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And the winner is: Jaane Tu

Patcy N | July 08, 2008 12:27 IST

A still from Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na

Last week saw the release of two big movies -- the sci-fi Love Story 2050 and the youthful Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. And both the films carried a lot of expectations, thanks to their heroes!


While the first saw Harry Baweja directing his newcomer son, Harman, the latter saw the debut of Aamir Khan's [Images] nephew, Imran.


Both films were promoted aggressively, as they tried to score over the other.


While many thought Hrithik Roshan's [Images] look-alike Harman would steal the show with his cool dance moves, the victory cup goes to Imran.


Jaane Tu started with a great opening, and is still doing well, according to trade analysts. The film is steadily heading to becoming a big hit. Unfortunately, Love Story 2050 neither got a good start at the box office, nor with the critics.


One of the reasons for the failure, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, is that the Indian audience is still not open to sci-fi. "Science fiction is not everyone's cup of tea. Secondly, the film did not do well because of its music. If it is a love story, the music has to be good. And of course, people don't like the film," he says.


"Jaane Tu is youth-based film, so all the young people are running to the theatres! The film has a fresh look. Ths songs, especially Aditi and Papu can't dance, have become a rage. Also, by now, the audience knows that Aamir's movies are synonymous with quality product," Taran continues.


Vinod Mirani, the official trade analyst for, also feels Jaane Tu was successful because of its fresh faces, good music, youthful appeal and simple story.


After facing a lot of criticism for his film, Harry Baweja cut the length of Love Story 2050 by 10 minutes. Will that help the film in any way? Mirani does not think so. "If the content is solid, the length does not bother a viewer," he says. "But the content of Love Story 2050 is not too good. Besides, it might be too late to edit certain parts."

But in spite of a flop on his hands, Harman is here to stay, feels Taran. Both Imran and Harman have only just started their long innings in the Hindi film industry.

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