Rating:- 2/5 Stars (Two Stars)
Starring: – Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Leela Samson
Directed by: – Shaad Ali Sahgal
Produced by: – Mani Ratnam, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Hiroo Yash Johar
Release Date: – 13 Jan, 2017
Duration: – 2 hrs 15 mins
What’s Good: – A. R. Rahman’s music and must watch the video of the song Enna Sona, and Humma Humma, Aditya and Shraddha’s endearing chemistry.
What’s Bad: – No strings attached relationships finally giving way to tying the knot.
Story Line: – Adi (Aditya Roy Kapur), a video game developer saves a complete stranger Tara (Shraddha Kapoor), an architect, who was about to jump in front of a local train in Mumbai after fighting with her boyfriend. Just few days later, the two meet again in a church at Adi’s close buddy Jenny’s wedding and they hit it off instantly. In no time, they become more than just friends, in their words, Jaanu.
Adi follows Tara on her work assignment to Ahmedabad and they spend quality time together. After returning, Tara shifts to Adi’s rented room at retired High Court Justice G Shrivastava’s (Naseeruddin Shah) house. His wife Charu is a renowned classical singer and Alzheimer’s patient who often leaves the house on her own and loses her way. Adi and Tara rescue her a couple of times. [Watch: The Lovely Song Kaara Fankaara From Ok Jaanu]
Very soon, the aged couple grows fond of the youngsters. Charu’s bonding with her extremely caring husband, whom she fondly calls Poplu, they have a very strong no strings attached condition in their relationship and choose to respect each other’s privacy. But that does not happen in reality and they end up behaving like every other couple, who get worried when they can’t find each other, fight in a posh restaurant and click selfies when they are happy.
Six months pass like a dream and then comes the time to separate. Adi creates a video game called Mumbai 2.0, for which he has to move to Los Angeles and Tara gets admission to study architecture in Paris. Extremely upset for having to leave each other, the lovebirds decide to enjoy the last 10 days of being together! [Watch: OK Jaan Title Song | Ft. Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor]
Direction & Music: – Earlier, Shad Ali had directed Bunty Aur Babli, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Kill Dill. The first half of the film moves pretty fast but slows down a bit in the second half.
Adi and Tara fall in love a bit too fast, as if they will miss a flight if they don’t fall in love right now. We wonder if people do fall in love that fast in reality!
Some scenes in Mumbai’s local trains reminds us of Saathiya. There are few scenes, which just add to the length of the film and it would still be great if these could be omitted. Otherwise the film is more or less tightly edited.
Tracks like Ok Jaanu, Kara Fankara and The Humma song could be heard on loop. The music overall is great!
Star Performance: – Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur’s chemistry is looking good but it’s not like Aashiqui 2.
Aditya’s acting is commendable, especially in a scene where he is shocked to hear about their engagement plans from Tara. Shraddha has put up an average performance throughout.
Naseeruddin Shah is a delight to watch! Leela Samson’s portrayal of an Alzheimer’s stage two patient brings tears to the eyes.
Final Word: – OK Jaanu is just a time pass film. Adi and Tara’s chemistry will make you feel young and want to fall in love once again!
Watch The Trailer Here: