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Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

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Directed by Abbas Tyrewala
Produced by Aamir Khan
Mansoor Khan
Written by Abbas Tyrewala
Starring Imran Khan
Genelia D'Souza
Prateek Babbar
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Manoj Lobo
Distributed by Aamir Khan Productions
PVR Cinemas
Release date(s) 4 July 2008
Running time 155 min.
Country India India
Language Hindi
Budget Rs. 110 Million
Gross revenue Rs. 529.6 Million .[1]

Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (Hindi: जाने तू... या जाने ना, translation: Whether you know... or not) is a 2008 Hindi-language film written and directed by Abbas Tyrewala. The film stars Imran Khan and Genelia D'Souza in pivotal roles. Produced by Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan, it marks the debut of Imran Khan (Aamir Khan's nephew) as an actor, and Abbas Tyrewala as a director, and re-appearance of Genelia in Bollywood. Released on 4 July 2008, the film received favorable reviews, and went on to enjoy success at the box office.



The story begins at the airport. When Rotlu, Jiggy, Bums and Shaleen offer to tell Mala, the tale of Jai and Aditi, a love story with joys and sorrows, happiness and heartbreaks, laughter, songs and fights…and a climax at the airport.

Meet Jai Singh Rathore aka ‘Rats’, the most non-violent Rajput ever. Meet Aditi aka ‘Meow‘, a highly aggressive girl. She abuses. She scratches (hence the name Meow). It is Jai alone who can calm Aditi. Aditi thinks that Jai is the biggest coward she has ever encountered. However Jai and Aditi are college-going best buddies.

Jai and Aditi are perfect for each other. Friends know this. Parents know this. Everybody but the two themselves.

Aditi dreams of a virile, macho husband, while Jai is the contrary. However, they decide to hunt for a perfect life partner for each other.

Jai falls in love with Meghna at the first sight in a pub where two psychos were misbehaving with her. Jai saves her, not by fighting but by tricking the two psychos who always ride horses. Meghna always played the game of imagination, “What’s this?” When, Meghna and Jai got close to each other, Rotlu, Jiggy, Bombs and Shaleen were happy for Jai but no body noticed that Aditi was missing Jai’s company. Aditi had noticed changes in Jai’s attitude.

Meghna informs Jai that her parents squabble together but cannot stay without each other. Jai visits Meghna’s parents. Her father was an alcoholic. Her parents always argued with each other and Jai was uncomfortable with them.

Aditi gets engaged to her father’s friend’s son, Sushant. Sushant was a spoilt playboy. At Jiggy’s birthday bash, Aditi introduces her fiancé. Then everyone decides to dance.Jai is disturbed because he is jealous seeing Aditi with Sushant.Aditi becomes emotional seeing Jai.In the middle of the dance Sushant thinks Aditi is cring because she like him and kisses her.Jai sees this and stops dancing abruptly.while taking Meghana home, she tries to cheer him up, but it just results him in being more worse.He shouts at Meghana for acting so childish.

Jai realizes that Meghna is a girl who runs from the reality and hides in rather stupid refuges. Meghna breaks down, and lets Jai know how she became this way, and why. Meghna shares her dark childhood of her father having an extra-martial affair and her mother leaving the residence but later she only returns for Meghna with Jai. Meghna is hurt when she sees her parents in pain solely on her account. But since there's no other way round, she decides to close her eyes and see things the way she wants, in a happy manner. Therefore, according to her, her parents fight in a very cute manner. All is happy in the way she sees things, and does not want anyone to remove this veil before her eyes, until she is ready for it. The next day, to cheer up things, she kids Jai by saying that Aditi is the right girl for him and he should marry her, instead. Jai is taken aback, when Meghna laughs and apologises that she was only joking, and did not intend to shock Jai. But Jai reveals that there is more truth to the joke than Meghna thinks, and says that he is in love with Aditi in actuality. Meghna is shattered, and leaves with a good-bye kiss. Aditi reveals her feelings for Jai and Sushant slaps her on her face, leaving a bruise. Aditi decides to go to America to join a film program at New York University. Jai spots the bruise on Aditi’s face and thrashes Sushant.

Jai gets arrested and is put behind bars. There he encounters the two psychos, Bhaloo and Bhageera, who were harassing his Meghna in the pub. However, they find out that they are closely related cousins separated in chlidhood. They tell him that to become a man in their Rathore Clan, he must complete three conditions: 1.) Thrash someone 2.) Get arrested 3.) Ride a horse. They tell him that his father was a brave man and fought heroically but died. Jai realizes that his mother lied to him by claiming that his father was a non-violent person. Aditi makes her way to the international airport. Jai rides a horse of his cousin and heads towards the airport to chase her.

He crosses the security and seeks for Aditi. He finds her and sings Jaane tu…ya jaane na. Aditi gets delighted and hugs him.

Rotlu, Jiggy, Bombs and Shaleen conclude the story and welcome Jai and Aditi at the airport who just returned from their honeymoon. Mala introduces herself to them as Jiggy’s girlfriend.



The film was released on 4 July 2008. The premiere of the film was held at the PVR Cinemas in Goregaon, Mumbai where many Bollywood stars were present. The film was released with 473 prints worldwide, which includes 282 analog prints, 81 digital screens and 110 prints overseas.[2] In its second week, the number of shows at multiplexes were increased while 100 more centers were opened.[3]



Box office

Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na was an early success, with 80% or more in morning shows and 100% by the noon shows across India. Monday usually witnesses a drop in business for films in India, but Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na had strong showings on Monday (75%), Tuesday (70%) and Wednesday (60%+).[4] The first week all-India net was Rs. 20.01 crore with an average of Rs. 6,56,524 per print.[3] For the second week, the number of shows were increased and it started the week grossing almost 100% at several screens.[5] The film grossed 17.50 crore in its second week, taking its total to 37.50 crore. It grossed approximately 56.41 crores, thus being declared a Hit.

Critical Reception

The movie got positive responses from the critics as well. gave it a 4 out of 5, "a rock-solid ensemble cast that is mouthwateringly perfect". Movie Talkies has given it 4 stars, "the coolest, warmest, hippest and funniest musical romantic comedy in years has arrived, and a new Khan is born." Glamsham gave it another 4 out of 5, "another fruitful outing for Aamir Khan. This man certainly knows what he is doing." Planet Bollywood gave it 4 stars, "a fresh breezy entertainer which undoubtedly is the best the year has seen so far." AOL India reviewer Noyon Jyoti Parasara gave it 3.5 out of 5 and said, "Jaane Tu... weaves in a lot of emotions right from friendship, love to insecurity. Every character is shown to have a definite backing. Which means a very good job by the writer." [1] Taran Adarsh of IndiaFM gave it 3.5 stars, "a breezy entertainer which will be loved by its target audience -- the youth".


Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na
Soundtrack by A.R.Rahman
20 May 2008 (CD release)
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn
A.M. Studios
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 31:48
Label T-Series
Producer Aamir Khan
Mansoor Khan
A.R. Rahman
Professional reviews
A.R.Rahman chronology
Jodhaa Akbar
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na
ADA: A Way of Life

The music of Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, composed by A. R. Rahman and lyrics by director Abbas Tyrewala, was released in India on 20 May 2008 with producer Aamir Khan presenting the first audio CD to veteran actor Shammi Kapoor.[6] The soundtrack held the number one spot on the music charts for several consecutive weeks.[7] The soundtrack was well received by the audiences and the critics,[8][9] with Pappu Can't Dance, Kabhi Kabhi Aditi and Nazrein Milana becoming one of the major hits of 2008.[10] Rahman, who won major international awards for his music in Slumdog Millionaire, was awarded with the Filmfare Best Music Director Award and the Star Screen Award for Best Music Director for this soundtrack. The track Kabhi Kabhi Aditi was nominated for Best Playback Singer (Rashid Ali) and Best Lyrics (Tyrewala) at the Filmfare awards.

Track Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Kabhi Kabhi Aditi"   Rashid Ali 3:41
2. "Pappu Can't Dance"   Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer, Satish Chakravarthy, Aslam, Blaaze, Tanvi Shah, Bhargavi 4:27
3. "Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai (Aditi)"   Runa Rizvi 3:41
4. "Nazrein Milaana Nazrein Churaana"   Benny Dayal, Satish Chakravarthy, Sayonara, Darshana, Swetha, Bhargavi, Anupama 3:57
5. "Tu Bole, Main Boloon"   A.R. Rahman 4:36
6. "Kahin To"   Rashid Ali, Vasundhara Das 5:05
7. "Jaane Tu Meri Kya Hai (Jai)"   Sukhwinder Singh 5:44
8. "Pappu Can't Dance (Remix)" (remixed by Krishna Chetan) Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer, Satish Chakravarthy, Aslam, Blaaze, Tanvi Shah, Bhargavi 4:27


Star Screen Awards

Filmfare Awards

4th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards

Star Sabse Favourite kaun Awards

Stardust Awards


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