JIAH AUR JIAH
Director: Howard Rosemyer
Starring: Richa Chaddha, Kalki Koechlin and Arslaan
Story & Dialogues: Mudassar Aziz
Screenplay: Farahjaan Sheikh
Music: Sachin Gupta & Nisschal Zaveri
This is a chick flick and on the road journey film put together in a sensitive manner with a little bit of Thelma and Louise and Fault in our stars put in. Jiah Venkatram (Richa Chaddha) is on a suicide mission because she has been ousted of her own company by a scheming rake (Sudhanshu Pandey) and she has a depression mode and she goes to Sweden and commits or tries to commit suicide twice but is saved by a well meaning sculptor and artist who is rich too (Arslaan) but he keeps it from his girlfriend Jiah (Kalki Koechlin) who is a real fun girl and tries to get Jiah Venkatram out of her depression and have a whale of a time travelling and shopping in exotic locales of Sweden but one fine day Jiah Venkatram is shocked to know that her good friend , the exuberant Jiah has liver cancer and only a few months to live and that Arsalan is marrying her to keep her happy till her last days but Jiah Venkatram then decides to donate her own liver to her and completes her death mission.
The film is sensitively handled by choreographer director Howard Rosemyer. Richa Chaddha is excellent and Kalki has already built a good reputation for her as an actress. Arslaan Goni makes a decent debut. Zarina Wahab, Sudhanshu Pandey, lend good support. The shot of locales in Panchgani and Sweden is colorful and easy on the eye. The editing is slow. The music could have been better but the remix of the Dev Anand Asha Parekh classic song ‘Jiah Ho Jia Ho’ from Nasir Hussains rom-com Jab Pyaar Kissise Hota Hai is done well.