Cinematographer: Manoj Lobo
Story Writer: Abbas Tyrewala
Banner: Aamir Khan Productions
Music Director: A. R. Rahman
Singer: Runa , A. R. Rahman, Sukhwinder Singh, Krishna , Rashid Ali, Aslam
Lyricist: Abbas Tyrewala
Producer: Aamir Khan
Director: Abbas Tyrewala
No horsing around. Let’s cut to the chase. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is a simple, refreshingly different romantic film that makes you wanna fall in love.
There is something about Imran Khan that makes him very endearing. He has the demeanor of a shy guy with a rare combination of the sharp and meek, the clever and vulnerable. He has an unpretentious, honest face, clear eyes and a voice that is confident and also inhibited. To a T, he suits the role of a Rajput who can’t even kill a fly, forget about punching someone or seeing the inside of a jail.
There is something about Genelia D'Souza , the way she smiles and the way she scowls. She has a fine blend of femininity and tomboyishness. She doesn’t have the face of a stunner, but it’s a face you can watch for hours without getting bored. To a T she suits the role of a girl who would love someone without knowing it, a girl who would pick fights with other boys but can’t tell what’s in her heart to the person most close.
All these actors are very appropriately cast in a story that has loads of youthful exuberance, hilarity, love, friendship, romance and heartbreak.
‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ is about a bunch of friends. Jai aka Ratz (Imran Khan) and Aditi aka Meawoo (Genelia) are so close that people close to them think they are in love. Only Jai and Aditi themselves are unaware of any such feelings towards each other. Rotlu, the brooder, has a crush on Aditi. And Bombs, the tubelight, silently longs for Jai. Jiggy and Shaleen are totally chilled out. Together the sextet makes a gang of singing, dancing, joking and joshing buddies.
Things change when Jai falls for Meghna (Manjari Phadnis). Aditi feels Jai getting distant from her and this disturbs her. Then, Aditi too finds her Mr. Right in Sushant, a broad-shouldered ‘man’ with a roving eye. Now, Jai feels he is losing Aditi. How Jai and Aditi get out of their romantic mess and discover their heart’s true desire is what ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ is about.
Paresh Rawal comes in a few scenes and leaves you floored. Ratna Pathak Shah is good. The young actors playing the bunch of friends are natural. It’s hard to notice any acting in their performance. Arbaaz and Sohail are absolutely adorable as the rustic cowboys eager to pick up fights. Not to forget A R Rahman ’s music that blends seamlessly into the narrative whether it’s played in background or in foreground.
In the end, ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ can be aptly summed up in a few lines from the song ‘Nazrein Churana’. The lines go: “dil ki yahi khataa hai, dil ko nahin pataa hai, ki dil chahta hai kya.”