A political satire, the film takes a comic look at the way the powers-that-be love to procrastinate and maintain status quo, unfazed by the gravity of situations at hand. It explores the hilarity of the levels to which the media can go to sensationalize issues. It also gives a message of hope to peace through a glimpse of a U...more
A political satire, the film takes a comic look at the way the powers-that-be love to procrastinate and maintain status quo, unfazed by the gravity of situations at hand. It explores the hilarity of the levels to which the media can go to sensationalize issues. It also gives a message of hope to peace through a glimpse of a Utopian possibility, albeit momentary, between the armies of the two neighboring nations. less
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Bashing our country and it's system is still in fashion, especially the political bit of it. There couldn't have been a better plot for a film to score than mocking some of the dubious ideas of a democracy. Now with level of sarcasm that we get, the title 'Jai Ho Democracy' is no less than self explanatory. A film that focusses on political satire makes a start, not a mark.
Not quite convincing of a movie plot, the film is about when a hen finds herself on the Indo-Pak borders only to have the tussle between the cooks of both armies over the ownership. Thus, threatening open fire. Mocking it further, the two countries turn into a war of expletives. Soldiers on each side abuse each other and even cajole the chicken to pick a side. Meanwhile in the Indian war room, a bunch of cartoonish experts get together to assess the situation and indulge in even sillier bickering.
The least you'd want from a bunch of veteran talented actors is a bad film. But despite of their grace serving performances, the ambitiousness of the script crosses the line of quality trying to add extra quantity of drama and offering for the audience. Except for a few jokes and quality performances, the screenplay miserably fails. Thankfully, it's just 90 minutes of your time that get invested. The film manages to put together some decently crisp editing, impactful cinematography and a relative lot of parliamentary imaginations to reality. You'd only wish the potential was utilized than wasted over pettiness! Yet another smaller budget film that gets the goodness too wrong.