It's not very often that we come across a film that has a fresh and strikingly different storyline. Well, Shefali Bhushan's 'Jugni' is one such film. Without any further adieu, let's just analyze whether or not 'Jugni' will click with the audiences.
'Jugni' tells the story of an aspiring bollywood music director Vibhavari who is on the lookout for a voice which would change the entire course of her musical career and thus her journey takes her to Jalandhar where she comes across Mastana, a proficient singer of the village and immediately realises the fact that Mastana is indeed the voice she was looking for. From here on, 'Jugni' is about striking balances, making tough decisions while trying to soften the blows and dealing with the studied dramatic turns and unpredictabilities of life and finding the place which one can call home.
Coming to terms with the acting part, both the lead actors of the film Siddhant Behl and Sugandha Garg deserve a pat on their backs as both have managed to dish out commendable performances. Both are equally good in their respective characters and look and feel very natural onscreen and carried the film equally well on their shoulders. Another actress worth mentioning is Anurita Jha who plays the character of Siddhant's love interest, Preeto. Anurita too has acted quite well and managed to do full justice to her role. Rest of the supporting cast help in carrying the film forward.
Cinematography of the film is satisfactory and there is nothing very extraodinary to mention about it and so is the editing part as the film does not get laggy or stretchy at any point of time.
Well, the biggest plus point of the film is definitely its soundtrack. All of the songs are very catchy, hummable and melodious and the two which stand out are 'Dugg Duggi Dugg' and the energetic and raw track 'Hatt Mullah'. Rest of the songs are equally good too.
Director Shefali Bhushan has done quite a commendable job and has come up with a breath of fresh air in the form of 'Jugni'. The storyline is fresh and the film is thankfully not the typical masala types. 'Jugni' is surely worth a watch. We are going for a two and a half stars for 'Jugni'.