Jashnn (2009) Hindi Movie Review-Trailer-Box Office-Ratings
Jashnn is a 2009 Bollywood Hindi Film directed by Raksha and Hasnain, starring Adhyayan Suman, Shahana Goswami, Anjana Sukhani and Humayun Saeed. Check out the review of the latest Bollywood movie.
Jashnn – Not bad at all
Rating: 3 out of 5*
Starring: Adhyayan Suman, Shahana Goswami, Anjana Sukhani and Humayun Saeed
Director duo – Raksha and Hasnain
Jashn 2009 Hindi Movie Critic’s Review:
Jashnn revolves around the life of twenty year old Akash Verma (Adhyayan Suman) who aspires to be the latest singing sensation of India and become the heartthrob of millions of fans. But he is unable to compete with the existing singers, who have already climbed the ladder of success and are now basking in its glory. He seeks to create a niche for his own voice in the music industry and be on the road to stardom, fans and recognition. In the process of reaching his destiny, Akash finds himself shattered when he encounters a sordid truth. His elder sister Nisha (Shahana) who works to earn money and provide him with a decent lifestyle is the mistress of a very rich businessman, Aman Bajaj (Humayun). The twist in the tale however occurs when Akash finds Sara (Anjana) in his life and proves to be his mentor as well as his biggest support, when he undergoes a very painful period in his professional life. Unknown to him, Sara is none other than the sister of his biggest enemy – Aman Bajaj. However, she makes Akash realize that he is a singer with an inherent talent and he should never give up hope. With Sara’s genuine love and support, Akash surmounts the toughest period of his life, discovers his voice once again and starts on the journey to success. Luck also starts showering on Akash soon after. He becomes an overnight star and manages to restore dignity to his beleaguered sister as well. Does Akash continue to be his good old self even after achieving stardom? Does he succeed in living up to the faith that Sara had shown in him all along the way? What happens to his terms with his biggest detractor – Aman Bajaj? These questions get answered in the rest part of the film.
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After delivering two duds The Killer and The Train, director duo Raksha and Hasnain finally manage to get it right the third time. Their attempt at an emotion packed musical works to a large extent. Though there are moments that remind you of Rock On, Jashnn manages to come out on its own. Shagufta Rafique’s screenplay is packed with some great emotional moments which succeed in bringing tears in your eyes and due credit for the same also needs to be shared with actors Adhyayan-Shahana and Anjana and the director duo. The influence of Mahesh Bhatt can be experienced in the confrontation scenes between Adhyayan and Humayun. Music by Toshi-Sharib makes a bigger impact while watching the songs on screen. On the downside, the second half appears lengthy as the pace drops down. But eventually, the climax packs a punch.
Adhyayan Suman shows tremendous growth as an actor in his first solo lead role. Shahana impresses as always. Anjana Sukhani often relegated to thankless parts in her earlier films gets a well etched role which she performs well. Pakistani actor Humayun Saeed is very impressive.
Jashnn has some wonderful music, great performances and a good story to tell. Do check it out. You won’t be disappointed. -Sampurn
It can’t get more ironical than this. When Raksha Mistry and Hasnain Hyderabadwala lifted scripts for their first two films ‘The Killer’ and ‘The Train’, they still took some reasonable opening at the box office. Final run of both small budget films wasn’t very impressive though but still the common factor between the two Emraan Hashmi starrers was ‘universally bad reviews’.
Circa 2009 and the director duo return with their most sensitive, honest and sincere attempt- ‘Jashnn’. Sad but the truth is that the film has taken the lowest opening of their three releases so far. Starring Adhyayan Suman, Anjana Sukhani, Shahana Goswami and Humayun Sayeed in the lead roles, no one expected the film to take a hurricane like opening at the box office. Still, one expected some decent opening for this Mukesh Bhatt production that boasted of some terrific music.
The film opened way below average though and just improved marginally over the weekend. The good news though that is that select segment of audience that has seen the movie has liked it and word of mouth isn’t bad. Nevertheless, it is still a scary situation for the film, as it needs to hold on really well over the weekdays. Coming weekend sees the arrival of ‘Luck’ that should eat up a big chunk of audiences.
So what really went wrong for the film? Why didn’t audiences even step in for the movie, let aside spreading any word of mouth whether positive or negative? Well, there are four major reasons:
Extremely lukewarm promotion. The songs weren’t promoted to the fullest while there were no dialogue promos whatsoever. Frankly, audiences in general didn’t have a clue what the film was all about.
Poor promotion strategy. Unnecessary controversies were created around Mahesh Bhatt directing the film, Adhyayan and Anjana being a couple, ‘on the sets’ tension between the director duo and the cast etc. etc. How could this have bothered the audience by the way?
No star value
Plethora of releases to choose from for the audiences. In weeks to come there are films like ‘Luck’, ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and ‘Kaminey’ lined up for release. It was clearly the case of bad release timing.
Overall, it is not yet celebration time for Bhatts and as the week comes to a close, the picture would become clearer. Since the film has been made on a shoestring budget, the losses, if any, would be minimal. However, the silver lining is that the effort by entire cast of the film as well as the director duo has been noticed in a big way and it can only get better for all of them from hereon!
– Joginder Tuteja / Sampurn
Andhyan Suman’s Realistic Performance- Jashnn
If Adhyayan Suman’s performance as a struggler on the skids in Jashnn seems convincing, it’s because he delved into a part of himself that he had buried too deep for years.
“And now it’s all come gushing out,” says his emotional mother Alka Suman. “People are commenting how emotionally he responds to the dramatic scenes, and how convincing he is when he cries. But that’s because early in his life Adhyayan lost his brother. All these years he has kept the grief pent-up inside him. It’s only now, that he’s able to articulate what he went through. To lose your sibling, and the grief and guilt that followed were too much for Adhyayan to handle then.”
The Sumans are now planning a party to celebrate their son’s triumphant performance. “It’s time for our own Jashnn. We’ve gone through a lot, and so has our son,” says Shekhar Suman hinting at the trauma of seeing their only son in a relationship they didn’t approve of. Not only that, they watched Adhyayan fritter away his childhood love, a girl from their neighbourhood, who had apparently committed herself to Adhyayan from childhood.
The Sumans waited for Adhyayan to get back to his normal life, the neighbourhood sweetheart included, except that she’s no more interested in getting back with Adhyayan, not after the way she was treated.
It’s now up to Adhyayan to win her back.
In many ways Jashnn has proved cathartic for Adhyayan. He not only relived the trauma of losing his elder brother to a heart disease, he also exorcized the pain of a far more recent heartache.
“Breaking up with Kangana wasn’t easy. But it was something I had to do to concentrate on my career. We were just not meant to be, not when my career was just starting off. She wanted to concentrate on her work, and I thought that’s what I should do too. I was tired of being known as Kangana Ranaut’s boyfriend.”
All the scenes in Jashnn, where Adhyayan is seen asking his screen girlfriend to get out of his life reminded the young actor of his recent breakup.
“No matter what the film’s box-office performance, I’ll always be proud of Jashnn. The pain was real,” admits Adhyayan. “Bhatt Saab put me in touch with emotions within myself that I had stored away and never really got a chance to understand. I was 7 when I lost my brother. I was confused. I was unable to follow what was happening.”
The Bhatts certainly seem impressed. They’ve announced another film with Suman Jr.
Is Emraan Hashmi no more the chosen one at the Bhatts’ production house?
– Bollywood news and gossips / Subhash K Jha / Sampurn