Jabariya Jodi, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra, releases today. Directed by Prashant Singh, the film is a light take on groom kidnapping. This is Sidharth and Parineeti’s second film together after 2014’s Hasee Toh Phasee. The film has been written by Sanjeev K Jha. The film also stars Aparshakti Khurana, Sanjay Mishra and Jaaved Jaaferi among others. Elli Avram has a special appearance in the film.
Telugu film Manmadhudu 2, starring Nagarjuna and Rakul Preet, also hits the screens today. From the trailer, it looks like writer-director Rahul Ravindran has made a typical romantic comedy. Manmadhudu 2 is a sequel to Manmadhudu, which was one of the highest-grossing Telugu films in 2002. Manmadhudu 2 is the Telugu adaptation of the French film I Do.
Talking to indianexpress.com about Jabariya Jodi, Parineeti Chopra had said, “Hasee Toh Phasee had a cool, urban set-up. Jabariya Jodi is the opposite. It’s as desi as it gets. It’s as loud, larger-than-life and filmy as it gets. That’s half the reason why we signed the film because we wanted to come back together in the correct film but didn’t know what it was till Jabariya Jodi came.”
Sidharth Malhotra added, “It’s special to come back with a cast which has been loved before. There comes a lot of goodwill. But obviously, it’s not part two of Hasee Toh Phasee. It’s a different zone. There’s something new to look forward to. We are hoping the same crowd comes in and maybe there will be newer fans of me and Pari. We have put in a lot of hard work and effort into the film.”
Read all the updates about Jabariya Jodi and Manmadhudu 2.
Adah Sharma shares best wishes for her Hasee Toh Phasee co-stars
Adah Sharma tweeted, "All the best to my awesome Hasee toh Phasee costars @ParineetiChopra and @SidMalhotra for #JabariyaJodi 🥰🥰🥰😘🌈🌈💃🕺."
'The word of mouth among the people is good'
@hbkreturns87 tweeted, "#Manmathudu2 gets an overall rating of 3/5 from critics. The word of mouth among the people is good. This film will be a #Hit. Congrats @23_rahulr @iamnagarjuna @Rakulpreet @Chinmayi @Samanthaprabhu2 @KeerthyOfficial. I will see the movie tomorrow.
'I hope Jabariya Jodi is a massive success'
Jai Mehta tweeted, "Congratulations @ShaaileshRSingh and thank you for constantly supporting and backing new filmmakers and storytellers. You’ve stood by Prashant like a rock and I’m witness to it. He wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. I hope #JabariyaJodi is a massive success! 🤗."
'Rock solid performance by Rakul Preet'
@kalyanrac tweeted, "@Rakulpreet what an acting,,that was rock solid performance and can’t imagine someone else in the character you performed...performance irreplaceable acting it is.. manmadhudu2.."
Jabariya Jodi box office prediction
Film trade analyst Girish Johar says since the previous week’s releases are almost at the end of their run, Jabariya Jodi will be audience’s first preference.
'Here’s to a blockbuster weekend'
Lada Guruden Singh tweeted, "Alll the besttt @Rakulpreet !! Hearing fantastic stuff about #Manmadadhu2 and looking forward to watching the film soon !! @iamnagarjuna sir and @23_rahulr - here’s to a blockbuster weekend ! 🎬❤."
'Have a rocking release'
Vishnu Varadhan tweeted, "Hey guys, don’t miss #JabariyaJodi in theatres from today. All the very best to my dear friend @SidMalhotra and the whole team. Have a rocking release. Cheers."
'Nagarjuna pushing the boundaries again'
@vamsiexplores tweeted, "#Manmadadhu2 is a film which you'll break-free with billion laugh's 😆🥳🤭🥰@iamnagarjuna pushing the boundaries again 🔥 @Rakulpreet career best performance 🙌 @vennelakishore Kisss proves he is the best in business ⭐@23_rahulr. 6 6's in an over...🥳@AnnapurnaStdios 💰💲😉."
'Jabariya Jodi brings the fun factor back into the movie experience'
Subhash K Jha tweeted, "#JabariyaJodi brings the fun factor back into the movie experience. @SidMalhotra & @ParineetiChopra are a riot. This is shuddh desi ghee.' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (4) stars."
Manmadhudu 2 is 'a decent hit'
@ravitejamrv tweeted, "#Manmadhudu2 Hilarious first half.. Expect a few surprises.. Expecting an awesome next half. @vennelakishore kaka nv keka.. Pre-interval arinpinchav bhayyo..🤣🤣. Entertaining and emotional second half. @iamnagarjuna looks ever awesome. Good work @23_rahulr. @vennelakishore bhayyo nv undali cinema lo, Chaalu maku. A decent hit #Manmadhudu2."
Jabariya Jodi is 'a decent entertainer'
Bollywood Hungama wrote on their Twitter page, "#MovieReview #JABARIYAJODI is a decent entertainer and works because of the novel idea of forced marriages, performances and hilarious and witty dialogues. Rating: ***."
'I wish this edition becomes a bigger hit than the first'
Atluri Venky tweeted, "#Manmadhudu2 All the very best to the Team. @iamnagarjuna sir i wish this edition becomes a bigger hit than the first. All the best broman Rahul."
'Dialogues is the strong point of the film'
Kamaal R Khan earlier tweeted, "Brilliant acting of Priyank Tiwari, Mohit Baghel and Rasool in #JabariyaJodi! Dialogues of @writerraj is the strong point of the film. All the best to entire team for tomorrow release!"
'Full of entertainment'
@AlwaysBollywood tweeted, "#JabariyaJodi review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2... First half is full of fun & second half is full of enjoyable drama... @SidMalhotra is very convincing as a goodhearted lovable rogue and @ParineetiChopra is cute as a Desi feisty girl....Go for it, we guarantee you full of entertainment..."
Fans in love with Manmadhudu 2's 'comedy, emotions, songs and story'
@SandyLovesChay tweeted, "Just watched #Manmadhudu2 . King @iamnagarjuna Garu is d cynosure. Comedy , Emotions, Songs, Story 👌👍💪🏻🙏 @Rakulpreet Ji at her best. @vennelakishore is hilarious. especially King n Vennela Kishore scenes needs special mention. 🎶 is rocking.Bro @23_rahulr u r here 2 stay 🙏👌."
'Sidharth Malhotra makes a smashing comeback'
@Moviecritics3 tweeted, "So finally watched #JabariyaJodi . I have been waiting to see @SidMalhotra on big screen from a long time and guess what he makes a smashing comeback. The movie has some hilarious dialogues, Outstanding performances and clever writing and direction. 4⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ . 1/2."
'Sidharth Malhotra did a great job as a Bihari Bahubali'
"Loved watching #JabariyaJodi.it was a laughter riot🤣👌🏼. Comedy with Sensible sense of humour. @SidMalhotra did a great job as a Bihari Bahubali🔥@ParineetiChopra is beautiful as babli😍@jaavedjaaferi, @Aparshakti and everyone did great job as supporting cast👏. MUST WATCH. 3.5/5*, " tweeted a fan @RizwanSRKian.
'Wishing Manmadhudu 2 team a fantastic release'
Amala Akkineni tweeted, "Wishing #Manmadhudu2 team a fantastic release 👍🏽 all the best and see you in the theatre! 🥳."
'Jabariya Jodi looks super funny'
Actor Asad Shan took to Twitter to post, "Best wishes to my brother @SidMalhotra for #JabariyaJodi it looks super funny and loving the new lingo and a differing character. Go smash the box office. Can’t wait to watch it ! Best wishes @ParineetiChopra @ektaravikapoor."
'Look forward to watching the man who never ages spin his charm onscreen'
Actor Sundeep Kishan tweeted, "Wishing 2 of my dearest darlings @23_rahulr & @Rakulpreet all the very best for their #manmadhudu2 with the all time #Manmadhudu @iamnagarjuna sir himself which is releasing tomorrow. Look forward to watching the man who never ages spin his charm onscreen tomorrow ❤️❤️❤️."
'Looking forward to a smashing entertainer'
Adivi Sesh shared via Twitter, "Tomorrow is King @iamnagarjuna sir's #Manmadhudu2! Sir, Thank you for your grace & encouragement! Looking forward to a smashing entertainer! Haven't seen my boys in so long but can't wait @vennelakishore peaks in @23_rahulr. Taking 😎 & the gorgeous @Rakulpreet :) Keep conquering!"
Jabariya Jodi: Our verdict
From start to finish, there’s isn’t a single shred of conviction on display. The result is a confused, unpleasing, long-drawn mess, which the viewers will 'jabariya' have to sit through.
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Nagarjuna on Manmadhudu 2 director Rahul Ravindran
In an interview with indianexpress.com, Nagarjuna said, "I saw Rahul Ravindran’s Chi.La.Sow. Even though it was a small-budget film, I liked his sensibilities and visual sense (as a director). He knows how to extract performances from the actors. He had done a fantastic job in this film. At first, he was hesitant to direct the remake. But when he saw the French movie, he was convinced."
'A light-hearted easy-breezy entertainer'
Journalist Joginder Tuteja posted on Twitter, "#JabariyaJodi is a light hearted easy-breezy entertainer by @balajimotionpic. It doesn’t aim to be exemplary and does ride on Bollywood cliches. What shines most is @SidMalhotra, a balanced act without going overboard despite a colourful character. One star just for him. 3 1/2 stars"