Ranveer Singh plays a boy next door who must overcome his own weaknesses to take on his family and society in Jayeshbhai Jordaar’s trailer.
Ranveer Singh’s performance in Jayeshbhai Jordaar is unlike anything we’ve seen him do before. In the film, he plays a Gujarati on the run with his pregnant wife. Boman Irani plays his father, the village sarpanch, who desires a male heir and potential sarpanch. Jayeshbhai Jordaar’s teaser hints that the drama will deal with misogyny, female feticide, and gender inequality.
Ranveer Singh, who recently played larger-than-life characters in films such as Padmaavat, Simba, and the new 83, returns to play a realistic boy-next-door who is controlled by his father. In Jayeshbhai Jordaar, he must fight his father, society and even his own flaws in order to save his pregnant wife, played by Shalini Pandey.
The story seems to revolve around the father-son battles of Boman Irani and Ranveer Singh. Irani’s heavy voice is menacing and seems to match the father’s personality perfectly. The final shot of the trailer, in which Singh offers to cut off his penis, is a brilliant move. Irani’s fear of losing his son, or more precisely, his possibility of having a grandson, is very well represented.
Shalini Pandey, a Telugu actress making her Bollywood debut with this film, seems to be standing up to bigger names like Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah and Ranveer Singh.
Veteran Ratna Pathak Shah gets very little screen time in the trailer, which is a big disappointment. It would have been nice to see a bit more of his character in this two minute 57 second trailer. She is only introduced as the wife of the village chief, with little information about her personality.
Cinematographer Siddharth Diwan captured the rural settings well. Because it’s set in a small village, the cinematography of the final product must be great, as the locations play a big role in the plot. From the final photo, there’s a lot to look forward to in this department.
May 13, Jayeshbhai Jordaar will be released in theaters.