Jogira Sara Ra Ra – A Blend Of Mediocre Script and Good Performances
With two main characters who express their clear distaste for marriage right from the beginning, viewers are immediately aware of the potential for drama, twists, and turns in the movie Jogira Sara Ra Ra. The film manages to fulfill that promise for the most part, delivering on the expected elements of intrigue and unexpected developments.
Neha Sharma, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanjay Mishra, Zarina Wahab
Plot Of The Movie
The main characters, Jogi Pratap (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and Dimple Choubey (Neha Sharma), have their first encounter when Dimple gatecrashes a wedding and sings “…shaadi toh haigi torture” (marriage is torture). Jogi, who resides with a household of women in Lucknow, has his own personal reasons for avoiding marriage. At one point, he even admits that he struggles to comprehend women. Jogi runs Shaandar Events, a company that provides various services ranging from wedding planning to organizing birthdays.
Jogi and Dimple cross paths once again when Dimple is about to get married. As the wedding planner, Jogi is presented with an unusual task at Dimple’s request: to sabotage her own wedding. However, it proves to be more challenging than expected since the groom, Lallu (Chakraborty), is deeply infatuated with Dimple. Jogi and Dimple attempt various comedic methods to convince Lallu’s family to call off the wedding, resulting in a series of humorous scenarios. While most of their efforts are successful, some jokes may not resonate as well due to evolving sensibilities. For example, it becomes difficult to find amusement in the fact that Lallu, portrayed as unintelligent due to his name, is only taken seriously by the bride’s family when he demands dowry, which is now considered outdated and not funny.
Jogira Sara Ra Ra aims to provide the audience with a lighthearted and humorous experience, reminiscent of Priyadarshan’s early Hindi movies that excelled at delivering laughter, which is often missing in contemporary films. The movie seeks to put a twist on the portrayal of romance in Hindi cinema. The female characters in the film are depicted as independent and assertive, knowing what they want from life. For example, both Dimple and Jogi’s sister Sarita display their strong wills, with Sarita even leaving an abusive marriage. In a particular scene, Dimple cleverly asks Lallu to buy sanitary napkins for her, understanding that he may feel uncomfortable purchasing them from a chemist. This playful dynamic showcases how women can playfully exploit men’s idiosyncrasies for fun and entertainment.
Jogira Sara Ra Ra features a diverse ensemble cast that includes talented actors like Sanjay Mishra, renowned for his comic skills. Mishra delivers a solid performance as the leader of a local abduction gang, who remains oblivious to the abductions carried out using his name. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has previously explored comedy and romance in films such as Motichoor Chaknachoor (2019), convincingly portrays a character averse to marriage but harboring feelings for Dimple. This film showcases Siddiqui’s versatility as an actor, demonstrating his ability to handle intense roles, portray negative characters, and even emerge as a romantic hero. It adds to his repertoire and further establishes his prowess across various genres.
Indeed, the film, penned by Ghalib Asad Bhopali, heavily relies on witty one-liners, punchlines, and dialogues infused with local flavor. While there are moments of predictability and parts that may feel a bit dragged out, the overall story carries its own charm. Jogira Sara Ra Ra manages to entertain audiences, albeit temporarily, until a comedy with a stronger script emerges.