And the Thrill begins once the bank is robbed. Yet the effort cannot be ignored having some bright merits too and therefore can easily be rated as one of the better Punjabi films of the recent times for sure. Rohit Jugraj as a director has always been right on the money. Yashpal Sharma again proves that when it comes to performance then region is no bar for him. Gurpreet Ghuggi once again succeeds in reaching to the hearts of his fans. Besides in editing department Sandeep Fransis has done a somewhat good job, but could have positively contributed to the end result by grafting some of the dragged sequences.
All 3 are having their different set of problems and are finding ways to tackle them. But due to this interesting twist the next 30 minutes become pretty engrossing and the viewer enjoys feeling that excitement along with the three friends committing the crime, before the screen says interval. They are played by Gurpreet Ghuggi and Yashpal Sharma. And it has one of best background scores I have ever noticed in a Punjabi film in the recent years. The script revolves around a decent plot though inspired which has got the elements of thrill, suspense and action all together giving it the much required weight as desired. Hitherto we have seen our Punjabi cine-makers fondling their most loved comic genre.
Shinda is a poor orphan who just has a bunch of friends who are his life. The dialogues here are a winner. There are just introductions, gags and songs in these initial reels and the film actually begins once the trio decides to do the one time robbery after almost 40 minutes. Luckily the lost excitement is regained in the final 15 minutes and the director successfully manages to end it all on a satisfactory note. They are kept simple and have a village feel with them. Admittedly, though the film is not a great thriller or a thorough entertainer right till the end, due to many visible loopholes in the execution and many avoidable routine features.
Pointing towards the fixed format followed in Punjabi Cinema, its time that they stop spending time on long introductions in the beginning, satisfying the ego of every single artist featuring in it leading to boredom. As far as performances are concerned then Gippy is not much different from his previous cine stints. People who have seen Superstar would know his caliber. Their collaboration seems to have worked since I feel this is one of the complete and best albums of recent times in terms of music. Zarine for whom this was her first Punjabi cine outing looks nothing more than a mannequin. However, it was his debut in Punjabi Cinema and his 1 st outing has been pretty impressive.
Zarine Khan was brought in from Mumbai to play the usual heroine in the film. But it's that subliminal execution, especially in screenplay and editing department, which right away diminishes the appeal which Jatt James Bond could have had. Cinematography of Parixit Warrier is top notch and he captures each and every necessary detail pertaining to this cine offering exquisitely. Few of the songs in its soundtrack are worthy enough to be enjoyed as individual tracks. Sardar Sohi, Vindu Dara Singh and Avtar Gill did not have much to do but they still deliver their best.
Jass Grewal has written the story and Jatinder Lall has penned the dialogues and written the screenplay alongside Jass Grewal. Moreover regarding the music, buying few readymade tracks available with some known names is another norm which the makers need to get rid of soon. Post intermission it all seems well for about 10-15 minutes, but then the script starts running out of ideas and moves back to the repetitive pattern of showcasing love drama, revengeful action and sad songs as the fixed norm of a Punjabi film. However since it keeps adding the same old clichéd elements too into the interesting proceedings carelessly , the end-result sadly falls short of being outstanding in honest terms. Primarily narration of the movie is about the plight of three poverty stricken guys who have their own set of problems, and in order to get rid of their pitiable conditions they decide to rob a bank. They are played by Gurpreet Ghuggi and Yashpal Sharma. However, had the Screenplay been crispier, it would have worked out wonders for the film.
Tracks like Mohabbat, Rog Pyar De, Jatt Dian Tauran, Chandi Di Dabbi and Tera Mera Saath are all perfect and good to hear. But still he delivers his best and it came out right. Further in order to take the Punjabi Cinema to the next level, now its time that the lead actors, who happen to be professional singing stars too, start coming out of their 'singer image' and begin taking the art of cinema more seriously. After seeing many of Punjabi cinematicians banking upon the tried and tested formula of rom-com, this effort of Jas Grewal who wrote the story of Jatt James Bond of stepping into a novel territory of romantic-thriller undoubtedly deserves a huge bunch of accolades, where he has tried to liberate the Punjabi movie viewers from the monotony of stereotypical Punjabi movie making. . This time he not only has made us laugh but has also got to act, which I have not seen before. But I simply couldn't understand, what was the need of roping her in spending the extra amount? So I am going ahead with two and a half stars out of five for this half baked desi Bond saga of Rohit Jugraj.
It has something completely new and fresh to offer. Final Say: Jatt James Bond is thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable. Review: Jatt James Bond, right from its inception days was expected to be different from what is going on these days in Punjabi Cinema — Comedy! Next in line is Gurpreet Ghuggi, who came in as a surprise to me and I am sure many others. At the execution level, the major sequence of bank robbery is shown quite childishly in the film and its only the trio's performance which doesn't let you think over it in a logical manner. In order to solve their problems collectively, they decide to rob a bank with a hop that they would find the money, which would solve their problems.
In other words, I wish to see a Punjabi film which asks for a remake in Hindi and other languages, instead of we making mediocre remakes of all other films. The story of the film is interesting and gripping. Lastly, let's get over with the ages old 'mixed fruit juice recipe' adding a love angle, few drunkards, a family rivalry, many comical gags and few songs into each and every film, irrespective of what its main plot is all about. Punjabi audience have proved their intelligence by rejecting all the poor films made in the last year and now they urgently should be served with something path breaking and worth watching soon. He perfectly fitted the character and seems to have done everything right in this performance.