Jia aur Jia stars Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chaddha, and is directed by Howard Rosemeyer. It is the story of two women named Jia, who meet each other on the flight to Sweden, and how, Jia (Kalki Koechlin) begins to change the life of Jia (Richa Chaddha), who has a dark past from which she’s hiding, and on the way, they also meet a tour guide, Arslan Goni. The movie is light, funny and charming and doesn’t make false claims of being too deep or about things that are out of its reach. The movie is simple, honest look at female friendships and how, sometimes, its best to seek the kindness of strangers.
Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chaddha are one of the best and most underrated actress’ of Bollywood. We known that they’re given great performances in movies, but we don’t grant them the title of starlets and superstars, that they deserve. In this movie, both of them are playing lighter characters than they’ve in movies but their command of the story is masterful, and you never stop believing them.
The movie has some flaws, and it doesn’t entirely convince us about the story, but it is still a sweet, refreshing tale of two women, finding each other through friendship.