Nanu Ki Jaanu Review & Rating
Nanu Ki Jaanu is the latest film starring Abhay Deol, Patralekhaa, and Manu Rishi Chaddha. Manu Rishi Chaddha and Abhay had previously worked in the super hit film Oye Lucky Lucky Oye and play two con men in this film too. Apart from acting, Manu Rishi has also written this film and has adapted it from the Tamil film Pisaasu. Directed by Faraz Haider, who previously directed War Chhod Na Yaar, this film is a horror comedy which also stars Rajesh Sharma, Brijendra Kala and Manoj Pahwa in supporting roles.
The film tells the story of Nanu (Abhay Deol) who is a con man and the leader of a land mafia ring, who on the way to capture a house one day, witnesses the accident of Siddhi (Patralekhaa) and takes her to the hospital. Siddhi does not survive the accident which makes her father (Rajesh Sharma) very sad. The next day, Nanu starts noticing weird happening at his house and later concludes that his house is haunted. While trying to convince his friends and family about the same, he is taken to psychiatrists and godmen to be cured. Things take a wrong turn when the ghost of Siddhi reveals herself to everyone and they all decide to find out who was responsible for her accident.
Abhay Deol in the role of Nanu seems misfit and seems to have lost his comedic timing. The makers have tried to recreate the essence of Oye Lucky Lucky Oye! by casting the two friends as con men once again but fail miserably at reaching the level of that film with the story. Patralekhaa has minimal screen time and has no scope to show her skills, the CityLights actress deserves better. The best part of the film is Manu Rishi Chaddha, who has written the best and funniest lines for himself.
Director Faraz Haider fails once again with this film and is not able to score big on the latest trend in Bollywood that is horror comedy. The script adapted from the Tamil film Pisaasu does not do justice to the original and makes a convoluted mess of a Hindi film. None of the songs in the film stick with the audience and the background music does not fit the plot of the film. Supporting actors Brijendra Kala and Manoj Pahwa do a good job but Rajesh Sharma’s performance seems hammed up and his emotional scenes do not seem genuine at all.
Verdict: Nanu Ki Jaanu fails to meet its expectations. Can be missed.
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What is Nanu Ki Jaanu All About?
Nanu Ki Jaanu is the first horror comedy of 2018 from Bollywood that stars Abhay Deol and Patralekhaa in the lead roles and also stars Brijendra Kala, Sapna Chaudhary, Manu Rishi Chaddha, Rajesh Sharma, Reshma Khan and Manoj Pahwa in pivotal roles. The film tells the story of a crook named Nanu (Abhay Deol) who bullies people and captures their land and real estate for a living. Things go wrong when his own house is haunted by a ghost named Jaanu (Patralekhaa). The film is a funny and quirky romantic comedy, the likes of which have never been seen in India before. It is directed by Faraz Haider and written by Manu Rishi Chaddha
What to expect from Nanu Ki Jaanu?
Rib tickling Comedy
Writer Manu Rishi Chaddha, who also plays one of the lead roles in the film has managed to write a fresh and unique comedy and as it can be seen from the trailer, the film promises to be a rib tickling comedy with great punches and comedic performances. Chaddha has also written dialogues for Oye Lucky Lucky Oye! And Aisha and other films that made the audiences laugh out loud and a similar writing is being expected with this film too.
There have been many horror comedies in the past, like Great Grand Masti and Golmaal Again, but none of them are a love story and this is where Nanu Ki Jaanu takes the cake. It is an interesting love story between a ghost and a human and the viewers are very intrigued by this new concept. This will work in favour of the film as the film goers nowadays are always looking for something new to watch.
Duo Of Oye Lucky Lucky Oye!
The film features the funny lead duo of Oye Lucky Lucky Oye!, that is ABhay Deol and Manu Rishi Chadha, who also play best friends in this film. The chemistry and comic timing between these actors is impeccable and was appreciated in their previous film together. Fans of that film are especially excited to see the two back together and will flock to the theaters when the film releases.
The lead pair of the film is played by Abhay Deol and Patralekhaa, a pair that hasn’t been seen together on screen before. This is a good decision as films that follow the same old formulas and pairings are starting to flop at the box office as the audiences want something new.