From the Bhatt stable comes yet another movie borrowing inspiration from real life. Jashnn is an honest attempt to capture the struggles of an aspiring singer, but somehow falls short of a compelling storyline. The standard Bollywood formula is used, only this time it doesn’t work as well as it did for, maybe, Rock On.
An aspiring singer Akash (Suman) works hard to make his debut in the music world. Along with his bandmates, he tries his best to get someone to listen to his music, but to no avail. And that’s just the beginning of his woes. His sister (Goswami) is a mistress of a wealthy businessman who simply cannot stop humiliating her, his Boston-returned girlfriend is pregnant, and no one seems to think he has talent. Alone and miserable, Akash has to fend for himself, discovering himself before he can unleash his songs onto the world.
Jashnn does not beat about the bush nor does it inflict unnecessary pain on an audience that have mainly come to watch Adhyayan Suman act. The performances are satisfactory (with the exception of Goswami who is superb) and the songs are already a hit. In short, it’s just another average Bollywood film. Directors Hyderabadwala and Mistry have pooled their think tanks to only dish out a feel-good movie. And can we blame them? After all when was the last time a movie like Manorama: Six Feet Under or Black Friday become a hit?
Jashnn may not garner awards but you cannot ignore it either. The film could be a decider for the many new faces in the movie. Watch it and decide.