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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  • Indicine Team: Thanks for your reply, but no.. you can’t compare Dil Chahta hai with this movie. Dil Chahta hai was one of best indian romantic comedy which I saw and enjoyed every part of it, it’s one of my favourite movies which I still watch and watched it 5 times since the release date, it was a quality movie. Believe me if I say that I went to the theatre yesterday and was very enthusiastic and expected to see a good movie and enjoy it. When the movie started, and after 5 minutes only I had a feeling that I might be dissapointed, the movie doesn’t sound good as I’m expecting ( we can feel the good movie from the way it starts, can’t we?) as the direction is everything, the direction was poor with the cast of the movie. so.. I got bored, fallen a bit asleep ( this exactly happened to me while watching “Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic”
    Dear Indicine Team:
    Some people find some scenes very funny and some don’t. Jaane Tu, Hangama, Rang De Basanti, these movies millions of people found them very good but maybe I’m with some other audiences are exclusion!

  • Dil Chahta Hai is a classic, agreed. Am not comparing the 2 movies. All that i am saying is, Jaane Tu has a DCH kinda feel to it.

    Dil Chahta Hai is a bit more serious, as it involved 3 grown up friends and not a gang of friends from college (15 – 18 year olds)… it concentrated on all 3 lead characters, whereas Jaane Tu is more about Rats and Meow.

    Jaane Tu has taken a lot of cinematic liberties, its a refreshing masala film which should not be taken very seriously. Just go there.. enjoy the performances, dialogues and the light moments..

    Regarding RDB, its a flawless movie. Hungama was good mainly because of Paresh Rawal.. Jaane Tu will be a movie that will bag many Best Debut awards for Imraan Khan, will work big time at the box office and will be remembered few years down the line!

    Fathiya, your entitled to your opinion, appreciate your comments.

  • nice movie.. i really enjoyed it.. all d best for imraan and genelia.. i must say that all the actress and bollywood must watch genelia’s performence in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

  • Hey everyone.. those who didnt watch it should go and watch it.. when u go to watch it u will feel that u have come for a roller coaster ride.. Its damn hilarious, even emotions are funny.. N Imraan.. He’s so handsome that i had an instant crush on him. I loved this aamir khan movie and could guarantee that this will bag all d awards just like TZP.. I am going to watch this movie again in a multiplex.. Just hope that the next Aamir khan productions n Imraan Khan Starring movie releases soon..

    Keep making such excellent movies!!

  • i thought it was fantabulous and u both were looking very nice together and genelia had acted very awsome

  • wooooow….its a fantastic movie…….would love to watch it again.keep it up guys….all the best JAI AND ADITI…….!!!

  • it was juz fantastic ..bt i agree we juz cant compare dis with dil chahta hai..but it was funny n imran was too good n hes ssoooooooooooo cute

  • The movie was bang on! I guess movies like this are just for fun and expecting tragic realities of life or some absolute truths from such films would be a flaw as some are committing here. Want A light hearted movie to freshen up your life a bit ? Its one such brilliant piece of film and one of the best i’ve ever seen. Cant watch a flick without burnin too much brain sugar? Trust me! Only Serious cinema is your business. I dont believe in an autopsy . Just think i liked it a great deal. Casting is impeccable and dialogues are ok and really hilarious at times. The atmosphere is great. Music is good. Everybody acted nicely. Yes you’re right, movie has a DIL CHAHTA HAi feel to it and that could have been intensified by a good end and doing away with unnecessary humour where the movie missed out a bit in the later part . But nobody’s perfect and i aint let down.

  • Another Malayalam Movie is remaked as jaane tu ya jaane na.. this movie is the remake of Malayalam movie NIRAM(colours) 1998 .So my question is that “Whether bollywod movies are facing such a scarce for stories???

  • well , it is is the same love story that has been done a thousand times over. But the thing stands out is the direction and the acting. Well if you dont get bored with such a old story that is an exception and if u want to watch it again, u really cant comment.
    Hands up, lovely movie, great direction and perfect acting. excellent!!!!!!

  • what superb… awesome.. excellent.. fantastic.. mind blowing..

    Didn’t u guys/girls see any good movies in your life that you’re losing your mind and r crazy for this one? Strange people!!

  • absolutely boring and quite shit….. n absolute waste of time. i want my 2 hours back . u can’t expect this from aamir khan atleast. fake dialogues and aamir khan’s newphew can’t act at all. he must be banned frm doin any further movies:D

  • As we know aamir is Mr. perfect, he has done fantastic work through launching hi nephew in his production.

    It is dream debut for imraan, because he has been launch by his Mamu. Imraan has done great work. Nobody can get without hard work and he has done..

    Genelia is a beautiful girl and she is so cute.

  • It is a wonderful movie. Actually, it’s an touchy movie as well as good entertainer. Jai and Meow performed brilliantly.

    Such an excellent movie is needed to be watched again and again.

  • The movie is quite good, as all the cast was new i enjoyed imran and ganela cute looks a lot. Hope it does good buissiness

  • Loved this movie was awesome. Perhaps I agree on this one with 9 out of 10 people who have watched this movie.And Fathiya you may shake your head again in disagreement but hey we live in a democratic world(I don’t know abt you though is Bahrain democratic??) so we have our personal opinions and don’t try to force other our opinion. So if you didn’t liked movie well and good but dont feel strange abt others liking the movie. By the way only strange one is you and few others who didnt like the movie(Grammatically maximum majority is not strange few exceptions can be classified as strange)

  • At the beginig it was a bit slopy but than it picked frm there on. Overall we enjoyed the movie.Imran’s acting was good nd the actress was very cute, loved watching her perform. As we love Amir here, so everyone is looking forward for its success.

  • Distinguish the good one from a bad one is nothing to do with the age, yes.. I’m not young but since I was 14years old I’ve been watching all different movies. I love comedy when it’s really a good movie e.g. Masti, No entry were good movies, but Kiya Cool Hai Hum which was a super hit in India was the worst movie I’ve ever seen in my life, didn’t like Hangama, hery Pherry, Goalmaal, and many which I can’t remember.

    Age is nothing to do with rating the movies. If we are 14 years old or 50, I’ve noted what I didn’t like about Jaane Tu. And I’m sure, if Aamir Khan didn’t produce the movie, if Imran wasn’t Aamir’s nephew, your opinion would’ve been different now!

  • Well Fathiya i respect your opinion. As you are more experienced then me in distinguishing movies as i am a16 year old. You may be right. But what i said was my opinion and i own it.

  • Fathiya come on now, it doesnt matter who produces a movie. Remember Aamir Khan’s Mangal Pandey failed at the boxoffice.. Noone can guarantee a Boxoffice success.. Not Aamir, not Hrithik, not SRK.. noone can.

    Its the audience that decide. And if you again care to check the poll on top.. the people who have liked it are in the majority.. You not having liked the movie doesnt mean its bad!

  • Yes.. everyone is right as people are different, maybe age matters in a way ’cause people who lived longer watched more movies than someone who’s in the age of 16 or 17. Maybe the age concerns.

    And.. why Mangal Pandey failed at the box office?! It was a much better movie than Rang de Basanti, in terms of direction, script, acting ?!!

    Can anyone tell me why?! And also why Indian people didn’t like Umrao Jaan, Tararampum, Saawariya?? I need an explaination in brief. Thanks

  • guys…..don’t compare it with reality. we all know these kinda things never happen in reality but it’s a well made movie and you feel very light after watching the movie. Hats off to Aamir khan. He always gives us good entertainment…………………great movie……..super starsssssssss

  • imran is a confident actor but in some scenes he is not looking comfortable, genelia is cute and fine actor she has a bright future,AR rehman music is poor,overall the movie was not bad a good time pass.
    2 stars out of 5.

  • Fathiya you liked tararumpum saawariya umrao jaan(which is one of the worst film ever done in India watch original umrao jaan then you would know) and did not like rang de basanti ?????????? wow you sure have weird and strange taste!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I cant still believe you did not like RANG DE BASANTI !!!!!!!!!!!

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