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Purani Jeans

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Critic Rating

3.3

17 Reviews
16 Ratings
13%
in favor

Audience Rating

5.0
1 Review
1 Rating

Movie Info

Running Time

Language

Hindi

Synopsis

The film unfolds as a coming of age drama about a summer where Sidharth, his best friend Sam & their gang of friends rediscover bonds of friendship and love. A summer when everything changes for the group a summer when he, Sam & his friends experienced the agony & ecstasy of growing up, forming enviable bonds of friendship, trust, jealousy, joy, envy & love while also dealing with problems of distant parents, broken hearts and pressures of growing up gradually leading everyone to go their own way.Wikipedia

Purani Jeans Reviews

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

6

I enjoyed ‘Purani Jeans’ for its freshness in the face of familiarity, and a story that holds all the way to the end.

The film is a bad attempt to display the emotions of friendship and love in its true sense. You would rather concentrate on munching your popcorn because the movie has nothing unique to catch one's attention. It is recommended only for those who want to watch this movie just for the heck of it.

Suparna Sharma
Deccan Chronicle

3

The listlessness then is evenly spread. There’s a certain decrepit feel to almost every scene, interaction and character that’s not easy to accomplish when you have young boys fist-bumping each other. Yet it’s strong, this stench of been here, seen this.

Unabashedly sexist, regressive, poorly researched and lacking the punch a college romance film is supposed to pack, Purani Jeans can easily give Yaariyaan a run for its money when it comes to being the worst film in the recent history of bad films.After watching Purani Jeans for 138 minutes, I have decided to discard my denims.

Madhureeta Mukherjee
Times of India

4

Yes, the concept of dosti symbolized as purani jeans is as old as cowboys in the wild west. But this denim offering leaves you 'blue' and 'uncool'.

Extremely formula driven, Purani Jeans fails to generate any excitement with its below average writing and bad acting.

3

The film is like any other youth centric film that fails to portray the emotions of friendship and love in a relatable manner. There is less cohesiveness in the story and more often that not one loses interest. Purani Jeans is a fickle attempt to make you relive your college memories. The least you expect in a film aimed at the youth is to have a good music, but Ram Sampath seems to have lost his midas touch as the musical tones rather than uplifting the film make it sink even more. Purani Jeans is passable and I would recommend it only if one has a strong urge or a ‘hunger pang’ to watch a film for the sake of it.

Faheem Ruhani
India Today

2

What else do you say about this Purani Jeans? It may keep you off your favourite denims for a long time. So better you stay away from this film.

All in all, this film is worth a watch once... all for the sake of friendship.

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times

4

What Purani Jeans lacks is originality; everything appears the been-there-done-that type. Even the youthful gags fail to score any points and there are several questions about the characterization.

4

First time director Tanushri Chattrji Bassu has a novel concept at hand but fails in its execution. This movie had the trappings of a JAANE TU... YA JAANE NA... with fresh faces but the below average acting of most and juvenile dialogues and situations, especially in the first half pulls the movie down.

6

Purani Jeans is certainly no Dil Chahta Hai, but for a film starring fresh faces, it’s a commendable effort.

Komal Nahta
Komal Nahta's Blog

-

...is too dull and predictable to make any impact at the box-office. Its poor initial will only add to its tale of woes. Flop show!

Purani Jeans offers nothing new in terms of a story and is fine example of inept direction. Avoid it. The story of Purani Jeans is at best 'purani' (old) and pretty stale. You could revisit Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara if you are in a mood for male bonding films. Else there are definitely better films at the theaters this week.

Aubrey D'souza
BookMyShow

1

This movie takes patience to watch. So if you have nothing better to do and you want to watch a movie where you will laugh at the film and not with it, then this is for you.

Prathamesh Jadhav
Bollywood Life

2

All in all this Purani Jeans reeks of the age-old-unmentionable-romantic-disasters that will leave you either nauseating or yawning endlessly!

Audience Reviews for Purani Jeans

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    Bubbly
    41 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    5

    PURANI JEANS: Coming Of Age In Today's Times

    PURANI JEANS: Coming Of Age In Today's Times Purani Jeans is a coming of age film that is based on the premise, "friendship is like a pair of old jeans - the older it gets, the better it becomes". Who can forget childhood friends, love, jealousy, feeling wanted and loved and carefree days!

    Sidhath Roy Sid(Tanuj Virwani) is a shy, quiet young man who returns to his hometown Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh from New York after 12 long years. He has memories of a rich past among friends and has lot of catching up to do. But there are misunderstands with his best friend Samuel Joseph Lawrence Sam (Aditya Seal) that he has to settle.

    And this is what happens in the summer - it becomes one where things become perfect and matters come to a conclusive end. The boys become men - finally. The other three friends - Balwinder Singh Shekawat Bobby(Param Baidwaan), Susheel Sharma Suzy(Raghav Raj Kakker) and Tejinder Singh Kathuria Tino(Kashyap Kapoor) provide a perfect foil for the events to unfold.

    Among this tale of friends, in walks Nayantara Sapru(Izabelle Leite), who comes to spend a cool summer at the hill station from Mumbai. And she creates excitement by her mere presence. She is glue that fastens the unbreakable bond of friendship among friends.

    Finally misunderstandings result in a happy ending. For friendship is like wine, the older it gets the better it becomes.

    Revive the golden days gone by. Friendship never dies. Memories never fade. The movie strengthens the unbreakable bond. And youth lends it a fresh charm. The songs are like icing on the cake. A visual treat that rocks the heart.

    Some relationships never die. Like true friendships.

    May 21, 15