Sometimes its just sad to see talented actors like Abhay Deol and Patralekhaa Paul, do such stupid and meaningless movies like Nanu Ki Jaanu, itself. Why would they? Desperate times call for desperate measures, but these two hours and 13 minutes were pure torture for every viewer. Interested in knowing why? Then continue reading.
The story begins with Nanu (Abhay Deol), a dangerous land mafia who gets involved in a road accident with Siddhi (Patralekhaa), which leaves her in critical condition. Trying to be the good guy, Nanu takes her to the hospital where she is declared dead on arrival. Heartbroken by this news, Siddhi’s father (Rajesh Sharma) denies seeing the truth and decides to keep his daughter's dead body intact in an ice lid. Sounds crazy, right? Wait, there's more. Soon the spirit of Siddhi returns to haunt Nanu's house. And obviously being an average human, Nanu gets scared AF and tries his best to get rid of the ghost. All sorts of weird things happen till the time Siddhi decides to come in front of the people. Just don't even try to watch.
Adaptation of Pisasu, a Tamil film, Nanu Ki Jaanu has left us with nothing to say. Manu Rishi Chadha has apparently modified the script of Pisasu for this one, but it makes no difference because the movie is really NOT worth. There’s a scene in the film in which Nanu’s mother (Himani Shivpuri) watches a movie and when Nanu asks her how was the film she replies “Bahut bakwas!”; I guess she was talking about this movie. Just keep in mind that even if you are going to watch this movie, leave your brain out of the theatre else you will hate it to every second.
Why Abhay Deol why? Bollywood is obliged to have you, then why on Earth were you a part of this circus? We were dying to see you on the silver screen but Nanu Ki Jaanu has depressed us in every possible way. Moving on to Patralekhaa, if only we could see her pretty face more on the 70 mm but it's okay. One could say, makers could have used similar VFX instead of her as they did for her spirit. The writer of the film, Manu Rishi Chadha is also the funniest character in the movie. Playing the role of tu-jaanta-nahi-hai-main-kaun-hoon kind of guy, he’s the only good thing about the film. Rajesh Sharma’s character has been penned with the ink of writers who design the roles of daily soap bahus.
Because the story is so pointless, there is nothing that stands out. Faraz Haider yet again fails to deliver fun after Sharman Joshi and Jaaved Jaaferi’s War Chhod Na Yaar. According to me, there is nothing in the movie, from drama to comedy to horror. However, the movie is filled with a song for every occasion but all of that goes, unnoticed!
There is a good film and there is bad, but some fall under the MSG franchise category. Nanu Ki Jaanu is painful to watch and deserves nothing more than 2/10. Please, skip this!