‘Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey’ film overview: Darshana Rajendran’s film is over-the-top for proper causes

Vipin Das’ movie delivers a fun-filled expertise whereas additionally conveying the fitting message, making it fairly completely different from different movies which have come out on the topic

Vipin Das’ movie delivers a fun-filled expertise whereas additionally conveying the fitting message, making it fairly completely different from different movies which have come out on the topic

Until a couple of years again, the slap was the commonest weapon of alternative for good-natured males in Malayalam cinema to place ladies who cross the ‘limits’ of their place. Most frequently, films used to painting the lads who slap ladies as doing the fitting factor. Instances have modified, and the slaps have virtually disappeared from our cinema. In Vipin Das’s Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey, the slaps make an emphatic return, a complete of twenty-one of them inside six months, as Jayabharati (Darshana Rajendran) tells her husband Rajesh (Basil Joseph)’s relative. The one distinction is that the one who slaps pays a worth, and doesn’t get handled like a hero.

Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey

Director: Vipin Das

Solid: Darshana Rajendran, Basil Joseph, Aju Varghese

However, all this would possibly make it sound like a fairly grim, lifelike movie on home violence and patriarchy. Jaya Jaya…‘, which is full of some rip-roaring humour, is something however that. The makers, in a intelligent try, make it a fun-filled expertise whereas additionally conveying the message of the story, making it fairly completely different from different movies which have come out on the topic.

No proper to decide on

Jaya’s travails don’t begin at her husband’s residence, fairly her life is an extended continuum of being continually denied her proper to decide on, with each resolution taken by the lads within the family. Even her alternative of diploma course is denied to her by means of the intervention of a “well-meaning” uncle. These will maybe be essentially the most relatable components of the movie to many, contemplating the variety of well-meaning kin which are round, able to dish out recommendation for “your individual good”.

Rajesh, her poultry-businessman husband, doesn’t include this veneer of friendliness. In his home, named ‘Raj Bhavan’, solely his writ runs, with even his mom and sister resigned to cooking and consuming his solely favorite meals — Idiyappam — day by day. Jaya will get an inkling of the violence that awaits her the minute she steps into this residence, with the damaged chairs and the glass desk. Added to the whole lack of freedom, even to pursue her research, the violence takes her virtually to the breaking level.

Drastic shift

The film takes a drastic shift in tone when Jaya decides to take issues into her hand. From then on, it’s a fixed shift between over-the-top humour and a practical portrayal of a violent marriage. A few of the bits, together with Jaya’s combat again, might sound exaggerated. Nevertheless, the makers are clearly not presenting this as an answer to home violence, however as a cathartic train for the various who’re pressured to silently endure violence of their day by day lives and as a way to prick at those that see such violence as their proper. It solely slacks a bit in locations, particularly throughout a combat with a operating commentary.

Basil Joseph makes that simple shift from his typical likeable character to somebody who evokes solely revulsion, whereas Darshana but once more delivers a managed efficiency in a personality that would have simply gone out of hand, given the stuff that she is required to do. To not neglect, the whole solid of supporting characters will get the job performed nicely. Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey makes use of successfully an over-the-top type to say all of the issues that it needs to say, and it does the place it’s meant to.

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