Jogira Sara Ra Ra Movie Review: It’s a Glorified Gag Reel Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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The Standard Small Town Girl Template
In Jogira Sara Ra Ra, that girl-template is Dimple Chaubey (Neha Sharma), a character who pretends to be kidnapped, violated, silly and pregnant in no particular order.

Mildly Interesting
The concept is mildly interesting: What if the Deepak Dobriyal character from such stories ends up with the flaky runaway bride? Or, in my eyes, what if the parrot from Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003) grows feathers and feelings for the Kareena Kapoor character?

Clumsily Executed Comedy
One of Jogi’s grand plans involves pushing Lallu off a terrace while he’s singing ‘Disco Dancer’ on the phone – because how else will Jogi deliver the punchline “he’s dancing like it’s his baap ka gaana (father’s song)” to mark the sight of Mithun Chakraborty’s son paying homage.

Nawazuddin Dancing Is Not A Great Sight
In the second half, there’s an extended sequence in which Jogi sings in a brothel to prove that he’s unworthy of marriage and decency. Watching Siddiqui dance is worse than watching action heroes trying to act.

Siddiqui's Humour Is Not Suited To Outright Comedies
Siddiqui can be funny in dramatic movies, because a lot of his comic timing is derived from his ability to surprise viewers with a very unrehearsed grayness.

A Disappointing Return For The Actor-Director Duo
It’s not ideal – it wasn’t ideal in the same actor-director combination in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz (2017) either – but then neither is the prospect of a female-oriented comedy in which the woman plays second fiddle to the better actor(s).