Watch Jhankaar Beats
- 2 hr 11 min
Jhankaar Beats is a 2003 Indian musical comedy-drama film directed by Sujoy Ghosh. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Sanjay Suri, Rahul Bose, Juhi Chawla, Shayan Munshi, Rinke Khanna, and Riya Sen in lead roles. The film tells the story of two band members, working in the same band, who team up to overcome their past and start their own band. The movie starts with a prologue showing a group of friends parting ways during their college years, promising to meet up ten years later. Fast forward to ten years later, the group of friends reunites for a bachelor party of one of their friends. They decide to commemorate their college days by creating a musical band, with the help of two professional musicians, Neel (Sanjay Suri) and Bala (Rahul Bose). The film follows the group as they try to create new music and rekindle their lost friendships. Neel and Bala are both frustrated musicians who have been part of a popular band in the past. However, they carry their own emotional baggage that hinders their progress. Bala is a divorcee who cannot move on from his past and Neel is in love with his best friend's wife, whom he has been unable to profess his love to. As the two come together for the band, they find solace in each other's company and create beautiful music together. Juhi Chawla plays the role of Palak, a music executive, who provides the band with their big break, but also ends up becoming a love interest of both Bala and Neel. Rinke Khanna plays the role of a free-spirited photographer, and Shayan Munshi plays the role of a rich playboy, both of whom become part of the band. As the film progresses, we see the band's journey and how they evolve as musicians and as individuals. They face many setbacks and challenges, but it is the power of music that unites them and helps them overcome their differences. The film also has a parallel track of a radio jockey, played by Vijayendra Ghatge, who provides snippets of wisdom and advice to the band as they go along. Jhankaar Beats is a film that combines various themes of love, friendship, music, and life lessons. The film's music is a definite standout, with many hit songs that went on to become popular after the release of the film. The film is also remembered for its clever use of flashbacks, which added depth to the characters' journeys. All in all, Jhankaar Beats is a fun-filled musical journey that is both heartwarming and entertaining. The film has a great cast, with each actor contributing immensely to the narrative. It is a film that many can relate to, as it deals with the struggles of adulthood and the power of friendship and music.