Friday, May 16, 2008

Jannat: A Typical Bhatt Production

If you are an avid fan of the movies released from the Bhatt camp then you might know Bhatts are well known for dealing with new talents, uncommon stories and often with controversial ideas. Well, the upcoming movie Jannat is no change. The movie is due to hit the screen today and this is the first movie premiered both in India and Pakistan.

As a Vishesh Films production, Jannat seems to be a typical Bhatt production with some new talents. Jannat features new face- Sonal Chauhan, for the female lead role against Emraan Hashmi in the mail lead role. Sonal Chauhan was the winner of the Miss India Tourism 2005 title and she is one of the popular model of India’s showbiz world. More than that, Jannat is the directorial debut for 24-year old Kunal Deshmukh, who helped director Mohit Suri in 2005 Bhatt production, Zeher.

Jannat deals with a story revolved around a cricket bookie who is aiming to make money quickly and eventually gets involved in fixing cricket matches. I do not know if there is any other movie released from Bollywood on a cricket bookie earlier. Now, so more or less you can say that the story of the movie Jannat is a bit different. Now, come to controversy. Yes, Jannat is involved in some controversies as well. First of all, the movie deals with cricket match fixing which itself is a very controversial issue in Cricket. Pakistan film industry blamed the movie for treating the Pakistani cricketers badly and claimed for a fan on the movie in Pakistan. There is a dialogue in the movie that says Cricketers and prostitutes are similar. It is quite enough to spark rage among the cricket crazy fans of India, though nothing happened so far in India.

So, Jannat carries out all the characteristics of Bhatt films. Produced by Mukesh Bhatt, the movie ropes in Pritam Chakraborty for the music scores and you already know that the audio album of Jannat remains in the top chart since its launch in India. Now, let us see if Jannat turns out to be another hit flick from Bhatt camp and makes some quick cash for the Bhatts.

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