Despite the clichéd trappings of its story, Jaane Tu’s success in the box office is well deserved, says SMM AUSAJA
Actor Aamir Khan has an illustrious lineage. His uncle Nasir Hussain made some of the breeziest musicals of 60s and 70s, after a blazing debut with Tum Sa Nahin Dekha (1957). His father Tahir Hussain also began as an assistant to Nasir in Tum Sa Nahin Dekha, and soon graduated to an ‘executive producer’ level in Nasir Hussain Films. He turned producer with Jeetendra-Asha Parekh starrer Caravan (1971), a musical success. He produced several films later, including Anamika (1973), Zakhmee (1975), Dulha Bikta Hai (1982), and the Aamir starrers Tum Mere Ho (1990) and Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke (1993). However, it was Nasir who launched Aamir in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988, under his son Mansoor Khan’s direction.
A winning Imran Khan uplifts a romance that’s charming, but also a bit too fond of clichés.
IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I’VE SEEN a display of such superb supporting performances as the one in Abbas Tyrewala’s Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, so you’ll forgive me if I leave considerations about Imran Khan (Aamir’s nephew, whose launch pad this is) for later. Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan are at their riotous best as dimwit brothers who, for reasons that aren’t quite clear at first (but click together subsequently with a marvellous snap), saunter into a disco on horseback. Freed from the compulsions of mugging under Priyadarshan’s megaphone, Paresh Rawal proves, once again, what an exquisitely subtle comic he can be.
BollySpice's Jaane Tu Movie Review 4 Jul 2008 | 535 Views | admin
Immense anticipation has accompanied the debut of Imran Khan, as he bears the weighty title of being ‘Aamir Khan's nephew'. He certainly impresses, and you can tell he's worked hard to make his performance work. His facial expressions and body language is fantastic, he looks the part completely. For the most part he's wonderful, but there are a few sequences in which you wish he'd try to get into the skin of the character more. Sometimes, and I mean only during a few lines here and there, his acting was slightly superficial. Nevertheless, the man has a long and extremely promising future ahead of him. It doesn't matter what he does next or how many films he signs, 'Rats' will always be an iconic character for him.
So all hail Rats and Meow. They justified the fact that I had to sit in a stinky theatre with sticky floors and disgusting chairs. Hell, I'd do it all over again.Read more...
Genelia: "I hope the Imran-Genelia pair makes Jaane Tu… one hell of a rocking film." 30 Jun 2008 | 347 Views | admin
On Friday, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na hits theaters and many a fan will be eagerly awaiting the start of the film. Produced by Aamir and Mansoor Khan, it stars their nephew Imran Khan. His love interest Aditi, is being portrayed by sort-of newcomer Genelia D’Souza. Sort-of newcomer because she is not new to acting in films, she is a star in the South Indian film industry plus she was seen in 2004's Masti opposite Riteish Deshmukh. Now she is getting ready to make her mark in Bollywood. Genelia is excited about her films and recently she talked about all things Jaane Tu!Read more...
Aamir On Jaane Tu and Imran 2 Jun 2008 | 311 Views | admin
July 4th is still a month away but the excitement about Aamir Khan Productions’ new film, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, is reaching higher levels everyday. For this film, Aamir only had his producer hat on and in a recent interview he talked a bit about the plot, of course his nephew Imran Khan and many other things.Read more...