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I know that it’s hard to feel sorry for
me. I speak from a place of privilege. After all, I watch movies for a living. But sometimes
the films I endure are so downright awful that I I feel it’s legitimate for me to
whine just a little. Today is that day. And Jai Mummy Di is that film. Jai Mummy Di’s only redeeming factor is
that it’s short. Genuinely, there is nothing else I can recommend in this movie – the
acting is bizarre, the writing is sloppy, the plot is incoherent and the background
music is so purposefully annoying that you want to weep. Example – when Poonam Dhillon
playing a fiery Punjabi aunty enters the frame, the background music announces: Amma, amma.
Supriya Pathak plays the other amma. These two annoyingly screechy women are neighbors.
Then one family moves to Ghaziabad. Then the other family follows
and they become neighbors again. Only debutant director Navjot Gulati who has also written the screenplay
can tell us if this worked on paper. On screen, it’s forced and desperately unfunny. This film has been co-produced by Luv Ranjan and the usual Ranjan repertory players
make an appearance. Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall
who you might remember from Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety play Puneet and Saanjh, the children
of the two warring aunties. Puneet and Saanjh love each other
but don’t have the courage to tell their unhinged mothers, who they refer to as Mogambo and Gabbar. Navjot rehashes
the usual collection of Punjabi clichés – these good folks are either drinking or eating or
fighting or dancing. Sunny mostly looks confused, almost as though he’s thinking that the
monster success of Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety should have led to better material than this.
Sonnali is as forgettable as she was in that film. Meanwhile poor Poonam and Supriya scowl
and scream. I felt bad on their behalf. The film is also bizarrely tone deaf. In one
scene, Puneet lies about being gay to his fiancée so that they can break up the marriage.
She kisses and strokes him and says something to the effect of: I will convert you by
tomorrow morning. How is this funny? The unkindest cut is the big reveal about
why the two ladies have spent a lifetime sniping at each other. There are hints of a romance
between them and I was hoping that Jai Mummy Di would take that transgressive leap. No such luck.
The explanation is so lame that it would have been better if
they didn’t give one. Or even better, if they have made
an entirely different film.

45 thoughts on “Jai Mummy Di | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Sunny Singh | Sonnalli Seygall

  1. Lets diss a light hearted comedy movie over its lack of plot and coherence and lets go watch Gunday or even better Befikre.

  2. I kinda expected this from the trailer itself but considering the actors playing the titular Mummies I had some hope, but alas I was proven wrong

  3. Sonali Sehgal was forgetful in Sonu ke titu ki sweety ๐Ÿค”, she wasn't even in that film, I think you mean Pyar ka panchnama 2.

  4. This movie openly celebrates some very bizarre homophobic scenes, Stone Age logics and philosophies and outrageously regressive dialogues.
    Itโ€™s 2020 and we are still trying to cash on such content.

  5. I'm just here to see how Anupama trolls a Movie!!

    Trolling a Movie is also an Art!!

  6. In a world of bad films, your reviews are the only sign of hope. I dunno to laud you on the review or feel sorry for the filmmaker.

    Dear Anupama,
    Request you to see the video. Some how the person is saying the correct thing.
    I also love your reviews but they must be free from politics and agenda…

    Hope you understand.

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