Jaanu Review


Movie: Movie: Jaanu
Rating: 2.75/5
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Creations
Cast: Sharwanand, Samantha Akkineni
Music: Govind Vasantha
Cinematography: Mahendiran Jayaraju
Producer(s):  Raju, Shirish
Director: C Premkumar
Release Date: February 07, 2020

Punchline: A Faithful Remake but..


Jaanu is the story of K Ramachandran(Sharwanand) and S Janaki Devi (Samantha), how they fall in love in their school days and due to some unforeseen circumstances have to part ways. After 17 years, they reunite for their school get together and how they still continue to have feelings for each other and respect their current relationship status. It is a mature love story presented in a classy way.

Artistes’ Performances:

  • Sharwanand suited very well for the role and this is one of his best performance

  • Samantha as always nailed the performance and she looked elegant

  • Junior Jaanu needs a special mention. She did a great job too

  • Junior Ramachandran is just okay


  • Chemistry between the lead pair

  • BGM & Songs

  • A faithful remake


  • Very slow narration. You will need patience to enjoy the proceedings

  • Offers nothing new if you have already watched the original


96 film in tamil was such a classic hit. Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha were the leads in the film and we all thought that classic can never be recreated. However, Dil Raju decided to make the film in telugu and retained the same director, music director and changed the lead pair. His casting choices were apt and no one else would have suited as much as Sharwanand and Samantha. Both of them needs a special mention as they were successful in recreating the magic. However, the movie pace has some problems and you really need patience to enjoy the film. If you have already watched the original, there is nothing new in this remake as it is exact frame to frame copy of the original. If you haven’t watched the original, you can definitely give this movie a watch. Govind Vasantha gave exact same tunes as Original and the BGM is good too.

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