With a star cast like Om Puri, Annu Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Seema Biswas, Adil Hussain, Aamir Bashir and Grusha Kapoor one expected Jai Ho Democracy to be a great film, but sadly it fell way below expectations.
Jai Ho Democracy was touted to be a satire, this one also ended up being more slapstick and below the belt kind of a film.
The film rests on a thin line and is about an Indian hen escaping into the no man’s land at the Line Of Control on the Indo-Pak border.
The cook is pushed into the area to get back the hen and before we realise the entire situation catapults into a nation issue, involving egos and personal conflicts between bureaucrats.
Suddenly we see a brigade of actors running to form a committee in order to find a solution to this so called problem.
Om Puri as Pandeyji, Annu Kapoor as Ramalingam, Satish Kaushik as Choudhry, Seema Biswas as Mohini Devi, Adil Hussain as Major Baruah, Aamir Bashir as Bashir Baig, Grusha Kapoor as Dulari Devi, Rajni Gujral as Mrs. Bedi and Benjamin Gilani as Gen. G. S. Sandhu run from pillar to post and finally the film comes to an end.
The first half is still bearable, but one would like to slap himself or herself for even sitting through the second half.
Jai Ho Democracy is directed by Ranjit Kapoor, who co-wrote the satirical classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron and at the end of it is like a prolonged act of the show Comedy Circus, with jokes that are below the belt and performances that are loud.
It’s sad to see actors of such caliber doing what they have been asked to.
The germ of Jai Ho Democracy is so juvenile that a couple of minutes into the film, I was wondering how did the maker actually convince these actors to be a part of something like this.
With a star cast like Om Puri, Annu Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Seema Biswas, Adil Hussain, Aamir Bashir and Grusha Kapoor one expected Jai Ho Democracy t...1.5