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Jabariya Jodi is the latest Bollywood movie to make its way to Indian theaters this Friday, on August 9. Starring actors Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra, Jabariya Jodi is expected to be a romantic comedy action film based on the tradition of groom kidnapping, prevalent in the state of Bihar. Jabariya Jodi trailer and songs are already out, and now, so is the movie itself across major theaters in India. Critics are out with their opinions, and here is a quick roundup of Jabariya Jodi reviews to help you decide whether you should watch it or not.

‘Jabariya Jodi’ movie review: Inexplicably convoluted and unforgivably long

Nandina Ramnath from Scroll.in says, "Sidharth Malhotra bares his teeth a lot, and Parineeti Chopra grimaces ever so often to signal her seriousness, but their characters are too wispy to leave any traces. The supporting cast, which includes Sanjay Mishra, Sheeba Chaddha and Chandan Roy Sanyal, put on their best professional faces for the course of 144 minutes. The humour is as forced as the romance, and the biggest question goes unanswered: what is the movie really trying to say?"

Jabariya Jodi Review: Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra's Film Is Painful To Sit Through

Ankur Pathak from Huffington Post writes, "Is this seriously not a parody? "Let’s make a social commentary but in a like, fun and entertaining way, what say?” the film’s producer probably said, delighted by their own idea. Now, that’s an easy brief to give but a difficult one to live upto. And that’s Jabariya Jodi’s problem. It’s neither a well-made social commentary, nor an entertaining romantic comedy. What it is is a Jabariya headache to sit through."

Jabariya Jodi review: Compelled coupling

Kunal Guha from Mumbai Mirror says, "That this film sways violently between a light-hearted comedy and one that depicts a serious and very real concern, left the makers on the cusp of a disaster. Director Prashant Singh and writer Sanjeev Jha, at some point, realised that they needed to balance the curve. Their solution: insert dialogue on how the practice of jabariya jodis is actually more appalling than the concept of dowry as “nothing good can come from curbing free will”.

Jabariya Jodi Movie Review

Ronak Kotecha from Times of India writes, "Jabariya Jodi starts on a promising note, but loses steam along the way. It tries to throw light on serious issues with lighter moments, but gets tangled in a melodramatic and unrealistic narrative that doesn’t feel all that jabardust."

Jabariya Jodi Movie Review: Each Minute Of Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra's Film Feels Like A Lifetime

Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV says, "If only there was a conjurer's trick that could turn Jabariya Jodi into a coherent whole. But even if any such sleight exists somewhere in the world, the director clearly isn't aware. Steadfastly puerile, Jabariya Jodi, a film that appears to have been made under duress by a group of people playing blind man's buff, is a big splotch of utter nonsense. Don't think twice (thinking won't take you anywhere anyways if you decide to watch Jabariya Jodi): give it a miss."