Richa Chadha and Kalki Koechlin‘s movie titled ‘Jia Aur Jia‘ has been finally released today. The movie which is directed by Howard Rosemeyer. The movie features actresses Richa Chadha and Kalki Koechlin in the lead. In the movie, Kalki essays the role of a Jia Garewal, owner of a small bakery in Panchgani. However, she is on a very tight budget and then she hooks up with a banker called Jia Raghupati Venkatram (the role played by Richa Chadha) and she did just to split the cost of a Europe sojourn.
While Richa is having a tragic past she is first who get exasperated and then later gradually charmed by the crazy creature in her company and she lives her life with such an abandon while she herself is very stiff-necked. However, we do not want a genius to guess that at some point we will discover that Kalki has a secret too. The movie is all about the two strangers and after meeting each other their life changes forever.
With this movie, Jia Aur Jia, Choreographer Howard Rosemeyer made his directorial debut featuring both the lead pairs with an impressive credential and an amateurish screenplay. While Kalki’s character from the movie is cool and chirpy and that means that she talks a lot, steals food from the cafe, drinks a lot, blows smoke and she wakes Richa in the middle of the night by chomping loudly on chips. However, she is full of life and always keeps on smiling, laughing and dancing on camera.
However, the second part of the movie has been full with the dialogues that will try hard to impress listeners with their wisdom. There are some of the dialogues in the movies which says that life is not like onions and potatoes that price can be placed on it every single life is valueless. The makers have filled up the empty space that could have added up to something if writers Mudassar Aziz, credited the story and the dialogues and the screenplay Farahjaan Shiekh and they very well know how to flesh out their concept. The movie is based on the two young women and they are having a sad secret on a road trip through Sweden.
Kalki is a kind of the standard Bollywood idea of cute that we will see on the screen and the kind of person she would rightfully be considered irritating in real life, but we will surely fall in love with them once we will see on the screen. The screenplay in the movie keeps the audience thinking about the Kalki’s natural charisma and she gives her enough likeability to keep the movie floating through the first half.
However, Richa’s character in the movie is quite boring and earlier she was so striking in the movie Gangs of Wasseypur, which was directed by the director Anurag Kashyap and she was even good in the movie Sarbjit and she is unable to lend her character an iota of charm. In the movie, there is a male character who is making the characters, even more, worse called Vasu Krishna Bergman (the role played by the Arslam Goni) and he is literally forced into the narrative.
Kalki’s character has a kind of curiosity and the director has managed to conjure in the first half and whatever is coming in the story is moving along and there are some of the pretty visuals of the Swedish countryside, and the movie has been failed to lift off at all.
The title song of the movie ‘Jia Aur Jia’ is saving the grace from the title song from the Asha Parekh-Dev Anand’s movie ‘Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai’ and the makers of the movie have used it for the background score. The movie opens up with the song and that has made the scenes more memorable and when the whole remix of the song is sung along with the closing credits then the effects are completely ruined. However, the reprise version has been performed by the Jyotica Tangri and Rashid Ali is comparatively flat as compared with the original. The movie ‘Jia Aur Jia’ is a full stop movie.