Director: Arshad Khan
Music: Rajesh Roshan. Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Running Time: 175 minutes
There’s only one thing I want when I watch a movie – to be entertained. That’s it. And simply put, Jaane Jigar entertains…and then some. Romance, action, likeable characters, great songs, vengeance, tragedy, sacrifice, revenge, redemption and honor are what you’ll find in this film. Plus there’s Mamta! One look into those dark eyes and I was hooked.
Just when you think things are going great for all that’s when the film does a 180 and kicks you in the face. Rival singer, Monty, isn’t too happy with Ravi stealing not only his fans but the woman his father wants him to wed as Meena’s father is quite wealthy and Monty’s father wants his share of it. So father and son scheme to kidnap Meena and extort her father’s wealth but things don’t go as planned when they mistakenly kidnap Meenu. I dare not reveal anymore for two reasons: 1) I’d prefer not to spoil it. 2) Things get so twisted and confusing I’d end up pulling my hair out trying to explain it. However, I should mention a bit about Jackie Shroff. His character doesn’t appear until the middle of the film but his character, Jai Kishan, plays an important role and has a vested interest in Vijay. Jai (Jackie) is kind of like a modern day robin hood. Disgusted with the way the wealthy suppress the poor; Jai bullies the rich snobs whom are nothing more than sniveling weasels when push comes to shove.
I highly recommend you check Jaane Jigar out. It has a little something for everyone. I had a blast watching it and I think you will too.
My rating for this film: 7.5