Jalebi (2018)

Rhea Chakraborty: A carefree student, Aisha ends up marrying a local guide-type boy next door, Dev.

Digangana Suryavanshi: The problem is that Dev is with his current wife (Digangna Suryavanshi) and daughter on the train.

Varun Mitra: Bombay girl Ayesha (Rhea Chakraborty), an aspiring writer, gets enamoured with her tour guide Dev (Varun Mitra), a PhD scholar in history, on a Delhi trip.

STORY: An estranged couple happen to meet on a train journey where they independently reflect on what went wrong in their relationship and whether they will truly be able to move forward and start a new chapter, together or alone.

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Average

SCREENPLAY: Uninspiring

DIRECTION: Unlike Vishesh films’other projects, the songs in ‘Jalebi’ are not the strongest part of the film.

JALEBI (2018): The chemistry between Dev and Aisha lacks the spark, so the multiple flashbacks don’t seem to hold your attention. While the story is interesting and the end almost salvages the film, the bland performances and the uninspiring screenplay have done the harm already.
What could have been an interesting and quirky train ride turns into a sappy, emotional tear-filled journey that seems like it will go on forever? With so many things working against it, this is definitely one dessert we’d recommend you taste with caution.

 

Review by Shreya Ghosh

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