Monday, July 7, 2008

Jaane tu.. ya jaane naa..

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Ever realised when does someone become more than just a friend?Or days when you simply cant stop looking at her, long after her story is over?Love blooms.And like weeds after a rainy day, almost anywhere. Enemies fall in love. Competitors fall in love. And often, friends fall in love. Dont take my words?
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Watch Jaane tu ,yaa jaaane na!

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Ready.Clap.Action. And you are immediately transported to an era we all lovingly look back,to the college corridors,bubblegum gossips, basketball courts, hot chicks, and cool dudes with open buttoned shirts and a three quarter romance story. In search of the missing quarter. A quintessential college story, in which love makes life so confusing, but then , without love, would we really want to live? .


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Its the story of a boy(Imran, Wow f
resh material!) and a girl (Genelia, the usual college babe but who has a good side to her!) and a pack of five insane friends at the backdrop, just graduated, and raring to take on the world by their wild wild ways. You have just settled in your seat when your heart is almost taken away by those initial strums of the guitar in the Kabhi Kabhi Aditi..song set against St. Xaviers' famous basketball court. The story moves on in the predictable lines of Kuch kuch hota hain, where boy and girl dont realise till a long time that , Shit, its been love all the while?? thought and when they come across it, its too late. Almost.And then, a good sense dawns on both that its not too late still, like in Jab we met and then a lot of chasing, flying, horse riding and gate crashing to redeem that missing quarter you were always searching for . We already knew this story , didnt we? But still, Jaane tu... kept hearts glued, guts rolling out laughing,theatres houseful and a whole generation rooting to go back in time and relive their college days once again. Magic! .



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Strong storytelling, fresh dialogues (Remember the scene in which Aditi enters her brothers room , sees his paintings and spells an unheard, whaddaf***! Adorably cute..), and new faces apart, this story clicked because of two things. A fresh,rainwashed take on relationships, and second, its on the face simplicity !



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A few things i cant think henceforth ,without thinking about this movie would be..
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  • College time, even with the worst assignments,irritating profs and terrible canteen food, is still the only dreamy part of our entire life. And like all good dreams , they end fast. Like when Aditi wonders where her college years went by, Jay's mom says, Phone pe beta, phone pe...
  • Never say you dont love a person when you cant let go.Like when Aditi drives with Jay and Meghna in the night , and Meghna gets down at her home but Jay wanted to get down as well and spend a few moments together with her ,when in fact Aditi wanted to spend time with Jay, she says..Ab aur kitnaa drop karega... I still smile to myself thinking of that scene:)
  • Without distance, closeness cannot grow. When Aditi sits by the sea all alone after being dumped by her fiance, and when Jay enters the camera frame,after a long time you see them together in the movie again, you just know it, they are so meant to be together.This is it, you realise! Beleive me on this,Distance lends its own charm.



  • In matters of the heart, better never than late! Do something,anything. If you screw it, start over. Try something else. But do.Now.
  • Sometimes when people repeatedly say they are so happy at the moment, Just take it, they are plain lonely and all they need is an arm around their shoulder saying, This too, shall pass.
  • In love and in any relationship, there is just one rule, that there is none. Preparedness is many a time, a simple myth.You might wait for the moment when you and she would be all alone, atop a cliff with a band playing in he backdrop, when you would speak your heart out, but chances are nine out of ten that you might end up being late considering all the uncertainites and ultimately when you realise its her, Boy! you sure gotta gatecrash through security checks in some airport , slidding through x ray machines and baggages, and just in time with handcuffs in your hand and without giving a damn to lay, sur and taal sing out tera mujse hain pehle ka naata koi... yunhi nahi dil lubhata koi...jaane tu..ya jaane naa..
Anything for love. Just Anything.
  • And finally, Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship, never!
. Period.Name casting. As i came out of the theatre with these thousand sweet little lightbulb moments telling me, Hey .. hasde hasde hasde hasde hasde tu zara..Nahi to bas thoda thoda thoda thoda thoda thoda muskura, i realised, i have just watched a masterpiece which is gonna stay in mind for some time now.



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32 comments:

Gulshan said...

Hehe u sound more like a "loveguru" in the piece.. just kiddin.. good work dude. but after watchin this movie wats ur take on "Plutonic Relationship" ???

Spectator said...

i watched this movie first day first show... but somehow, i didnt like it much. nothing wrong with the movie but, it was a fresh flick, n i guess its gonna be evergreen.

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

@gulshan, hoon toh kya karoon ab?:) about platonic relationships? last heard you were the second most knowledgeable person about it:) so what say u?:)

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

@DJ,Yuppie dood, its gonna be evergreen!

swati venkatraman said...

am dying to watch the movie after reading ur review:(

pallav said...

Dear

Love the way u depicted each and every scene of the movie, watched this movie twice in 24hrs, and i am sure i can watch it again many more times, but dear i still cant get the last line, why did u end the blog like has de has de... i mean what kept u sad?? could get the last lines kindly expalin what made u say that u need to smile??

Anne said...

hey..
I watched the movie and told everyone tht they must watch it coz' after coming out of the hall u feel good, there is some kind of 'feel-good-factor' about the movie.. something that holds you to it. if i was asked wht then i cldn't exactly tell wht.. now i know wht to say.. "please read surya's post on this"

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

@pallav,thanks!u r pallav as in from NIT? well , aise hi yaar... hasne ke bahane kaun nahi dhoondhta hain yaara:)

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

@swati, do do do do watch it... u would love it!

@anne, tank u tank u... agle baar se thoda kamm maska lagaya toh bhi chalega:) btw, when i was writing this review a few ppl came to my mind.. right on top were u:)

Tushar said...

I really loved the movie.. And as long your review praises the movie , I love your review.. :D
Remember the scene where her bro names all her friends.. Any other director and that scene would have been full of so much melodrama..

Che said...
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Che said...

Boy oh boy. You are not just friends with this movie you in love with it! I hope you realise that ;)

Yes this was the first hindi movie i saw in like 9 months and must say I was quite impressed by the new comers. Thoroughly predictable but not a bad flick. I would rate it watchable.

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

@shark, yes yes... that was one solemn moment.. its like one of our moments... i remember al your friends, and u dont remember even one:(:( and btw, had i been the director of the scene, i for sure would have put some violin score in the background with lotsa tissues scattered around@!:)

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

@che, no kiddin when i say i loooove this flick:) its my story in many ways...so:)

Gulshan said...

Hey surya now i m at no.1 position :-) anyways i conditionally belive in that concept.. and surya how cud u relate that story 2 u? as far as i know none of ur love stories are any where close 2 d movie script :-)

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

Conditionally eh??? so what are the conditions my dear gulshan? and as far as the story relating is concerned.. now i realise its your story maaan.. u know what i mean:)its okay re:)and for the remaining part, dial 9975773660:)

Gulshan said...

cut the crap...:-) but u know wat couple of times in the movie I just hated JAY and feel Aditi loved him more then wat he did...

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

ya? so what if one had feelings mre than the other... loves no pact, or is it?

Future Unplugged said...

Cool review brother... to sum up I would say "a cool movie, a cool review, a cool love story but, there's something more to it...and it seems my brother has been bitten by the same bug as well and he is really missing her very much!

Gulshan said...

agreed that loves no pact. But see Jay realised his feelings for adti only when he noticed sum serious flaws in the other lady (cant recall her name :-) nd d times wen they both wer goin strong he dint even giv a damn to aditi...

Kuch jyaadaa hee possessive ho gayaa hoon mein aditi ke baare mein.. :-)

Santanu....... said...
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Santanu....... said...

Dude....dnt get me wrong.....frankly I am not impressed by this post.....I mean it is good.....but for wannabe Page 3 newsman in a local daily....which I presume you are not...I hope you understand........I mean look at the other posts you have written....and the title and the theme of the blog itself....!!!Its not that you have written it bad.....just that it doesnt match with the theme and look and feel of the blog........well.....I could have flattered and remained in 'Thanks Prudence' list of yours......but what the hell....I just decided to screw it up and be honest.......!!! :)
It might be a good flick and all that........but we have seen it all.....and some things and moments are best kept unsaid!!!...which in case of Bollywood is painted in Red against flourescent yellow!!!!

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

@future, oye hoye, bang on!!

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

@gulshan,the way u put it, gr888 yaar! i now really think its my story:):):)haan yaar aditi is soooo adorable naa?:)

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

shantanu, i admire the screw:) u didnt know yaar theres this tiny page 3 journo hidden in me which rubs itself out of the lamp once in a while:) newayz pal, think differently, doesnt that keep this world going?

Gulshan said...

so Surya after lot of efforts you have found some relevance of the story with your life..not bad :-) even u liked Aditi? for the 1st time i guess our choices hav converged :-))

Shanky said...

Hail the king of LOVE!!! SP, well written :)

Anonymous said...

awesome movie awesome u..a real masterpiece....u spoke my heart dude..this is wat i wanted to tell or write about jaane tu...yaa jaane naa...even i smile thinking about the scene when aditi come to drop meghna with jai.. and when she tells "girlfrend mili toh dosto ko bhool jayaga kya"..oof i loved it..even i realized that she said "watdaf***" after getting into her bro's room.the dialogues are so real, the way aditi says "shit" when she is embarassed when her parents talks about her and jai's marriage, the extent of jai's and aditi's friendship, the way she tries to knock that guy who calls jai a "fattoo", the way jai tries to settle matters without violence, everything is so special....i can never get enough of jaane tu..i wanna see it again and again..i was so deligted to read your work which i cant say..i loved it and so the movie..it rocks..its a common story but presented in a very very special style...

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

thanks anonymous..but who r u?

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dreamer said...

saw it two days back on TV!
loved it, for everything you mentioned.

seems like a silly kiddish movie at the face of it.
but then so is life n we are too.
loved best the bro-sis bonding! gotta similar bro at home :)
nice post n nicer blog!
wud keep clued in!!

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