My thoughts on J.T.Y.J.NPhoenix | July 17, 2008, 6:18 AM | 24 comments | 440 views
After reading all reviews of ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’, I had hardly expected to be surprised or ‘refreshed’ (as reviews stereotype the movie as ‘refreshing’) by the movie. But I did end up being surprised.
Hard to miss that this guy Abbas wrote ‘Main Hoon Na’… Because, the movie is skillfully interspersed with dramatic spoofy moments. I surely did not expect a spoof.
As I watched, the amatuer (self acclaimed) critic inside me kept churning severe judgements like “filmy college”, “Neurotic parents”, “spoofy storyline”, “Absence of back ground music … Makes the narration rather stage acting like”, “BORE”, “desperately tries to be cool” etc …And then bang! I noticed ‘Imran Khan’…
Someone that my friends(girls) immediately branded as ‘cute’. The guy does have something. He appears natural on screen. He isn’t as stiff as Neil or as rubbery as Ranbir or as dashing as Hrithik in KNPH.
He is almost like Jugal Hansraj with a lot more likeability.Right now its his onscreen personality as ‘Rats’ (Jai) which has made a mark.
There are chances that this particular personality that could have been established by mere mannerism which could get stale with exposure. But for sure he has a cool sense of comic timing.
I have got to add a few lines about ‘Genelia’. Most of our current Bollywood female leads lack the screen presence, charm and conviction this puny little girl has. Kudos to her.
I have watched a couple of her South Indian flicks. She is particularly special for Telugu film audience afer Bommarillu, through which she established her niche in playing the famous innocent and bubbly oddball character.
Her style of emoting can be funny/endearing at first but an overdose can irriate. Here she isn’t as odd as I had expected (thankfully).
Coming back to the movie, story wise wise, there isn’t anything new. Execution did not thrill me. I wouldn’t accept that it is ‘refreshing’ or very ‘entertaining’ as reviews say.
Looks like people are unfairly in a mood to accept this movie. Its good because nothing else is better seems to be the reason. And then there are psuedos who would rename anything with Aamir’s name in it to something good.