New Delhi, 14 Oct 2021 21:00 IST
The Punjabi-language film is a comment on our modern lifestyles that leave no time for family.
Directed by Kenny Chhabra, the Zee5 original Punjabi film Jinne Jamme Saare Nikamme is a comment on our modern lives, where children neglect their parents and find no time for their loved ones.
Niranjan Singh (Jaswinder Bhalla) and Satwant Kaur (Seema Kaushal) have four sons who are so busy in their own lives that they have no time for their parents. They come to the city and feel the indifference of their children even more acutely. When they watch the movie Badhaai Ho (2018), the father toys with the idea of having another child so that at least the next few years of their lives are spent happily. But this time, they want a girl, as girls take care of their parents much better than boys do.
They set out to explore options given their advanced age, causing much hilarity. When their children find out that the parents are contemplating having another child, they set out to stop them at all costs and descend upon their parents with a vengeance. Although extraordinary circumstances bring the family together, Satwant Kaur is nonetheless delighted that the family is able to spend time with one another.
A family entertainer with a social message, Jinne Jamme Saare Nikamme comments both on the erosion of traditional values as well as the son preference, which is a social issue, especially in North India. The indifference of the four sons is attributed largely to modern lifestyles where children have all the time for their own entertainment and activities but choose not to spend their free time with family. Along with that, the film is a comment on the way in which children want to control the lives of their parents.
The pace of the film slackens in places and the efforts of the children to keep the parents apart is funny at first but then becomes tiresome. The face-off between the children and their parents is predictable and the second half becomes an emotional drama as the sons realize the plight of their parents. With punchy dialogues complemented by an unusual situation, there are several light-hearted moments that enliven the film.
Binnu Dhillon’s performance as the eldest son is quite good, as are Bhalla and Kaushal around whom the narrative revolves. Writer Naresh Kathooria makes a cameo appearance as a doctor advocating family planning through vasectomy.
Jinne Jamme Saare Nikamme is being streamed on Zee5.
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