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Nanu Ki Jaanu (transl. Nanu's Janu) is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language horror comedy film directed by Faraz Haider, starring Abhay Deol and Patralekha. The first look poster was launched on 23 March 2018 followed by its theatrical trailer on 26 March 2018.[3] Nanu Ki Jaanu was released on 20 April 2018.[4][5][6] The movie is a remake of 2014 Tamil movie Pisaasu.[7]

Nanu Ki Jaanu
Nanu ki jaanu.jpg
Directed byFaraz Haider
Produced byPVR Pictures
Sajid Qureshi
Written byManu Rishi
StarringAbhay Deol
Patralekha
Manu Rishi
Music byOriginal Songs
Sajid–Wajid
Jeet Gannguli
Gunwant Sen
Bubli Huque-Meera
Sachin Gupta
Original Score
Dhruv Dhalla
CinematographyS. R Sathish Kumar
Edited byManan Ajay Sagar
Production
company
Inbox Pictures
Distributed byPVR Pictures
Release date
  • 20 April 2018 (2018-04-20)
Running time
133 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget15 crore[1]
Box office4.12 crore[2]

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PlotEdit

Anand is a land mafia agent in Delhi, who with his gang of 4 others scares property owners and acquires their apartments illegally. While on his way to make another deal, he stops to see an accident, and a girl Siddhi lying on road with a pile of blood. Nanu sees her alive and rushes her to the hospital, but she dies. Nanu get very disturbed as he saw her dying in front of him. He is not able to concentrate on anything or is able to make more deals. He is made fun by his friends for his weird behavior. Siddhi becomes a ghost and stays in Anand's apartment. It is shown that Siddhi's father stores her corpse in a freezer as he loved her immensely. She troubles Anand and his friends. She gets into bodies of people around him and roams around. After a series of events, Anand realizes that it was he who had hit Siddhi from behind. He confronts her father and asks him to kill him. Listening to this Siddhi breaks out of the freezer and tells that Anand is a nice guy and should be spared.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

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Nanu Ki Jaanu
Soundtrack album by
Sajid-Wajid, Jeet Gannguli, Gunwant Sen, Sachin Gupta and Babli Huque-Meera
Released16 April 2018 (2018-04-16)[9]
Recorded2017–2018
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length20:25
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
External audio
  Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Singles from Nanu Ki Jaanu
  1. "Tere Thumke Sapna Choudhary"
    Released: 3 April 2018
  2. "Bhoot Aaya"
    Released: 11 April 2018

The music of the film is composed by Sajid-Wajid, Jeet Gannguli, Gunwant Sen, Sachin Gupta and Babli Huque-Meera while lyrics were written by Abid Ali, Danish Sabri, Sonu Saggu, Sajid Qureshi and Sachin Gupta. The first song of the film, Tere Thumke Sapna Choudhary which is sung by Gunwant Sen, Khushboo Jain and Saumya Upadhyay was released on 21 March 2018. The second single to be released was Bhoot Aaya which is by Mika Singh and rapped by Fazilpuria and was released on 11 April 2018. The soundtrack was released by T-Series on 16 April 2018.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Tere Thumke Sapna Choudhary"Abid AliGunwant SenGunwant Sen, Khushboo Jain, Saumya Upadhyay3:15
2."Bhoot Aaya"Sajid Qureshi, Sachin GuptaSachin GuptaMika Singh
(Rap: Fazilpuria)
4:20
3."Tujhe Dekhti Hai Nazar"Abid AliGunwant SenMohammed Irfan5:10
4."Kali Choti"Sonu SagguBabli Huque-MeeraAman Trikha, Yashraj Kapil, Saumya Upadhyay3:31
5."Jai Mata Di"Danish SabriSajid-WajidJaved Ali, Alamgir Khan4:09
Total length:20:25

Critical receptionEdit

Reza Noorani of The Times of India gave the film a rating of 2.5 out of 5 saying that, "While the story is unique and interesting, the execution is flawed, especially when it comes to the horror elements."[10] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV gave the film a rating of 1 out of 5 and said that, "The spirits of two much-abused genres – horror and comedy – are given an unceremonious burial in Nanu Ki Jaanu, a heavy-handed jumble that is both horrific and funny, neither of which is remotely intentional."[11] Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5 and said that, "Nanu Ki Jaanu is 132-minute of convoluted chaos. Some talented actors are wasted and some are given a free run to waste their talent."[12] Nandini Ramnath of Scroll gave the film a rating of 1 out of 5 and said that, "Faraz Haider’s remake of the Tamil movie ‘Pisaasu’ works very hard to scare viewers away."[13] Anna MM Vetticad of First Post criticized the film saying that, "Abhay Deol is uninspired at best in this loosely handled, low-IQ mess" and gave the film a rating of 1 out of 5.[14]

Bollywood Hungama criticized the film, which is a remake of Tamil film Pisaasu, for being a poor adaptation saying that, "The adaptation by Manu Rishi Chadha is very poor. Manu Rishi Chadha’s screenplay is very weak and only a few moments stand out." The critic concluded the review by saying that, "On the whole, Nanu Ki Jaanu is an extremely poor show." and gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5.[15] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave the film a rating of 1 out of 5 saying that, "Nanu Ki Jaanu is so all-out scatter-brained and lame, that we are left wincing rather than laughing."[16] Sameeksha of News18 gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5 and concluding her review by saying that, "Overall the film is uneven, half-baked disappointment, which completely wrecks the talent of Abhay, Patralekha and even Chadha. They all deserve better than this."[17] Mayank Shekhar of Mid-Day gave the film a rating of 1 out of 5 and said that, "Suffice it to say, by the end of Nanu Ki Jaanu, pretty much everyone in my theatre (me included) were essentially laughing at the film, rather than with it".[18] Namrata Joshi of The Hindu criticized the film saying that, "Not quite supernatural thriller, Abhay Deol’s latest is plain dull."[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu – Movie – Box Office India". Box Office India. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu Box office collection till now". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu: Quirky first look poster of Abhay Deol's film is out". Hindustan Times. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu trailer: This horror comedy, starring Abhay Deol and Patralekhaa, is an after-life love story". Firstpost. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Nanu ki Jaanu: भूत की शिकायत लेकर पुलिस के पास पहुंचे अभय देओल और फिर...,". Zee News. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  6. ^ Chauhan, Gaurang (26 March 2018). "It's Patralekhaa vs Rajkummar Rao at the box office as Nanu Ki Jaanu clashes with Omerta". Times Now. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.mirchi9.com/bollywood/nanu-ki-jaanu-trailer-talk-another-unrecognizable-south-remake/
  8. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes.
  9. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes.
  10. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu Movie Review". The Times of India.     
  11. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu Movie Review: Abhay Deol And Patralekhaa, We Deserve Better". NDTV.     
  12. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu movie review: Abhay Deol's film is a bizarre ghost story". Hindustan Times.
  13. ^ "'Nanu Ki Jaanu' film review: Why, Abhay Deol, why?". Scroll.     
  14. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu movie review: Abhay Deol is uninspired at best in this loosely handled, low-IQ mess". First Post.     
  15. ^ "Movie Review: Nanu Ki Jaanu". Bollywood Hungama.     
  16. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu movie review: The Abhay Deol starrer is all-out scatter-brained and lame". The Indian Express.     
  17. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu Movie Review: Abhay Deol-Patralekha Starrer Is A Major Eye-Roll Fest". News18.     
  18. ^ "Nanu Ki Jaanu Movie Review". Mid-Day.     
  19. ^ "'Nanu Ki Jaanu' review: less horror, more inanities". The Hindu.

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