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..

  • Nice movie, previousely I don want to watch this movie, but my fren insist and we went , man its too good, Genelia D’Souza 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…..

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