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'Jai Mummy Di' review: Too many songs, sluggish direction, half-baked performances

To Gulati’s credit, some of the jokes and supporting characters are funny.

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Last Updated: Jan 20, 2020, 01.18 PM IST
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Singh, as the love-struck mama’s boy Puneet, has his moments early in the film.
Singh, as the love-struck mama’s boy Puneet, has his moments early in the film.
Film: Jai Mummy Di
Genre: Comedy
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Director: Navjot Gulati
Cast: Sunny Singh,Sonnalli Seygall,Poonam Dhillon,Supriya Pathak
Navjot Gulati’s new release, 'Jai Mummy Di', is an unapologetically Delhi comedy caper, stereotypically so. Featuring henpecked men and their loud wives, all of whom are decked up in shiny jewellery and shinier clothes and, of course, forbidden love. The young couple who dares to give their love a chance is on opposite sides of a family turf war. The respective matriarchs refuse to bury the hatchet. How the couple manages to get around these hurdles forms the crux of the film.

To Gulati’s credit, some of the jokes and supporting characters are funny. But a lot of the rest doesn’t work. There are too many songs, while the plot falls flat even before the halfway mark. The turf war between the two mothers — Pinky (Dhillon) and Laali (Pathak) — is supposed to form the basis of the film, but neither of the veteran actresses put in their best work here.

Singh, as the love-struck mama’s boy Puneet, has his moments early in the film, but these soon wither away. Seygall as the glamorous Delhi girl Saanjh looks the part, but is too polished to get under the skin of the character.

In conclusion, the film works, but only for fleeting moments. For the most part, it’s handicapped because of insipid writing, sluggish direction and half-baked performances.

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