Jawaani Jaaneman

Jawaani Jaaneman is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language comedy film directed by Nitin Kakkar, starring Saif Ali Khan as a 40 year-old father and debutant Alaya Furniturewala as his daughter, alongside Tabu

Nitin Kakkar aided by Saif Ali Khan returns with another directorial venture

Armed with a script by Hussain Dalal, he banks on Saif’s charisma to give us a light hearted comedy

Does it work? Let’s Find out!

What Doesn’t Work?

  • The Music on this film is not relatively original
  • Most of the songs are re-hashed from the years gone by
  • There are certain parts of the script where character arcs change without conviction
  • These moments in the narrative look pretentious
  • Hence, the impact of these moments kind of fade away

So, What Works?

  • The script mostly remains on point despite a few loopholes
  • Dialogues are witty, inventive and crack you up
  • The Director reserves judgment on the actions of the characters
  • Kakkar maintains an easy narrative sans moral preaching
  • There are no over the top messages delivered on how to live life
  • A single father, an unwed mother, a pregnant youngster are details dealt with sincerity
  • Certain moments in the script are executed with finesse
  • The chemistry between Saif and Alaya gets interesting as the narrative proceeds

The Performances

  • Most of the cast is clearly having a blast as seen on screen
  • Even the actors in supporting roles play their roles with gusto
  • Mishra, Sait, Pandey are some of those having fun
  • Tabu, even in a small role makes an impact
  • Alaya Furniturewala makes a confident debut
  • Her acting essays a certain amount of comfort in front of the camera
  • Last but not the least, Saif Ali Khan is the one who anchors this entire premise together
  • He nails every scene across the narrative
  • He tackles even the intimate sequences with grace
  • The narrative breezes through because of his charisma

The Verdict?

Jawaani Jaaneman is a breezy watch

It deserves to be seen in a theater for it’s light hearted comedy, witty sequences and eloquence performances

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