Movie Review: Jai Mummy Di Movie Review: The Battle Of Mummies Lacks Luv Ranjan’s ‘Fun Tadka’!
After presenting entertaining rom-coms like Pyaar Ka Punchnama series and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Luv Ranjan decides to drop his latest rom-com Jai Mummy Di, with expectations running high. But does the film stand up to these expectations? Read on! Jai Mummy Di is a rom-com set in the backdrop of Delhi, trying to induce the 'Punjabi Tadka' of the capital in the narrative flavour. The film stars Sunny Singh as Punnet and Sonnalli Seygall as Saanjh, who are childhood sweethearts trying to make their ways out to unite, among the heated equation of their arch rival mothers. Punnet is a shy guy and a mamma's boy, whereas Saanjh is an outspoken and daring girl, who decides to propose to her lover, but he refuses. Why? Because of their moms, who are arch rivals. Why the mommies have a history of rivalry and will the love birds finally succeed to unite by resolving their mothers' conflict, is what forms the plot. When a film's title reads 'Jai Mummy Di' and you have veteran actors like Supriya Pathak and Poonam Dhillon in it, you expect the audience to be rooting for these moms, with a tale to engage. But that is exactly where this film fails and falls in the trap of becoming a regular love story of a boy and girl with their struggle to unite as its focus. The film also fails in giving a strong gripping reason, as to why the moms are so antagonistic, inspite of trying to plot a story around the very same reason. The film lacks a story to tell, which is made more problematic with dialogues objectifying women, like once when the leading lady coins herself as a "plot" and says "Is plot pe abh kisi aur ki booking ho chuki hai" to the hero, when her wedding gets fixed to some other guy. The "supposed dulha" of this "dulhan" has an annoying fake British accent which will make you want to rip off your ears. Even the short span of 1hour 42 mins screen time feels immensely stretched and exhaustive, and all the dialogues lack real punch, which makes the one liners fall flat You certainly miss Luv Ranjan's trademark 'quirky-fun' factor in this film. The songs look glamorous but it will leave no impact, barring the peppy title track and the remake of the hit number, Lamborghini, on the ending titles. Sunny after delivering a decent performance in 'Ujda Chaman' again demonstrates a fall in his performance graph, and Sonnalli Seygall inspite of her great looks, carries a flat expression throughout the film. One also wishes Navjot would have given a little more variance and graph to the roles of both moms, especially when they are played by ace artists like Supriya Pathak and Poonam Dhillon. The film has two cameos by Varun Sharma and Nushrat Bharucha, but in what roles? Well, you have to watch the film to fetch that answer. Lastly, the film as a whole fails in gaining the attention of the audience, as it lacks a strong entertainment quotient.