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If the plot twist in Kahaani made your jaw drop, you are probably at the right place. Continue reading the pre review of Kareena Kapoor starrer Jaane Jaan movie, which is releasing on 21st September 2023 on Netflix.

If you love thrillers, here’s some good news: Netflix has dropped the trailer for Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Jaane Jaan, which is due for release later this month. Based on the Japanese Novel, “The Devotion of Suspect X”, this movie by Shoojit Sarkar is highly anticipated.

Jaane Jaan Movie Pre Review: The Thriller That
Promises To Shock & Awe

Featuring an ensemble cast

Jaane Jaan movie has an ensemble cast including Vijay Varma – who is quite the thriller veteran – and Jaideep Ahlawat alongside Kareena Kapoor – which means a headstart. The glimpses in the trailer are already convincing and would make you root for the story. Plus, this is going to mark Kapoor’s OTT debut on Netflix. Does this pre review of Jaane Jaan have to mention it will be a blast?

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What We Know of the Story

Maya D’souza, played by Kareena Kapoor, is a single mother and the neighbour of Naroo, played by Ahlawat. Vijay Varma, AKA Karan Anand – an officer from Mumbai Police, is on the lookout to solve a possible murder mystery. His suspect?

The very sus, and his old friend’s neighbour, Maya D’souza.

As the story progresses and things get unpacked, there could be a possible romantic tension between the characters. The question is, who’s guilty?

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The Setting

Jaane Jaan movie is set in the hilly town of Kalimpong, Only a few kilometres from Darjeeling. The background’s Himalayan ranges and the Buddhist monasteries’ serenity add to the mystic aura and enhance every bit of the thrill. The nights in the hills and the music are bound to give you goosebumps.

Music

Before we discuss anything else in the pre review of Jaane Jaan, can we acknowledge how suspenseful the background music sounds? Both the teaser and the trailer use this dreamy, electrifying music that draws you even more to the story and the wariness of the scenarios. It is going to be a pretty memorable album.

Anticipated Plot Twists

Even when it doesn’t look deceiving, maybe it is. Shoojit Sircar’s movies are incomplete without some mind-bending plot twists, and Jaane Jaan movie will probably not be any different. The trailer looks promising enough with murder, romance, and possibly some chase. So, get ready to be on the edge of your seat and witness some completely unexpected turns in the story.

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The Tension and The Drama

The Jaane Jaan movie trailer hints at Possible romantic tensions between the three major characters. What is better than a gripping thriller? Well, a pinch of romance between the good and the bad. It might not be new, but come on, Vijay Varma and Kareena Kapoor, that sounds exciting! “Love blurs the line,” as the makers put it – The charming presence of Maya D’souza in the backdrop of a criminal investigation will make Jaane Jaan a nail-biting watch this month.

While we attempt to break down the trailer in this pre review of Jaane Jaan, it is still scratching the surface. If you want to know what lies “between innocence and guilt”, stay tuned to watch it on Netflix this September 21st.

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Unveiling Netflix’s ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’: A Perfect Gen-Z Movie

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Unveiling Netflix’s ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’: A Perfect Gen-Z Movie

The year 2023 has been quite a fruitful year for Bollywood. We have seen quite a variety of films that have not compressed themselves into the typical standards of the industry. We have had action thrillers, dramas, romantic comedies, and a resurgence of a genre that had not made its appearance for quite a while – Noir (Merry Christmas).

But a film that was quick to get all the eyes on it for its unique script choice and themes was the Arjun Vairain Singh directorial Netflix film Kho Gaye Hum Kahan.

Netflix movie Kho Gaye Hum Kahan review: A timely tale that speaks directly  to Gen-Z

The thin line between real and virtual is rapidly becoming thin. Completing a particular task without checking social media posts on your phone might be considered a challenge today. Offline seemed to be labeled the new luxury. It’s become a pressing necessity in a world destroyed by the evils of virtual curses.

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Plot

Two flatmates, Ahana (Ananya Panday) and Imaad (Siddhant Chaturvedi), in addition to their buddy Neil (Adarsh Gourav), think about these ideas the hard way. Imaad, a stand-up comedian, looks for comfort on Tinder, Ahana dreams about a fairy tale romance with Rohan (Rohan Gurbaxani), and Neil dreams of opening his gym, but each faces their challenges. The three of them are preparing for an awful reawakening when they see the consequences of their social media behaviors in their daily lives.

Set in Mumbai, three close friends go through life, relationships, and professional problems in this emotional-social-slice-of-life drama that untangles itself like a thriller.

What Works?

The Dynamic Between The Trio

The three of them who live in Mumbai might not fully understand the other person’s goals in life and work, but there is always an air of empathy, unspoken compassion, and a sincere attempt to be there for one another. Immersed in the mess of everyday life, they frequently look for solace not in each other’s friendship, but by surfing through social media pages and admiring the lifestyles of others who allegedly have happy lives. Their experiences of loss, romance, and ambition intersect in the virtual world, and this is at the core of Kho Gaye Hum Kahan.

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Director Arjun Varain Singh’s slice-of-life social drama serves as a biting social satire on the existential crises of youngsters and Gen-Z as a whole. His urban narrative reflects our current mental state. How did documenting moments turn into making content? Why did swiping right and left take over our lives? What begins as a light-hearted friendship story quickly transforms into a dark interpersonal thriller about trauma and isolation in the digital era.

Writing

Writers Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Yash Sahai, and Arjun (story) cleverly include class differences into the narrative. It’s all recognizable, from Adarsh Gourav’s Neil, an ambitious fitness teacher who judges himself for not fitting into the mold, to influencers advertising a lifestyle they couldn’t otherwise afford.

Netflix film Kho Gaye Hum Kahan review: Fascinating if flawed portrayal of  the social media generation

Kho Gaye Hum Kahan makes you conscious of the dangers of social media, often focusing on the hollow views of people who use it to present another version of their lives to the world, and at times even causing you to get anxious about your virtual existence because it is not as real as one would like to believe. Little subtleties in the writing allow the characters to communicate their story more effectively and without becoming overly shallow.

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Except for a few rare events, the writing primarily deals with first-world concerns, which, while authentic, are also set in an affluent environment. The plot is vague in parts. Much is left to the audience’s imagination.

Roommates rarely cook or split bills. While some additional details on the co-living scenario would have been helpful, the distressing, mystery-filled treatment overshadows the plot. Each scenario makes you nervous and makes you fear for the worse. The intent is spot on, as are the main character’s performances.

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What makes the plot more compelling is that the screenwriters refrain from choosing a lecturing approach; no uninteresting speeches are trying to teach you why you should or should not use social media.

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The film does not try to present a manual of regulations of do’s and don’ts, but it does pass on a message that acts as an everyday lesson quietly. The film never loses its focus despite being 2 hours and 15 minutes long. Some portions were hurrying and we could have used more context.

Several well-written scenes stand out, including Ahana’s confrontation with her lover, Imaad’s argument with Neil after he pulls on his romantic status for his stand-up set, and Neil’s disappointing moment on Instagram. Imaad’s stand-up acts are genuinely funny with excellent comic timing.

The Performances

Ananya Panday has played the part of Ahana beautifully. She is lively, adventurous, and vulnerable, yet she does not sacrifice her core values. The additional layer to her character offers her plenty of room to perform, especially in the intense scenes. She convinces you to place yourself in her flaws and worries.

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Siddhant Chaturvedi is so smooth and natural on the screen that you almost believe he’s doing stand-up as a side job. He manages to make a strong onscreen presence and does not allow you to be sidetracked. He provides Imaad with an amazing combination of softness and a detached attitude.

Kho Gaye Hum Kahan 2023 Hindi Full Movie 720pAfter his critically lauded performances on the internet, Adarsh Gourav breaks free in Kho Gaye Hum Kahan. He is much more relaxed, at ease, and makes an immediate impression on the audience. Adarsh, possibly the most complex of the three leads, is never exhausted and maintains his composure. He remains with you as he skillfully expresses Neil’s emotional struggle and buried fury.

Final Thoughts

Kho Gaye Hum Kahan Review

Kho Gaye Hum Kahan presents a coming-of-age story in a simple yet effective manner. The storytelling isn’t overly dramatic. The discussions are straightforward and relatable. It is a fresh and frightening modern-day horror film that tries to confront you with the truth. It will make you reconsider posting pointless pictures, stalking your ex, wasting your time on reels, etc.

The emotions depicted differ in nature, but the plot never drifts. If Kho Gaye Hum Kahan is right and a person checks their phone an average of 234 times each day, it’s no surprise that a film like this results in an engaging watching experience on the screen.

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Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya Movie Review: Sci-Fi Rom-Com Which Can Be Skipped

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Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya Movie Review: Sci-Fi Rom-Com Which Can Be Skipped

The movie Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya follows the life of Aryan Agnihotri, played by Shahid Kapoor, a robotics’ engineer who falls in love with his aunt’s assistant, Sifra, only to find out later that she is a robot. What happens later forms the premise of Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya, where Aryan and Sifra navigate their way to make the relationship work. While the idea of a human-robot relationship in an Indian film may seem new, the film is nothing but an attempt to test your patience and sell you what has already been sold to you before, but in a different package.

The pitch of the film is incredibly bland and loud; it tries to present itself as a “no-brainer,” but what the duo of Amit Joshi and Aradhana forgot to add to the memo was the fact that no-brainer films are, at the very least, entertaining. This film comes nowhere close to that. Keep reading the Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya movie review. 

Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya Movie Review: The flaws in the flow

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The writing of the film is all over the place, the screenplay of the film is incredibly confused, the dialogues include the likes of “Dhumrapan nahi isse sutta maarna kehte hain,” the characters are mostly like caricatures, and the first half of the film is incredibly dull and boring; it’s almost like an extended T-Series music video.

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The idea had a lot of potential on paper and has been captured very effectively in films like Her, but the themes of this film are incredibly half-baked. As an audience, you cannot care enough about Aryan and Sifra; it fails to engage you in any way. The shifts in the screenplay are too abrupt and frequent, which throws you off, starting from a breezy beach romance to the pair accepting their situation to random incidents happening along the way that have no significance to the plot or the screenplay to a comedy of errors in the family. The film is incredibly confused about what it wants to portray itself as.

The climax had a lot of potential and could have been the saving grace as far as the writing is concerned. The ideas and troupes could have been interesting, and they would have elevated the screenplay, but the disjointed writing of the film sticks out like a sore thumb and restrains it from thriving.

Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya Movie Review: Performances

Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya film review: Simplistic sci-fi with some winning humour

Perhaps the only aspect that can engage you as a viewer is the performance of the film. The chemistry between Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon works well for the film.

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Shahid Kapoor has done a commendable job with the role; he is whacky and tries to do his best with the half-baked character and the cringey dialogues. Kriti Sanon is the standout from the cast, as she beautifully balances the complexities of their dynamic. She had a lot of potential in this role and could have done even better if the writing of the character had more potential, which sadly isn’t the case.

Ashish Verma as Shahid Kapoor’s best friend Monty, has also played his role incredibly well and steals every scene he features in. He has a limited screen presence, which also takes away from the film’s overall impact.

The other characters can best be summarised with the fake laugh of Sifra, as they add nothing more than annoyance to the film-watching experience.

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Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya Movie Review: Technical Aspects

The frames of this film can make you go blind (yes, they are that bright). There is nothing new in terms of camerawork; it follows the typical Hindi cinema camera work without any newer element or innovation, which is a wasted opportunity considering the subject of the film. There could have been some form of redemption.

The remake of the title track is terrible. Right from the costumes to the choreography, it just doesn’t work. The steps are awkward, the pairs look uncomfortable while performing, the song has too many cuts, and the costumes are horrendous.

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In contradiction to the title track, Laal Peeli Akhiyaan, and Akhiyaan Gulaab is phenomenal. The pair put their best foot forward and do a commendable job in the former, while Shahid Kapoor moves like a dream in the latter and kills it. The choreography in both the songs are both fun and fantastic and has been executed really well.

Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya Movie Review: Conclusion

To conclude, Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya could have been a fun and entertaining comedy of errors, consisting of whacky gags and with the presence of a recurring emotional arc, but the film falters terribly in the writing and execution and wastes the talent of brilliant actors, which includes the likes of Shahid Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, and Dimple Kapadia. 

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Tumse Na Ho Payega Movie Review: A Hilarious & Heartfelt Take On Pursuing Passion

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Tumse Na Ho Payega Movie Review: A Hilarious & Heartfelt Take On Pursuing Passion

The Hindi movie Tumse Na Ho Payega on Disney+Hotstar is an inspirational and motivational film with a mix of humor, emotions, greed, and jealousy.

The movie touches on the common middle-class belief that starting a business isn’t meant for them due to parental pressure. It emphasizes taking risks to pursue one’s dreams and not letting others define one’s success. Keep reading for the review of Tumse Na Ho Payega movie.

Tumse Na Ho Payega Movie Review: A Hilarious & Heartfelt Take On Pursuing Passion

Tumse Na Ho Payega Movie Review: Story

Tumse Na Ho Payega Movie Review: Story

The movie Tumse Na Ho Payega revolves around Gaurav, played by Ishwak Singh who decides to start his own business, by quitting the conventional 9-to-7 job. He redefines success and growth while facing the challenges of entrepreneurship and maintaining relationships.

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The story of Tumse Na Ho Payega movie also involves his friends who join him in the venture of selling homely food prepared by mothers, leading to a roller coaster ride of experiences.

Tumse Na Ho Payega Movie Review: Cast

Tumse Na Ho Payega Movie Review: Cast

The performances by Ishwak Singh, Mahima Makwana, Aamala Annikeni, and Gaurav Pandey are commendable. Abhishek Sinha, the director, has done an excellent job.

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Tumse Na Ho Payega Movie Review: Dialogues

The dialogues by Nitesh Tiwari are noteworthy, with some being humorous. The screenplay and dialogues use simple Hindi words that are relatable, making the film engaging.

Overall, “Tumse Na Ho Payega” is a heartwarming and enjoyable movie that leaves a lasting impression and a smile. It’s a simple yet worthwhile film that should not be missed, and it’s available for streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

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