Movie Review: Jai Ho

Much talked and most awaited Salman Khan movie Jai Ho finally hit screens today. This Hindi action drama film, which was previously named as Sher Khan/ Mental is directed and produced by Sohail Khan. Jai Ho is a typical Salman Khan film, a typical maar-dhaad-masala movie. Movie has a social message to share. Story of the movie is pretty good. Script and storyline of the movie conveys the message of doing good. Direction of the movie could have been better. Sohail Khan fails to maintain flow of the movie. One can get bored at many scenes of the movie. Songs in between the movie what can be called a typical bollywood style is not cool to watch here. Music is average. Background score is good.

Jai Ho is a one man army. Salman Khan is obviously the heart of the movie. Though Tabu, Suniel Shetty and Danny Denzongpa are good to watch. Daisy Shah, choreographer turned actor and female protagonist of the film is good with dancing, average with acting. Maybe she didn’t get a good role/ character to display her acting skills.

Other star cast of the movie contains daily soap actors. Asmit Patel, Sana Khan and Santosh Shukla are few faces in the movie which are taken from Bigg Boss. You can call it Sallu effect.

First half of the movie is consumed with songs. Two songs back to back in starting of the movie is not adorable. Script picks up after an hour. Second half of the movie is very good and well directed. Overall direction could have been better. Cinematography is good, colorful.

What’s Bad?

Unrealistic action sequences, fake stunts, too many songs are not pleasant watching. Flow of the movie is not maintained well. Few melodrama scenes are silly.

What’s Good?

Help 3 people instead of thanking and ask those 3 people to help other 3 people instead of thanking. This is the message. Overall message of the movie is good. “Aam Aadmi soya hua sher hai. Ungli matt kar; jag gaya to cheer phaad dega.” Dialogues are good.


Jai Ho is a typical Salman Khan movie. It’s a sure shot for all Salman Khan fans. If you can bear unrealistic action stunts, melodrama and few songs, you can give it a try; movie has a good message to share. Must watch for all Singham and Dabangg lovers. Art lovers, stay away from this one.

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Nishit Jariwala
Foodie, photographer, traveler, cinemaholic, storyteller and dreamer are just a few words to describe Nishit. He is captain at BuddyBits.

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