Jhankaar Beats

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Jhankaar Beats
Jhankaar Beats Movie Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Sujoy Ghosh
Produced by Pritish Nandy
Rangita Pritish Nandy
Bobbie Ghosh
Written by Sujoy Ghosh
Suresh Nair
Milap Zaveri
(dialogue)
Screenplay by Sujoy Ghosh
Story by Sujoy Ghosh
Starring Sanjay Suri
Rahul Bose
Shayan Munshi
Juhi Chawla
Rinke Khanna
Riya Sen
Music by Vishal-Shekhar
Cinematography Mazhar Kamran
Edited by Suresh Pai
Production
company
Distributed by Pritish Nandy Communications
Release dates
20 June 2003
Country India
Language Hinglish

Jhankaar Beats (Hindi: झंकार बीट्स) is a 2003 Bollywood musical comedy film directed by Sujoy Ghosh and released by Pritish Nandy Communications. It stars Sanjay Suri, Rahul Bose, Juhi Chawla, debutant Shayan Munshi, Rinke Khanna and Riya Sen. In this film playback singer KK performed the song "Tu Aashiqui Hai" (lyrics by Vishal Dadlani) that remains to this day a very popular track amongst the masses.[1]

The film was instrumental in launching the careers of lead actor Sanjay Suri and music directors Vishal-Shekhar.

Plot[edit]

This movie was a tribute to R. D. Burman. Jhankaar Beats is a story about love, friendship and music.

Deep (Sanjay Suri) is happily married to the lovely Shanti (Juhi Chawla), with a little daughter Muskaan and another baby on the way. Rishi (Rahul Bose) is his best friend and colleague at an advertising agency. Rishi is a little immature and stubborn, and this keeps on causing fights at home with his equally headstrong wife Nicky (Rinke Khanna). Rishi and Deep are dedicated musicians, obsessive about the music of R.D. Burman. They play at a club sometimes and compete in an annual pop music contest called "Jhankaar Beats" — they have lost for the past two years.

When the movie starts, Rishi has been kicked out of his house by Nicky and the two are considering getting a divorce. Deep's nagging mother-in-law has come for a two-month visit. The men are under pressure to get an advertising campaign ready for a new client, an oddball condom manufacturer. Around this time they meet Indraneel (Shayan Munshi, Neel for short), who is the son of their boss Mr. Kapoor and is joining the company. Neel is an ace guitarist who has his own problems — he is attracted to a pretty girl, Preeti (Riya Sen) but cannot muster the courage to talk to her. To make things worse, his father has decided that he is wasting his life and has given him an ultimatum — find a girl in two months or settle down with a wife his parents choose. Rishi and Deep, though they tease him mercilessly, grow very fond of Neel, and he has a sure ally in Shanti. Shanti, meanwhile, is trying to get Rishi to see sense and make up with Nicky.

There are a host of colourful supporting characters, among them a newlywed couple living above Deep's flat, Nicky's handsome lawyer, and the very sexy owner of a rival advertising agency. How they resolve all their issues forms the rest of the story.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music for all the songs were composed by Vishal-Shekhar and the lyrics for this film were by penned by Vishal Dadlani.

# Title Singer(s) Duration
1 "Boss Kaun Tha" Amit Kumar, Vishal Dadlani 02:46
2 "Jo Gaya Woh Gaya" KK, Vishal Dadlani 04:25
3 "Sahi Hai Re (Bonus Track)" Udit Narayan 03:51
4 "Suno Na" Shaan 06:31
5 "Tu Aashiqui Hai" KK 06:10
6 "Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna" KK, Amit Kumar 04:23
7 "Ruk Ruk Rukna Na" Amit Kumar, Vishal Dadlani 03:19
8 "Tera Muskurana" Shaan 03:54
9 "Jab Kabhi Chand Na Ho" KK, Mahalakshmi Iyer 04:39
10 "Theme Song" Sudesh Bhonsle 03:46

Sansui Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2004 Best Supporting Actress-Juhi Chawla Jhankaar Beats Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tirta, Tejaswini (24 December 2007). "KK on song". Times of India. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 

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