Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Movie Review

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na marks the acting debut of Aamir Khan’s nephew Imraan Khan. Abbas Tyrewala of Munnabhai M.B.B.S and Main Hoon Na fame (as a writer) has scripted and directed this fun flick mainly targetted at the youth. This is also the first movie from Aamir Khan productions to not feature the superstar himself. But any product that Aamir lends his name to, is keenly anticipated and be rest assured, high on quality. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is no exception!

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is about Jai Singh Rathore a.k.a Rats (Imraan Khan), a Rajput who doesnt believe in violence and Aditi Mahant a.k.a Meow (Genelia D’Souza), a cute and violent girl. Aditi feels Jai is a big coward and Jai says her parents should have rinsed her mouth with soap! They fight like crazy but just cant live without each other. They are almost a made for each other couple, their parents know this, friends know it, but they believe they are just great friends, no more, no less. Does friendship turn into love?

Jane Tu Ya Jane Na Review

Whatever Aamir Khan touches seems to be turning into gold. First Lagaan, then Taare Zameen Par and now Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, although not in the same league, is yet another classic from Aamir Khan productions. What works for Jaane Tu is the well etched characters, performed brilliantly by the actors. Its not just the main characters, but even the supporting characters that add a lot of value to Jaane Tu.

Director Abbas Tyrewala has executed the script with brilliance. The first half is almost flawless, a simple tale of friendship and love, that either makes you smile or laugh. The second half, could have been better.. it tends to drag a tad bit at times and gets predictable when Genelia is engaged. The writer should have opted for a different climax and made it slightly more believable. The dialogues are witty, hilarious at times and brilliant. The music by A.R. Rehman is perfect for the movie. “Pappu cant dance saala” and “Kabhi Kabhi” stand out.

Scenes that stand out in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

  • Aditi’s parents and Jai’s discussion on the engagement. Funny!
  • Aditi wonders how the 5 years passed by. “On the phone beta” says Jai’s mom.
  • Scene between Amit and Aditi, his confession. Heart warming and brilliant!
  • Aditi begins to realise her love for Jai only when Manjari Phadnis enters the scene. The jealousy, sadness and regret is executed and performed perfectly.
  • When Amit takes Aditi into his room.
  • Scenes between Jai’s mother and his dead father (he talks from a portrait). Hilarious!
  • The chemistry between the gang of 6 friends.
  • Honestly I didnt like the climax, but the performance by Genelia and Imraan, when surrounded by the cops, makes an impact.

I can just go on and on, great moments make a great movie and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na has simply fantastic moments in abundance.

Coming to the performances, Imraan Khan reminded me a lot of Aamir Khan, especially the mischievious grin. Imraan overall makes a solid debut, not once does he go over the top. A good restrained performance, this actor will surely go a long way. Genelia D’Souza’s expressions alone are worth the price of the ticket. She oozes cuteness and performs well. Manjari Phadnis looks good, acts well. Ratna Pathak Shah is superb as always. Paresh Rawal makes you laugh a couple of times. Naseeruddin Shah in a short role is just perfect. The director has managed to extract excellent performances from every other character actor.

Overall, Jaane Tu is immensely enjoyable and high on entertainment. If your looking for a movie on friendship and love, that makes you smile and laugh at times. Dont miss it! At the box-office, the lacklustre performance of Love Story 2050 along with good word out mouth should ensure a HIT status atleast!

Rating: ★★★★☆

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260 Comments

  • Jane tu.. Oh!! Awesome.. I do not mind to watch again and again.. Imran Khan.. Ohh.. He is brilliant actor.. Wow

  • This movie is meant for younger generation who would like to dwell in dreams of love, friendship & romance., which is far from reality. Majority of movie is about relationships between various characters. The star cast looks good except the lead character of Jaysingh Rathod played by Imran Khan. He is very stiff in majority of sequencies, reminded me of Pradeep kumar & Rajendra kumar of olden days. Aditi is sweet & lovable. The stand out performance is by the old theatrical maestro of real life couple Naseer & Ratna. They are brilliant in the movie. Direction is poor & full of flaws. We could not digest a pakka rajasthani character speaking urdu words too often. Music is based on rhythm & A R Rehman is poor in this movie. All in all the movie is boring for thinkers & booming for morons.

  • The introduction of Jai and Aditi is just OK, could have been better, but the movie takes up very well afterwards.
    The relationship of BEST FRIENDS when they look for their life is shown very realistically. The character elimination of Meghana & Sushanth is handles exceptionally well. Naseer Sir & Paresh rawall sir are at their BEST.

    Overall, Full marks to Genelia for her expressions..

    Kudos to Aamir..

  • Not as good as it is written. All old fashion love intrest between best friends seen thousand times before.

  • Nice movie, previousely I don want to watch this movie, but my fren insist and we went , man its too good, Genelia DíSouza looks cute, i ll watch it again, great job Khans, D’Souza

  • The movie overall is ahh…good…but for the first 25-30 minutes i felt this is not going good, i thnk many will feel the same, but it picks up which makes it a jus abt good movie…not worth watching twice or thrice in my book…performances Imran has done wel so have all the frnds of Jai in the movie
    The movie has good humour, at times made me feel like thrs a caption saying “Laugh”
    Jus another xperience i really liked the promo of “Rock on”

    I would say u can watch it once…

  • The movie really great,Rats done a great debut and Meow’s expression is worth the ticket money,she is really looking cute…..one most watch the movie times…i will watch it lots of times…..

  • i loved this movie its superb mind blowing awesome i think each and every person should watch it.

  • From nowon.. I’ll never rely on your reviews indicine.com or the review of any other websites. It was a bad, boring movie. The only good thing in the movie was 2 songs and introducing (Amit) Smita Patel’s son, he was an interesting guy in the movie. And.. what gold?! This time Aamir did a steel movie, not a gold!!
    I can’t compare TZP & Lagaan with this movie which is below average, a poor movie. I’ts good for teenagers only, the script, the direction, nothing was interesting. The girl Aditi wasn’t bad and Emraan too, but they didn’t have a strong presence on screen only (Amit). And.. no one knows, might be Love Story 2050 a good movie, means vice versa. The movie which you praised is a bad one, and the movie which you gave one star, probably is a good one. I will decide after watching it next week as it’s not yet released in our country Bahrain.

  • superb! mind blowing!! awesome! really fantastic alll the great words are for this movie i think this movie is more times nicer than love story2050.

  • ahh. u guys are either lying or haven’t see n any other good movies … the movie is very boring ..and the jokes are not funny as they are made to be …the film loses its reality in the second half ….and u know whats going to happen in the end . Mera phela phela pyar is definetly much better .

  • Movie rocks big time……Imran Khan is a superstar dude….he is gonna go long way…just like aamir….he looks so natural in movie…..absolutely awesome man….genelia is looking damn cute….loved this movie wanna watch this over n over again….

  • this is the most boring movie ever seen in my life.. u gonna waste ur 3 hrs for sure.. acting is below average.. may imran read this msg of mine 2 him.. this was the last film of imraan i ever watched n wud in future..

  • In addition to my earlier comments, and for whoever watched the movie, didn’t u notice the following:
    1) The group gathering at the airport and tell a story (in details) to their friend doesn’t happen in real life, but in Hindi movies only!!
    2) No point for the following scenes :
    a) A guy riding a horse in the desert
    b) Naseerudin Shah is alive in the portrait. ( the wife wasn’t imagining, but saw him talking and moving!!)
    c) Arbaaz & Suhail Khan’s apperance, no point at all
    d) When a rocking music starts, while aditi is blowdrying her hair, make u think it’s a starting of an interesting song, then it stops, and the scene changes!!
    e) The last airport scene, where the boy is after the girl, want to stop her get in the plane ( a repeated scene which we so 20 times in different indian movies).

    So.. dear all, what’s so good about this movie?!! The comedy, only a few scenes where a bit funny and not (very) funny Om Shanti Om which I didn’t like much and got bored in the 1st half was a better movie than this one. I’ll rate it with one star only.

    I hope that Aamir Khan’s Gajini would be a good one.

  • Fathiya, we have been reading your comments on almost every reviews of ours. So we owe you a explaination for being a regular reader.

    First of all, as mentioned in the Love Story 2050 Review comment, Not all reviews can be universally accepted. Movies that are universally excepted like Taare Zameen Par, Jodha Akbar, Chak De India are very rare and there could probably be 2 or 3 (at max) such movies every year. Even those movies were criticized by a few!

    Coming to those points mentioned by you.

    1) Very few movies are absolutely realistic.. Cinema is great, because of the cinematic liberties that a filmmaker can take. Jaane Tu is a fun movie.. trying to find logic in every scene doesnt make sense for a movie of this genre.

    2 a) A guy riding a horse in a desert, is Imraan’s dream in the movie. Dreams are wild and often unrealistic, dont you think?

    2 b) Its a fun element in the movie, which was enjoyed by almost everyone in the theatre. In the 90s there was a serial called Hum Paanch which was extremely popular and one of the top most comedy serials those days. It had a similar concept, the movie was popular for the character who talks in the portrait. Again its a fun element, for the viewers to enjoy.

    2 c) Arbaaz and Sohail’s track was unnecessary, i agree, especially the scene jail scene wasnt very impressive.

    2 d) A song there would have just been unnecessary.

    2 e) As i mentioned above in the review, i wasnt very impressed by the ending as the particular scene has been done to death in so many movies in the past. It should ideally have been different. But what we liked about it was the way it was performed by Imraan and the energy level of Genelia and also her expressions. Also the way the inspector was repeating their words was hilarious and bought the house down!

    So whats good about the movie? The concept, its got a Dil Chahta Hai feel to it, but doesnt go too deep into relationships.. Its more fun, refreshing, like it is in those good old college / school days. Its a feel good entertainer. Also each character in the movie was absolutely perfect and you could easily releate to them.

    All in all, the poll above says it all.. 879 off the total 996 who have voted, have loved the movie!

    So we would like to believe, we have succeeded in giving out a good review that has been accepted by the majority :)

    Thanks for your comments, we appreciate healthy criticism.

    Thank you

  • Great movie!! I enjoyed it a lot with my friends.

    Thumbs Up to the Great Aamir Khan.

    P.S – Watched movie after reading the review here thanks

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