A Nation Without Women (2003) to Kaali Khuhi (2020), Bollywood in the past has dealt with the issues of female infanticide on multiple occasions.
But every time it has been showcased in a serious way. First-time writer-director Divyang Thakkar tries to break away from the routine with Jayeshbhai Jordaar.
The Ranveer Singh starrer focuses on the illegal social practice of female infanticide prevalent in a satirical manner, thereby giving a fresh perspective to an important matter.
That Jayeshbhai (Ranveer) and Mudra (Shalini Pandey) will become parents to another daughter, is something we know from the trailers.
There is a constantly complaining and grumpy elderly father (Boman Irani) whose single point agenda is ‘vansh ko aage badhana hai.’
Ironically, as soon as the film tries to be just funny – by highlighting the idiosyncrasies of its characters in isolation from the narrative it loses its charm.
Jayesbhai Jordaar is not only unsatisfying but also poignant. It could definitely have surely been more ‘Jordaar.’