‘JEENE KI UMEED TUMSE HI’ | 12 March, 2021

Released all over except in Bombay, Assam and C.I., Rai Creative Production’s Jeene Ki Umeed Tumse Hi is about social and political issues of rural and urban India.

Vijay (Brajesh Rai), a young educated boy from rural India, notices some anti-social activities in society and stands up against them. He realises that the big people involved in the activities do not want people to lead good lives and hence they try to scuttle Vijay’s noble intentions. While fighting his social battle, Vijay falls in love with Saloni (Sonia Bansal), daughter of a well-known landlord. The landlord can’t see eye to eye with Vijay. Matters get complicated and Vijay has to ultimately leave his hometown with a broken heart, but he is unable to forget Saloni.

Vijay understands that if he wants to take on the mighty and the powerful, he himself would have to become powerful. In his quest for empowerment, he joins an auto engineering company. His hard work and dedication in the company impress his bosses so much that they award him with promotions and accolades. While working in the company, Vijay meets Ruby (Sanchi Rai) and falls in love with her.

Just when life is looking up for Vijay, calamity strikes. He gets trapped in company politics and conspiracies and loses his credibility. However, Ruby and some workers of the company continue to support Vijay. Soon, the world is fighting the COVID-19 infection. Vijay and Ruby make it their mission to help the needy. Praises and accolades come Vijay’s way once gain. He becomes a messiah for the poor and the needy. Soon, Vijay regains his credibility and gets an offer from a reputed company, Swastik Auto Engineering. Vijay and team lead the company to the pinnacle of success. His aura spreads far and wide and sets an example for the youth. The Auto Engineering Association recommends his name for the Udyog Ratna Award. Does Vijay live happily ever after with Saloni or Ruby?

Brajesh Rai and Brijendra have written a story which does not have even a hint of novelty. The story moves at its own leisurely pace and because it does not have much to offer, it bores the viewers while it progresses. The screenplay, penned by Brajesh Rai, Brijendra and Devyani Rode, is so lacklustre that it completely fails to entertain the audience. The drama is dull and predictable. It simply fails to involve the viewers who, therefore, watch passively as the drama unfolds on the screen. Dialogues, written by Brajesh Rai and Brijendra, are below the mark.

Brajesh Rai does a dull job as Vijay. Sanchi Rai hardly impresses in the role of Ruby. Sonia Bansal is so-so as Saloni. Asha Singh, Devdutt Budholiya, Maqsood Ahmad, Pankaj Chaudhary, Sunil Dutt Pandey, Irfan Qureshi, Panwati Sharma and Rajnish Tiwary lend dull support.

Brajesh Rai and Brijendra’s direction is poor. Music (Soni Bros.) is dull. Lyrics (by Brajesh Rai, Soni Bros. and Vandana Rai) are commonplace. Pappu Khanna’s choreography is merely functional. Camerawork (by Sanjay Mehta and Mukesh Maru) hardly deserves separate mention. Action and stunt scenes (Moses Fernandes) are ordinary. Amar rana’s art direction is of an ordinary standard. Editing (Kuldeep K. Mehan, Brajesh rai and Pankaj Sapkale) is very loose.

On the whole, Jeene Ki Umeed Tumse Hi is a disastrous fare.