Jaane Jaan

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‘Jaane Jaan’: Story

In Kalimpong, a single mother (Kareena Kapoor Khan) tries to hide the fact that she killed her husband (Saurabh Sachdeva) with the help of her neighbor (Jaideep Ahlawat). Will the police (Vijay Varma) get onto them? Or will they get away scot free? Well, you’ll have to watch ‘Jaane Jaan’ to find out.


When you first see Jaideep Ahlawat in this character, it makes you wonder why he took up such a sad role when he is known for playing loud and larger than life characters which instantly hit and stay with you. But by the time you reach the climax of the film, you are just glad it was him who played this character because nobody else could have done it justice. He not only fooled us with his look but even his body language was so perfect that at one point I forgot this wasn’t his real-life personality. You’re just looking at this person. His sense of camera is so good that he ensures even if it’s a passing shot, he leaves an impact. He was the only reason why it was still worth watching.

Vijay Varma once again makes me want to ask why doesn’t he do more films? Although I wish he had more screen time, but even in lesser screen space also he does justify his presence. Whatever quirkiness we would usually expect from Jaideep Ahlawat, Vijay Varma brings that in here. But considering Jaideep Ahlawat is doing a complete reversal of what he generally does, Vijay Varma picks that up and excels superbly into it. The antics which he does, those facial expressions which he brings and what kind of mystic aura he creates were very much required to build up that friction in the mind of the audience ki kaun hai accha aur kaun sach mein bura.

The film might have released on Kareena Kapoor Khan’s birthday but honestly speaking, she has the least to do with what is happening in the film. The whole story revolves around her which usually should be a good thing, but in this case it just makes her character look like a damsel in distress who can’t survive alone without these two characters supporting her. There should have been a much bigger sinister reveal at the end which would have justified an actress of Kareena Kapoor Khan’s stature playing this character. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen and that is why you feel that this could have been done by anyone else also. The character just left a bitter taste.

Script, Direction & Technical Aspects

Sujoy Ghosh’s direction is interesting but it drops the ball with an underwhelming climax. There were not enough twists and turns in his thriller, which is what he is known for. This element keeps you guessing until the end about what might happen, so you are left wanting more closure here. The finale was a letdown, though. You can’t reduce everything behind why someone kills or tries saving them into simple math equations; even if so then these actions would have needed to feel much crazier or look psychotic on part of actors involved.

Writing by Raj Vasant and Sujoy Ghosh does not impress at all. This type of story should involve many more unexpected events that keep us wondering what could be next. Moreover, some details revealed during the climax could’ve been integrated better into the screenplay itself – especially when adapting such popular book like ‘The Devotion Of Suspect X’ one would expect additional interesting plot points rather than focus on romantic relationship between two main characters for no apparent reason.

Cinematography done by Avik Mukhopadhyay is simply stunning throughout ‘Jaane Jaan’. It’s incredible how this person managed to capture Kalimpong in a completely new light for everyone who watches these movies – starting from foggy early mornings till climbing up some random stairs somewhere near road where everything becomes quiet again.. very peaceful indeed! Also, many low lit scenes were shot beautifully creating quite captivating atmosphere full of mystery.

Urvashi Saxena’s editing could’ve been tighter – there are few scenes with Kareena Kapoor and Jaideep Ahlawat in mid which don’t really add anything significant to plot so they could’ve easily been cut off without affecting overall flow much since those parts didn’t contribute many twists either way plus shortening duration below 2 hours would’ve helped too considering genre being thriller.

Music composed by Sachin-Jigar isn’t memorable unfortunately; most songs used seem like promotional material only without leaving any impact behind them as expected during pre-release buzz period. On another hand though, Shor Police’s background score works well enough transporting us into different locations along providing necessary thrill vibes.

Finally, why would anyone choose such name for a film like ‘Jaane Jaan’ when there is hardly any connection between original song or its words and storyline itself? It could’ve easily been called ‘Suspect X’ after being adapted from ‘The Devotion Of Suspect X’ which makes much more sense overall. Bad choice of title!

A lot was anticipated from ‘Jaane Jaan’ to be a mind-blowing thriller murder mystery. However, the plot did not have enough twists and turns. Moreover, the climax lacked in satisfaction. If there had been a rocking climax everything could have been different for this film as a fan of thriller murder mysteries. But it didn’t happen like that unfortunately. Jaideep Ahlawat and Vijay Varma’s performances were quite good which saved the movie from being too bad. Kareena Kapoor as the damsel in distress was very disappointing though or Overall below average at best . 2 stars is my rating for this one!

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