Jawaani Jaaneman

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Jawaani Jaaneman
Jawaani Jaaneman film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNitin Kakkar
Produced byJackky Bhagnani
Deepshikha Deshmukh
Saif Ali Khan
Jay Shewakramani
Written byOriginal Screenplay:
Juan Vera - Daniel Cúparo
Adaptation & Dialogues:
Hussain Dalal - Abbas Dalal
Based onIgualita a mí
by Diego Kaplan
StarringSaif Ali Khan
Tabu
Alaya Furniturewalla
Music bySongs:
Gourov-Roshin
Tanishk Bagchi
Prem - Hardeep
Score:
Ketan Sodha
CinematographyManoj Kumar Khatoi
Edited bySachindra Vats
Chandan Arora
Production
companies
Pooja Entertainment
Black Knight Films
Northern Lights Films
Distributed byPen Marudhar Entertainment
Release date
  • 31 January 2020 (2020-01-31)[1]
Running time
115 minutes[2]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget30 crore (US$4.2 million)[3]
Box officeest. 44.77 crore (US$6.3 million)[4]

Jawaani Jaaneman (transl. Youthful sweetheart) is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Nitin Kakkar, and produced by Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Jay Shewakramani and lead actor Saif Ali Khan under the banners of Pooja Entertainment, Black Knight Films and Northern Lights Films. A remake of the 2010 Argentine comedy Igualita a mí, it stars Khan as a 40-year-old father and debutant Alaya Furniturewalla as his daughter, alongside Tabu in an extended cameo appearance. The film revolves around Jazz, a property broker and party-animal in London, who has to confront a daughter he never knew he had, who is also pregnant. The film was Khan's second release of January 2020 after Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

Principal photography of the film took place from 14 June to 24 August 2019 in London, England. The film was theatrically released in India on 31 January 2020 to mixed reviews, and was a hit at the box office.[1] It grossed around ₹45 crore worldwide.[5]

Plot[edit]

Jaswinder "Jazz" Singh (Saif Ali Khan) is a 40-year-old carefree womaniser who works in London as a property broker during the day with his brother Dimpy (Kumud Mishra) and parties at night in a bar owned by his friend Rajinder "Rocky" Sharma (Chunky Pandey), usually taking whichever girl agrees to go to his home for a one-night stand. Jazz, along with his brother Dimpy, has to negotiate a multi-million-pound deal involving a property in Hounslow, but his aged landlady Mallika (Kamlesh Gill) refuses to part with her home due to an old tree, and his repeated attempts to convince her to give it up for the new construction do not succeed.

One night, Jazz is partying as usual when a girl spills her drink on him; she apologises and he carries on. The next night, at the bar, she reveals herself to him as Tia (Alaya Furniturewalla), a 21-year-old Amsterdammer who has come to London for some personal work, as she puts it. He agrees to take her to his home. There, Jazz learns from her that he is one of three possible options for her father, based on a photograph of Tia's mother with him. When she tells him that she might be his daughter, he is aghast, but she advises him to take a DNA test to confirm the results. When the results arrive, it transpires that not only is Tia Jazz's daughter, but she also happens to be pregnant.

A shocked Jazz initially refuses to accept the truth; when Tia offers to stay with him and deliver her baby at his home, he refuses, saying that he cannot take on the responsibility of running a family. She moves in next door to his house. He consults his hairdresser friend Rhea (Kubbra Sait), who is his age, for advice. She congratulates him and advises him to confront his being not only a father but also an impending grandfather. His reckless partying ways continue at personal expense, as once he falls from a bar table, drunk, and breaks his leg. His feelings for Rhea grow, but when he tries to make a sexual advance, she stops him and asks him to restrain himself from ruining their friendship.

Meanwhile, Tia visits Jazz at his home regularly, and silently resolves to endear herself to his family. One night Jazz's brother Dimpy and their parents visit his home. Despite Jazz warning her against it, Tia embraces everyone, and catches them unawares when she shows them her sonogram on Jazz's projector, forcing him to explain the situation. Jazz realizes after a conversation with Dimpy that he actually should take care of Tia, and the father-daughter duo reconciles.

The two happily live through her pregnancy, until one day when Tia's hippie mother Ananya (Tabu) and Tia's boyfriend Rohan turn up from Amsterdam unannounced. Ananya and Rohan's hippie, drug-fuelled, wanton ways are too much for Jazz to handle, and he fears that this may impact Tia's delivery. Hurt by the final model of the construction in which the old tree is missing, she leaves; when Jazz confronts her, and attempts to convince her that the millions to be gained from the property will more than compensate for the lost tree, she tells him tearfully that he can't be her father, having not even an iota of emotion and attachment within himself.

A despondent Jazz ponders over whether the deal is really worth aggrieving an old lady, before he finally decides to call off the Hounslow project, even at the expense of money, to which Dimpy agrees. He then rushes to the Waterloo railway station where the three are waiting for their train; he proceeds to tell how he cancelled the deal and saved Mallika's tree, when Tia's water breaks suddenly.

The film ends with Rhea and Rocky joining the Singh family at Jazz's parents' home for Diwali celebrations. Jazz whispers into baby Kiara's ears that she will be the world's first baby to witness the wedding of both her parents and her grandfather, as Tia looks on happily.

Cast[edit]

  • Saif Ali Khan as Jaswinder "Jazz" Singh
  • Alaya Furniturewalla as Tia Singh, Jazz’s daughter
  • Tabu as Ananya Singh, Tia's mother
  • Kubbra Sait as Rhea
  • Chunky Pandey as Rajendra "Rocky" Sharma, Jazz's Best Friend
  • Kumud Mishra as Dimpy Singh, Jazz's elder brother
  • Farida Jalal as Jazz's mother
  • Shivendra Mahal as Jazz's father
  • Kamlesh Gill as Mrs. Mallika
  • Dante Alexander as Rohan, Tia's boyfriend
  • Kiku Sharda as Dr. Kriplani
  • Rameet Sandhu as Tanvi
  • Diljohn Singh as Grover, Jazz's Boss

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Saif Ali Khan started a new production house in October 2018 to co-produce Jawaani Jaaneman with Jay Shewakramani.[6] Saif wanted the avant-garde project in an alternative genre. In a statement, he said, "this is going to be as exciting as it gets. Jay and I have been planning this for a while now and with Jawaani Jaaneman, we found just the right project to produce together.”[7] Alaya Furniturewalla, daughter of actress Pooja Bedi, making her debut is playing the role of his daughter.[8][9] Tabu has been cast in an interesting role.[10] Khan lost weight to fit into the character of a 40-year-old father.[11]

Filming[edit]

The filming began in the second week of June 2019 with principal photography in London.[12][13][14] Alaya finished the filming of the first schedule in August 2019. The film was eventually wrapped up on 24 August 2019.[15]

Release[edit]

The film was released on 31 January 2020.[1]

Box office[edit]

Jawaani Jaaneman earned 3.24 crore at the domestic box-office on its opening day. On the second day, the film collected ₹4.55 crore. On the third day, the film collected ₹5.04 crore, taking its total opening weekend collection to ₹12.83 crore.[4]

As of 13 March 2020, with a gross of 34.50 crore in India and 10.27 crore overseas, the film has a worldwide gross collection of 44.77 crore.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

Jawaani Jaaneman
Soundtrack album by
Gourov-Roshin, Tanishk Bagchi and Prem-Hardeep
Released23 January 2020[16][better source needed]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length14:42
LanguageHindi
LabelTips Music
ProducerJackky Bhagnani

This film’s soundtrack is composed by Gourov-Roshin, Tanishk Bagchi and Prem-Hardeep. The lyrics are written by Preet Harpal, Mumzy Stranger, Shabbir Ahmed, Devshi Khanduri and Shellee.

The song Gallan Kardi is a remake of the song Dil Luteya, written by Preet Harpal, composed by Sukshinder Shinda and sung by Jazzy B and Apache Indian.[17][18]

The song "Ole Ole 2.0" from Yeh Dillagi (1994) was originally composed by Dilip Sen and Sameer Sen, with lyrics by Sameer Anjaan and sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya and was recreated by Tanishk Bagchi with Shabbir Ahmed penning the revamped lyrics.[19][20]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Gallan Kardi"Preet Harpal, Mumzy StrangerPrem-HardeepJazzy B, Jyotica Tangri
Rap: Mumzy Stranger
3:14
2."Ole Ole 2.0"Shabbir AhmedTanishk BagchiAmit Mishra2:25
3."Bandhu Tu Mera"Devshi KhanduriGourov-RoshinYaser Desai3:01
4."Mere Baabula"ShelleeGourov-RoshinHarshdeep Kaur, Akhil Sachdeva6:02
Total length:14:42

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2021 66th Filmfare Awards Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut Alaya F Won [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jawaani Jaaneman: Saif Ali Khan and Tabu film to release on January 31". India Today. 24 December 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Jawaani Jaaneman (2020)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Jawaani Jaaneman 6th Day Box Office Report – Saif Ali Khan Starrer Surprises". Yahoo! News. 6 February 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020. The budget of comedy drama is Rs 40 crore (Production Cost: 30 Crore, Prints & Advertising Cost: 10 Crore).
  4. ^ a b c "Jawaani Jaaneman Box Office". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. ^ https://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=5748
  6. ^ "Saif Ali Khan sets up new production house, to co-produce 'Jawani Janeman' with Jay Shewakramani". Times of India. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Saif Ali Khan: Jawani Janeman is going to be as exciting as it gets". 3 October 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia to make her debut with Jawani Janeman". India Today. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Saif Ali Khan says 'we are lucky to have found' Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia Furniturewala for Jawani Jaaneman". Hindustan Times. 13 April 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  10. ^ Kumar, Alkesh (7 May 2019). "20 साल बाद इस कॉमेडी फिल्म में फिर साथ दिखेंगे तब्बू और सैफ अली खान". NDTV (in Hindi). Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  11. ^ Basu, Mohar (30 April 2019). "Revealed! Saif Ali Khan's diet to shed 10 kilos for Jawani Jaaneman". Mid Day. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Saif Ali Khan, Alaia F start shooting for 'Jawaani Jaaneman'". Times of India. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Pooja Bedi wishes daughter Alaia for her debut in Saif Ali Khan's film Jawaani Jaaneman. See pic". India Today. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  14. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (18 June 2019). "Filming begins today in #London... Pooja Bhagnani sounds the clap for the mahurat shot... #JawaaniJaaneman stars Saif Ali Khan and Alaia F [Pooja Bedi's daughter]... Directed by Nitin Kakkar... Produced by Black Knight Films, Northern Lights Films and Pooja Entertainment. t.co/yIoAaVE6Cv" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  15. ^ Khanna, Twinkle (8 August 2019). "Jawaani Jaaneman: Saif Ali Khan looks amused while Alaia F seems engrossed in THIS BTS pic from the sets". Pinkvilla. PINKVILLA. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Jawaani Jaaneman - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jio Saavn.
  17. ^ "Jawaani Jaaneman' first song 'Gallan Kardi': Saif Ali Khan, Alaya F should've refused 'Dil Luteya' remake in its origin". DNA. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Jaaneman song Gallan Kardi sees Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Alaya Furniturewalla in an uber-cool avatar". Firstpost. 15 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  19. ^ "Ole Ole Teaser: Saif Ali Khan all set to make his iconic song a lot bolder". Mid-Day. 21 January 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  20. ^ "Saif Ali Khan's Ole Ole to be recreated in Jawaani Jaaneman". India Today. 27 December 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  21. ^ "WINNERS OF 66th VIMAL ELAICHI FILMFARE AWARDS 2021". Filmfare. Retrieved 28 March 2021.

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