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Jai Ho - Movie Review: A Masala Entertainer With A Message

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Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 9:55 [IST]

Much has been debated about the making and the story of Superstar Salman Khan's latest outing Jai Ho, prior its release. Having hit the marquee today, the movie is somewhat similar to his previous outings like Dabangg, Ready and Bodyguard. But what makes it different from his previous movies is its theme and story that send out a clear message to the society. Like Sanjay Dutt in Munna Bhai MMBS, Sallu Miyan rocks the film goers in his different avatar as social crusader. The film throws more light on the humane side of Dabangg Khan. Continue to read Jai Ho review.

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Jai Ho is an action drama with all commercial elements to woo all classes of audience. Salman Khan's performance is the main highlight of the film. AR Murugadoss' story, Dilip Shukla's interesting screenplay, punch dialogues, Sajid-Wajid's songs, Sandeep Shirodkar's background score, Santosh Thundiyil's beautiful picturisation, well-choreographed action and dance sequences and a few comedy scenes are other big attractions in the film.

This Sohail Khan-directed flick is an official remake of Megastar Chiranjeevi's 2006 hit Telugu movie Stalin, which itself was inspired from Hollywood movie Pay it Forward. Sticking to the original theme and story, screenplay writer Dilip Shukla has done a few changes to suit the taste of Hindi audience and Salman fans. He has added a few extra characters and more entertainment quotient to the film.

The story of Jai Ho is about Major Jai Agnihotri, who is a suspended-patriotic Indian army officer. His only motive in life is to help others and make the world a better place. He creates a nation-wide movement by convincing people to do a good deed for three people, who must in turn do good deeds for three other people.

Like Salman's previous movie, Jai Ho has an engrossing screenplay and it keeps you entertained right from the beginning till the end. In the first half, Salman is seen helping a disabled student write her exams and reunites a kidnapped toddler with his distraught mother. Instead of receiving thanks from them, he makes them help three people thereby forming a human goodness chain. In the second half, he is attacked by goons after he thrashes a rich guy. How his own concept - "help three people" - saves his life will form the climax.

As usual, Salman Khan has delivered brilliant performance in Jai Ho. When compared to his previous outings, his role in this movie is completely different and it shows the other side of the actor. He is sure to rock the viewers with his new style statement. Daisy Shah has no scope for performance, but she impresses you with her glam quotient.

Other artistes like Tabu, Sunil Shetty, Danny Denzongpa, Sana Khan, Daisy Shah, Nadira Babbar, Genelia D'Souza, Naman Jain, Mahesh Thakur, Ashmit Patel, Yash Tonk, Haroon Qazi, Mohnish Bahl, Mahesh Manjrekar have also done justice to their respective roles.

Jai Ho has brilliant production values and Santosh Thundiyil's cinematography is the main attraction in the technical front. Music and background score, action, dance scenes are also big assets of the film. Overall, Jai Ho is a masala entertainer made in the usual style of Salman Khan's movies, but a message-oriented story is what makes you watch the film. Continue to read Jai Ho - viewers' review in the slideshow.

Neelam Pari @Nilzrav

Overall a very very good movie! It hs over the top action bt justified this time given Salman's army character! 4/5 stars. #JaiHo Go watch! #JaiHo is the movie where you get what you have expected!! Nothing less than that, more of course :) A Very Happy Entertaining Experience. Good 2 c Tabu on-screen aftr a long time. She proves why she is talent powerhouse. Suits Salman as the eldr sister. Nice bro-sis jodi #JaiHo

Rajesh Sharma @yesitsraj

#JaiHo is a nice action packed movie! I m sure there are many records up for grabs;) Must race ahead of the contemporaries! Sana Khan didn't have as big role as the hype that was created of her being a part of #JaiHo. All she did was a sort of cameo.

SherryzM ‏@SherryzM

#Jaiho is a mass oriented film with less intellectuality added but conveys a deep msg....help help help...overall I give it 6/10 (Y)

Zarina Dsouza @ZarDsouza

The power of helping 3! Go watch paisa vasool entertainment @BeingSalmanKhan style mein ... this time with an important lesson! #JaiHo

Abdulla Mahmood @Abu125

#jaiho predictable @BeingSalmanKhan film that can b best enjoyed by his die-hard fans wid a message...film is a boon for industry rejects ;)

Junaid Ramzan @j_ramzan

Just finished watching #JaiHo If the violence scene were removed, it could have a been best fit for a Doordharsan Children's Documentary

Being Single ‏@Syed8528

Crazy stunts and actions throughout the movie. Movie with a message not with a prefect story. Salman always rocks, needless to say. It's one and all salman movie. U wil se some faces which are now on the verge of extinction. I Will not say good bad or average... Bcoz it's a salman movie. Go only if you love to see salman's rock solid performance and action #JaiHo

SalluLicious ‏@SalluLicious

"The message that we are putting out with #JaiHo is simple - take a stand and do not get pushed around." -@BeingSalmanKhan #SalmanKiJaiHo

Misba Nasir ‏@mishi_mish123

Watched jai ho in dubai. Such a fail!! Sohail plz stop making moviesonly watch if u love salmankhan otherwise pic very average hai #JaiHo

Akshat Dave ‏@akshatdave

#JaiHo is an extension to any previous salman khan films. Oh please do something new mr salman khan. People are going to be tired now

Sree Prasad Nair ‏@i_spn

#JaiHo Direction Kharaab Hai, Salman Khan First Class Hai! 2014's 1st BB is here, Just like Salman's roar n the film, A ROARING BLOCKBUSTER!

Saahil Khan ‏@ProudSalmaniac

Salman`s Innocent Acting And Sincere Personality Takes The Movie To Another Level + The Anger And Agression In Action Sequences Sohail Khan Has Done Above My Expectation Must Must Watch #JaiHo And The Remaining Cast Specially Tabu Has Done Their Bit Jai Jai Jai Jaiho

Saahil Khan ‏@ProudSalmaniac

Salman`s Innocent Acting And Sincere Personality Takes The Movie To Another Level + The Anger And Agression In Action Sequences #JaiHo Sohail Khan Has Done Above My Expectation Must Must Watch #JaiHo And The Remaining Cast Specially Tabu Has Done Their Bit Jai Jai Jai Jaiho

Ahmer Nawaz ‏@AhmerNawaz

#JaiHo #jaihowillruleboxoffice half the movie and damn! Sallu rocks! Awesome! Def. a big hit! Will break all the records!

Le Ismail ‏@RadTarted

Watch #JaiHo only for Salman Khan, the action scenes and the cast selection. Storyline - not so great. Salman's style statement is so cool,his orange,green &blue coloured glasses makes u wnt to eat his going inside the screen. HOT! Haha #JaiHo

Rahul Bhat @maybornrahul

Just saw #JaiHo ! Terrific msg conveyed. Grt to see an ensemble cast, but d boss of d movie is @BeingSalmanKhan. Thanks 4 d entertainment.

Habib rahman @HabibhtcH

Don't say thank you instead you can help 3 ppl.nice theme .just arrived after watching #JaiHo

Bakash bin Khader @BakashShona

#JaiHo tries hard to be patriotic but ends up being typical salman khan film full of gory violence and same old type of story"

Folloω Itss Kamal @kamaljii

2nd Half Tests Patience, Same Crap Masala in Fights 1x100 ppl. Unrealistic like CM speaking 2 a common man Jai Core script diverted Final Rating 2.5/5 Strictly 4 Saallu fans Many Mass scene dilutes as SPlay drags/de-rails Main Track 4m 1st Half. Unrealistic Many

Jay shewakramani ‏@jayshewakramani

Lovedd #JaiHo beautiful thought very very touching..a must watch for everyone..salute team #JaiHo

Elli Avram @ElliAvram

Finally I've watched JAI HO! It's a FAB movie which everyone just have to watch and follow it's message!! I laughed, cried & smiled. #jaiho

Vijay Jain @VijayJain_vj

Loved the film #jaiho All the masala of a Salman Khan film with a great but simple message - pay it forward. Will appeal beyond the masses !

Neelam Pari @Nilzrav

Finished watching #JaiHo!! 1 thing is 4 sure tht audience is going to shout their lungs out in each & evry scene of Salman Khan!! FOD DALA! Salman Khan's Most Powerful role!! #JaiHo Many a times you feel he is playing himself, so very kind hearted n tough personality!! Superb!

Rohit @Whtz_in_Name

#Jaiho.Truly mind blowing profomance by Salman. No masala stuffs,Amazing social message for whole world #JaiHo

Rizwan charolia ‏@beingrizwan7

" First reviews of Jai Ho [Dubai]: Ensures salmankhan his 6th nonstop blockbuster streak at Boxoffice. #JaiHo

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Story first published:  Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:57 [IST]
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