Jaanu Movie Review

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Release date : February 07, 2020

Starring :  Sharwanand, Samantha Akkineni, Vennela Kishore, Varsha Bollamma, Raghu Babu

Director :  C. Prem Kumar

Producers :  Dil Raju

Music Director :  Govind Vasantha

Cinematographer :  Mahendiran Jeyaraju

Editers : K. L. Praveen

Dil Raju received a lot of flack when he decided to remake the cult Tamil hit 96 in Telugu. Titled Jaanu, this film has hit the screen today and let’s see whether it lives up to all the hype or not.

Story:

Ram(Sharwanand) is head over heels on his high school sweetheart Jaanu(Samantha). He never proposes to her and as time passes by, destiny keeps them apart. After fifteen long years, both Jaanu and Ram reunite through their school reunion. To know what goes on between these two after all these years, you need to watch the film on the big screen.

Plus Points:

Remaking such a classic is no joke and credit should go to director Prem Kumar who has managed to keep the soul intact. One can say that the film is a faithful remake with superlative performances by the lead pair.

Sharwa, who was going through a low once again proves what a solid actor he is in this current generation. He gives his career best performance and nails it as Ram. Be it the innocence or the maturity in emotions, Sharwa takes it to another level with his endearing performance. He stands as the biggest highlights of the film.

For Samantha too, it was the toughest role but boy she delivers it once again. The star in her takes a back seat and she becomes Jaanu and delivers a heart wrenching performance. She brings tears to your eyes with her emotional act and is too good in the climax part. With each film, the actor in her is taking rapid steps.

The chemistry between the lead pair is the biggest asset. No other actors beside Sam and Sharwa would have pulled this off. The young lovers showcased in the film have done a good job. The BGM is superb and is the heart of the film.

Vennela Kishore gets another good role and he charms you with even in his limited screen presence. Tagubothu Ramesh gets a neat role and he too impressed. Saranya Pradeep was apt as Sharwa’s friend and brings a depth to the film.

Minus Points:

As the film is a remake, many will have mixed reactions and will draw comparisons from the original. So, for them the film might be a bit dull. The film is a clear A centre multiplex film with not much entertainment.

The pace of the film is quite slow and one needs patience to enjoy the proceedings. There is no great drama or twists in the love story as the narration is plain. So a section can find it tedious.

Technical Aspects:

Production values of the film are top notch as the period visuals in Vizag and school set up have been showcased supremely well. Music by Govind Vasantha is also good. Special mention to Chinmayi who has done a solid job with her dubbing for Sam.

Dialogues are simple yet create an impact. Production design is also quite good. Coming to the director Prem Kumar, he has done a sincere job with the remake as well. He kept the emotions intact and did not try anything new.

Verdict:

On the whole, Jaanu is a faithful remake which has the feel and emotions intact from the original.The film will surely draw comparisons as those who did not see the original will love it and all those who watched it will find it slow paced. The film is clearly an A center and multiplex film but Sharwanand and Samantha give career best performances and shoulder the film till the end and make it a decent watch this weekend.

  • After a few hard-hitting emotional scenes, the movie comes to an end on a simple note. Keep watching the space for the complete review.

  • As the film is heading towards the climax, Na Kale Kalai song is on now

  • A few more adorable scenes are on between the lead pair

  • Pranam song showcasing some beautiful moments between Jaanu and Ram is on now

  • Back to present days, a few more soulful scenes are on between Ram and Jaanu

  • The film goes back to flashback again. A few college scenes are on now

  • Both Ram and Jaanu are sharing their memories. Sharwa and Sam share a great on-screen chemistry

  • Ram and Jaanu are sharing their past memories. A few loveable scenes are on now

  • With Inthena song playing in the background, nice drama is being showcased between Ram and Jaanu

  • Post-interval some nice scenes are on between Ram and Jaanu

  • First Half Report: So far, the film is good but has a slow narration. Flashback school days and reunion scenes are executed nicely. Have to wait and see how the second half turns out to be

  • Reunion completed and Jaanu comes to know that Ram is still single. Break now

  • Dramatic scenes are going on between Sharwanand and Samantha

  • At the reunion event, the first meeting scene between Ram and Jaanu is on now

  • The flashback comes to end on a sad note

  • The film goes back to flashback times again. School days are on now

  • The flashback comes to an end. Time for Samantha’s entry as Jaanu at the reunion meet

  • A few funny school scenes are going on

  • Some dramatic scenes are being showcased with a background voiceover

  • School scenes are going on. Childhood cute love scenes are on between Ram and Jaanu

  • The film goes back to flashback times. Time for the entry of childhood characters of Sharwa and Samantha in the school backdrop

  • Reunion event started and a few nice scenes are on between the childhood school mates

  • Sharwa, Kishore and Ramesh are planning for a reunion meeting. Scenes related to it are on now

  • Vennela Kishore and Thagobothu Ramesh joins the scene as Sharwa’s childhood friends

  • Ram visits his school. He is roaming around the school and remembering old memories. Raghu Babu as the school security fitted in his role

  • Sharwanand(Ram) is tutoring a few students in photography. Bigil and Choosi Choodangaane fame Varsha Bollamma makes an entry as his student

  • The song is picturized beautifully and captured wildlife in Africa nicely

  • Movie kick-started with Life Of Ram song. Sharwanand has been introduced as a travel photographer

  • Hi…the film has just started and its runtime is 150 minutes

Release date : February 07, 2020 Starring :  Sharwanand, Samantha Akkineni, Vennela Kishore, Varsha Bollamma, Raghu Babu Director :  C. Prem Kumar Producers :  Dil Raju Music Director :  Govind Vasantha Cinematographer :  Mahendiran Jeyaraju Editers : K. L. Praveen Dil Raju received a lot of flack when he decided to remake the cult Tamil hit 96 in Telugu. Titled Jaanu, this film has hit the screen today and let’s see whether it lives up to all the hype or not. Story: Ram(Sharwanand) is head over heels on his high school sweetheart Jaanu(Samantha). He never proposes to her and as time passes by, destiny keeps them apart. After fifteen long years, both Jaanu and Ram reunite through their school reunion. To know what goes on between these two after all these years, you need to watch the film on the big screen. Plus Points: Remaking such a classic is no joke and credit should go to director Prem Kumar who has managed to keep the soul intact. One can say that the film is a faithful remake with superlative performances by the lead pair. Sharwa, who was going through a low once again proves what a solid actor he is in this current generation. He gives his career best performance and nails it as Ram. Be it the innocence or the maturity in emotions, Sharwa takes it to another level with his endearing performance. He stands as the biggest highlights of the film. For Samantha too, it was the toughest role but boy she delivers it once again. The star in her takes a back seat and she becomes Jaanu and delivers a heart wrenching performance. She brings tears to your eyes with her emotional act and is too good in the climax part. With each film, the actor in her is taking rapid steps. The chemistry between the lead pair is the biggest asset. No other actors beside Sam and Sharwa would have pulled this off. The young lovers showcased in the film have done a good job. The BGM is superb and is the heart of the film. Vennela Kishore gets another good role and he charms you with even in his limited screen presence. Tagubothu Ramesh gets a neat role and he too impressed. Saranya Pradeep was apt as Sharwa’s friend and brings a depth to the film. Minus Points: As the film is a remake, many will have mixed reactions and will draw comparisons from the original. So, for them the film might be a bit dull. The film is a clear A centre multiplex film with not much entertainment. The pace of the film is quite slow and one needs patience to enjoy the proceedings. There is no great drama or twists in the love story as the narration is plain. So a section can find it tedious. Technical Aspects: Production values of the film are top notch as the period visuals in Vizag and school set up have been showcased supremely well. Music by Govind Vasantha is also good. Special mention…

Jaanu Movie Review

Story - Screenplay - 2.75
Star Cast Performances - 3.25
Technicalities - 3
Direction - 3

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