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Jatt in Mood is one of the films that expose the ugly truth of Punjabi cinema.

Written by Jaskiran Kapoor | Published: October 5, 2013 12:03:25 am

Mood Swings

Film: Jatt in Mood

Director/writer/producer: Sukhjinder Shera

Cast: Sukhjinder Shera,Raj Brar,Harpreet Dhillon,Manreet Manni Boparai,Jaswinder Bhalla,Karamjeet Anmol,Bhajna Amlee

Music: Joy-Atul

Ratings: *

Jatt in Mood is one of the films that expose the ugly truth of Punjabi cinema — the boom is a farce and the industry is yet to witness the real big bang. Week after week,audiences are subjected to half-baked stories,executed by a clumsy cast. This week’s release is no different. A mid-sized budget film,Jatt in Mood suffers from an abysmal production quality,a run-of-the-mill storyline,bumpy script and weary actors.

A spoiler from the word go,the film is about two vela boys — Raj (Raj Brar) and Preet (Harpreet Dhillon) — who want to make it big and marry the girls of their dreams — Simran and Manreet respectively. But the girls’ uncle,the only upside to the film — Karnal Karnail Singh Sandhu enacted by Jaswinder Bhalla — rejects them,calling them “useless”. The boys then approach the village’s original “playboy” Shera (Sukhjinder Shera) to help them out. Shera,in turn,falls for the girls’ cousin Pinky. How the boys manage to make millions and win the uncle’s approval is what follows. On the “ripe side of age”,Shera is everywhere in the film — as the writer,director,actor and producer of the film — and as a result,has not been able to do justice to any of the above. Jatt in Mood yanks one back to the days of exhaustingly mindless rip-offs of comedies churned out in Pakistan. A mood dampener,better catch it on the tube.

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