So, there they are tripping and weeping in Sweden, a getaway Garden of Eden.
For two young women, the twin-sharing journey is meant to be funny, sad, mad, wanderlusty. Sorry to be a killjoy, it’s anything but. This combo of a road-‘n’-self discovery movie keeps going pffft.
Directed by choreographer-stand-up comedian-turned-Howard Rosemeyer, Jia aur Jia, hinges on a potentially larkish premise – the unalike J and J bonding in picture perfect locations.
Richa Chadha And Kalki Koechlin In Jia Aur Jia
Snag is that the screenplay and direction lack the panache or even elementary cinematic skills, to emphatise with either Jia Venkatram (Richa Chadda) or Jia Garewal (Kalki Koechlin). One’s from the coporate sector, the other more bohemian one runs a bakery in Panchagani. Evidently life hasn’t been a cakewalk for either. Frown.
As for the male quotient who pops up on the scene, carrying the wild stawberryish name of Vasu Bergam (newcomer Arslan Goni), guzzles booze and is supposed to be so drop-dead-gorgeous that one of the Js goes gaga over this himbo.
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