Director : Sohail Khan
Cast : Salman Khan, Tabu, Sana Khan, Daisy Shah, Danny Denzongpa, Santosh Shukla
Bollywood's latest release is yet another masala film called Jai Ho. Salman Khan walks his way into the story of the movie with his signature bracelet. What could have been a better film with a good concept based on daily events in the life of an Indian, it did not touch the core points well. Although people in the theatre were awaiting some more masaledar action, they only clapped and cheered on Salman's entry and the other when the villains were being trashed around the place. But why the flop chain of events in the film?
The movie begins in a discotheque where a girl is being cornered by a group of guys. Following the event, Jai (Salman Khan) walks into the scene and just when I was trying to get my thoughts together, there was dushum dushum bang bang. People get thrown away here and there as if they were playing a game of volley ball. Here begins the life of Jai, an ex-army officer who's out to fight against corruption. After helping people, he initiates an idea of 1:3 ration - Help others, ask the recipients to help three others and those three to help more threeâ€¦ so on and so forth forming a huge group of saviours.
Like most movies, our hero cannot emerge victorious until he is interrupted by corrupt practices prevalent around him. Corruption makes Jai's blood boil and he is on a rampant spree of hitting the corrupt and getting justice.
After having small fights here and there, he messes with the wrong person who has a connection with the Home Minister (Danny Denzongpa). This brings Jai a series of misfortunate events from which, he emerges as the sole hero and wipes out all the goons of the politician. In the course of events, he falls in love and also saves the life of another politician (Santosh Shukla) who doesn't believe in corruption. As a typical masala, inspite of the gunshot wounds and innumerable beating with sticks, Jai emerges victorous!
Though a strong story line, the outcome fails to stand out. The chemistry between Daisy Shah and Salman Khan fails to click. Tabu plays the role of Jai's sister. Her past flicks have been tremendous but watching her feature in this kind of a film, is a disappointment.
Overall the acting will make you want to pull off your hair and the cinematography. Uuuffff let's not get there â€¦ New comer, Daisy Shah fails to deliver with dance moves that were incomplete and not called for. The film tries to be a common man's masala entertainer with a message but fails to deliver to the core.
Director Sohail Khan could have done a better job but since this is not his original work but a copy, we cannot complain. â€œAam Admi sota hua sher hai, ungli mat kar, jag gaya toh cheer phad denga.â€ Well Sohail could have kept this dialogue in mind too. I would just say â€¦
â€œA story without originality is a story untold.â€
A huge disappointment at the cinemas with Jai Ho and a tight SLAP would be the only justification!