Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na

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Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Abbas Tyrewala
Produced by Mansoor Khan
Aamir Khan
Story by Abbas Tyrewala
Farhan Akhtar
Starring Imran Khan
Genelia D'Souza
Prateik Babbar
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Manoj Lobo
Editing by Shan Mohammed
Distributed by Aamir Khan Productions
Excel Entertainment
Release dates 4 July 2008
Running time 155 min.
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR110 million (US$1.8 million)
Box office INR832.0 million (US$14 million)[1]

Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (translation: Whether you know... or not) is a 2008 Indian romantic comedy film, written and directed by Abbas Tyrewala. The film stars Imran Khan and Genelia D'Souza in pivotal roles. Produced by Mansoor Khan, Aamir Khan, Ajay Bijli and Sanjeev Bijli, it marks the directional debut of Abbas Tyrewala, the debut of Imran Khan (Aamir Khan's nephew) Nirav Mehta and Prateik Babbar as actors, and the re-appearance of D'Souza in Hindi cinema. Released on 4 July 2008, the film received positive reviews, and went on to become a Super Hit at the box office. The music is by A. R. Rahman.

Plot[edit]

The story begins at an airport, when Jiggy, Rotlu, Bombs and Shaleen offer to tell Mala, Jiggy's friend & crush, the tale of Jai and Aditi, a love story with joys and sorrows, happiness and heartbreaks, laughter, songs and fights, and...a climax at the airport. Mala is initially uninterested in the story, and hates loves stories in general, but still agrees to listen as the flight carrying the friends they have come to receive is late.

Meet Jai Singh Rathore, a.k.a. 'Rats', the most non-violent Rajput ever. Meet Aditi Mahant, aka ‘Meow‘, a highly aggressive, impulsive girl. She abuses. She scratches (hence the name Meow).But still Jai and Aditi are college-going best buddies. Rotlu, Jiggy, Bombs and Shaleen are also college-mates of Jai & Aditi, and a part of their group. Rotlu loves Aditi and Bombs loves Jai. However, Jai and Aditi are always so busy with each other that they overlook this.

Jai and Aditi are perfect for each other. Their friends know this. Their parents know this. Everybody but the two themselves know this.

Aditi dreams of a virile, macho husband, while Jai wants a sweet, romantic girl. Since the two of them don't believe that they are in love, after finishing their college they decide to hunt for a perfect life partner for each other.

Jai falls in love with Meghna at first sight in a club where two psychos were misbehaving with her. He saves her, not by fighting but by tricking the two psychos, who always ride horses. Meghna always plays the game of imagination, “What's this?” When Meghna and Jai get close to each other, Rotlu, Jiggy, Bombs and Shaleen are happy for Jai but nobody notices that Aditi was missing Jai's company. Aditi notices changes in Jai's behaviour.

Meghna informs Jai that her parents squabble together but cannot stay without each other. She says this is really "cute." Jai visits Meghna's parents. Her father is an alcoholic. Her parents always argue with each other and Jai feels uncomfortable with them.

When Jai goes to meet Meghna's parents, he misses Aditi's surprise birthday party. She is hurt by this and acts rudely to Jai when he goes to wish her later that evening.

Aditi gets engaged to her father's friend's son, Sushant Modi.She sees in him the macho man she always wanted, however, Sushant is actually a spoilt playboy. Aditi's brother Amit tries to make her see Sushant's reality. But Aditi thinks that Jai loves Meghna and continues her relationship with Sushant. At Jiggy's birthday bash, Aditi introduces her fiancé. Then everyone decides to dance. Aditi is disturbed because she is jealous seeing Jai with Meghna, and Jai is upset that Aditi is engaged and disturbed. Aditi becomes emotional seeing Jai with Meghna But However in the middle of the dance, Sushant thinks Aditi is crying because she likes him and kisses her. Jai sees this and stops dancing abruptly. While taking Meghna home, she tries to cheer him up, but it just results him in becoming more angry. He shouts at Meghna for acting childishly.

Jai realises that Meghna is a girl who runs from the reality and hides in rather stupid refuges. Meghna breaks down, and lets Jai know how she became this way, and why. Meghna shares her dark childhood story of her father having an extra-marital affair and her mother leaving the residence, but later only returning for Meghna's sake. Meghna is hurt when she sees her parents in pain solely on her account. But since there's no other way round, she decides to close her eyes and see things the way she wants, in a happy manner. Therefore, according to her, her parents fight in a very 'cute' manner. All is happy in the way she sees things, and does not want anyone to remove this veil before her eyes until she is ready for it. The next day, to cheer up things, she kids Jai by saying that Aditi is the right girl for him and he should marry her instead. Jai is taken aback when Meghna laughs and apologises, saying that she was only joking, and did not intend to shock Jai. But Jai reveals that there is more truth to the joke than Meghna thinks, and says that he is actually in love with Aditi. Meghna is shattered and leaves with a goodbye kiss. Aditi reveals her feelings for Jai under duress from Sushant, who slaps her on her face, leaving a bruise. Aditi breaks up with him and decides to go to the USA to study film-making at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Jai spots the bruise on Aditi's face and contrary to his usual non-violent nature, he thrashes Sushant for daring to lay a hand on her.

Inspector Waghmare, an old enemy of Jai's mother, arrests Jai for thrashing Sushant and puts him behind the bars. There, he meets the two psychos,Vinay Singh Rathore a.k.a. Bhaloo and Kuber Singh Rathore a.k.a. Bhageere, who were harassing Meghna in the club. However, they find out that they are closely related cousins, separated in childhood. They tell him that for a boy to become a man in their Rathore clan, he must complete three conditions: 1.) Thrash someone 2.) Get arrested 3.) Ride a horse. They tell him that his father was a brave man and fought heroically with his enemies but died while doing so. Jai realizes that his mother had lied to him by claiming that his father was a non-violent person who died while trying to stop someone's fight. Unaware of all this, Aditi makes her way to the international airport for departure to USA. Bhaloo and Bhageere, who are sons of an MLA, use their influence to get Jai free, following which, Jai rides a horse, borrowed from his cousin, and heads towards the airport to stop her. Thus, Jai fulfills all the three conditions to become a man in Rathore Clan, causing dismay to Jai's mother and delight to spirit of Jai's father, as he had challenged Jai's mother that Jai will fulfill the conditions some day.

He jumps over the security booths and runs, seeking for Aditi, while the Airport security chases him, supposing him to be a terrorist who ran away from security checks. He finds Aditi and sings the song – "Jaane tu ya jaane na" for her, which is the same song that Jai had said in the beginning he'd sing for the love of his life. Aditi, delighted, hugs him and cancels her US trip. Airport security cop Inspector Prakash, on finding that Jai is not a terrorist, lets him go, but with a warning.

Rotlu, Jiggy, Bombs and Shaleen conclude the story and welcome Jai and Aditi, just returning from their honeymoon, at the airport. Mala gets extremely delighted to see them and introduces herself as Jiggy’s girlfriend and they leave the airport together.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film was released on 4 July 2008. The premiere of the film was held at the PVR Cinemas in Goregaon, Mumbai where many Bollywood stars were present. The film was released with 473 prints worldwide, which includes 282 analogue prints, 81 digital screens and 110 prints overseas.[2] In its second week, the number of shows at multiplexes were increased while 100 more centres were opened.[3]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The movie got positive responses from the critics. Rediff.com gave it a 4 out of 5, "a rock-solid ensemble cast that is mouthwateringly perfect". Movie Talkies has given it 4 stars, "the coolest, warmest, hippest and funniest musical romantic comedy in years has arrived, and a new Khan is born." Glamsham gave it another 4 out of 5, "another fruitful outing for Aamir Khan. This man certainly knows what he is doing." Planet Bollywood gave it 4 stars, "a fresh breezy entertainer which undoubtedly is the best the year has seen so far." AOL India reviewer Noyon Jyoti Parasara gave it 3.5 out of 5 and said, "Jaane Tu... weaves in a lot of emotions right from friendship, love to insecurity. Every character is shown to have a definite backing. Which means a very good job by the writer."[4] Taran Adarsh of IndiaFM gave it 3.5 stars, "a breezy entertainer which will be loved by its target audience – the youth".

Box office[edit]

Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na was an early success, with 80% or more in morning shows and 100% by the noon shows across India. Monday usually witnesses a drop in business for films in India, but Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na had strong showings on Monday (75%), Tuesday (70%) and Wednesday (60%+).[5] The first week all-India gross was INR200.1 million (US$3.3 million) with an average of INR656,524 per print.[3] For the second week, the number of shows were increased and it started the week grossing almost 100% at several screens.[6] The film grossed INR175 million (US$2.9 million) in its second week, taking its total to INR375 million (US$6.3 million). It grossed approximately INR832 million (US$14 million) in full run, thus being declared a superhit.

Music[edit]

Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na
Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman
Released
20 May 2008 (CD release)
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn
A.M. Studios
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 34:32
Label T-Series
Producer A.R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
ADA: A Way of Life
(2008)
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na
(2008)
Sakkarakatti
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rediff 3/5 stars[7]
Planet Bollywood 8/10 stars[8]
Bollywood Hungama 3.5/5 stars[9]

The music of Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, composed by A. R. Rahman and lyrics by director Abbas Tyrewala, was released in India on 20 May 2008 with producer Aamir Khan presenting the first audio CD to veteran actor Shammi Kapoor.[10] The soundtrack held the number one spot on the music charts for several consecutive weeks.[11] The soundtrack was well received by the audiences and the critics,[12][13] with "Pappu Can't Dance" becoming one of the major hits of 2008.[14] Rahman, who won major international awards for his music in Slumdog Millionaire, was awarded with the Filmfare Best Music Director Award and the Star Screen Award for Best Music Director for this soundtrack. The track "Kabhi Kabhi Aditi" was nominated for Best Playback Singer (Rashid Ali) and Best Lyrics (Tyrewala) at the Filmfare awards.

No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Kabhi Kabhi Aditi"   Rashid Ali 3:41
2. "Pappu Can't Dance"   Anupama, Benny Dayal, Blaaze, Tanvi, Darshana, Satish Subrahmaniam, Aslam 4:27
3. "Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai (Aditi)"   Runa Rizvi 3:41
4. "Nazrein Milana Nazrein Churana"   Benny Dayal, Satish Subrahmaniam, Naresh Iyer, Darshana, Swetha, Tanvi, Sayonara, Bhargavi, Anupama 3:57
5. "Tu Bole Main Boloon"   A. R. Rahman 4:36
6. "Kahin Toh"   Rashid Ali, Vasundhara Das 5:05
7. "Jaane Tu Meri Kya Hai (Jai)"   Sukhwinder Singh 5:44
8. "Pappu Can't Dance (Remix)" (Remixed by Krishna Chetan) Anupama, Benny Dayal, Blaaze, Tanvi, Darshana, Satish Subrahmaniam, Aslam 4:27

Awards[edit]

Star Screen Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards[edit]

4th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards[edit]

Star Sabse Favourite kaun Awards[edit]

Stardust Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Lifetime Grossers Worldwide (IND Rs)". Box office India. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Star studed premiere of Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Bollywood News Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na". Bollywoodmantra.com. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Box Office Top 5 :Midweek: 'Singh Is Kinng' has mind-boggling weekend!". Indiafm.com. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Business Talk with Taran Adarsh :Lull before the storm". Indiafm.com. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Box Office Update :B.O. update: Unprecedented, unparalleled, unheard of start for 'SIK'". Indiafm.com. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  7. ^ "Jaane Tu music is young and peppy". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  8. ^ "Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na – music review by Atta Khan". Planet Bollywood. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  9. ^ "Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na : Music Review by Joginder Tuteja". Bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  10. ^ "Aamir presents 'Jaane Tu...' audio CD to Shammi Kapoor". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 21 May 2008. 
  11. ^ "Top Ten albums of the week". Indiafm.com. 7 July 2008. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  12. ^ Adarsh, Taran (4 July 2008). "Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na movie review". Bollywoodhungama.com. 
  13. ^ "Why Pappu Can't Dance". Mybindi.com. 15 July 2008. 
  14. ^ "Poll:Best Hindi Songs of 2008!". Indicine.com. 16 March 2009. 

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