Jalebi (film)

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Jalebi: The Everlasting Taste of Love
Jalebi Movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPushpdeep Bhardwaj
Produced byMukesh Bhatt
Sakshi Bhatt
Written byKausar Munir
Pushpdeep Bhardwaj
Starring
Music byJeet Gannguli
Tanishk Bagchi
Javed-Mohsin
Abhishek Mishra
Samuel-Akanksha
Edited byDevendra Murdeshwar
Production
company
Distributed byViacom18 Motion Pictures
Release date
12 October 2018
Running time
112 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Box office2.41 crore[1]

Jalebi is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Pushpdeep Bhardwaj. A remake of the Bengali film Praktan (2016), Jalebi stars Rhea Chakraborty, debutant Varun Mitra and Digangana Suryavanshi in lead roles.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

Aisha is a budding writer and an independent, progressive woman from Mumbai who visits Delhi with her friend to research for her upcoming book. She meets a local guide, Dev, and falls in love with him. She later proposes to him and they get married. After a few months, Aisha realises that she is pregnant. Dev is extremely happy but Aisha is reluctant as she feels she isn't ready for parenthood. Dev convinces her and they both settle into happiness, feeling that they might have a baby girl who they will name Disha, a combination of Dev and Aisha's names.

Unfortunately, Aisha has a miscarriage and Dev's mother blames Aisha for it. Aisha feels humiliated and insulted and leaves Dev. A few days later, Dev and his family try to bring her back but she doesn't return. She calls Dev to meet her at a certain place if he really loves her, but Dev does not come.

Seven years later, Aisha calls off her second wedding as she is still obsessed with Dev. She decides to face her problems and travels to Delhi. On her way, she meets a woman named Anu and her daughter, Pulti, and discovers that Anu is Dev's second wife. She also meets Dev in the same train. During the journey, she reminisces of her marriage with him. She also finds out that Pulti’s original name was Disha, and feels upset, chiding Dev for naming her that.

The train reaches Dev's station. While leaving, Anu thanks Aisha for giving her Dev and tells her that she knows that Aisha is Dev's love and first wife. Dev disembarks the train, but returns to tell Aisha that he had come to meet her that day but somehow felt that she wouldn't remain happy with him. His world is different from hers and he wanted to see her living her life happily and fulfilling her dreams. He also tells her that he had read her novel many times. Both cry and hug each other. She says that although their destinations are different, their love remains intact. Dev tells Aisha that he will wait for her next novel. A year later, he finds Aisha's new book named Jalebi, based on their complicated love story just like a twisted jalebi.

Cast[edit]

  • Rhea Chakraborty as Aisha
  • Varun Mitra as Dev
  • Digangana Suryavanshi as Anu
  • Aanya Dureja as Pulti (Disha)
  • Poorti Arya as Renu, Dev's sister
  • Pravina Deshpande as Dev's Mother
  • Mahesh Thakur as Aisha's Father
  • Priya Yadav as Aisha's friend
  • Sonali Sudan as Mrs. Singh
  • Jashn Kohli as Sunny Singh
  • Shabnam Kapoor as Mrs. Singh's Mother
  • Farida Dadi
  • Yusuf Hussain
  • Arjun Kanungo as Arjun
  • Sanchay Goswami as Arjun's friend
  • Chayan Trivedi as T.T.E
  • Abhishek Khanna as JP Mishra, Coach Attendant

Marketing[edit]

The first look of the movie was released on 3 September 2018.[4]

The poster in which the lead pair is seen engaged in a passionate kiss through the window of a train is a clear reflection of the 1950 photograph by Frank Brown.[5][6] The iconic photograph basically symbolised the distress wrought by the Korean War.

The official trailer for the film was released on 10 September 2018.[7]

Soundtrack[edit]

Jalebi
Soundtrack album by
Jeet Gannguli, Tanishk Bagchi, Javed-Mohsin, Abhishek Mishra and Samuel-Akanksha
Released21 September 2018 (2018-09-21)[8]
Recorded2017-2018
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length39:28
LanguageHindi
LabelSony Music India
Singles from Jalebi
  1. "Tum Se"
    Released: 10 September 2018
  2. "Pal"
    Released: 14 September 2018
  3. "Tera Mera Rishta"
    Released: 28 September 2018
  4. "Mera Pyaar Tera Pyaar"
    Released: 4 October 2018
Jeet Gannguli chronology
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
(2018)
Jalebi
(2018)
Bhaiaji Superhit
(2018)
Tanishk Bagchi chronology
Loveyatri
(2018)
Jalebi
(2018)
Badhaai Ho
(2018)
Javed-Mohsin chronology
Munna Michael
(2017)
Jalebi
(2018)

The film's soundtrack was released on 21 September 2018.Jeet Gannguli, Tanishk Bagchi, Javed-Mohsin, Abhishek Mishra and Samuel–Akanksha composed the soundtrack of the film. Music Produced By Dj Phukan, Samuel Shetty & Akanksha Nandrekar, Chandan Saxena, Krishna Kishore. The lyrics are written by Rashmi Virag, Prashant Ingole, Manoj Kumarnath, Arafat Mehmood and Kunaal Vermaa.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Tum Se"Manoj KumarnathSamuel–AkankshaJubin Nautiyal4:16
2."Pal"Prashant Ingole, Kunaal VermaaJaved-MohsinArijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal4:07
3."Mera Pyaar Tera Pyaar"Rashmi ViragJeet GannguliArijit Singh4:35
4."Mujhme"Arafat MehmoodSamuel–AkankshaShilpa Rao3:05
5."Tera Mera Rishta"Arafat MehmoodTanishk BagchiK.K, Shreya Ghoshal4:53
6."Pehle Ke Jaisa"Rashmi ViragAbhishek MishraKK4:32
7."Tera Mera Rishta" (Male)Arafat MehmoodTanishk BagchiKK4:53
8."Tum Se Adlib"Manoj KumarnathSamuel-AkankshaJubin Nautiyal2:26
9."Tum Se Adlib" (Female Version)Manoj KumarnathSamuel-AkankshaShilpa Rao2:33
10."Pal" (Female Version)Prashant Ingole, Kunaal VermaaJaved-MohsinShreya Ghoshal4:08
Total length:39:28
Extended remix
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtist(s)Length
11."Pal" (Remix by DJ Amit B)Prashant Ingole, Kunaal VermaaJaved-MohsinArijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal4:36
12."Tum Se" (Remix by Aqeel Ali)Manoj KumarnathSamuel-AkankshaJubin Nautiyal2:50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jalebi Box Office collection till Now - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Rhea Chakraborty, Digangana Suryavanshi, Varun Mitra roped in for Mahesh Bhatt's film Jalebi". Bollywood Hungama. 10 March 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  3. ^ "'Jalebi' First Look Poster: Love in an Age of Bewilderment". The Quint. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Jalebi poster's upside-down kiss spawns a flood of hilarious memes". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  5. ^ "We should all copy the 'Jalebi' poster kiss. A kiss has no copyright". DailyO. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Mahesh Bhatt's 'Jalebi' poster inspired by this iconic Korean War pic? See and decide". The Free Press Journal. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Jalebi trailer: This dish served by Rhea Chakraborty isn't worth the diabetes". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Jalebi - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Gaana.

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