‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ centres on a father-daughter equation to create a new-age relationship dramedy that thrives on quirky characters and conditions.
Film: Jawaani Jaaneman
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Alaya F
Direction: Nitin Kakkar
Rating: * * * & half (three and a half stars)
“Jawaani Jaaneman” turns the basic coming-of-age drama on its head. Reversing method, here’s a guardian who grows as much as respect the values of dedication and duty, upon the entry of a kid in his life.
If Saif Ali Khan has been struggling to reinvent his cool dude picture for some time now, this self-produced mission lets him accomplish that with aplomb. Here, the actor performs out what his trademark loverboy of so many movies of the previous (assume “Dil Chahta Hai”) could be, if he was nonetheless single and able to mingle at 49.
Nitin Kakkar’s new directorial effort centres on a father-daughter equation to create a new-age relationship dramedy that thrives on quirky characters and conditions. Outstanding amongst these is Tabu’s cameo act. She essays probably the most maverick film mother you might have seen shortly, and proves as soon as once more that the power to steal the limelight from amongst an assorted forged is an innate expertise that has nothing to do with footage.
The script, nevertheless, was all the time written for Saif Ali Khan, imagined right here in a Casanova mode as Jassi, a spirited property dealer in London. Life is an never-ending social gathering for Jassi, for he likes to dwell it up. Till every thing goes haywire when the feisty younger Tia (Alaya F.) pops out of nowhere in his life, claiming he’s her father. Indeed, DNA checks show the actual fact too. It seems she is the love little one he conceived practically 20 years in the past with a lady (Tabu) who’s a hippie of kinds. Even as Jassi is studying to cope with these details, Tia throws a second bouncer. She broadcasts she is pregnant.
“Jawaani Jaaneman” is primarily meant to work as feel-good enjoyable movie that delves into the topic of era hole with out getting too heavy about it. Kakkar’s therapy works effectively on this context, because it units up a candy father-daughter drama using humour that ably balances witticism and slapstick.
A personality-driven plot with well-penned roles makes it straightforward for a reputable forged to attain. Tabu and Saif are wonderful residing out characters which are wholly entertaining and but rooted in realism. Alaya F. renders a winsome edge to her happy-go-lucky teen with a rebellious streak. Indeed, the arrogance with which she matches the display presence of seasoned gamers as Tabu and Saif belies the truth that that is Alaya’s first movie. Kubbra Sait, Kumud Mishra and Chunky Pandey are spectacular regardless of restricted footage.
An asset so far as characterisation goes are the movie’s dialogues. Set to woo GenNow audiences, the traces mouthed by the protagonists render a recent really feel to the narrative in addition to an endearing high quality to the characters.
Well, the film has its warts. For all its cool quotient, the storyline principally prefers staying inside the limits of what is secure. It picks a couple of attention-grabbing subjects as dedication and worth of affection within the new age, and motherhood for an unwed younger lady, however principally makes use of these as instruments to push ahead the story and little else. While the movie admirably avoids being judgemental about something or anybody, it fails to take a stand, too.
The different letdown is music. Bollywood’s newfound reluctance to churn out high quality authentic music continues to baffle. Like nearly each Hindi movie in latest occasions, “Jawaani Jaaneman” banks on remixed mediocrity for its spotlight songs. For a mainstream comedy that rides the formulae of affection and relationships, a stable authentic rating would undoubtedly have been a bonus.
You will not thoughts these flaws, although. “Jawaani Jaaneman” is a enjoyable choice on the ‘plexes this weekend, packing in some hearty humour, a suitably managed inventory of melodrama and mush, and a few high quality appearing. Overall, a jolly good present.
By Vinayak Chakravorty