Behind the Movie Jabardast: Forever Lover Boy Siddharth and gorgeous Samanta make a cute pair. Director Nandini Reddy whose sense of humor was appreciated with 'Ala Modalaindi' has taken up this second venture on the banner of producer Bellamkonda Suresh. Let us see, how 'Jabardast' is this?
In the Movie Jabardast: Story begins with the chase of Byrraju (Siddharth) in Bihar and thus our hero lands in Hyderabad. The chracter of Byrraju is pure money minded and greedy for self who wanted to become a Millionaire overnight. He is ready to go for any extreme to achieve his goal of becoming rich. In city, there is Shreya (Samanta) dreaming to settle in life with her own Event Management company. Accidentally, Shreya and Byrraju together start up as partners with Shreya Media. Very soon, orders flow for them and they become best in city just because of strong rapport in team. In the process, Shreya develops romantic feelings towards Byrraju while the latter treats her only as an opportunity to climb high in life.
Obviously, this leads to break up in compnay and Byrraju opens a new board leading to failures in both of their businesses. In the journey, Byrraju's new company even gets cheated by 420 girl Saraswathi (Nithya Menon). Problem then comes in the form of Malayasia Don Javed Ibrahim (Srihari) orders Shreya and Byrraju to work as a team for his sister's marriage. Did they gel well again? When did Byrraju know that he is actually in love with Shreya? All these forms the climax.
Values of the Movie Jabardast: The major portion of story (in first half) is highly inspired from Bollywood hit 'Band Baaja Baaraat.' The expansion of story might have come out different and authentic, if Nandini Reddy would have worked little more properly on script and narration. Direction goes completely disordered in second half testing the patience. Dialogues by Veligonda Srinivas were funny and rhythematic. Cinematography was bright but editing could have been better especially in second half. Music by Thaman was eneregtic. All the songs were are well chorographed and brilliantly shot. Production values of Bellamkonda are as usual high.
Performance wise, Siddharth is seen in a contrasting role with oodles of fortitude. For the first time, he got a chance to go all out in a full length fun generating character. Of course, he has done the justice. Samanta is a sweet heart who has done equally good job in both romantic and emotional episodes. Nithya Menon is cute in a specially designed role, may be of Nandini's choice. Sreehari is wasted in meaningless and space filling drama episode. Among the others... Telangana Sakunthala, Suresh, Kasi Vishwanath, Nalla Venu, Thaagubothu Ramesh, Vennela Kishore, Duvvasi Mohan have struck to their roles. Sunil gave the voice-over and Prince has appeared in a cameo
Out of the Movie Jabardast: Till the time director Nandini Reddy has depended upon the key elements of 'Band Baaja Baaraat,' the treatement was pacy and rib-tickling now and then. Post-intermission, she seems to have lost the idea on how to continue it further. Result is the entry of Nithya Menon and Sreehari characters which are although unattached to main plot but drive the movie forward to climax. If Nithya has done a partially good job, the entire Malaysia concept with Sreehari was silly and misfiring. Then comes the pre-climax and climax scenes which are absurdly prolonged to close the movie on disappointing note. If climax was the highlight of 'Ala Modalaindi,' it is a drawback here for 'Jabardast.'
As there is nothing great to speak on originality and novelty in story, Nandini's creative execution should come to the fore keeping patrons engaged with entertainment. This is the area where, she has failed with insolent stuff. Title finds justification only for Nandini's Jabardast expertise shown in lifting the scenes and inspirations from old films else it is not apt in-toto for the output of movie. For those who haven't watched 'BBB,' there will be some sort of refreshment in first half and second half is a total let-down. Commercially, 'Jabardast' may be one more failure into the account of Bellamkonda.
Cinejosh Verdict of the Movie Jabardast: Not Awesome...This is Entirely Flaw-Some.
Cinejosh Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewed by Srivaas