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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Mindless romantic comedy about soccer; some language.

Movie NR 2022 167 minutes

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Jaadugar is silly, unfunny, and far too long. Fans of Bollywood romances in which people stop to burst into song may find something to enjoy here, but this caters to a specific taste. The internal logic is baffling. Meenu claims to be madly in love with Disha, but he's known her only a month. Her father says Meenu can marry her, but only if he manifests a miracle -- that is, if he arranges for his floundering team to win the championship. How this impossible and pointless feat demonstrates love is not made clear.

Beyond that, it may be cultural differences that make this hard to follow. A team member is disqualified for not living in the right area, and then suddenly he's not disqualified. When did that bureaucratic adjustment occur? In 167 minutes, was there not a spare moment to explain? Seeming nuggets of wisdom are frequently espoused, but what is the wisdom in "A magician wins your heart"? (Only magicians can be loved?) How about, "A magician's life is always in his parrot"? Or, "Only the one who truly loves can perform a miracle." If you don't love either India, mediocre soccer, or magic, this may not be for you.

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