Nee Jathaga Nenundaali, starring Sachin Joshi and Nazia Hussain is the official remake of 2013 film Aashiqui 2. It carries all the highs and lows of its predecessor, the same music with Telugu lyrics, the same scenes and dialogues but somewhere along the way, the essence of the film goes missing. Like a soft drink that looses its fizz, the actors Sachin and Nazia seem rather at loss of emotions while enacting their roles but the sad part is even the Hindi movie did not display the greatest acting in the world. Nonetheless, some magic was created in Aashiqui 2, be it the music, the kissing in the rain, the dreamy bokeh overdosed visuals or the promise of true love. All though all this was replicated to the T, the magic was lost somewhere in NJN.
Raghav Jairam (Sachin Joshi) is a singer fighting his demons, with the help of good pal. Gayathri Nandana (Nazia Hussain) is a girl who worships Lata Mangeshkar and wants to be a singer. For reasons that are never explained, Rahul's constant companion is alcohol. Lots of it. But he is not so soused that he can't spot talent: he hears Gayathri sing in a shady Goa bar, and knows she is the next big thing. And then comes the constant battle that the two deal with obscurity, fame and heartbreak, and it all becomes mothballed.
The USP of the film is the music and cinematography. Jaya Ravindra doesn’t get too imaginative with his task of making the remake. Most of the songs are sung by the same singers as in Hindi, the popular ones being Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal. Sachin Joshi needs to further work on his acting skills. Nazia was a sad version of Shradda Kapoor and lacks a basic flair for acting. It’s a loyal remake at the end of the day but watch it if you must. There are surely better bets this weekend, and there are better ways of celebrating Megastar Chiru’s birthday today too!