Set in Bihar, the story revolves around two main leads in Abhay (Sidharth Malhotra) and Babli (Parineeti Chopra). Both of them liked each other, once, when they were kids. Years later, we see Babli is worried no one will marry her and Abhay becomes the mafia who extorts grooms forcing them to get married. Abhay picks up only those grooms who demand dowry and because of this, he finds a silver lining in what he does.
They both reunite as Abhay helps Babli’s friend to find a groom, and they both start falling for each other again. Reliving few childhood moments and one romantic song later, we see Abhay’s dad Hukum Dev Singh (Jaaved Jaaferi) getting into a certain deal with certain someone. Having a troubled past with his dad, Abhay still works for him, and how he’ll stand up to him defending his love is what the major plot is all about.
Sidharth Malhotra, to my surprise, does well in the dramatic scenes. But still, both the leads were a misfit for me and it might be because of the monumental supporting cast. Parineeti Chopra gets a minimal scope to actually act in the film. For most of the scenes, she’s just there.
Jabariya Jodi is an entertaining funfair backed with a comparatively much-serious issue. It boasts many rib-tickling one-liners and actors those have nailed in delivering them. A time-pass watch if you minus the drama!