

Jayantabhai ki Love Story doesn't have enough bhaigiri nor enough love. It doesn't engage, nor does it entertain.

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Director: Vinnil Markan
Running time: 130 minutes
Genres: Crime, Romance
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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.

Music Reviews:
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

24 reviewers(?) - 0 yays 6 so-so 18 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

So-So, by Troy Rebeiro (IANS), DNA : ...The songs in the film are simply juxtaposed to appeal to the audience. They do not add to the narrative in any way.... full review

So-So, by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com : ...This is not Sachin-Jigar's best work, but the songs are welcome distractions.... full review

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

So-So, by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com : ...the movie strikes is average but a must watch for Viveik fans.... full review

So-So, by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu : ... The film has three multiple endings — three climaxes stacked up one after the other — each climax catering to a different sensibility.... full review

So-So, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...Vinnil Markan's 'feel-good' goofy 'gangsta' story is told with simplicity and modesty.... full review

Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...Vinnil Markan, taking his first stab at direction, handles the light moments with flourish... full review

Thumbs down, by Latika Payak, Bollywood Life : ...Nassar’s prowess of playing a villain was totally wasted in the movie. He had very few scenes to his credit. Booohooohoo!... full review

Thumbs down, Daily Bhaskar : ...Old wine in new bottle is what Vivek Oberoi starrer 'Jayantabhai Ki Love Story' can be best described as... full review

Thumbs down, by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle : ...As stale as it gets... full review

Thumbs down, by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini : ...Watch it if you must.... 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 Johnson Thoma, Free Press Journal : ...is entertaining for a brief while and then the tedium looms large and is hard to get away from!... 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 Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment : ...Strictly by looks, Neha and Vivek Oberoi suit the roles they are cast in but where is the chemistry? ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...I believe Oberoi has it in him. Because when he is in earnest, he is an actor that can be watched. But he needs a much better film.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...Watch or Not?: No. Sweet humored notoriety suits Munnabhai not Jayantabhai. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shaheen Parkar, MiD DAY : ...The romantic comedy shows promise initially but gradually settles for the mundane... full review

Thumbs down, Movie Talkies : ...though the film has its share of funny moments, the overall product is not so impressive... full review

Thumbs down, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...It’s a sweet little film that must’ve sounded great on paper, but just doesn’t quite keep you engaged the way it should’ve on screen.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...ayantabhai Ki Luv Story tries too hard to be different but falls for the cliched trap... full review

Thumbs down, by Narendra Gupta, Star Blockbuster : ...Horrible!... 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

Thumbs down, by Rahul Desai, Upper Stall : ...Vivek, to his credit, does display some serious chops when he is required to look betrayed and pained by his mentor's high-handedness.... full review

35 tweeters(?) - 19 yays 9 so-so 7 nays

voiceofNAVNEET: Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story!!! nice movie my frnds must see........

TerkarAdi: JayantaBhai Ki Love Story.... Super Entertaining nD Zakas Movie....!! (Y)

tanvi232: #jbkls awsum muvi....@vivekoberoifans ur actin is juzz fab luvd it..:-):-);-)

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

jai_shiven: Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story, for die hard romantics, frothy Mumbaiya rom-com - FacenFacts http://www.linkedin.com/slink?code=Xkgq-6

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

1 readers - 1 yays 0 so-so 0 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by Rajat

Yay! Thumbs Up, by eshaan singhal : 99

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: A few fights and gun shots.
  • Language: Every once in a while a curse word is mentioned half way.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A skimpily clad Neha Sharma with occasional show of cleavage and a bare-torso Vivek Oberoi. One love-making scene and a couple of kisses.
  • Concept: A failing goon falls in love.

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Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story - Cast, crew, links

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Running time:
130 minutes

Comments (10)

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"the man is coming back after ages."
Not really. He did 'Kismat, Love, Paisa, Dilli' recently. But I'm not surprised that people have already forgotten that movie.

Oh yeah @Swapnil, the last film I reviewed was Rakhtcharitra in 2010. Oops...


Gotta feel for this guy though.A man whose given power packed,hard hitting performances in films like COmpany,Shootout..,Rakht Charitra and Kurbaan definitely deserved a better deal.Am looking forward to watching him in Krish-3 though!

@Anuj wow! Really? For me they are all repetitive.


They're repetitive 'coz they're all similar roles.But the point is that he does excel in those kinda roles(if supported by a good script and handled by a good director).

@Anuj Hmmm...I think an actor needs to be appealing in as many types of roles as possible, right? One thing


i love the movie.may roj ak ber is file ko dhakta hu.

eshaan singhal

what ever it takes i like this movie this movie is one of my best movies a big thumbsup for this movie.climax is osem and too emotional but at the end everything settles.


@Meetu, I think if you're judging an actor, then yes, versatility is important, but if you're judging a performance, then "what else" the actor is good at shouldn't matter at all.

@Rajat True. Very interesting way of putting it.

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