Jahaan Chaar Yaar is a movie about 4 ladies who resolve to let go of the shackles of married life for a bit and chill collectively in Goa. Their escape turns bitter when a foreigner is discovered killed of their lodge room. They are not simply the prime suspects in a homicide, however are additionally the goal of a mysterious killer hell-bent on eradicating all proof. How the shut bond they share helps them overcome the hurdles varieties the crux of the movie.
It is seldom that our filmmakers attempt to make a movie with 30-plus ladies because the protagonists. Kudos to director Kamal Pandey, who has additionally written the movie, for making an attempt that. Domesticity turns into stifling after some time in center class properties, particularly for housewives who’re pressured by circumstances to not have a lifetime of their very own. So that you empathise with the perils of Shivangi (Swara Bhaskar), who’s emotionally manipulated to develop into the unpaid servant of her husband and in-laws, Sakina (Pooja Chopra), whose husband needs to depart her, and Neha (Shikha Talsania), whose husband has been dishonest on her. So when their wealthy pal Mansi (Meher Vij) cons them into visiting her in Mumbai, saying she’s dying of most cancers and later reveals she’s deliberate to take all of them for a ladies’ trip in Goa, they’re shocked initially however give in. The director retains their middle-class mores intact. They roam across the seashores not in beachwear however in sarees, drink nothing stronger than beer; really feel ashamed about ogling males; and are flustered after they get a name from their households. The journey is a responsible pleasure of kinds for them, the place they will roam freely with out feeling the burden of home life. We might have been content material with seeing them have one delicate misadventure after one other. However the director has pushed in a homicide thriller within the combine as nicely. It is when life will get all topsy-turvy, that they realise that they cannot be doormats all their lives and will be taught to insurgent.
The movie is a component comedy, half whodunit and partly a lesson on ladies’s empowerment. Fortunately, not each man is painted as a villain. The inspector investigating their case, performed by Girish Kulkarni, is proven to be a staunch supporter of ladies’s rights. He not solely stands as much as his senior, who was dishonest on his spouse, but additionally tells the 4 associates to get out of the rut and type their lives out. And so they do it with dignity and sass, protecting their shallowness intact. The place the movie falters is in its depiction of the thriller and its denouement. It is all too sudden, hurried and disjointed, and the mishandling of it jars this in any other case superb movie.
Casting Swara Bhaskar, an actor identified for her feminist views, as a girl who has misplaced all sense of identification after marriage was a threat certainly, however the actor has pulled off the function with panache. She’s such a doormat within the movie that you just wish to shake her up and inform her to cease and discover a life. She hasn’t put in a false word and has given a most honest efficiency. Shikha Talsania and Pooja Chopra are variations of her and are profitable in placing ahead the angst and insecurity felt by their respective characters. The affable Meher Vij too is solid in opposition to sort. The sturdy, resilient mom of Secret Celebrity (2017) is one thing of a shrew right here. It’s an attention-grabbing character, which we want was written higher.
Whereas Jahaan Chaar Yaar is a movie with sturdy feminist vibes and carries good performances, it does falter on execution, particularly within the second half. The movie is a blended bag for certain, and let’s hope its message finds an viewers.
Trailer : Jahaan Chaar Yaar
Archika Khurana, September 16, 2022, 3:00 PM IST
Jahaan Chaar Yaar Story: The story revolves round 4 ladies —Shivangi (Swara Bhaskar), Mansi (Meher Vij), Neha (Shikha Talsania), and Sakhina (Pooja Chopra) — who resolve to flee the suffocating routine lifetime of being middle-class homemakers by travelling to Goa for a couple of days to reside life on their phrases. They don’t know that their trip will result in a sequence of life-changing occasions.
Jahaan Chaar Yaar Assessment: Because the title suggests, ‘Jahaan Chaar Yaar’ is about 4 associates, and after they get collectively, we are able to anticipate a variety of enjoyable. However, sadly, the movie accommodates a variety of drama that solely vaguely discusses how necessary it’s for ladies to have their very own identities and voices. Unfold over 125 minutes of run time, the movie units up the story of 4 ladies who resolve to reside a bit extra independently for a couple of days with a view to break away from the monotonous cycle of being middle-class housewives. The story begins on an attention-grabbing word and is humorous in components, but it surely finally ends up being a boring movie to observe.
The movie opens with Shivangi, who lives a routine lifetime of doing family chores – from washing your entire household’s garments to cooking meals for them. She even eats alone after ending the duties however by no means whines. Then we meet Sakhina, who has a troubled marriage attributable to her incapability to have youngsters. Regardless that her partner is guilty, nobody needs to listen to her facet of the story. Neha is the third group member, and her husband is having an extramarital affair. The final member of the buddy gang is Mansi, who duped her associates into happening a visit to Goa. Will this be break for them, or will it change their lives?
With ‘Jahaan Chaar Yaar’, author Kamal Pandey makes his directorial debut after penning quite a few every day soaps and movie scripts. The story undoubtedly strikes a chord at first, particularly given how straightforward it’s to determine with these ladies and their circumstances. After they go on a visit and find yourself in an unlucky state of affairs (to be exact, proper earlier than the interval), what began out as enjoyable shortly loses its lustre for each, them and the viewers.
After ‘Veere Di Wedding ceremony,’ Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania are again collectively in one other movie about feminine bonding. Swara is the perfect of the bunch, with some humorous one-liners and an ideal UP accent. Shikha Talsania, Meher Vij and Pooja Chopra have performed their components nicely however lack assist from the writing division.
All stated, the idea of associates travelling collectively to have some thrill in life shouldn’t be novel, however on condition that the movie focusses on desi naaris and their pakki dostis, a variety of leisure was anticipated, but it surely falls quick in each manner.