Jalebi Movie Review: This One Tastes Awfully Bad
Jalebi Movie Review: Adapted from a Bengali film called Praktan which dealt about an estranged married couple who meet after many years in a train journey. The film is directed by Pushpdeep Bhardwaj and produced by Mahesh Bhatt.
Jalebi, a film named after a famous sweet delicacy which is eaten frequently by most of the Indians around the world has found the name of this particular flick starring debutante Varun Mitra and Rhea Chakraborty in their respective lead roles.
The film revolves around the estranged couple Ayesha (Rhea Chakraborty) and Dev (Varun Mitra) who meet once again on a train journey with their moved-on lives. From that one moment, the old sparks start flying between them and they go into a flashback when they first met. Ayesha was a spoilt brat who lives on her terms and wishes to have a luxurious lifestyle. Meanwhile, Dev is a tour guide based in Delhi who wants to stay rooted along with his family and is contented with what he wants. Both of them meet by chance and then the same old formula like the fights between the protagonists, then patching up, marriage and finally the split which brings them together once again.
The film seems more like the same old formula of every film from the Bhatt camp which consists of intense love moments, melodious songs and a neutral ending. This has been happening for almost two decades and it is high time that he should think past his overused formula.
This Jalebi is as terrible as it gets and it will surely give you borderline diabetes if you are planning to watch this film.
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