Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008)
  • Rate: 7.5/10 total 5,501 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 4 July 2008 (India)
  • Runtime: 155 min
  • Budget: INR 100,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $600,922(USA)(3 August 2008)
  • Director: Abbas Tyrewala
  • Stars: Imran Khan, Genelia D'Souza and Manjari Fadnis
  • Original Music By: A.R. Rahman   
  • Soundtrack: Pappu Can't Dance Salah – Remix
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)
  • Plot Keyword: Girlfriend | Best Friend | Airport | Young Love | Rat

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Abbas Tyrewala  writer

Known Trivia

  • In the song “Pappu Can’t Dance Saala” a line says “Papa kehte hai bada naam karega”. “‘Papa Kehte Hai” was a song in ‘Imran Khan”s uncle Aamir Khan’s debut film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Also, just as Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak was produced by Aamir Khan’s uncle Nasir Hussain, this film, which is Imran Khan’s debut film, is produced by his uncles Mansoor Khan and Aamir Khan.
  • The last shot of the film is on the airport of the arriving crowd. In the shot a man with a big beard is seen sleeping, holding a board in his hand saying “Mr. Godot”. This is a reference to Samuel Beckett’s famous play “Waiting For Godot” in which “Godot” never arrives.
  • When the group reaches the Airport, Shaleen asks Jiggy if he has confessed his love to Mala. He replies that if he would do that, Mala would give him a ‘GPL’, which is an abbreviation of a Hindi slang ‘Gaand pe laat’, which means ‘to get ones’ a*s kicked’.
  • Jai’s parents, played by Ratna Pathak and Naseeruddin Shah are a real life couple. Their real life knick-knacks are shown in the movie too.
  • Jai tells Meghna that his grandfather wished to name him Zoravar, which is actually the name of third son of Guru Govind Singh Ji.
  • When Aditi drops Jai at his home in her Cherevolet Spark, the place where she stops and the way she drives in, is exactly the same as the car arrives in the commercial for Cherevolet Spark, at the end.
  • Apart from the two versions of the title song, the line “Jaane tu ya jaane na’ (which means: do you know or do you not) was also used several times in the song “Tu Bole Main Boloon” and once in the song “Kabhi Kabhi Aditi”.
  • The female version of song ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’, sung by ‘Runa Rizvi’, is not in the original version of the film. But following the success of the film during its first weeks in theaters, the song was temporarily added with Aditi singing the song. The song can be seen in the deleted scenes feature on the DVD.

Goofs: Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the second chorus of "Pappu Can't Dance," Imran Khan is supposed to appear to be lip syncing the chorus, but he starts lip syncing too late and only "sings" the second half of the the line.

Plot: Two best friends being convinced that they are not in love search for each other's love. Full summary »  »

Story: While on the way to the airport, Mala, who Jignesh Patel believes is going to be his future girlfriend, must listen to the romantic overtures of a group who are obsessed with the popular number 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' from the movie 'Aa Gale Lag Jaa'. The story is about Jai Singh Rathore and Aditi Wadia, two friends who are so close that the Wadias decide to get them married. But both disagree, and decide to seek soul mates for each other. With Aditi's help, Jai meets Meghna, and both fall in love with each other. Jai is introduced to her parents, who also approve of him. Aditi's is then introduced to Sushant Modi, who instantly finds approval, even with her reclusive brother, Amit. Mala anxiously awaits the climax as the story unfolds with many twists and turns.Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)  


Synopsis: Meet Jai Singh Rathore – ‘Rats’ (Imran Khan), the most non-violent Rajput either side of the Aravallis. And meet, if you dare, the violent and passionate Aditi Mahant – ‘Meow’ (Genelia D’Souza). Whatever you do, do not pick a fight with her. She scratches. And abuses. If you do get into a scrap, take cover till Jai arrives, as he alone can calm our snarling wildcat.

Jai thinks Aditi’s parents should have rinsed her mouth with soap when she was a child. Aditi thinks that Jai is the biggest coward she has ever encountered. Heaven has mixed up its apples and oranges.

Rotlu weeps secretly for Aditi. Bombs’ heart explodes for Jai. Jiggy applies golden mascara to his hair. Shaleen well, she’s probably the only one who doesn’t seem a few notes short of a concerto.

Jai and Aditi are perfect for each other (in some odd, distorted way, impossible to understand). Friends know this. Parents know this. Everybody knows this. But do Rats and Meow know?

Can two people ever, truly, know the secrets of their hearts? And how do you know it’s the real thing?

When do you know it’s love?

Adding to this, a quarrelling portrait and many problems ahead…

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Produced By:

  • Ajay Bijli known as co-producer
  • Sanjeev K. Bijli known as co-producer
  • Aamir Khan known as producer
  • Mansoor Khan known as producer
  • B. Shrinivas Rao known as executive producer
  • Kiran Rao known as associate producer
  • Akram Shah known as line producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Imran Khan known as Jai Singh Rathore
  • Genelia D'Souza known as Aditi Wadia (as Genelia)
  • Manjari Fadnis known as Meghna (as Manjari)
  • Ayaz Khan known as Sushant Modi
  • Karan Makhija known as Rotlu
  • Sugandha Garg known as Shaleen
  • Nirav Mehta known as Jiggy
  • Alishka Varde known as Bombs
  • Renuka Kunzru known as Mala
  • Prateik known as Amit (as Pratiek Babbar)
  • Anuradha Patel known as Pumpkin (as Anooradha Patel)
  • Jayant Kripalani known as Peachy (as Jayant Kriplani)
  • Ratna Pathak known as Savitri (as Ratna Pathak Shah)
  • Padam Bhola known as Vivek
  • Shakun Batra known as Nilesh
  • Naseeruddin Shah known as Amar Singh
  • Jerrit John known as Bartender
  • Sohail Khan known as Bhalu
  • Arbaaz Khan known as Bagheere
  • Paresh Rawal known as Vaghmare
  • Omprakash known as Hawaldar Gaikonde
  • Rajat Kapoor known as Mahesh – Meghna's dad
  • Kitu Gidwani known as Sheela – Meghna's mom
  • Urvashi Shah known as Richa
  • Uditanshu Mehta known as Vikram
  • Deepak Dharwal known as Sushant's dad (as Deepak Dhadwal)
  • Veena Mehta known as Pammi
  • Murli Sharma known as Prakash – Officer airport
  • Avantika Malik Khan known as Special Appearance

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Sandeep Desai known as makeup department head
  • Ayesha DeVitre known as hair stylist
  • Nalini known as hair stylist
  • Yasmin known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Sunil Gujar known as graphic designer
  • Ramakant Kanojia known as graphic designer
  • Surabhi Laddha known as assistant art director
  • Mohammed Kasam Sayyad known as construction coordinator
  • Mihir Shah known as graphic designer
  • Dhananjay Thorat known as graphic designer


Production Companies:

  • Aamir Khan Productions
  • PVR Pictures

Other Companies:

  • Bimal Parekh & Co.  chartered accountants
  • Epigram  promotions and publicity
  • Pixion  digital intermediate facility
  • SonicFields  sound post-production
  • Spice  media consultant
  • T-Series  soundtrack


  • PVR Pictures (2008) (worldwide) (all media)
  • Rapid Eye Movies (2009) (Germany) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Pixion (DI & VFX)

Visual Effects by:

  • Shruti Banta known as digital compositor
  • Mangesh Bhalerao known as digital line producer
  • Devrishi Chatterjee known as digital compositor
  • Ritu Chaurasia known as digital compositor
  • Sarang Deshpande known as lead digital compositor
  • Indraneel Guha known as cg supervisor
  • Avinash Gupta known as digital compositor
  • Ilamuruguselvan known as digital compositor
  • Rajiv Joseph known as visual effects supervisor
  • Pankaj Kalbende known as digital compositor
  • Rahul Kallankandy known as flame artist
  • Sunil Kamath known as digital intermediate conformist
  • Shashi Kiran known as visual effects artist
  • Anup Kumar known as digital compositor
  • Kumaran known as digital compositor
  • Arun Mendon known as digital compositor
  • Sanjiv Naik known as digital compositor
  • Ranen Nongmaithem known as digital compositor
  • Kunjan Oza known as digital compositor
  • Uppu Pavanrajesh known as digital compositor
  • Kaustubh Pawaskar known as lead senior compositor
  • Ramsai Rayanapati known as vfx sequence supervisor
  • Rituparna Roy known as rigging artist
  • Dange Sangram known as CG Animator
  • Sayantan Sanyal known as digital lighting
  • Qaish Shaikh known as digital film scanning
  • Chandrakant Shenoy known as digital matte painter
  • Naveen Shukla known as digital compositor
  • Ashwin Singh known as lead compositor
  • Gaurvendra Singh known as digital compositor
  • Dinesh Solanki known as digital compositor
  • Balakrishna P. Subaiah known as digital compositor
  • Prasad Sutar known as visual effects supervisor
  • Jayadev Tiruveaipati known as digital colorist
  • Ashok Uchil known as digital compositor

Release Date:

  • India 4 July 2008
  • Kuwait 17 July 2008
  • Germany 1 April 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Russia 2 July 2009


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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