Sunday, July 6, 2008

Janne Tu…Ya Jaane Na - A clean entertainer all the way!!

“Tu Khush Hai Toh Lage Ke Jahan Chaiyi Hai Khushi

Sooraj Nikle Baadalon Se Aur Baaten Zindagi

Sun Toh Zara Madhosh Hawa Tujhse Kehne Lagi

Ki Aditi Woh Jo Bichadte Hain Ik Na Ik Din Fir Mil Jate

Yeh Aditi Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Phool Fir Khil Jate Hain” – These lines from the movie Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na best summarise the movie experience!!

If there could be lessons for filmmakers on how to make a clean family entertainer with good music, lyrics, youthful story and clean comedy, then this would be the best one. Genelia who has a reasonably good fan following in the south bowls over the audience with her portrayal of Aditi – a lively, simple, possessive and beautiful friend of Imran. But people who have seen her in Bommarillu would hardly be surprised…

The music by AR Rahman is excellent especially in the tracks - Kabhi Kabhi Aditi…and Pappu can’t dance…The lyrics are innovative and youthful. The camera moves over the finer details and captures the emotions as well as locales beautifully.

The first half is very breezy. The jokes are very elegant (can I use this word here?) particularly in the context of brazen and vulgar comedies that are being churned out one after the other. Imran and Genelia’s friends especially Karan (as Rotlu) endear themselves to the audience in the theater and have them in splits.


The plot is nothing out of the ordinary but the treatment and acting is top class and deserves high merit. Imran and Genelia as friends have eyes only for each other and never realize that they are actually in love until some situations force them to confront the truth. Manjari Phadnis as Imran’s girl friend looks gorgeous in every frame and graces the screen with élan and poise.

The second half has the song –

“Aankhon Mein Koi Hai Basa Jaane Kyun Lage Yeh Dil Khaali

Jaan Lo Yeh Dil Bajaa Raha Kyun Ek Haath Se Taali

Hoton Se Jaane Kya Kaha Phir Bhi Dil Ki Baathein Hai Dil Mein

Yeh Raha Tera Humsafar Kis Ko Doonde Dil Ke Mehfhil Mein

Jaan Hai Phasi Ke Bina Hasin Aaye Hal Dil Pe

Nazren Milana, Nazren Chura Na, Kahi Pe Nigaahen, Kahi Pe Nishaana

Nazren Milana, Nazren Chura Na, Kahi Pe Nigaahen, Kahi Pe Nishaana” that has been shot beautifully.

A movie like this brings out the childish innocence in us and makes us feel that the world and the people around will help and guide us in our efforts instead of conspiring and plotting and that is some change. This is a movie that deserves to be is well executed and is a whiff of pure, fresh and gentle breeze!! A thoroughly enjoyable one also…

1 comment:

The Layman said...

now u make me want to see it :-)TOI gave it a 2 rating and I was a little skeptic. But will go by your word ;-)