Reviewer's Summary - Silly
Year: Releasing on October 20, 2006 in the U.S.
Actors: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Anupam Kher
Director: Shirish Kunder
Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
Music: Anu Malik
Story: Shirish Kunder
Even by the lowly standards of Bollywood, Jaanemann is a ridiculously silly movie.
Yet another sophomoric love story, Jaanemann is awful to endure and painful to sit through.
Jaanemann's strong star cast, which includes Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta, provides little solace to the audience because of the movie's shaky scaffolding.
Jaanemann's principal weakness is the story, which goes beyond the bounds of sanity.
Shot extensively in New York, Jaanemann's asinine story offers no chance for the talented troika of Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Preity Zinta to salvage this movie.
Champu a.k.a Agasthya Rao is a geek in love with the college beauty Piya (Preity Zinta). But the pretty lass has eyes only for her singer boy friend Suhan Kapoor (Salman Khan).
Years go by. Agasthya is now an astronaut in the U.S. but the passage of time has not diminished the intensity of his love for Piya.
Meanwhile, Piya and Suhan are divorced. Piya has moved to New York while aspiring movie star Suhan is living in Mumbai in straitened circumstances after his movie career fails to take off.
Suhan lands in serious financial trouble over alimony issues and is at his wit's end for money. However, Suhan sees a way out of his financial woes when Agasthya comes calling to see Piya. Without revealing his relationship with Piya, Suhan tells Agasthya that Piya is divorced and in New York. Suhan also offers to help Agasthya marry Piya to make his alimony problems to go away.
In New York, Suhan provides real time coaching - via a wireless earpiece - to the clumsy Agasthya to help him win Piya's heart.
Just as Suhan realizes how much he still loves Piya, Agasthya and Piya decide to get married. Suhan intends to step aside but to actually allow that to happen would be too unconventional for Bollywood directors, right?
Ajnabi Shehar is one of the better songs. Kubool Kar Le is one of the worst song sequences we've seen in a Bollywood movie.
Jaanemann is a horror show that should never have seen the light of the day. Its central theme - the love triangle - has been beaten to death in a gazillion Bollywood movies.
With Jaanemann, Bollywood not only plunged us into gloom but has taken mediocrity to new heights. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.