Jayeshbhai Jordaar and Puzhu are the two movie highlights of this weekend. Both are family dramas led by actors Ranveer Singh and Mammootty respectively. While Jayeshbhai Jordaar is showing in theaters, catch up with Puzhu on the OTT stand, SonyLIV. Going in another direction is the Netflix documentary Our Father, which tells the terrifying story of a fertility doctor.
Jaishbhai Gordar: In cinemas
The social comedy directed by Ranveer Singh Jayeshbhai Jordaar directed by Deviand Thakkar. The film revolves around a Gujarati young man who goes against all odds to protect his unborn child. Referring to the YRF movie reviews, you can only book tickets for Jayeshbhai Jordaar if you are a die-hard Ranveer Singh fan as the actor tried his best to raise the profile of the movie. However, the story and the execution leave much to be desired. According to The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta, who gave the film a 1.5 star rating, “Ranveer Singh-Shalini Pandey’s film intentions may have been noble, but it comes in the form of a gossip of characters who get stuck in a plot causing you to grit your teeth.”
Read Jayeshbhai Jordaar’s review here.
Modern Love Mumbai: Amazon Prime Video
Modern Love Mumbai has six love stories directed by filmmakers Vishal Bhardwaj, Hansal Mehta, Shonali Bose, Dhruv Segal, Alankrita Shrivastava and Nupur Astana. Shubra Gupta wrote that the series “will make you fall in love with the city all over again.” She wrote in her review, “The anthology may not inspire the same terrifying passion as Maximum City, but each story has something unique about Mumbai about it.”
Read our Modern Love Mumbai review here.
Sarkaru Vari Bata: At the cinema
Writer Mahesh Babu explores the theme of the rich exploiting the banks and the hard-working taxpayers forced to bear the brunt. Manoj Kumar R of Indianexpress.com gave the film a two-star rating and wrote in his review, “Telled through a conservative form of a ‘masala movie’ with familiar fight scenes, song sequences, and herald lines adding little or no value to our experience. Of course, if you’re a Big fan of Mahesh Babu, you’re ready to enjoy.”
Read Sarkaru Vaari Paata’s review here.
Bozhou: Sony Leaf
Mammootty’s essay on the role of the helicopter’s father in the family drama of director Ratina I Puzhu. Parvathi also plays a major role in the film which explores the father-son relationship. Manoj Kumar R gave the film a four-star rating and wrote in his review, “Puzhu distinguishes itself from other films that examine the inhumane effects of the caste system by being completely non-judgmental.”
Read Puzhu’s review here.
Our Father: Netflix
The Netflix documentary Our Father tells the story of a fertility doctor named Dr. Donald Klein who used his own sperm to impregnate dozens of women. It shows interviews from parents, children and a few others who were close to the situation. Indianexpress.com’s Rohan Nahar wrote in his review of the film, “Our Father is not as strong as this movie, because not only does he have a strong directing voice like Berg’s behind it, but it also asks important questions about approval. For a brief moment, he tries to understand Klein’s motives.”
Read our ABANA review here.
Don: In cinemas
Sivakarthikeyan’s latest movie DON is a campus based drama full of romance, comedy and fun. It is written and directed by debutant Sippy Chakarvarthy. It also stars Priyanka Arul Mohan, SJ Surya, Suriya, Samothirakan, and Monishkanth Ramados among others. Manoj Kumar R of Indianexpress.com described the film as a “fun” college drama. He wrote in his review, “The movie is fun from the word go, thanks mainly to the charm of Sivakarthikeyan. It is very easy to accept him in the role given that the movie is very similar to the difficulties he faced in real life before he became a movie star.”
Read Don’s review here.