Ten years ago, a fresh romantic comedy arrived and took the nation by storm. The film released alongside a much bigger (in terms of scale and budget) film like 'Love Story 2050' but went several notches higher than the latter, which was a disaster at the box-office. The film was a huge success and since then, the film has enjoyed several repeated viewings on television and home video. The film which launched Imran Khan's nephew and reintroduced Genelia D'Souza had a storyline which had been employed in several Hindi films in the past but what set this film apart from those is the way the familiar tropes were use in a different way by writer and director Abbas Tyrewala.
1. Jhamu Sughand, who had films like 'Rangeela', 'Bombay', 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' to his credit as a producer, was supposed to produce the film but he passed away before the film went on the floors.
3. Apart from 'Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na', Jhamu Sughand had also come on board as producer of 'Johnny Gaddar' had offered both the scripts to Neil Nitin Mukesh whom he had promised to launch. Neil chose 'Johnny Gaddar' which later went on to be produced by Adlabs.
4. The song 'Pappu Can't Dance Saala' had a reference of 'Papa Kehte Hain' from 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak'. Remember the line "papa kehte hain bada naam karega...?".
5. Several girls had auitioned for the role of Aditi. Minishha Lamba was one of those who had auditioned for the role. Incidentally, Minissha was the leading lady in Imran's second film 'Kidnap'.
6. Though A R Rahman went on to win several wards for this film, he stated in an interview that there was a time when he as not sure whether the film would ever see the light of the day. He had started working on the film in October 2008 when Jhamu Sughand was the producer. After his untimely death, the film had go staled for some time.
7. Mansoor Khan, Aamir Khan's cousin who had directed films like 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak', 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar', 'Akele Hum Aele Tum' and 'Josh', had long retired from films and had settled for a peaceful life in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Aamir requested him to help him produce the film as Aamir was busy with his acting assignments and the film was getting delayed.
8. Most people consider 'Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na' to be Imran Khan's acting debut. While the film did mark his debut as a leading man or an adult actor, he had made a fleeting appearance as a child in 'Yaadon Ki Baarat'. The film was produce by his grand-uncle Nasir Hussain.
9. In the film, Genelia plays Aditi, who is an aspiring filmmaker. In real life, it is actually Imran who studied cinema. Imran has a degree in filmmaking from New York Film Academy.
10. Anuradha Patel, who played Genelia's mother in the film, had also played her mother in her debut film 'Tujhe Meri Kasam.'
There are some films that never get old. Just like 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar' in which Aamir played a high school brat, his production 'Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na' will also stand the test of time and will look fresh when it will be watched after twenty-five years.
Latest Features »