Cast: Kiara Advani, Aditya Seal, Mallika Dua, Raghav Raj Kakkaer
Director: Abir Sengupta
Run Time: 1hr 59min
When her pervert boyfriend betrays her, Indoo decides to find love through a one-night stand on a dating app.
But what is meant to be a romantic evening, goes horribly wrong, when her date turns out to be from Pakistan.
The story starts with Indira Gupta aka Indoo (Kiara Advani) is infamous in Ghaziabad for her ‘Jawani’. While everyone from young to old feels h*rny about her, she wants to marry her boyfriend Satish (Raghav Raj Kakker).
However, Satish is not any different from anyone else. Like a typical commitment-phobic boyfriend, he is more interested in making out with Indoo and less in marrying her.
Indoo’s best friend Sonal (Mallika Dua) is her go-to person when it comes to taking love and life-related advice. When she suggests her to fulfil Satish’s demand and then have him in her control, she goes for it.
However, Indoo is shocked to see him with another girl. Feeling revengeful, she tries to find a date for herself on a dating app ‘Dinder’ and fakes her name as ‘India’.
This is where she finds Samar (Aditya Seal), a Pakistani tourist and things go haywire.
Indoo Ki Jawani also takes gentle swipes at the hypocrisy of a society where the guardians of morality wear religiosity like a flashy gown to conceal their ugly underbelly.
So, while Indoo struggles not to let Samar venture too close to her, the nasty, nosey neighbours are at an all-night jagran where three randy uncles – played by Rakesh Bedi, Chitranjan Tripathy and Rajendra Sethi – cannot stop ‘worrying’ about Indoo’s well-being.
Indoo Ki Jawani does not, however, sufficiently build upon these ideas. It is too focused on mining laughs from the girl’s awkward attempts to lose her virginity.
We give the film 2.5 stars.