Jaane tu ya jaane na is the ultimate story less time pass fun filled chirpy stupid movie of the year. Gosh, so many objectives. I actually couldn’t decide if I liked the movie or I didn’t. Same story… Jaanu main ya jaanu na! 🙂 lol
Well the movie opens with a sequence at the airport where 4 useless buggers decide to narrate a story to a wannabe girlfriend. A story about Rats aka Jai Singh Rathore and Meow aka Aditi Mahant. Jai and Aditi are best friends, they just can’t live without each other. (Remember Rahul and Anjali from Kuchh Kuchh Hota hai?) They sing together, they dance together, they go to college together, they eat together, they sleep… err no not together. They do every thing but don’t love each other. Because Jai is a completely spoilt Rajput, in other sense. He is extremely sweet, well mannered and a perfect mama’s boy next door unlike the rugged, macho rajputs. Aditi however hardly has any feminine traits. She believes in extremes, extreme love, extreme emotions, extreme anger… blah blah! Jai thinks he should go around with a very homely sweet girl whereas Aditi wants to marry a He-man.
So this is the plot of the movie. Nothing great, but well presented. Now enter Meghna, Jai’s new found love or what he thinks as love. Meghna brings lot of freshness to Jai’s life (And dullness to the movie. Manjari Phadnis is pathetic) He comes out of Aditi’s embraces to find a new direction, and a new friend. Aditi doesn’t complain though, but the pinch becomes obvious in her behavior. She doesn’t like Jai’s mingling around with his so called girl friend. So what next? Enter another character, Sushant Modi, Aditi’s ultimate macho man. Aditi gets up close with him, but never really so close. Still enough for Jai to realize what mistake he did. Aditi’s engagement to Sushant leaves Jai shattered. Say life can’t wait, and move on. Thats what it should have happened in real life. But wo ho… this is a bollywood movie. So another twist (a small one). Our macho man Sushant is not exactly gentle and respectful. His list of ex-girlfriends is taller than his height. An ‘I-am-the-boss’ kind of guy, he doesn’t go well with every one. Then after few more stupid things, the story ends on a happy note, typically bollywood ishtyle. Of course I’m not a idiot to tell you how.
The movie overall has a very young look and feel. Between the group of 6 stupid friends, there are some other characters like Aditi’s ultra cool parents, Jai’s mother and a dead but extremely proud father in a talking portrait (very well played by Ratna Pathak Shah and Nareeruddin Shah), Paresh Rawal as Inspector Waghmare, Arbaaz and Sohail Khan in a cameo role that add fizz to the otherwise mundane movie. The humor is very well directed, although there are no memorable lines you would normally expect from Abbas Tyrewala (the director). Imran Khan is extremely cute (legacy his uncle Aamir Khan) but might need some more acting lessons. He reminds me of Abhay Deol in Socha na tha. Spending too many years in Telagu films is showing on Genelia, she is very sweet until she opens her mouth. Others, especially Prateek Babbar as Aditi’s brother have done well to support the film. Of course, last but not the least, music by A.R. Rahman is very good too. Its refreshingly different than his usual genre.
As I said, overall the movie is fun filled. Watch it if you like to see a youth drama with lot of good humor, no villains and cute little people.