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Jashnn

  | March 07, 2014 09:48 IST
Jashnn
  • Genre:
    Musical
  • Cast:
    Adhyayan Suman, Anjana Sukhani, Shahana Goswami
  • Director:
    Raksha Mistry/Hasnain S Hyderabadwala

A film that you do need an advisory against is called Jashnn. It's a Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt production. So there's one thing you already know: the songs, one after another, are Sufi or Pakistani pop-rock. The budgets are super-tight, and so a lot of the screen actually ends up looking quite tacky. The leading man however is not Emraan Hashmi. They've this time invested in a gentleman who the audiences can still look at and think, "If this guy can be a hero, so can I." On every scene they give him chance to show off his histrionics. He doesn't disappoint. He is hysterical. The formula has seemed to work for the successful producers so far. If you look at it that way, what's missing here are two things. One there is no sex here. Or at least only talk of it. No sensual scenes. This may disappoint many. What disappointed me actually is that the script is original.

Why think of some rubbish when you can lift from a DVD I say! So, you watch a struggling musician; his sister who's a mad businessman's keep; his girlfriend who's that businessman's sister. Every second a new conflict keeps coming in, and everyone goes berserk for some reason or another. The Bhatts' have their purpose in place. And they've used publicity and the media to prop up such products in the past. I'm not sure about this one.

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