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JOGIRA SARA RA RA is the story of a wedding planner in jeopardy. Jogi Pratap (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) lives in Lucknow and works as a wedding planner for a company named ‘Shaandaar Events’. His family comprises of his mother (Zarina Wahab), sister Sarita (Suman Patel), his aunt and a few other sisters. He’s frustrated living with them. He feels that if he gets married, it would mean having one more woman in his family, which according to him will be catastrophic. As a result, he decides to never get hitched. One day, Devki Nandan Chaubey (Bhagwan Tiwari) hires the services of Jogi for the marriage of his daughter Dimple (Neha Sharma) with Lallu Pandey (Mahaakshay Chakraborty). Dimple doesn’t want to get married and she asks Jogi to help break off the marriage. Jogi comes up with various smart ideas, all of which backfire. Finally, he fakes Dimple’s kidnapping. He befriends Lallu and poisons his mind that marrying a girl, who has been kidnapped, is looked down upon in society. Lallu decides to hence break off the wedding. Dimple is overjoyed. All is going until one day, things go awry and Jogi is forced to tie the knot with Dimple. What happens next forms the rest of the film.
Ghalib Asad Bhopali’s story is fun-filled and in the feel-good zone of films like BAREILLY KI BARFI , SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAAN , TANU WEDS MANU  etc. Ghalib Asad Bhopali’s screenplay is okay till a certain point but later on, it goes haywire. Ghalib Asad Bhopali’s dialogues are brilliant and are sure to raise laughs.
Kushan Nandy’s direction is fair. He has handled several moments with panache like Lallu dancing to Mithun Chakraborty’s songs, Jogi’s fight with his sister and then trying to make amends, Chacha Chaudhary (Sanjay Mishra)’s carrom game moment etc.
On the flipside, while the first half is funny and to the point, things happen at random in the second half. Jogi pretending to be suffering from a sexually transmitted disease is a great plot point but the makers don’t give it a logical conclusion. The same happens with the pregnancy, jailbreak and kidnapping tracks. The Priyadarshan-style climax doesn’t make the desired impact either.
Speaking of performances, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is in his element. His comic timing is spot-on. It’s also refreshing to see him in such a light-hearted film for a change. Neha Sharma has a fine screen presence but one wishes her rebellious character had more to do, especially in the second half. Mahaakshay Chakraborty is adorable and unrecognizable. Sanjay Mishra raises laughs. Zarina Wahab is dependable. Suman Patel and Rohit Chaudhary (Manu) do well. Bhagwan Tiwari, Shubhrajyoti Barat (Dimple’s mama), Vishwanath Chatterjee (Inspector Yadav), Ghanshyam Garg (SI Yadav) and Hemant Pandey (Bittu) are fair. The late Farrukh Jaffar is cute. Nikki Tamboli fails to add to the sizzle in the item song.
Jogira Sara Ra Ra – Official Trailer | Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Neha Sharma
Songs are catchy. ‘Torture’, played in the beginning, is foot-tapping. ‘Babua’ is well choreographed and shot. ‘Cocktail’ is okay. Anup Bhat’s background score is in sync with the quirky feel of the film.
Sourabh Waghmare’s cinematography is neat. Shadab Malik’s costumes for Nawazuddin Siddiqui are stylish. Malvika Bajaj’s costumes for the rest are real while those of Neha Sharma are glamorous. Mayur Tripathi’s production design is straight out of life. Late Kaushal Naseem’s action is fine. Virendra Gharse’s editing is sharp.
On the whole, JOGIRA SARA RA RA is a decent attempt and had the potential to be a complete entertainer. However, it suffers due to a weak and flawed second half. At the box office, it releases with limited awareness and hype. Hence, it’ll struggle to find an audience.
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