Jaane Hoga Kya
Jaane Hoga Kya
By: By IndiaFM
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Monday 16 May 2005
Jaane Hoga Kya
Barring films like Mr. India and Koi? Mil Gaya, the science fiction theme has almost always remained alien to Bollywood. But off lately, the success of KMG has kind of given a boost to ideas of new aspiring filmmakers who are finally daring to experiment with unusual subjects. So here comes the sci-fi encounter of the third kind in Bollywood with producer Alok Shrivastava's upcoming venture Jaane Hoga Kya. And the fictional element here is cloning.
A dam is built for the betterment of humanity but if that dam bursts, it becomes graveyard for mankind. But man keeps building dams, bridges, etc not thinking of the worst. And man's brains keeps inventing and creating new things every passing day. In today's cyber age, one man has made a breakthrough in human science and unknowingly he has entered the territory of God.
Siddharth Sardesai (Aftab Shivdasani), a young scientist from Indian Medical Research center wants to create another human being, not in a mother's womb but in a science lab. If he is successful it could be a boon for humanity else it could be a doom for mankind.
Siddharth has been experimenting with cloning for the past two years and has been unsuccessful. He even lost his colleague and friend in the process. But today he is confident of succeeding. He needs permission from the Indian Medical Research Centre and his Guru Dr. Krishnan (Paresh Rawal).
There are few people who don't approve of his experiment. Amongst them is Inspector Rathod (Rahul Dev). So Siddharth is shattered when Dr. Krishnan informs him that the permission to go ahead is not granted. Siddharth is shattered and his love, Aditi (Bipasha Basu) comforts him. She also suggests him that she would speak to her father Mr Chopra (Tinu Anand) who is a big industrialist and could finance him for his project to help him go ahead with his dream of creating a human clone.
After much thought and hesitation Siddharth agrees to take Aditi's help. He builds his own lab in an old burnt mill and starts with his experiment. He first clones a mouse. In the meanwhile Inspector Rathod gets suspicious about the sudden disappearance of Siddharth and starts to trace him. He meets people who are close to Siddharth but no one knows where Siddharth is. Time is running out as Inspector Rathod closes on to Siddharth's heels and ultimately Siddharth has to take a plunge and he begins to clone himself.
He succeeds but his clone goes missing and all hell breaks loose when suddenly Siddharth is put behind bars for assaulting a girl at a Night Club (Maria Goretti). Siddharth realizes that it is his clone who is doing all this. But he is helpless, as no one believes him that he has cloned himself, not even Dr. Krishnan.
The clone has other ideas. He wants to take over Siddharth's life and starts playing games. He flirts with Dr. Krishnan's daughter Suchitra (Preeti Jhangiani) and even impregnates her. For Siddharth's project report, the clone kills Dr. Krishnan and the blame comes on Siddharth. Inspector Rathod gets furious and promises Siddharth that he will not let him go out alive from jail.
Siddharth is in a major dilemma to prove his innocence of the crime that his clone has committed. But was Siddharth justified to go ahead and press the button to create the first human clone? Siddharth has to fight his own battle all-alone with his own creation, and the law is not on his side.
The climax of this sci-fi thriller promises to shock you and you will question to yourself ?Can we pretend to be a creator or just be happy being the creations of the almighty?.
Supporting Cast and Crew
The film has 3 national award winners associated with it - playback singer Shreya Ghosal, choreographer - Saroj Khan and art director Nitin Desai. The producer has reportedly imported some phenomenal sets to give the laboratory a very realistic look. Nikhil-Vinay have composed the music while debutante directors Glenn and Ankush have put in their best to make the film look most convincing.
The anthology explores complex human emotions and relationships
Abhishek Bachchan's film is a tedious watch
Nizhal-This one is a fine one-time watch.
Nayattu- There are some relevant social messages and genuine statements