‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ Flooded With Good Reviews Post OTT Release Despite Poor Box Office Run

I have watched ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ and in the end, I couldn’t make sense of why it bombed at the box office and received negative reviews from movie critics. It is not just a fun watch with brilliant performances by every member of the cast including Ranveer Singh, Shalini Pandey, Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah, and Jia Vaidya but it also sends across an essential message on female infanticide.

Female infanticide, or killing of the girl child in the womb on knowing her sex, is a social evil which still plagues several parts of the country despite it being illegal. Not just this, the movie is packed with references to the many superstitions that we believe in, some funny and some grave.

The film barely had any songs and solely focused on a man on the run with his pregnant wife and daughter in order to save his girlchild. It also covered domestic violence, took a dig at toxic masculinity, sexual harassment, and many more topics packed seamlessly in the 2 hours and 20 minutes run film.

When ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ was released in the theatres, I read tweets and watched reviews by many reputed film critics. The general verdict was that it wasn’t a good enough watch. But now that it has been released on an OTT platform and viewers are watching it, the film has been flooded with positive reviews on Twitter. Have a look:

‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ has flaws, I won’t lie. But it’s a comedy which gets dark at times and sends across a crucial message simplistically, making it a worthwhile watch. Which is probably why it scored 7.1 on IMDb and 80% on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s sad how truly good movies are bombarded with bad reviews. Such a shame.

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