Varun Dhawan, kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor star in JugJugg Jeeyo, a lighthearted family drama.
Everyone in JugJugg Jeeyo is dressed in fancy attire. Blingy jackets, suits, and lehengas are available. Unapologetic Punjabi humor elicits real laughter. Every 10 minutes, there’s a song and dance routine for every occasion. And all of this with attractive individuals in each shot. Raj Mehta, who directed Good Newwz (2019), once again brings a group of Punjabis to the screen, this time from Patiala.
The film begins with a childhood love tale at school between Kukoo Saini (Varun Dhawan) and Naina Sharma (Kiara Advani), with Naina’s brother Gurpreet (Maniesh Paul) playing the wingman unintentionally. Kukoo proposes to Naina in one scene with a temporary tattoo on his six-pack abs that reads: Will you marry me – Yes or No? Soon after, we are introduced to Kukoo’s Punjabi family — father Bheem (Anil Kapoor), mother Geeta (Neetu Singh), and sister Ginny — during a beautiful wedding and song scene (Prajakta Koli). Five years later, we learn that Kukoo and Naina, who now reside in Toronto, Canada, have fallen out of love and are seeking a divorce. But, for one more time, they agree to pretend to be a happily married couple for Ginny’s wedding back home. While the two are considering divorce, they are in for a larger surprise when elder members of the family also want out of their terrible marriage.
JugJugg Jeeyo, too, speaks at length about Shaadi ke baad sab badal jaata hai,’ but it’s the treatment that looks to be a little new this time around, with an effort to go deep into how a marriage of 35 years and a marriage of 5 years face the same destiny.
From the opening scene until the end, the film maintains a tempo that keeps you immersed in the happy and terrible times of the Saini family and avoids too many uninteresting periods. Anurag Singh’s plot and Rishabh Sharma’s dialogues work well together to create scenarios that will make you laugh, weep, and empathize