Nanu Ki Jaanu Movie Review Rating: 1.5/5 Stars (One and half stars)
Star Cast: Abhay Deol, Manu Rishi Chadha, Patralekhaa, Rajesh Sharma.
Director: Faraz Haider.
What’s Good: Manu Rishi Chadha’s comic timing, the fact that people still have to pay to see such stuff; if it was for free then so many of them would have really gone through this pain.
What’s Bad: Time wastage of talents like Abhay Deol, Manu Rishi Chadha and Rajesh Sharma behind a project like this; we deserve something like Oye Lucky Lucky Oye.
Loo Break: That’s a viable question only if you go to watch this movie even after reading my review.
Watch or Not?: Remember the people Abhay loots in Oye Lucky Lucky Oye? If you’ve to feel how those victims felt please go ahead and watch this.
Nanu (Abhay Deol) is this deadly land mafia who gets involved in a road accident in which Siddhi (Patralekhaa) gets critical. Acting as a good guy, Nanu takes her to the hospital and while in the way Siddhi in a grave condition falls for him. She dies on reaching the hospital leaving her dad in a deep shock. Her dad (Rajesh Sharma) refuses to believe the death of her daughter as he keeps her dead body intact in an ice lid.
This doesn’t go well with the spirit of Siddhi as it returns and hunts Nanu in his house. Nanu, being human, gets scared of the ghost and tries to get rid of her in every possible way. He also tries to make his friends and family believe that his flat is haunted. All this goes on until Siddhi decides to come infront of the people and what happens next, please don’t even try to watch.
Nanu Ki Jaanu Movie Review: Script Analysis
The movie is adapted by a Tamil movie, Pisasu. I don’t know how that movie is as I haven’t seen it but if it’s something like this, I’m glad I was unaware about the same. Manu Rishi Chadha has apparently modified the script of Pisasu for this one. There’s a scene in the film in which Nanu’s mother (Himani Shivpuri) watches a movie and when Nanu asks her how was the film she replies “Bahut bakwas!”; I guess she was talking about this movie.
Including a melodramatic dad, a ghost that falls in love with the guy, the guy who feels it’s okay to fall in love with a ghost and buys cappuccino for her; there’s much more to this logically unsound movie.
I know one should not look for logic in such movies and these are meant for the sole purpose of entertainment. But after a point of time the illogicalness turns to being dumb and after that it becomes abnormal. The entire crux of the story boils down to “Please wear helmet while driving” and I wish the makers should’ve given such notice before making us watch such film.
Nanu Ki Jaanu Movie Review: Star Performance
Why Abhay Deol why? Bollywood needs actors like you but not in such films. Either do 5-6 films a year, then we can take one Nanu Ki Jaanu but doing one film like this in couple of years is a blasphemy. Patralekhaa is totally absent from the film and has just about 10-15 minutes of role. Makers, to reduce cost, could have manage her role with the similar VFX they did for her spirit.
Manu Rishi Chadha, writer of the film, comes out with the most hilarious scenes of the film. Playing the role of tu-jaanta-nahi-hai-main-kaun-
Nanu Ki Jaanu Movie Review: Direction, Music
The production values of the film are good but because the story is so bizarre so nothing really shines out. Faraz Haider yet again fails to deliver fun after Sharman Joshi and Jaaved Jaaferi’s War Chhod Na Yaar. The movie doesn’t excel even in any one genre, from drama to comedy to horror; makers try too much, spoiling everything.
It has a love song, a party song, a jagrata song, a sad song and I can’t remember a line from any of those songs. Background score of the movie is passable, but is better than the songs.
Nanu Ki Jaanu Movie Review: The Last Word
All said and done, there are good films, there are bad films, there is MSG franchise and then there’s this. It hurts to see talent of such superior level going down the drain. Skip this, please!
One and a half stars!
Nanu Ki Jaanu Movie Trailer
Nanu Ki Jaanu Movie releases on 20th April, 2018.
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