Review : Jaanu

Jaanu, the Telugu remake of super hit Tamil film, ’96 has managed to create a positive impression with its promos. Starring Sharwanand and Samantha in the lead roles, the film has hit the screens today. Let’s analyze it.

Story:

Ram (Sharwanand) a travel photographer visits his high school in Vizag and rewinds the golden days. Soon after his schoolmates Vennela Kishore and Thagubothu Ramesh will arrange a reunion. In the reunion ceremony, Ram comes across his first love Jaanu (Samantha). Who is Jaanu? What is the flashback of Ram and Jaanu? Later, how are the scenes between Ram and Jaanu are narrated in a soulful manner? Forms the rest of the story.

Analysis:

It is well-known that Jaanu is an official remake of Tamil hit, ’96. Sticking to the genre, Jaanu is a faithful remake as story and narration wise it has on major changes compared to the Tamil version.

But the lead pair Sharwa and Samantha bring a lot of difference with their brilliant performances. They both look great together and brought life to the proceedings with their acting skills. The chemistry between Sharwa and Samantha is so natural and is the main USP of the film.

The flashback school episodes and the childhood scenes are executed in a nice manner. Teenagers, who acted as junior Sharwa and junior Samantha are impressive with their performances.

Vennela Kishore, Thagubothu Ramesh and Fidaa fame Sharanya are good as the friends batch.

Last but not least, director Prem Kumar, who directed the original version has directed the Telugu version too and did a commendable job.

Plus :

The chemistry between Sharwa and Sam

Background score

Simple and sweet plotline

Minus:

Slow narration

Lack of regular commercial formate

Verdict:

All in all, Jaanu is a soulful drama between two beautiful characters Ram and Jaanu. The entire school days setup and concept of the film is so refreshing. Brilliant acting by Sharwa and Sam will keep you hooked throughout but the slow-paced narration may not get a universal appeal.

Rating: 3/5

Jaanu Telugu Movie Review
Overall
3

Summary

Ram (Sharwanand) a travel photographer visits his high school in Vizag and rewinds the golden days. Soon after his schoolmates Vennela Kishore and Thagubothu Ramesh will arrange a reunion. In the reunion ceremony, Ram comes across his first love Jaanu (Samantha). Who is Jaanu? What is the flashback of Ram and Jaanu? Later, how are the scenes between Ram and Jaanu are narrated in a soulful manner? Forms the rest of the story.