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After watching the movie “Jalebi” I was too stunned with emotions and was left spellbound! Only when I processed the intense story, its impassioned characters, their heartfelt emotions, and the journey; did I realize the brilliance of it. The movie is a class!
How a girl resolves her years of resentment and angst through a simple train journey where she rediscovers herself and her happiness; has been beautifully presented through this film. Ayesha Pradhan, ‘a one-book wonder’ author boards an overnight train and gets stuck as a co-passenger to people who not only accompany in her journey from Mumbai to Delhi but also contribute to her battle with unanswered questions from her strenuous past with former lover Dev.
I loved how the story moves by connecting dots from past through present; very beautifully and cleverly depicted…. like pearls in a necklace! There are no loose ends in the story. Some may find the pace a little slow but emotional resolve needs patience. The strong messages like “It’s not always a woman who needs to sacrifice for making a relation beautiful” and “If you love a flower do not pluck…. water it” (in this case….it was letting go), are heart-touching.
The twists in the storyline – like the truth about the child and also the end of the movie, are just like twists in a jalebi. Other relatable characters in the form of co-passengers and how they contribute to the main story is again a genius.
In all…. I loved this jalebi and its everlasting after taste in the heart. The music is amazing and soulful and most importantly, the songs are situational and relate to the story.
A must watch for anyone and everyone who is not afraid of emotions. Bravo team Jalebi and well done Pushpdeep Bhardwaj!