The movie released on Friday but it felt like ‘Jai Ho’ had it’s fate sealed much before. Directed by Sohail Khan and starring Salman Khan, Daisy Shah and Tabu in main roles, the film was a Republic Day weekend release which was expected to do well at the all important box office. Pre-bookings were apparently higher than ‘Dhoom 3’ but BizAsia takes a look at what the critics had to say.
Indian Express‘s Shubhra Gupta said, “`Jai Ho�۪ could have been a pure and simple `Dabangg 3�۪. It�۪s not. It�۪s not even a no-holds-barred South remake either, despite its quarts of spurting blood and broken bones). Jai�۪s ��aam aadmi�۪ ( he says the phrase, and the audience erupts, rightfully, in this age of ascendant mango people ) catches traction only a moment. In the rest, he goes back to snarling and kicking and scowling.”
Gayatri Sankar, ZEE News, wrote, “The whole film revolves around the idea of extending a helping hand to those in need and asking them to return favours by helping three other people and taking the chain forward…Unlike Salman�۪s previous films, ��Jai Ho�۪ isn�۪t a typical��masala��movie. However, Sohail does take cinematic liberty here and there, which in a way, can be brushed aside, considering the main theme of the film.”
“…There is something unmistakably genuine about the film’s overriding message of each one helping three people…��Director Sohail Khan may not be able to put across his noble message as succinctly and with as much finesse as Raj Kumar Hirani. Yet, he manages to drive home the point amidst a lot of rough edges,” says Faheem Ruhani of India Today.
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times, states in her review, “In all honesty, I�۪m confused about how to evaluate Jai Ho. Because it�۪s not a film. It�۪s a cartoon…��Jai Ho is wholly and solely powered by Salman. He romances, roars, sings songs, gives speeches, wipes tears and, of course, eventually takes off his shirt.”
The box office buzz surrounding ‘Jai ��Ho’ has been o the up after its first day. Stay with BizAsia for more.