Jaane Tu ya jaane na - Notepad

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

The only word that comes to mind is 'cute'. No less and unfortunately, no more.



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Plot Summary

Aditi (Genelia D'souza) and Jai (Imran Khan) are greatest of friends. And it looks like they are in love with each other? So, what's the problem? Watch the movie to find out.

I am curious about a couple of things -

  • Horses were being used as repetitive motifs. Why?
  • What was the significance of "Mr. Gogot" in the last scene?

What Worked

  • While overall the movie doesn't have a lasting impact, there are these individual scenes, lines, single word dialogues that are hilarious/ hit the right chord.
  • The way the awkwardness, the discomfort between friends who were once good friends is played out.
  • Little things on Hindi cinema like naming Rajat Kapoor Mahesh like he was called in Dil Chahta Hai. Or paying "papa kehte hai" a tribute. Nephew's first film paying a tribute to unclue's first commercial success.
  • The bigger more obvious digs on Hindi cinema, like the airport scene or the dad writing the hero a cheque in lieu of the hero going away from the heroine's life or the long parted brothers meeting up in the most unlikely place.
  • The way Naseeruddin Shah's character comically depicted the way the audience felt, in the most serious of scenes.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Somehow, an entire college singing and dancing to please one person is getting a bit too much for me. Maybe its unfair to complain now, when we have accepted it so many times over years. But, just want to register my protest.
  • Didn't get the whole bit about Aditi saying she can't dance and then getting up and dancing in the next few minutes. Why try to say she can't dance, when she's going to do so, soon?
  • How come Jai suddenly starts noticing Aditi?