Jai Veeru studiously follows the 1980s mainstream formula to dish out an insipid fare. The title is taken from names of characters played by Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra in Sholay. The story of the film is
inspired in parts by the 1996 Hollywood film Bulletproof starring Damon Wayans and Adam Sandler and Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) featuring Nicolas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi and Angelina Jolie.
Jai (Fardeen Khan) a car mechanic and Veeru (Kunal Khemu) a car thief are friends but are actually on the opposite sides of the law. In fact, Jai is a police officer in disguise who is after gangster Tejpal (Arbaaz Khan).
Tejpal wants to kill both Jai and Veeru for his own survival. The story meanders through to a predictable climax.
What can actors do in an average film with poor script support? They just go through the motions. Only Kunal Khemu asserts himself.
With a hotchpotch of incidents strung together with songs and fights at regular intervals, the screenplay sags and the narration dips into fatigue. There are some turns and twists but not effective to make you glued to the seat.
The technical values of the film are good but become insignificant because of lackadaisical treatment of the story.
Jai Veeru is eminently avoidable.
The Cast and Crew
Fardeen Khan, Kunal Khemu, Dia Mirza, Anjana Sukhani, Arbaaz Khan, Rajesh Khattar
Music: Bappa Lahri
Cinematography: K Rajkumar
Director: Puneet Sira
Producers: Narendra Bajaj, Shyam Bajaj
Banner : Siddhi Vinayak Movies
1.5 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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