The romantic drama film Jalebi, helmed by Pushpdeep Bhardwaj, has hit the silver-screen today on October 12, 2018. The Rhea Chakraborty and Varun Mitra-starrer is inspired from a Bengali film Praktan. The storyline revolves around two characters Ayesha and Dev who are long lost lovers and accidentally meet on a train after years of gap. Although the film is receiving mixed reviews, one thing that is common from all film reviews is that the movie does not contain flavours and will leave you tasteless.
Critics and reviewers have already scribbled their thoughts for the movie. In case you are planning to watch the movie, here’s all you should know. We have gathered the reviews to give a detailed analysis of the movie:
Meena Iyer, in her review for DNA, gave 2.5 stars to the movie and was noted saying that if you have a sweet tooth, dig into a box of jalebis. This movie cannot satiate your appetite. The reviewer appreciated the acting of debutant Varun Mitra, said that he was quite comfortable in the character and would surely bag on or two films in near future. While, for Rhea who has already done few of the supportive roles in Bollywood, passes muster. Meena sought to love the music and said that music from the Bhatts are usually mellifluous but on the downside, all their songs are alike.
Sneha May Francis gave Jalebi half out of 5 stars in her review for Network18 saying that this love story chugs along at an excruciatingly slow pace with no destination. The reviewer said that it is so ironic that a movie named after a popular sweet is completely opposite of its taste. She said that it is so bland that even if gulped, it would not leave a long lasting taste as its tagline promises.
Not only this, but the critic also expressed that the actors did a little too acting, making the emotional scenes laughable. Sneha concluded her review suggesting viewers to try not to taste this stale and overdone offering.