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  • ...a noble, well-intentioned message narrated in an entertaining format in a Salman Khan movie, who, as we all know by now, is the much endeared hero of the masses, makes Jai Ho a sure-shot winner.

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  • Sohail has spun a credible and often compelling anti-corruption yarn that succeeds in justifying the need for Salman's stardom to monopolise the entire length and breadth of the footage. His rhetorical rowdyism brings the house down.

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  • A Salman Khan film is an amusement ride, don't take it too seriously! Watch it with his fans and you will know what I mean!

    69

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  • Sohail Khan has got the message right as well as the reigning Bollywood Star to essay this 'do good' message. But where he lacks is in the presentation, which at times oscillates from average to poor. But thanks to the aura of Salman, he pulls off the story just by his fiery fists.

    69

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  • Like most Salman Khan films, this one too rests solely on his undeniable superstardom.

    69

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  • ...is yet another film that capitalizes on the very same persona and image of the actor.

    59

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  • Salman Khan fans will love this film and others might just about be entertained...

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  • A social "do good" injection doesn't dent Salman-ness of the film.

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  • Shrewdly combining the mood-of-the-nation-capturing strengths of Raju Hirani with the fairytale nonsensical brutality of, well, brother's previous efforts, Sohail Khan has churned out an idealistic no holds barred allegedly patriotic drama that clocks 'mental' on a scale of 1-to-Gadar.

    49

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  • Does his Incredible Hulk-sized charisma falter? No. Was I expecting anything different? No. Is this a film? No.

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  • As for Khan, there’s nothing new to see here. But that’s probably the point. For a man who’s pushing 50, he’s looking spry and seems to be having fun playing to type, though the absurd amounts of money his movies rake in obviously help.

    39

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  • All said and endured, here’s the sort of average product which is immune to criticism. Say anything you honestly feel, down the decades it has been huffed – so what? That doesn’t make a jot of a difference.

    39

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  • The film appears to be a massive PR fillip for Salman—working on his image of a do-gooder with a volatile temper. The film and his image feed off each other. There's also some token nationalism forced in for good measure. You'll get a lot of Salman Khan here, but an entertaining movie, you will not.

    39

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  • ...is so sloppily put-together, you wonder if footage of the actor taking a nap over two hours would have been more entertaining.

    39

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  • It might have its heart in the right place, but the brain appears to be missing.

    39

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  • ...talking about or analysing this movie might be a futile exercise, considering that even as I write this, there are scores of ‘bhaifans’ out there beaming inside a theatre and enjoying themselves, no matter how bad the film is.

    39

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  • ...strictly hackneyed fare...

    29

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  • ...could have been a pure and simple `Dabangg 3’. It’s not. It’s not even a no-holds-barred South remake either, despite its quarts of spurting blood and broken bones. Jai’s ‘aam aadmi’ catches traction only a moment. In the rest, he goes back to snarling and kicking and scowling.

    29

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  • ...except incorporating the ideology of goodness and the reiterating the power of common man which is noble, Jai Ho is bereft of any reason to watch it, unless one doesn’t need any reason when you have Salman Khan in the movie.

    29

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  • As an employment scheme for various television regulars and forgotten actors from previous decades, Jai Ho is honourable; as an act of self-mythologizing, it is peerless; as cinema, it is disposable. And as a message movie, Jai Ho is pure lunacy (not for nothing was its original title Mental).

    29

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  • The old order changeth, even though Bollywood and Bhai’s fans resisteth.

    29

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  • There is so little to root for in the film – despite such an emotional hook, of man helping fellow man – that we look for scraps...

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  • Bhai meets brawn again.

    19

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  • Proof that the Salman Khan persona and moral philosophy do not go together.

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