STORY: A rich, highly driven businessman is so engrossed in amassing wealth that he forgets that he also has a home and a wife (Sonal Chauhan) to go home to. If seeing his marriage crumble wasn’t enough, the entrepreneur’s decision to hire a carefree young detective, Jack (Amit Sadh), turns out to be the worst bargain of his life.
REVIEW: Successful, ambitious and a human machine: these three characteristic traits define the caricature of a character called Waliya, played by Arbaaz Khan, who is equally bad in this no-brainer. On the other hand, we have this pretty bibliophile stay-at-home wife Shilpa, who seeks solace outside of her near-empty mansion in south Goa.
If you thought, this is predictable, wait for it. The collective consciousness and mutual love of this almost estranged couple awakens when a much younger, thoroughly irritating, novice of a detective comes in the picture and creates ruckus in their already splintered domestic life.
It’s one thing to have a bad script and another, to feature in a haphazard movie. The unpreparedness of the director and overall senselessness of the film is evident in many sequences. For instance, there is a section where Amit Sadh’s part is randomly dubbed by another shrill voice before the actor again takes over.
Also, other than Sonal, who looks presentable and fits her part, no other actor has rendered or even tried to do justice to what they have in hand. Arbaaz Khan’s role as the uptight business tycoon is never given the opportunity to grow and develop as the story progresses, leaving him look like a misfit in this insipid tale of monotonous love, followed by competition and jealousy.
Unless these three reasonably good artistes have big debts to clear, I don’t see a reason as to why anyone in their right minds would say yes to a chaotic rom-com like ‘Jack & Dil’.