Jai Mummy Di Review: Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall drag this bland comedy
Cast: Sunny Singh, Sonnalli Seygall, Supriya Pathak, Poonam Dhillon
Director: Navjot Gulati
Navjot Gulaati’s rom-com ‘Jai Mummy DI’ is the story of two next-door neighbors residing in Delhi, Puneet Khanna (Sunny Singh) and Saanjh Bhalla (Sonnalli Seygall) whose mothers, Pinky (Poonam Dhillon) and Laali (Supriya Pathak) were once great friends in their college days but now they are sworn enemies and due to that, Punnu and Saanjh also swear to take revenge from each other but end up falling in love.
Thanks to the bitterness and enmity between their mothers, their journey for love is not easy at all and together these two desperately try to convince their moms for their marriage. Now, what is the secret behind the animosity between their mommies and what turn these love birds’ romantic life takes is the crux of this movie.
Jai Mummy Di is a typical Bollywood rom-com that portrays Delhi and Delhites in a stereotypical and lousy way. The portrayal of the Punjabis of Delhi with their shiny dresses and loud chattering and the surnames ‘Bhalla’ and ‘Khanna’ are so outdated that it makes you cringe watching the characters on-screen. Literally, please move on Bollywood, try something new!
The story takes a backseat after some time in the first half and the screenplay of the film is riddled with bland jokes and failed attempts at creating humor that keep falling flat most of the time. But, there are some effective and hilarious one-liners that do make you laugh and the great supporting cast of the film makes it a somehow bearable ride for 2 hours on the seat.
On the performance front, Sonnalli Seygall, as the hot and bold Delhi girl Saanjh, is a treat for the eyes but fails to do justice to her character. Her appearance does not gel with her words at all making it look like there is someone else inside Saanjh’s body.
Sunny Singh as Puneet, manages to get some good points out of the film as the lovestruck Punnu who is a mama’s boy but his charm goes away too soon and after some time he is just there trying hard to carry the ship forward knowing it is going to sink.
Supriya Pathak and Poonam Dhillon as the bickering ‘Mommies’ are not at their best here as director Navjot Gulati could not use them to their full potential. But, we are talking about Supriya Pathak, one of the finest actresses we have and she does not let us down pulling off Laali’s role convincingly on-screen, although Poonam Dhillon is just average here.
The music of the film is enjoyable and energetic but the songs are out of place popping up unnecessarily. The best thing about the film apart from the star cast is probably the duration of the film. At 100, minutes it is actually not that tiring.
Overall, Jai Mummy Di is a below-average Bollywood rom-com that portrays Delhi in its evergreen stereotypical way. In the garb of an entertainer, it doesn’t offer much and becomes dull in the first half itself making you rethink your choice of buying the ticket, but its too late.