Saif Ali Khan's 'Jawaani Jaaneman' has finally hit the theatres this Friday, 31st January. The trailer promised you a fun and quirky comedy-drama and the film delivers it for sure.
Talking about the plot of the movie, a man in his late forties lives a carefree life but one fine day, his whole life is disrupted when he comes to know that he has a 21-year-old daughter. To top that, she is also pregnant!
The bomb drops at him at the very start of the film and in very unusual surroundings. While Jaswinder Singh aka Jazz (Saif) tries to get steamy with Tia (Alaya), the latter shocks him to the very core that there are 33.33% chances that she is her daughter. Based on how things unfold and whether Saif will commit to the responsibilities or continue to live his life in the same free-spirited way is the story that follows.
Loved 'Cocktail'? If yes, then you would be waiting for a similar role of Saif but this movie will not offer you that. 'Jawaani Jaaneman' takes Saif's 'Cocktail' character a level higher with the image of a casanova who hooks up with girls half of his age. Along with the vulnerabilities that come with the role, Saif also manages to bring some kind of sophistication like he always does. Yes, it might also remind you of Nick from 'Salaam Namaste', living on the edge but afraid of commitments.
So, without any arguments, the movie is out and out a Saif Ali Khan film. He shines bright on the screen with all the suaveness, as well as, innocence.
Coming to the debutant Alaya Furniturewala, she has a charming screen presence and it seems that the camera loves her. Her portrayal of the 21-year-old Tia shows her potential, thus, promising a great future ahead in Bollywood.
We have a complaint though! Why would anybody give Tabu only 15-minutes of screen presence? However, Tabu has always stood out even in the smallest of parts and has continued to do so. She has done complete justice in the role of a spiritually empowered hippy. We absolutely loved her and wished to see more.
The other cast includes Kubbra Sait, Farida Jalal, Chunky Pandey and Kumud Mishra. All have them lent good support to the movie.
The second half is a bit slow and comes up with a quite predictable storyline. But in the end, 'Jawaani Jaaneman' comes out as a winner with its portrayal of complex human relationships.
Ratings: 3/5 stars