|Movie: Jawaani Jaaneman
Directed by: Nitin Kakkar
Premise: A carefree playboy discovers that he has a young daughter.
The movie marks the acting debut of Pooja Bedi’s daughter Alaia F. In Jawaani Jaaneman, Alaia has been cast in the role of Saif Ali Khan’s daughter. Jawaani Jaaneman is plot revolves around a Father-Daughter duo
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:
Born in Mumbai to a photographer father in 1975, Nitin Kakkar grew up on a staple diet of Bollywood. After gaining experience as an assistant director for Hindi movies, Nitin Kakkar made his directorial debut with the award-winning short film Black Freedom (2004). Since then, he has worked on a number of television projects. Filmistaan is his debut feature film. It received a Special Jury Mention during its World Premiere at the Busan International Film Festival embarks on its international tour; the film won him Best Debut Director at the International Film Festival of Kerala and Jaipur International Film Festival. It won the audience choice award at Los Angeles, USA, and Stuttgart, Germany. It also won the National Award for the best Hindi feature 2012.
Post-Filmistaan, he directed two more films Mitron and Notebook.
My Gut Feel (MGF) and comments:
“Why settle for average when amazing is attainable?”
The above quote defines the filmography of director Nitin Kakkar who in his last two attempts as a movie maker not able to break the shackles and delivered average movies Mitron (2018) and Notebook (2019). Both films have a promising premise and decent production houses to back the film. Although Nitin’s debutant Hindi directorial venture was way above average in the name of Filmistaan which won the National award in 2012. Filmistaan is one of my personal favorite movies, which was intelligently conceptualized and well-directed.
No doubt that as a filmmaker Nitin is brave enough to choose bit off track subjects and he does have a good comic sense as a filmmaker. Know to come to Jawaani Jaaneman, the trailer is awesome and star cast looks impressive. Again, particularly the subject is interesting and does resonate with the Multiplex audience well.
After watching the first thirty seconds of the trailer, I mumbled, no Saif not again…. But as the trailer progressed, I find it refreshing and then Saif at his age started making sense and well fitted in the plot. Tabu and Alaya Furniturewala are also looking good.
I have a feeling that this time Nitin will hit the right note by using all his experience as a filmmaker and deliver a good movie. It’s just I’m a bit unsure the post-interval especially the last 30 minutes where I can foresee film could go weak.
Going by My Gut Feeling (MGF), I am giving Jawaani Janemaan 2.75 of 5 one week before the release and keeping figure crossed for Nitin the director of the film that after a roller coaster journey as a filmmaker, he does taste the success he well deserved.
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