New Delhi: The Devotion of Suspect X, a best-selling crime book by Japanese author Keigo Higashino, has been adapted into three films in three different countries: Suspect X (2008) in Japan, Perfect Number (2012) in Korea, and The Devotion of Suspect X (2017).
Jaane Jaan, Bollywood’s retelling of the tale, just premiered on Netflix today. Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Vijay Varma star in this film directed by Sujoy Ghosh.
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) September 21, 2023
Maya D’Souza is a single mother who is desperately attempting to escape her troubled background while still making ends meet. Her life is quite calm, but the death of her ex-husband throws her world back into chaos and places her at the centre of a criminal investigation. While a relentless police officer walks the beat, her neighbour jumps forward to help her.
Unresolved emotional wounds from the past creep into Jaane Jaan’s narrative at just the right moments. The way that emotion creeps in at the worst possible times, and the way that the delicate harmony between innocence and subtle beauty sends shivers up everyone’s spine.
Review: #KareenaKapoorKhan is like an unputdownable book, a page turner in #JaaneJaan. The more you read her, the more mysterious she grows. I found myself mesmerised by her opaque turn in Sujoy Ghosh’s adaptation of The Devotion of Suspect X. https://t.co/U3WR4IX4ef
— Sukanya Verma (@SukanyaVerma) September 21, 2023
Though the story was kind of average the climax was quite good.
— Ashwani kumar (@BorntobeAshwani) September 21, 2023
The colour palette and settings in a Sujoy Ghosh film are often cited as some of the director’s most notable achievements. The film’s setting in Kalimpong and the use of dark colours give the thriller Jaane Jaan the correct mix of drama and tension.
Several well-filmed scenes in the movie help communicate the plot very well. The film’s visuals are sharp, clear, and tastefully colour-blocked to complement the serious tone of the plot.
JAANE JAAN Review: Gripping with unexpected turnings and twistings!!!
— Keval Asher (@asherkeval) September 21, 2023
The film’s casting was among the best achievements and deserving of praise. All three actors – Jaideep, Kareena, and Vijay did an outstanding job bringing their characters to life.
#JaaneJaanReview | Filmmaker @sujoy_g‘s #JaaneJaanOnNetflix may not engage you completely from start to finish, but it is a performance-driven film — with Kareena Kapoor, @JaideepAhlawat and @MrVijayVarma making it worth your time, writes @shominisenhttps://t.co/chqA0nKMen
— WION Showbiz (@WIONShowbiz) September 21, 2023
Kareena’s every blink, and silent expression conveyed a wealth of information. The way Jaideep Ahlawat delivers his lines and the gentleness of his grin gives him an air of mystery.
Jaideep Ahlawat perfection, and the best thing Ghosh has done in a decade. JAANE JAAN review https://t.co/mrhdiz1voG
— Uday Bhatia (@yooday) September 21, 2023
Jaane Jaan Review: The film delivers loose ends with a boring climax and exaggerated scenes which are not required. The only shining saviour of the film is the on fleek acting of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Vijay Varma. #JaaneJaanOnNetflix #KareenaKapoorKhan #VijayVarma
— Piyali Bhadra (@PiyaliBhadra10) September 21, 2023
The use of the iconic Aa Jaane Jaan song in this criminal thriller is not only inspired but also serves as the film’s title. The background music is also subtle and tense.
Overall, Jaane Jaan is a great dark thriller with a compelling story.