Claps for: Trying to reignite the spirit of friendship.
Slaps for: Overusing clichÃ©s
Popcorn Refill: Many
The Story: Sid(Tanuj Virwani) is set to return to India to perform the last rites of his mother( Rati Agnihothri). He is remembering the summer spent with friends in his hometown before leaving for the USA. The bond of friendship coupled with the struggles of growing up is the crux of the story. On the side is a love triangle between Nayantara(Izabelle Leite), Sid and Sam(Aditya Seal).
Performance: New-comer Aditya Seal is fitting as the spunky Sam while Tanuj Virwani seems awkward throughout. Izabelle Leite hasn't got much to do and is average in the film. The effervescent Sarika as Sam's drunken troubled mother is good so is Rati Agnihotri as Sid's mother. The rest of the cast is fairly average to bad.
On a Musical Note: The soundtrack by Ram Sampat is fine. The songs are average. There is also a peppy track by Mika stuffed in. Overall Purani Jeans is a forgettable album.
Combo On Offer: Packaged as a coming of age drama Purani Jeans is a dated concept. The overuse of clichÃ©s like a troubled rich kid with daddy issues whose best friend is a not so rich boy amongst others is annoying. The frequent muttering of dialogues like friends forever, etc is extremely repetitive. The perpetually uncomfortable Virwani is exhausting to watch. The first half is drawn out to an extent of being tiresome. The second half tries to keep you engaged with certain interesting twists though the climax is predictable. A lot of incidents could have been treated better. Overall Purani Jeans is an average film.
Our Verdict: We give Purani Jeans Slaps for being a lengthy affair of clichÃ©s.
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