The state of Bihar is notorious for following the tradition of ‘pukadwa shaadi’ wherein a man is kidnapped and is forced to marry a woman. This practice of groom kidnapping is brought to the fore, in the Sidharth Malhotra – Parineeti Chopra starrer ‘Jabariya Jodi’. While the two actors have largely been seen in urbane, modern roles, in this film they are portraying characters that are based in a small town in Bihar.
Both the director (Prashant Singh) and the writer (Sanjeev K Jha) are from Bihar, so the essence and the various intricacies related to the state seem to have represented well in the film. Sidharth and Parineeti, too, seemed to have worked on the dialect. One of the highlights of the trailer is a reworked version of “Patna Hile Chapra Hile La”, a popular folk song in Bihar. Like most love stories set in small towns, this film also uses humour as an important device to convey an important message.
‘Jabariya Jodi’ has been produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures and Shaailesh R. Singh’s Karma Media & Entertainment and is slated to release on 2 August, 2009.