#018 #Scriptors100BestFilms Good films are like vintage wine – you may not get an instant kick, but as the time passes they start growing in your head, taking you to a surreal place where you are not you and nothing is as it seems.
Jane Bhi Do Yaaron is one such 32-year-old vintage wine that gives you a kick that may seem subtle initially, but it stays with you forever. This is the story of two young, enthusiastic, and naively idealistic photographers, who as the story progresses witness the rife corruption and manipulation in the society.
When Indian films were engrossed in run-of-the-mill film genres, such as plain comedy, tragedy, romance, revenge, or social drama, Jane Bhi Do Yaaron came as one of the earliest Dark-Comedies on the Indian screens. A very modestly budgeted film (simple INR 700,000, in which the main cast was paid hardly INR 3000 each) the film wasn’t an immediate success, but today it has come to be known as a cult classic and one of the ‘must watch Indian films’.
Jane Bhi Do Yaaron, immortalized by strange characters and iconic Mahabharat scene, is a hilariously comic depiction of the heartbreakingly tragic truth that’s quite relevant even today.