“Jaane Jaan” (2023) | Thriller Movie on Netflix | Review

Jaane Jaan is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language mystery thriller film directed by Sujoy Ghosh and starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Vijay Varma. The film is based on the 2005 Japanese novel The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino.

“Jaane Jaan” is a rather classic thriller with a touch of action, well-developed characters with depth and personality, and good execution. It provides an entertaining “made in Bollywood” movie with some interesting plot twists.

Despite not having an exceptional production, this thriller successfully achieves its goals and behaves more than decently thanks to its intelligent script and characters who know how to deceive in a movie full of deception.

Synopsis

In the midst of a dangerous crime that threatens the life of a single mother, her neighbor, who happens to be a highly skilled math teacher, steps in to help. Meanwhile, a determined police officer delves deep into the details of the case, determined to uncover the truth.

Review of “Jaane Jaan”

This intelligent film presents us with an intriguing trio of protagonists where nothing is as it seems, and everything revolves around a central character who brings all the surprises.

“Jaane Jaan” knows the elements it has and knows how to make the most of them. It creates a mysterious atmosphere and applies suitable cinematography. It plays with the audience just enough to try to deceive without offending, always entertaining, and establishes a duel between the policeman and the professor, with the mother in the middle.

The film is well-paced in its script and structure, and it excels in all technical and visual aspects. However, it is still a low-budget movie, and that becomes noticeable in its pacing.

What initially appears to be a black and white production becomes more devious as it evolves, with a darker and gloomier tone, focusing on its genre and abandoning its sentimental side.

It is a good genre film, entertaining and not disappointing, but it also doesn’t impress or leave a lasting impact. It contains some dissonant elements within a classic plot, but they add a charming touch and give the film a certain personality and character.

Our Opinion:

Entertaining, with a twisted character that makes it, at the very least, an interesting thriller that, while not thrilling, also doesn’t disappoint thanks to a script that knows how to make the most of its central character.

What’s Jaane Jaan?

Jaane Jaan is a Hindi word that means “O my life” or “O my dear.” It is a term of endearment that is often used in romantic relationships, but it can also be used in a more general sense to express love or affection for someone.

The Cast

Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan

Kareena Kapoor, also known informally as Bebo, is an Indian film actress who predominantly appears in Bollywood movies. She comes from a family deeply rooted in the film industry, with both her parents, Randhir Kapoor and Babita, as well as her elder sister Karisma, being actors. As a result, Kapoor has been in the public eye from a young age. However, she didn’t make her acting debut until the year 2000, in the film Refugee, for which she received the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. One of her most successful movies to date is the melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, which became the highest-grossing Indian film in the overseas market in 2001. Read more

Jaideep Ahlawat
Jaideep Ahlawat

Jaideep Ahlawat, an Indian film actor, graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune in 2008. Following his education, he moved to Mumbai to pursue his acting aspirations. Ahlawat made his Bollywood debut in 2008 with a minor role in the short film “Narmeen. In 2010, he landed a role in “Aakrosh” and also received recognition for his portrayal of a politician in the satire comedy film “Khatta Meetha. Additionally, he had a small role in “Love Sex Aur Dhokha” in the same year.

Vijay Varma
Vijay Varma

Jaane Jaan

Jaane Jaan

Movie title: जाने जां

Movie description: When a single mother becomes ensnared in a deadly crime, her neighbor — a gifted math teacher — comes to her aid and a tenacious cop digs into the case.

Date published: September 18, 2023

Country: India

Director(s): Sujoy Ghosh

Writer(s): Sujoy Ghosh

Cinematography: Avik Mukhopadhyay

Music: Sachin-Jigar

Actor(s): Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat, Vijay Varma, Saurabh Sachdeva, Karma Takapa, Naisha Khanna, Lin Laishram

Genre: Thriller

Companies: 12th Street Entertainment, Balaji Motion Pictures, Boundscript Motion Pictures, Kross Pictures, Northern Lights Films, Netflix

Our Opinion

Entertaining, with a twisted character that makes it, at the very least, an interesting thriller that, while not thrilling, also doesn’t disappoint thanks to a script that knows how to make the most of its central character.

Overall

3
Martin Cid
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