Brahmanandam has played hero in several movies earlier, but no film has created so much curiosity among the film goers as his latest outing Jaffa has done it. His looks and dialogues in posters and trailers have soared up the viewers' expectations to sky high. Although the movie, which has been directed by Vennela Kishore, has a few illogical and over the top scenes, it tickles your funny bones.
Jaffa is a full-fledged comedy entertainer, which has some dark and slap stick comedy elements. Brahmanandam's performance is the main highlight in the movie. Vennela Kishore's narration and dialogues, Anoop Rubens' music, Raja's camera work are its other attractions. A few illogical sequences are drawback of the film. The movie has an interesting story, which seems to have been inspired from a real-life incident.
Written by Vennela Kishore, the film revolves around the story of a Muslim guy, who is accidentally caught by Hyderabad police under suspicion of having linkup with Pakistani terrorist. How he struggles to get out of the jail will form the rest of the story. The first half of the movie, which has no songs, is a joy ride with a host of comedians like Vennele Kishore, Venu and Raghu Babu creating a laugh riot along. But it is Brahmanandam, who shoulders every scene and makes you laugh all the way. Two other popular comedian like Thagubothu Ramesh and Ali enter the second half, which is also equally interesting.
Jaffa has no astounding story, but Vennele Kishore has created wonderful screenplay and has given good scope to every comedy actor to play their magic on you. The movie is a hilarious comedy.
As Jaffa Khan, Brahmanandam has given brilliant performance. You will see a different Brahmi in this film. His body language and dialogue delivery are amazing and entertain you a lot. He will thrill you with counter punch dialogues and expressions throughout the movie.
Ali makes a super entry, but fails to bring smile on your face. Others like Fish Venkat, Sravan, Thagubothu Ramesh, Venu and Raghu Babu will successfully tickle your funny bones. Besides direction, Vennela Kishore has also played an important role - Jailer. His serious comedy interrogation scene is very funny.
Other than comedy, Jaffa has no other commercial elements. When it comes to technical departments, the movie has very poor production values. Anoop Rubens' music, Raja's camera work are good, but editing could have been more sharper.
Jaffa means an idiot or fool. If you are diehard of Brahmi or a comedy lover, watch it. Otherwise you will become a Jaffa.
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