Jilebi (2017 film)

Jilebi is a 2017 Indian Kannada language adult comedy-suspense-thriller film written, directed and produced by Shankar.[3] It stars Pooja Gandhi in the main role along with Yashas, Vijay Chandur and Nagendra.[4] The soundtrack and score for the film is composed by James Architect. The cinematography is by M. R. Seenu.[2]

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Film poster
Directed by'Lucky' Shankar[1]
Produced by'Lucky' Shankar
Written by'Lucky' Shankar
Screenplay by'Lucky' Shankar
Story by'Lucky' Shankar
Music byJames Architect[2]
CinematographyM. R. Seenu
Edited byR. D. Ravi
Shivashankar Film Factory
Release date
  • 3 March 2017 (2017-03-03)
Running time
120 minutes
Budget1 crore (US$140,000)
Box office3 crore (US$420,000)[citation needed]

The film has been certified A by the censor board.[5] The filming was completed in the month of May 2016 and the film is scheduled for release on 3 March 2017.[6]

The film Jilebi was released on 3 March, opened to positive reviews by the both critics and the audience.[7][8][9][10] And the Indiaglitz called it an 'ALL TIME SWEET'.[11]



The film begins with a steamy sequence inside a sex worker's (Pooja Gandhi) house with her in the shower. Though, one is immediately shown another track of three friends who are now set to head to Dubai and how they want to have one last night of adult fun.

They take her to their bachelors room and celebrating one small party at night, all would be tightened by taking wine, at the same flat around sixty year old, who earlier was insulted by the Jilebi, where she appears in front of his flat, they start to argue each other during which he loses his patience and slapped her forcefully, she falls in to door wall and loses her life.

And she turns into a ghost but boys would be thinking of her mysterious death. They start to leave room and go to Dubai to escape from the death allegations by packing her body into a suitcase to dispose in midway and the director maintained the suspense till the end and left audience to think by showing it will be continued in the sequel.

The real story starts in the sequel Jilebi 2, which is already shooting in Dubai.


Soundtrack album by
James Architect
GenreFeature film soundtrack

James Architect, a debutant, has scored for the soundtrack of the film.

Track # Song Singer(s) Lyricist Duration
1 "Jilebi Jilebi Hudugi" Jogi Sunitha V. Nagendra Prasad 3:47
2 "Mira Mira" Anuradha Bhat Thippeswamy 4:51
3 "Ollevaru" Santhosh Venky Lucky Shankar 5:04
4 "Jilebi Jilebi Hudugi Dj Mix" Jogi Sunitha V. Nagendra Prasad 3:47

Critical responseEdit

The writer, Sunanya Suresh of times of India stated that "Director Shankar's Jilebi from its promos looked like a raunchy comedy with a hint of a thriller. While Jilebi has good casting, the characters that these actors play goes amiss somewhere. Also, in an attempt to play to the gallery, one ends up seeing too much of cheesy, corny and sometimes unappetizing humour that seem strung together loosely with a story. This film is ideally meant only for those who look for some titillation on screen".[13]

Box officeEdit

The film Jilebi was performed fairly well at the sandalwood box office by collecting over 3 crore (US$420,000) on a production budget of ₹1 crore.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Pooja gandhi gets inked for love". newindianexpress.
  2. ^ a b Upadhyaya, Prakash (25 February 2017). "Pooja Gandhi promotes Jilebi on Majaabharatha". International Business Times. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Jilebi » Cast & Crew". Filmibeat. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Pooja Gandhi's new film Titled Jilebi". chitraloka.com. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Pooja Gandhi's "Jilebi" gets A certificate". News Karnataka. 25 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Pooja Gandhi's Jilebi To Release Opposite Hebbuli". Chitraloka.com. 9 February 2017.
  7. ^ "ಜಿಲೇಬಿಯ ಜೀವನ ಪಾಠ!". cinibuzz.
  8. ^ a b http://www.udayavani.com/kannada/news/movie-review/199614/reducing-sugar-in-jilebi
  9. ^ "'Jilebi Hot and Sweet' to release on March 3". thehindu.
  11. ^ http://m.indiaglitz.com/jilebi-an-all-time-sweet-pooja-gandhi-as-prostitute-kannada-news-180465.html
  13. ^ "Jilebi Movie Review". timesofindia.

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