Starcast - Parmish Verma, Sonam Bajwa, Yuvraj Hans, Navneet Kaur Dhillon, Hobby Dhaliwal, Anita Devgan, Hardeep Gill, Malkeet Rauni & Ravinder Mand.
Release Date: 24 January 2020
Producer – Pankaj Batra, Ashu Munish Sahni, Aniket Kawade, Preeti Batra & Amandeep Singh
Director – Pankaj Batra
Synopsis : The second release of 2020 Jinde Meriye is a romantic drama movie. The story of the movie revolves around a love soaked couple played by Parmish Verma and Sonam Bajwa as Yadi and Rehmat. Yadi is an overambitious man who wants luxuries in life, whereas Rehmat, the daughter of a lecturer in the same college that both Yadi and Rehmat study in, yearns for a settled life in whatever she has. Situations arise and Rehmat is taken to Scotland by her father who demands that she gets married to the suitor he has for her. Madly in love, Yadi follows her to the same country, not realising that he's been set up. He ends up landing into the world of drugs and soon mints money by selling drugs. Shot in Punjab and Glasgow, this story ends on an expected note.
Review: The story which is penned by the director Pankaj Batra has turned out to be atleast an average attempt, much better than his last few films. This one is still good at keeping the viewers engrossed. The twists and the drama in the movie are interesting. Other than the story, the movie has fine cinematography. Pankaj has shown his calibre in this one after a long time but we still hope the man gets back to his Bambukat and Channo self.
Talking about performances, Sonam Bajwa outshines in her looks and her act in the movie. The actress looks adhering when she is onscreen and her act – dialect perfectly suit the role that she is given. Whereas, she looks way too glamorous for Parmish Verma.
Somehow the couple don’t get along or suit each other that much. Parmish Verma who is the lead hero of the movie doesn’t convince. Though we've always suggested that the man polishes his dialogue delivery skills and in this one, yet again, we're sure that he needs to learn how to deliver dialogues, especially when he's to play the cuddly guy. Talking about his Glasgow looks, he was dressed in long over coats to show that he's the biggie baddie druggie but hey..what happened to the fit? It made him look 'not a man enough' to carry the attire that he was given. And what came to our mind when he was walking the roads exchanging his LV bags for money - Eh aap hee turya firda deals lai jadki he's got the team and he said ethe iko king hai te oh han main'! Baiji such kings really don't go walking on the roads like this (Leh das)
Navneet Kaur Dhillon is another weak link in the movie. The actress is such a misfit that she doesn’t even look glamorous. Her dialogue delivery and act are quite weak in the movie. There are scenes like the hospital one which is so badly done that we wonder why did the makers even cast her. Even her angle in the film is like what the heck man..eh je saara time watchdog si ta eh pehla hee bthera kujh kr skdi si than waiting for the man to get drunk and fall for her in a bar! (not to forget 'Chal mere naal')
Our heart goes out to Yuvraj Hans for the bad dub the man is given in the film which gives his character a sloppy intro and doesn't do anything for him till the end. Talking of the veterans, Anita Devgan, Malkit Rauni and Hardeep Gill are perfectly cast in their roles. Hardeep Gill playing the role of Sonam’s father is quite convincing for us. Also, how Malkit Rauni impresses us and shows how talented these veterans are. But the man who outshines here is Hobby Dhaliwal. The man though is given a hefty look but what didn't work for us is the impact that the character could have had on our minds, had it been treated more appropriately, especially the introductory scene. Even Ravinder Mand delivered a praise worthy performance.
The villians of the film were all bad choices starting from the college guy with the BMW to the Sandhu drug mafia - unconvincing and funny.
The film ends at a foolish note where we can even see one of the gori officers laughing all the time while holding the crying Rehmat. (Jaali) The scene is so unwantedly exaggerated and stupid ke banda kehnda baiji gallan baadch krleniya si pehla oh jehdi kashti khdi si ohde chappu mrvaune si tez tez taajo bach jande!
The music of the film is average too but the title song is a winner. Prabh Gill's voice touches the heart strings and stays there.
Concluding it all, one thing that we're still wondering is - How come the man, being from a pind in Punjab, doesn't know what the impact of drugs on a person is? How come he realised it in a dilapidated hospital in Glasgow? Veere ethe koi nasheydi takreya ni si kde ya Punjab de halaatan naa jaanu nahi si aapji?
Overall Verdict: Jinde Meriye isn't the best choice for Punjabi Cinema lovers but yeah, for the college goers, it could be their time pass for the weekend but frankly nothing much to see than getting driven into earning money the wrong way and in the end getting tha tha and there we go. Definitely not a family film.
Rating: 2.5/5 ( Dekhni dekho naita marji aa)