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Indoo Ki Jawani


Director: Abir Sengupta

Starring: Kiara Advani, Aditya Seal & Mallika Dua

Written by: Abir Sengupta

INDOO KI JAWAANI is the story of a woman trying to find love through dating apps. At Delhi-Ghaziabad border, cops try to stop a Black Scorpio car at the check post. But the occupants of the car refuse to show their identity and escape. They also fire at a cop. The cops led by Avinash Nigam (Iqbal Khan) find the car outside a house, which is empty but find explosives inside. Meanwhile, Indira Gupta aka Indoo (Kiara Advani) is a resident of Ghaziabad who is having a rough time with her boyfriend, who seems only interested in getting in her pants. She reluctantly agrees to go to his house one night but then she changes her mind. Hence, her boyfriend asks a girl from Indoo’s colony, Alka (Lisha Bajaj) to spend the night with him, despite the fact that Alka is getting married to someone else next week. At the same time, Indoo’s best friend Sonal (Mallika Dua) convinces her to sleep with her boyfriend. When she reaches his place, she finds him in bed with Alka and at that moment breaks off the relationship immediately. At Alka’s wedding in the coming week, some tharki boys and uncles spike her drink which makes her go crazy and in turn makes her lose reputation in the colony. Next day her parents are headed to Delhi to get her brother’s admission done in school and ask her not to embarrass them any further. While home alone, she take’s Sonal’s advice and downloads a dating app, where she matches with Samar (Aditya Seal). After talking to him, she invites him to her place. The same day, she finds out from Prem uncle, Ranjit uncle and Pran uncle that a terrorist from Pakistan is roaming in Ghaziabad. In the evening Samar reaches her place and she finds him to be a good person. She tries to get intimate with him and while doing so finds out that he’s a Pakistani. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

The film has an interesting premise but the film isn’t much so. The film starts strongly but then quickly loses steam. You hope the film would go on a certain track but then it is just not what you expect and I say that in a bad way for the film. The film becomes dull and there’s barely anything to lift up the audience’s spirit and entertain them. There’s a varied range of questions that come when watching this film; top questions being what could have been of the film? And why this film’s made the way it has been, story and all?

Technically, the film is decent. Cinematography  by A Vasanth is good. Editing by Ajay Sharma is fine but there was scope for improvement. The costume design and the production design was great and had been done realistically. The film’s music is not of the chartbuster variety. Biggest flaw of the film is it’s poor writing.

Performances from the cast have been decent as well. Kiara Advani as Indoo is adorable to watch. She has a wonderful screen presence and she gives her best in this film, as is evident. But no matter how hard she tried, she could have done nothing to uplift the film. At a point you wonder why would she do such a film. Aditya Seal doesn’t have much to do initially but picks up the pace and makes his presence felt as and when required. Mallika Dua adds some good laughs in the film and doesn’t have to do much in the film besides that. The rest of the cast offer good support.

It’s not surprising that director Abir Sengupta has failed to execute a poorly written film.

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