Anyone who has grown up in Bihar will tell you that Biharis have a unique way of resolving domestic problems. One of such methods is the practice of Pakadwa Vivaah or forced marriage. More often than not, this twisted practice of weddings—on-gunpoint is resorted to in the case of high dowry demands from families of prospective grooms, a troubling idea of social justice indeed.
Director Prashant Singh’s Jabariya Jodi is a film that props up a love story by the aforementioned premise.
Abhay Singh (Siddharth Malhotra) and Babli Yadav (Parineeti Chopra) are childhood sweethearts who parted ways when Babli moved cities with her parents. She grows up to be a bubbly, bindaas girl who like most youngsters has her head full of foolish romantic notions. What she most certainly is not is a doormat. We get a glimpse of that early on when she beats the hell out of the guy who stood her up on their elopement plan.