Mediocre Gangster Romance
By MovieTalkies.com, 15 February 2013
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story Review-In Short: A gangster falls in love with a well-educated and qualified young woman, leading to complications
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story Review-Verdict: Though the film has certain funny moments, the movie is not an impressive fare overall
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story Review-Story Plot: Jayantabhai (Vivek Oberoi) is a small-time thug working for Altaf bhai (Zakir Hussain), a gangster, who has promised him a beer bar for going to prison for him in the past. Simran (Neha Sharma) is a young and well-qualified woman, who is forced to take up accommodation in a lower-middle class locality after she loses her job and the company flat.
Initially, Simran is quite apprehensive about her neighbor Jayanta, but over time, they become friends when the latter helps out Simran during her time of need. However, life is not as simple and things get complicated when Simran's father wants her to get married. On the other hand, an ex-cop Alex Pandian (Nassar) is making life difficult for Altaf and his gang of goons.
How Jayanta and Simran manage to overcome all odds to come together forms the rest of the story.
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story Review-Performances: Vivek Oberoi, whose role seems similar to that of Aamir Khan in Rangeela, does make you guffaw at times with his 'tapori' lingo, but the act lacks the magic of Khan's 'Munna' role. Neha Sharma plays the typical pretty face damsel in distress. Zakir and Nassar as the bad guys are effective enough.
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story Review-Direction: Though the concept of a street goon falling in love with a regular girl next door has been explored in Rangeela, the film Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story did have potential to be an entertainer. Had the director spent less time exploring the gang politics and focused more on the interaction or chemistry between the lead characters, who are as different as chalk and cheese, maybe the movie could have been more entertaining.
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story Review-Final Word: Like mentioned earlier, though the film has its share of funny moments, the overall product is not so impressive…so, go watch the movie only if you have nothing…like really nothing better to do.