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JugJugg Jeeyo review: A reel of reviews

The first reviews for JugJugg Jeeyo are out now. Here’s a look at what news websites have to say about the comedy-drama.

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JugJugg Jeeyo starring Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Kiara Advani, and Prajakta Koli hit the silver screen on June 24. Helmed by Raj Mehta, the film only sold 15,500 tickets during advance reservations till Wednesday morning.

The comedy-drama is out for the audience to watch and so are the reviews. Written by Anurag Singh, Sumit Batheja, Rishhabh Sharrma, and Neeraj Udhwani, the plot of the film revolves around childhood sweethearts Kukoo Saini, played by Varun Dhawan and Naina Sharma, played by Kiara Advani. The couple gets married only to fall out of love. Kukoo shares his marriage troubles with his father, played by Anil Kapoor, and finds out about his father’s affair. The film is all about two couples from different generations confronting their issues after marriage.

The first reviews for JugJugg Jeeyo are out now. Here’s a look at what news websites have to say about the comedy-drama.

JugJugg Jeeyo review by Firstpost

JugJugg Jeeyo reminded Anna MM Vetticad, the reviewer, of the Malayalam film Jo and Jo. ‘At pains to balance out its feminism by humourising male infidelity and selfishness, the headline read.

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“Raj Mehta’s JugJugg Jeeyo is more committed to its ideals than Jo and Jo, but it too is at pains to soften the blow of its explicit feminism by balancing out every criticism of a husband’s infidelity and selfishness in a marriage with quick shifts to a tone humourising the same conduct,” the Firstpost review said.

JugJugg Jeeyo review by Hindustan Times

Reviewed by Monika Rawal Kukreja, the Hindustan Times headline read, ‘Entertaining and emotional tale featuring good-looking people.’

“Right from the first scene till the climax, the film maintains a pace that keeps you engaged in the Saini family’s good and bad times and doesn’t serve too many dull moments. Anurag Singh’s story and Rishabh Sharma’s dialogues effectively blend to create situations that make you laugh, cry, relate with the characters and all this with a lot of naach gaana,” reviewed Hindustan Times.

JugJugg Jeeyo review by India Today

In his review, Tushar Joshi said the film’s biggest strength lies in the fact that it showcased the entire cast in the best way possible. ‘Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor’s father-son act is jhakkas in this family entertainer,’ read the headline.

“The film is a bit too long and has nothing new to offer when it comes to showcasing the fun side of a Punjabi wedding. Some of the scenes are shot in such a way that they could make their way into an Ekta Kapoor daily soap. The film has loud background music and dialogue that cross the normal decibel levels,” the India Today review said.

JugJugg Jeeyo review by The Hindu

The Hindu‘s headline read, ‘Anil Kapoor is the throbbing heart of this dysfunctional comedy that works in parts.’

“In a bid to make the bitter pill palatable, the writers have rolled it in so much saccharine of situational humour that the complex subject loses its potency,” reviewed Anuj Kumar.

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Never say never again: Nitish Kumar’s expertise at hoodwinking allies shines through!

Nitish Kumar does it again!

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By Vikram Kilpady

Possibly the first state government to fall after the ascendance of the Modi-fied BJP without that party’s hand in the machinations has just shaken up the political landscape in Bihar, and the country. Nitish Kumar has pulled the rug from under the feet of the party. But since history has seen several turns first as a tragedy then as a farce, as noted by Hegel and Marx, Nitish Kumar possibly has the last laugh since he’s done the tragedy-farce duo twice. First, with the Rashtriya Janata Dal and, now, with the BJP, which among its many leaders has one man who gets called Chanakya way too often.

Once the party with a difference, the BJP has mastered the game of overturning elected governments; Madhya Pradesh where a maharajah switched to his aunt’s party, twice in Goa where elected Congress MLAs found faith in a new boss, Maharashtra where the cadre-strong Shiv Sena was ripped apart by a minister’s ambition, Karnataka where Operation Lotus blossomed first and spread its petals across the country.

Soon after the Modi magic of 2014, the dispirited opposition found new hope in the victory of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav in the Bihar elections of 2015. But that was short-lived, Nitish found himself stifled by the ambition of Tejashwi Yadav and changed his mind, walking back to the BJP, which was eager to support him.

The 2020 election had the writing on the wall written in a more legible hand. The BJP won 74 seats, just one short of the party with the most seats, the RJD, which won 75. Nitish Kumar came third with 43 seats. The BJP was gaining at the cost of the Janata Dal United, which beat down Chirag Paswan’s rhetoric but couldn’t manage enough MLAs. The national party cannibalised its partner several times over throughout their association. The symbiosis of the initial years under Vajpayee was becoming a brain and brawn drain for the JDU. The election results were not free from controversy though, with the RJD alleging ballot boxes were changed in the middle of the night. The elections may have been won by the BJP and Nitish Kumar, helped by the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but politics is not just platitudes, it also involves dirty work.

The use of RCP Singh by the BJP pointed at the potential of a Shiv Sena redux in the JDU, prompting the old fox to return to familiar Janata buddies, though once stabbed and all. But what is politics without the choosing of strange bedfellows, even if it borders on promiscuity and worse.

The other angle to see the Bihar turn is from the lens of national politics. The idea of a country rid of the primary opposition party, aka becoming Congressmukt Bharat, has gained popular acceptance among the many for whom democracy is just voting in a new government. The turning of the Congress from its trademark white kurta to black attire was seen as a gimmick by the mainstream media. Far from a gimmick, the party was using what it encountered in Tamil Nadu where it rides on an ally’s stronger connect. The DMK’s parent, the Dravidar Kazhagam and its offshoots, still wears black shirts in protest against the idea of a homogenous India smearing over the vast differences between the country’s many constituents. With Hindutva becoming that all-unifying glue being applied by the BJP across the length and breadth of India, the Congress’s choice of black shows a new savvy.

Covid may have eclipsed the economy but many other slights and the worsening employment situation have India on uneven terrain. The Centre has to hold, but with accountability of successive state governments now enveloped buried in the image of the much-sought-after Strongman, an image that papered over the stark inadequacies of his administration, and won him and his party elections handsomely. The country was wearily dragging its battered economic self for another election some two years away. Nitish Kumar’s somersault has brought realpolitik back into the mix but investing all hope in serial side-switchers can be harmful for one’s emotions and well-being.

To be a rock for the Opposition, Nitish Kumar should not roll. But can old dogs learn new tricks?

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Nitish Kumar: Who is the six-time Bihar CM who resigned? Know his political career, personal life here

Amid the ongoing political agitation in Bihar, a look at Nitish Kumar’s political career and personal life.

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Bihar politics have always been a matter of debate across the country. Time and again, the state has grabbed eyeballs with its political turmoil and leaders. On Tuesday, Nitish Kumar, Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) supremo resigned from the CM post and yet again served the nation with a topic of discussion.

Nitish Kumar was elected as the Chief Minister of Bihar for six consecutive years. He became the 22nd Chief Minister of Bihar as he joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party after four years in 2020.

The JD(U) supremo has always been in the headlines for his political game. Amid the ongoing political agitation in Bihar, a look at Nitish Kumar’s political career and personal life.

Political career

  • Born on March 1, 1951, in Bakhtiarpur, Bihar, Nitish Kumar has a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Bihar College of Engineering.
  • He started his political career with Ram Manohar Lohia’s Samajwadi Yuva Jansabha. He went on to join the JP Movement or Bihar Movement and got arrested in 1974.
  • Later in 1985, he became the Member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly for the first time.
  • In 1989, Nitish Kumar was elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time and then was appointed as the Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Cooperation.
  • In 2000, Nitish became the Chief Minister of Bihar but only for eight days as he failed to prove his majority.
  • In 2005, he was sworn in as the chief minister of Bihar. Later in 2010, he became the CM for the third time.
  • Kumar broke the alliance with BJP in 2014 after JDU was defeated in the Lok Sabha elections. He resigned as the CM of Bihar and was appointed again for the same post in 2015 by forming ties with the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal.
  • Nitish Kumar broke the mahagathbandhan with RJD after corruption charges levelled up against Tejashwi Yadav, then Deputy chief minister of Bihar.
  • He was succeeded by Jitan Ram Manjhi. Later, Nitish Kumar has sworn in as the CM again for the fifth time.
  • In the 2020 Bihar Assembly Elections, Nitish Kumar was appointed as the CM for the sixth time.

Personal life

Not much is known about Nitish Kumar’s personal life. His wife Manju Kumari Sinha passed away in 2007. The couple has a son Nishant Kumar.

There have also been several reports of Nitish Kumar and his closeness with Lalan Singh’s sister Archana. However, there has been no confirmation of proof regarding this and it is only considered rumours.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is crorepati, PMO says in its report

The Prime Minister’s Office declared that PM Narendra Modi has a deposit (Bank FDR and MOD) of Rs 2,10,33,226 in the State Bank of India of Gandhinagar, Gujrat. He also has a Bank Balance of Rs 46,555 in the same branch of the SBI.

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Publishing a report titled ‘Assets and Liabilities of the Union Council of Minister as of March 03, 2022’, the Prime Minister’s Office declared that PM Narendra Modi has a deposit (Bank FDR and MOD) of Rs 2,10,33,226 in the State Bank of India of Gandhinagar, Gujrat. He also has a Bank Balance of Rs 46,555 in the same branch of the SBI.  The total movable property was increased by 26.13 lakh during 2021-22.

According to the report, PM Modi’s movable assets increased from Rs 1,97,68,885 at the end of March 2021 to Rs 2,23,82,504. However, he has not invested in Bonds, debentures/ shares, and units in companies/Mutual funds and others and the amount.

Reports said that the Prime Minister invested 1,89,305 in life insurance policies and 9,05,105 in National Savings Certificates (Post).  It writes ‘NIL’ in personal loans/advances given t any person or entity, including firm, Company, Trust, etc., and ( other receivables from debtor and the amount) column.

According to the report, PM Modi does not have any immovable property. Immovable property Survey No. 401/A was jointly held with three other joint owners and each having an equal share of 25%, is no more owned by the PM and has been donated.

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