If you’ve heard, heard, or believed the joint statement that two or more women don’t understand each other when they meet, you should book a ticket to Jhimma right away. Hemant Domes Film is a sensitive film about a group of women who tour the UK with a travel company.
But that’s actually just one of the many reasons why this film is worth it.
The story is quite simple, but the different situations that arise as the story progress draw you into the film. It all starts with Kabir (Siddhart Chandekar) arranging an all-female tour of England through his new travel agency. We will soon meet every woman who will be a part of the tour.
We don’t want to go into the history and stories of women here because herein lies the magic that the film triggers on the big screen and must be experienced accordingly. However, what we can deepen is the structure of this film and the feeling that leaves the cinema.
Jhimma unfolds like a trip with strangers – where you end up becoming best friends and planning another tour. From strangers hesitating to talk about themselves to sharing places and even judging others at first, this group of seven women develop a lasting bond throughout their journey.
Their stories, which have shaped women into what they are today, are woven into everyday situations. The common thing is that it binds them together is the desire to free themselves from the shackles that have been placed on them by society, others from themselves.
Suhas Joshi, Nirmitee Sawant, Sonalee, Kshitee Jog, Mrinmayee Godbole, Sayali Sanjeev and Suchitra Bandekar, with Siddhart Chandekar; there is no better group of actors for this project.
Each of them brought new things to the table and researched each other’s stories. Each put on a beautiful show, but Suhas Joshi and Nirmitee Sawant stole the show. Kshitee’s good image is another achievement that you should pay attention to.
You have life, and you have to live it to the fullest. Because no one knows what will happen tomorrow. Here’s a moment of Jimma driving well at home, which makes it a must-see for everyone, especially given the backdrop of the pandemic.
Screenwriters and directors make a conscious effort:
So your tone stays bright even when things get serious. When jokes are made, they are hilarious. With this thought, Jimma appeared. This is a decent family animator that will keep you busy. But even if you like personal jokes, you can’t help but feel that things should work better.
While watching the film, I noticed that more than 80% of the audience were women. Many came in groups of five and six. And most of the men in the audience were just there to keep them company. A group of such women sat right behind me.
While some scenes of women secretly drinking alcohol and making silly jokes in their rooms made me laugh, the middle-aged group behind me split apart. When I try to think to myself at the time, I get irritated by their laughter, and I wonder what’s funny about a group of middle-aged women drinking together.
It wasn’t until I thought about it when I returned home that I realized that the lack of understanding might be due to privilege. As an Indian man, I didn’t realize simple things like drinking with friends or going out at night. Which most women consider perfectly normal are still enormous privileges. Maybe that’s why they enjoyed this scene more than me.