Aamir Khan’s Production
Whatever Aamir Khan touches seems to be turning into gold. Lagaan, Taare Zameen Par and now Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. 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.
Cast: Imran Khan (Aamir Khan’s nephew), Genelia
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is a genre film. A simple, sweet, teen-comedy that marks the debut of Aamir Khanâ€™s nephew Imran Khan.
Jai Singh Rathore (Imran Khan), Aditi (Genelia), Jignesh Patel (Nirav Mehta), Sandhya (Aliskha Varde), Shaleen (Sughanda) and Rotlu (Karan) are part of the college gang in focus.
Jai and Aditi are best friends within the group. Rotlu likes Aditi. Sandhya likes Jai. But, Jai and Aditi like each other – in that platonic sort of way. Given the tagline of the film asks us when do we know itâ€™s love, the plot is a real no-brainer. In a nutshell, it traces the journey of Jai and Aditi discovering that theyâ€™re actually in love.
The end is no surprise, but in this case itâ€™s the means to arriving at the end that makes Jaane Tu such a refreshing watch. The characters are real, believable and endearing. And what a relief that they actually look their age!
Thereâ€™s no point in over-analysing a film like Jaane Tu as it demonstrates no wannabe aspirations of cinematic greatness. Itâ€™s honest in its appeal as it clearly wants to entertain and leave the viewer with a bit of nostalgia and a healthy feeling of light-heartedness that accompanies college films.