Movie Review: JAZBAA (2015) – Anyone But Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Shah Shahid

Cinephile. Bollywood Connoisseur. Attempted Writer & Editor at http://blankpagebeatdown.com. Host of Split Screen Podcast (@splitscreen_pod). Member of the Twitterati @theshahshahid. Diagnosed w ADH-- look a dust bunny!

5 Responses

  1. Aishwarya Rai is the most overrated actor ever. And I agree with you, Priyanka or Rani would have been better choices.

  2. Anushka says:

    Your prejudice against Ash is strong and obvious. All I had to do is check some posts about her.

    About the film, it was over the top but overall decent. Aishwarya actually did a very good job… esp. the court scenes and the investigation scenes. She had a strong command over her voice and overall it was a very impactful portrayal. To each his own…whom to hate/envy/ dislike I guess.

    • I wouldn’t say it’s prejudice, as that implies an unreasonable perspective. But you’re right in the sense that I am not a fan.
      I agree with you about the movie, but Aishwariya’s performance here was nothing out of the ordinary, but rather an amalgamation of other portrayals from her other movies. You might as well replace ‘Sunayna’ with ‘Deva’ in the scenes where she’s screaming. I respect that she tried her hand at something different through. I admire an actress willing to go out of her comfort zone and genre to try new things. Love to see her do a Anurag Kashyap movie? Maybe? 😐

      For a veteran actress who’s been in the industry for going on 20 years now, she’s had a handful of commercial hits, where she wasn’t part of an ensemble cast. That’s just a fact.

      Thanks for stopping by though, despite our disagreement over Ash. 🙂

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