There is teenage energy, love, comedy, music, emotions and freshness in “Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na”. It is a complete entertainer with a predictable story line that starts with a low pace, a typical bollywood style climax and has many hilarious moments which are impressive. A bit lengthy in the second half, the film deserves a watch for the lively lead pair, wonderful cameos, and writer-director Abbas Tyrewala’s fresh approach to filmmaking. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na movie review…
Jai (Imran Khan) and Aditi (Genelia D’Souza) are best friends since the first day of college but unaware of the fact that they may actually be in love with each other. They share their emotions and have fun together with Rotlu, Jiggy, Bombs and Shaleen. College just over now, Jai prepares to look out for work. Aditi wonders how fast their college days have passed – “talking over the phone” as Jai’s mother puts it.
Jai and Aditi insist that they are ‘only friends’ while the rest of the world believes that they realize the fact that the two are made for each other. Aditi announces to find a nice girl for her best friend Jai. It is only when Jai starts going out with another girl Meghna (Manjari Phadnis), Aditi realizes that she has feelings for Jai.
In a confused state of mind how to deal with the emotions, she agrees to get married to a debonair, rich and what seems like an ideal guy. It is predictable now onwards, but Abbas Tyrewala’s straightforward attempt in the script which is commendable.
Imran Khan’s character Jai or just ‘Rats’ for his best friend Aditi, hails from the town of Ranjhore in Rajasthan. Jai is just opposite of what a typical Rathore from Ranjhore is supposed to be- he is pleasant, kind, warm, humorous, sensitive and non-violent. His mother Savitri, is a social worker and fights for human rights issues. They share a great friendship, but also completely respect each other’s space.
Aditi or ‘Meow’ for Jai, is high on life laughs easy, cries easy, gets into scraps, adopts stray kittens. She could turn into a vicious kitten and even foul mouthed should someone else trouble or hurt her best friend Jai. Jai and Aditi connected the first day they met, and when they are not together, they are on the phone. And so, to friends and family, it is simply a question of time before the two get married.
Smita Patil’s son Prateik Babbar makes an impressive debut as Genelia’s brother. Amongst their friends, Ravindra ‘Rotlu’ as the name suggests, is the whiner of the group. He will do any thing for friends while Sandhya ‘Bombs’, Jignesh and Shahleen are perfect and very natural college friends.
Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na portrays the changing social culture which is about single parents, broken marriage relationships and kids suffering unprotected childhood. It has humorous scenes between Jai’s mother and the talking photo-frame of Jai’s father. Another funny instance is the sequence of brothers Bhaloo and Baghera – a special appearance by Sohail and Arbaz Khan.
The film is produced by Aamir Khan Productions and directed by Abbas Tyrewala who makes a directorial debut. Songs such as Pappu Can’t Dance, Kahin pe nigahen and the melodious Kabhi Kabhi Aditi are composed by A.R. Rahman.
Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na is definitely – a must watch movie.
CAST of Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na:
Jai Singh Rathore / Rats – Imran Khan
Aditi / Meow – Genelia D’Souza
Amit (Aditi’s brother) – Prateik Babbar
Meghna – Manjari Fadnis
Rotlu – Karan Makhija
Jignesh Patel – Nirav Mehta
Bombs – Alishka Varde
Shaleen – Sugandha Garg
Meghna’s father – Rajat Kapoor
Sheela (Meghna’s mother) – Kitu Gidwani
Bagheera – Arbaaz Khan
Bhaloo – Sohail Khan
Ayaz Khan … Sushant Modi
Aditi’s Father – Jayant Kripalani
Aditi’s mother – Anuradha Patel
Mala – Renuka Kunzru
Savitri Rathore – Ratna Pathak
Inspector P.K. Waghmare – Paresh Rawal
Amar Singh Rathore – Naseeruddin Shah
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, movie review
CREDITS of Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na:
Produced by – Aamir Khan, Mansoor Khan
Co-Producers – Ajay Bijli, Sanjeev K. Bijli
Directed by Abbas Tyrewala
Writer – Abbas Tyrewala
Original Music by A.R. Rahman
Cinematography by Manoj Lobo
Unit Production Manager – Simran Sawhney
Second Unit Director / Assistant Directors – Shakun Batra, Raaghav Dar, Prosit Roy, Urvashi Shah, Neha Sharma
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Hair Stylist – Ayesha DeVitre
Art Department – Mohammed Kasam Sayyad, Mihir Shah
Visual Effects- Digital Line Producer – Mangesh Bhalerao
Digital Compositor – Devrishi Chatterjee
Lead Digital Compositor – Sarang Deshpande
Visual Effects Supervisor – Rajiv Joseph
Digital Compositor – Pankaj Kalbende
Flame Artist – Rahul Kallankandy
Digital Compositors – Avinash Gupta, Ilamuruguselvan, Kumaran, Anup Kumar, Vinod Mannem, Arun Mendon, Sanjiv Naik, Ranen Nongmaithem, Uppu Pavanrajesh, Naveen Shukla, Gaurvendra Singh, Dinesh Solanki, Balakrishna P. Subaiah, Ashok Uchil
Lead Senior Compositor – Kaustubh Pawaskar
Rigging Artist – Rituparna Roy
CG Animator – Dange Sangram
Digital Lighting – Sayantan Sanyal
Lead Compositor – Ashwin Singh
Digital Colorist – Jayadev Tiruveaipati
Sound Effects Editor – Abhijit Deo
Sound Re-recording Mixer – Anup Dev
Sound Editor/Mixer – Stephen Gomes
Boom Operators – Sheikh Gulam Hassan, Haroon Sheikh
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, movie review