Saif Ali Khan Is All Kinds of Fun and Funny in Jawaani Jaaneman

The wait for Nitin Kakkar’s Jawaani Jaaneman is almost over. This comedy-drama was supposed to release in November last year and was later pushed to February 2020. Now, we get to see the film earlier than expected as it hits the cinema screens on the 31st of January. What’s so special about this film that’s gotten everyone excited? For starters, it stars Saif Ali Khan and Tabu in lead roles. Joining them is Alaya F, daughter of Pooja Bedi and granddaughter of Kabir Bedi, who makes her Bollywood debut. Chunky Pandey, Kumud Mishra, Farida Jalal, and Sacred Games star Kubbra Sait also have important roles in the film.

Jawaani Jaaneman focuses on Saif Ali Khan’s character who is a carefree middle-aged man who spends all his time partying with beautiful women. It’s not clear from the trailer how he makes his money but he has enough to support his hedonistic lifestyle. One day, he is visited by a young girl (Alaya F) who claims to be his daughter. A paternity test proves her correct and suddenly, he finds himself grappling with fatherhood. Her mother (played by Tabu) is a “hippie” who also lives life on the edge. Both of them receive a final shock when their daughter reveals that she is pregnant!

Jawaani Jaaneman is a movie with a premise made countless times in Hollywood but not as much in Bollywood. It’s bold, funny, and tries to be ‘woke’. Saif is seen playing a character that he has played before in Salaam Namaste and Kaalakandi, so we already have an idea about the kind of fun we’re in for. Tabu is certainly the surprise element here and her chemistry with Saif is one to watch out for. Alaya looks refreshing and from what we have seen of her in the trailer, she fits in well with the cast. Farida Jalal is the typical Indian mom who wishes to see her son married and Kumud Mishra appears to be the supportive chachaji. Kubbra Sait’s role has not been defined yet but she is likely to be Saif’s love interest. The cast is certainly the highlight of this film and with an interesting mix of actors, the story can certainly reach new levels of brilliance and fun.

So if you’re as excited about Jawaani Jaaneman as we are, click on the ‘Interested’ button below for updates on the film. Mark your calendars for the release date and stay tuned for our review.

Delnaz Divecha: Writer. Editor. Critic.