• Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    From start to finish, there’s isn’t a single shred of conviction on display. The result is a confused, unpleasing, long-drawn mess, which the viewers will ‘jabariya’ have to sit through.

  • Jyoti Sharma Bawa
    Jyoti Sharma Bawa
    Hindustan Times


    Like Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra’s characters, this film can’t make up its mind whether it wants to be a social satire, a love story or a masala entertainer.

  • Arnab Banerjee
    Arnab Banerjee
    Deccan Chronicle


    Too wobbly to make any sense! What we finally get is a predictably clumsy and dispensable 144-minute film that collapses while attempting to figure out what genre to adopt!

  • Jabariya Jodi constantly confuses tacky as terrific…

  • If only there was a conjurer’s trick that could turn Jabariya Jodi into a coherent whole. But even if any such sleight exists somewhere in the world, the director clearly isn’t aware. Steadfastly puerile, Jabariya Jodi, a film that appears to have been made under duress by a group of people playing blind man’s buff, is a big splotch of utter nonsense.

  • Chopra and Malhotra are stilted and ineffective, and their chemistry is non-existent. It is almost as if the two were dragged to the sets of the film and forced to act – just like the characters in the film. Much like its title, “Jabariya Jodi” is a forced and unnecessary effort, one that we could all have done without.

  • Ronak Kotecha
    Ronak Kotecha
    Times Of India


    Jabariya Jodi tries to throw light on serious issues with lighter moments, but gets tangled in a melodramatic and unrealistic narrative that doesn’t feel all that jabardust.

  • Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra film is excruciatingly painful…It is a frustrating and excruciatingly painful watch, and dilutes the message it tries to convey.

  • Jabariya Jodi is an entertaining funfair backed with a comparatively much-serious issue. It boasts many rib-tickling one-liners and actors those have nailed in delivering them. A time-pass watch if you minus the drama!

  • JABARIYA JODI is a decent entertainer and works because of the novel idea of forced marriages, performances and hilarious and witty dialogues. At the box office, it will do decent business before the Independence Day biggies take over.

  • Jabariya Jodi is based on the practice of groom kidnapping, garnished with a pinch of comedy and a dash of romance. As a whole, it is a feel-good film; a movie you won’t mind watching once.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    The climax  at a wedding where everyone is shooting at each other seems  to go out of control. But otherwise director Prashant Singh does  an admirable  job of controlling the riot of raucus sounds and flamboyant  visuals.

  • Sidharth Malhotra is too hot and happening for such bland fare…

  • Piyush Chopra
    Piyush Chopra


    With both of their careers in the middle of a downward trend, Sidhharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra would’ve been hoping for a repeat success together after Hasee Toh Phasee. Alas, Jabariya Jodi fails to emulate the quirky charm and sweet emotional core of that much superior film, and all it manages to be is another proof that good films are made from good screenplays, not a producer’s false idea of a winning lead pair.

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    Watch it for Sid and Pari’s dialoguebaazi and earnest effort. But otherwise, you will not miss out on much. We are going with two and a half stars. So, are you planning to watch the film this weekend? Tweet to us @bollywood_life and let us know!

  • IANS


    There are flashes of brilliance from the prop cast. Sanjay Mishra as Babli’s father, Javed Jaffrey as Hukum Singh, and Aparshakti Khurana as Babli’s friend are a delight to watch, but their performances are hampered by shoddy writing.

    Jabariya Jodi is a case of jabariya filmmaking. That’s not amusing at all.

  • The film doesn’t make much of an impact on that count either. A couple of good jokes are watered down because the spontaneity dies a long death. It is as if the writers knew the weight of the punch line and slowed the reveal down. It literally transitions in slow motion! And this is only the beginning of the drama. The bright and loud town in Bihar builds up to an inevitably typical climax that made me want to scream, “nahhhhiiiiiiii.” Of course, that would fall to deaf ears, so you just sit through hoping against hope that all your predictions fail. Instead, the film slips and falls while bruising the viewer’s senses.

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    This Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra film is a scrambled mess…

  • ainfully preachy, without an ounce of unpredictability

  • While the context of groom kidnapping is a rich idea, it isn’t milked well by director Prashant Singh either. Take the plunge if you are a fan of Chopra and put a ring on it only if you are a glutton for half-baked ideas that don’t materialise fully.

  • Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra’s Film is Engaging and Enjoyable

  • Inexplicably convoluted and unforgivably long…