Jul 14, 2008

JTYJN review - Retrospective yet Adorable

When most of the over-hyped extravaganzas become colossal flops by failing to connect a chord with the audience, JTYJN has come out as a big relief. Introducing Imran Khan bearing the nephew tag of two famous filmy names, Abbas Tyrewala who apparently did make his debut as well, is fully justified. Aamir Khan n Mansoor Khan financed this flick under Aamir's own banner. The film opens big and is reportedly doing great business in all the multiplexes . Let's see why!

The story of Jai and Aditi is told by a group of friends to a newcomer in the gang just for the sake of killing time when they wait for someone's arrival in the Chatrapati Sivaji Airport in Bombay. Initially being skeptical about the boring love stories, Mala the stranger gradually finds herself hasty and eager to know more as it goes. Jai and Aditi are mates from college who are close to each other so much so that they don't need anyone else to share their feelings. Everyone including their friends and their parents think they are deeply in love and will get married if urged. Aditi's parents invite Jai to her home and start talking about his future plans. That's when they realise neither Aditi nor Jai are interested in getting married and they didn't even consider they are in love.

Now having revealed what's their relationship is all about, our protagonists think of finding a better half for each other. Aditi helps Jai to find the sizzling Meghna on a party but only to find herself in disarray and in a sea of jealousy. Meanwhile, Aditi is also hooked up with Sushant by her parents and expectedly, this brings a tiff b/w Jai and Aditi. Gradually, they realise how desperately both of them need to get back on terms. Knowing Jai to be soft and kind-hearted soul, his mother is relieved the fact that he is not following his father's way. Apparently, Jai is from the Rathore family of Ranchaur whose men are known for being virile and daring. The rest of the film is all about how the couple eventually sort out the problems and also how Jai manages to break her mother's heart :P

Okay, I'm not being soft here cos JTYJN doesn't dare to be different. Infact, the story is a rehash of KKHH, Ishq Vishq and many of the pot boilers from the south including Niram. But what makes the film work is the novelty in screenplay and some stellar performances from the lead pair. Watch out for the scene where Aditi motivates Jai to fight her enemy or that scene where Jai's mother talks to her 'husband on the foto' n expressing her despair over her son's current dilemma. Nasserudin shah plays his hilarious 'dead' father and is a treat to watch. Imran is presented well while the director is careful enough not to expose his weakness which is undoubtedly a chocolate boy attire. Genelia has continued from where she left in Santosh Subramaniam. Pranky, bad tempered, bubbly antics along with the spontaneity she brings in her character, add to the highlights of the film. The rest of the cast have all done their part well.

Rahman's music is a rage. 'Pappu can't dance saala' is well choreographed and oozes the whole atmosphere as long as it lasts. I won't be surprised if u feel like dancing to it's ever-so peppy tune. 'Kabhi Kabhi Aditi' is refreshing where we see the Rahman we know. Abbas Tyrewala has done a commendable job in his first venture. On the downside, the climax is very filmy which we are seeing for the umpteenth time. It's lengthy as if we are onto an endless voyage with no U-turns in the ride. There are some sleazy dialogues mouthed by all the characters the stupidity of which is credited only to Bollywood. Yet JTYJN is a breezy entertainer which doesn't promise to be something which it's not n also it succeeds to achieve the target, which is to satisfy the youth.

Rating : 3.5/5.....Go for it


Anonymous said...

I Have wathed it. Watch it for a good time, Its more than A Good movie actually!

Shreya said...

its a cute movie..enjoyed it..at some instants it ws too hilarious being a contentful n meaningful luvstory of a cute pair..each character ws real gud..n had their own importance..n i must say songs r too gud..!!!