Jai Mummy Di Review: Superb Actors Supriya Pathak And Poonam Dhillon Wasted In This Super-Mediocre Film

    Jai Mummy Di Review: Superb Actors Supriya Pathak And Poonam Dhillon Wasted In This Super-Mediocre Film

    Jai Mummy Di Review - Don't Watch It, Waste Of Time & Money
    Jai Mummy Di Review: Superb Actors Supriya Pathak And Poonam Dhillon Wasted In This Super-Mediocre Film
    Updated : January 17, 2020 10:32 AM IST

    Film: Jai Mummy Di

    A ctors - Supriya Pathak, Poonam Dhillon, Sonnali Seygall, Sunny Singh

    Director - NAvjot Gulati

    Rated - 1.5 out of 5 Stars

    So, Friday is knocking at the door and another film is ready to release. This time it is Jai Mummy Di. The film is again set in the same old Delhi gullies. I am so tired of this. God knows how many films have been made in the same backdrop over and over! And why? I ask! And a comedy?! Well, if you could call it that! Honestly, for me, if in the cinema space there is a genre called farce, this film would be aptly classified under that!

    In a nutshell, the story revolves around Punnu played atrociously by Sunny Singh and Saanjh who fall in love with each other but can’t unite because of their moms who are always at loggerheads with one another! Punnu is a mama's boy who doesn’t have the courage to take decisions by himself and is dependant on his mother for everything. In short, he doesn’t have a spine. Saanjh is supposedly a feisty college girl, who is confident and she knows how to control situations! But most of the times I felt the confidence her character has is almost over-confidence and she is someone who thinks no end of herself! To cut the long story short, they are two individuals who are completely opposite to one another! To make matters worse, they have mothers who were together in school and were best friends but over the years their friendship turned bitter and now, they can’t stand the sight of each other! And what’s more, they both love their mothers and can’t do a thing without their consent! Awww, how sweet innit?

    Now the film is about the struggles they undergo in a bid to come together! And the audiences have to wait for almost two and a half hours to know whether they are going to be married and live happily ever after! What a hilarious storyline isn’t it?

    Talking about the performances, Sunny Singh almost looks like a mannequin in the film! Seriously! He doesn’t have any expression on his face. His diaogue delivery is a pain that I sat through. His straight face and his wobbly eyes look straight out of a zoned-out space, throughout the film. Sonnalli Seygall’s Saanjh is over the top and she is equally good when it comes to being expressionlessness. She looks good but it is just at that.

    There is absolutely ZERO chemistry when it comes to the two of them, neither are they looking good together nor believable.

    The best part of the film is Poonam Dhillon and Supriya Pathak! Well, they make sure that whenever they appear on the screen, they light it up and how. They are seasoned actors and they showcase they mettle in this film too. Poonam plays Saanjh’s mother and Supriya plays the role of Punnu’s mother. The two are always screeching at the top of their lungs in the film at the slightest and the stupidest pretext but somehow, their characters seem to be more important than anyone else’s in the film.

    The writing is loose and the direction is plain bad! I wonder what made Navjot Gulati direct the film and how did he do it? Sitting through the movie is a test of patience! Yes, that’s what it is. Talking about the music, not one song in the film is noteworthy! Some of them looked so forced, that at times I was wondering was a song necessary at this point? The writing in the film as I have already mentioned is mediocre and because of it, actors like Supriya Pathak and Poonam Dhillon look like a complete waste in the film. In short, the film is not worth your money, there are many other things to do this weekend and if you still struggle maybe a rerun for Chhapak would be a good idea and obviously a better bang for the buck! 

    Updated: January 17, 2020 10:32 AM IST