The cast & crew
Emraan Hashmi, Sonal Chauhan, Samir Kochar, Jawed Sheikh
Vishal Malhotra, Shakeel Khan, Abhimanyu Singh, Vipin Sharma
Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt
Kunal Deshmukh, Vishesh Bhatt, Pritam, Manoj Soni,
Sanjay Masoom, Raju Singh
Vishesh Films’ Jannat is a slickly made film with melodious music, very well crafted script and excellent performance by Emraan Hashmi. Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt have spun a new story with the backdrop of match fixing and bookies, while the focus is on love and romance.
Arjun (Emraan Hashmi) is carefree but a risk taking young man with an obsessive passion for making money by playing card games. An accidental meeting with a girl in a mall, Zoya (Sonal Chauhan), gives him the excuse he wanted to move out of his present lackluster life. His upward mobility takes him from playing small-time card games to becoming a big-time bookie.
Squeezed between the lady he loves and his addiction to make a fast buck, Arjun enters into the big bad world of match fixing. His sudden rise in the society attracts the attention of a police official (Samir Kochar).
Arjun has to now choose between Zoya and this newly acquired success and the consequential power. As Arjun struggles to choose between the two, the Don (Jawed Sheikh]) offers the once in a life time opportunity of limitless wealth in exchange of his unquestioned loyalty and draws him into his inner group of money spinners.
Will he redeem his love or will he float away in the current of currency?
Emraan Hashmi is the body, mind and soul of the film. He carries himself well throughout, emotes convincingly and merges with his character. Sonal Chauhan breezes through the initial phases, but comes out with flying colours eventually. Jawed Sheikh has given his best performance so far. Samir Kochar,. Vishal Malhotra, Shakeel Khan Abhimanyu Singh and Vipin Sharma have given compact and competent performances.
This film has been directed by a first time director Kunal Deshmukh and written by a debutante Vishesh Bhatt. However, watching the film, one will be surprised at the level of maturity, the command over the craft and the display of confidence in their very first attempt. The speed, at which the story is narrated and the timely twists and turns, is a testimony to the film’s gripping screenplay.
Pritam’s music composition is mellifluous. The songs Zara Sa… and Jannat Jahan… will linger in the memory for the lilting melody. Manoj Soni’s cinematography is of high standard.. The locales of Cape Town have been canned with exquisite brilliance. Dialogues by Sanjay Masoom are crisp. Some dialogues are quite appealing. The ackground score by Raju Singh enhances the overall audio-visual effect..
The debut director’s new and fresh film, dealing with a story away from the beaten track, is truly well-made. The concept and creation of the climax is as stunning as it is innovative. See Jannat. It is a tribute to the new generation of slick and stylish film-makers.You will definitely enjoy the film.
3 Stars out of 5