'What a waste of a great cast': Netizens feel Kareena Kapoor starrer Jaane Jaan falls short of a true thriller
The 139-minute-long film is based on the third novel of Keigo Higashino's Detective Galileo series, The Devotion of Suspect X. Kareena Kapoor features her in the role of a mysterious single mother, who is caught in a crime investigation.
Kareena Kapoor’s much-awaited digital debut film Jaane Jaan has finally been released on Netflix. Sujoy Ghosh’s thriller sees her in the role of a mysterious single mother, who is caught in a crime investigation. The show also stars Jaideep Ahalawat as her neighbour, who is a gifted math teacher, while Vijay Varma plays a relentless cop who digs into the case. The 139-minute-long film is based on the third novel of Keigo Higashino's Detective Galileo series, The Devotion of Suspect X. However, social media users found its storyline to be a mix of Drishyam and Kahaani. The film opened to mixed reviews with some disappointed viewers saying that it is a tale of intrigue which doesn’t grip.
“What a waste of a great cast & premise. dreadful cinematography. awful pacing. every opportunity to create some form of suspense is squandered. Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vijay Varma & Jaideep Ahlawat barely keep things interesting. an absolute nothing-burger film,” wrote an X user. “Despite a talented cast, #JaaneJaan disappoints. #KareenaKapoor, #JaideepAhlawat, and #VijayVarma shine, but a disjointed plot leaves us wanting more. It's a missed opportunity for a compelling narrative,” added another user. “#JaaneJaan could have been better. The expectations were too high for Sujoy Ghosh's film, couldn't live up.” read a comment. Check out X reactions here:
Nevertheless, the performances in Jaane Jaan have been lauded, especially of Jaideep Ahlawat. “Dear @JaideepAhlawat, just watched #JaaneJaan, your skills are top notch, the movie was thrillingly entertaining and each moment you were on screen it was a real treat .. such a wonderful experience..,“ said a netizen. Another commented, “ What a performance by #JaideepAhlawat in #JaaneJaan. It was his movie hands down.”
Jaane Jaan’s release date coincided with Kareena’s 43rd birthday. Some of the users also showered appreciation for her Maya character. “30 mins into #JaaneJaan #KareenaKapoorKhan WHAT A BLOODY PERFORMER!!!” wrote a user. “Kareena Kapoor as Maya D’Souza is impossible to take your eyes off of. For a thriller, hers is a performance that fits the genre perfectly. To be able to make the audience wonder if there’s more under the surface even when actions are predictable,” read a comment.
Meanwhile, Jaane Jaan is jointly backed by Sujoy Ghosh, Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Akshai Puri, Jay Shewakramani, Hyunwoo Thomas Kim, and Gaurav Bose. It started streaming on on Netflix on September 21.