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Jaanu movie release: Highlights

Here's what celebrities, critics and fans said about Jaanu, starring Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 8, 2020 8:42:13 am
Jaanu The Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni film is the big Telugu release of the week.

Starring Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni, Jaanu hit screens on Friday. Jaanu is the official remake of Tamil film 96 that starred Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha. 96 was also adapted in Kannada with the title 99.

Jaanu has been directed by C Prem Kumar, who also helmed the original Tamil film.

Samantha spoke about Jaanu in a press interaction and said, “The movie is about two people. I am used to being in films populated with 30-40 characters. But, this movie has a fewer number of characters. So, the performances (of the lead actors) have to be amazing. The risk was high given that the movie entirely depends on me and Sharwanand, and the director Prem Kumar. Jaanu is a great team effort. I felt some magic of sorts since day one on the sets of this movie. And that magic continued till the end of the shoot. At the end of each day, I also felt content that I gave my 100 per cent as an actor. I think the audience will also feel that magic.”

Samantha Akkineni praised Trisha’s performance in 96 but said that she did not watch the film again. “It’s not about who is better. But, I did not try to copy Trisha. I was very clear about it from the beginning. I did not watch 96 after the first time. I refused to see the movie again, and I even left sets when somebody played the Tamil movie there. I never wanted to see anything of it again because her performance was so amazing. And it would never work even if we try to imitate her. You have to try to approach Jaanu from a completely new perspective. Since it is a remake, we had to understand Jaanu from a different point of view. That’s what I did. And, I don’t think people will compare my performance with Trisha’s. I hope not,” the actor said.

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16:46 (IST)07 Feb 2020
Our verdict

Jaanu did not pull me in by surprise like the original Tamil movie. It felt like I was sitting in a revision class. But, I am thankful that the remake did not dishonour the memory of 96.

Also Read | Jaanu movie review: Samantha Akkineni, Sharwanand honour the memory of 96

14:21 (IST)07 Feb 2020
Fans are all praise of Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni

"Watched #Jaanu a while ago and I must say that the magic has happened again. With enthralling performances of #Sharwanand and @Samanthaprabhu2, director #Premkumar recreated the visual poetry which is in par with ’96. I am sure many of u would agree with me! #JaanuFromFeb7th," wrote @priyadarshi_i.

14:10 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'A Must Watch!'

"Ram & Jaanu, the magic has re-created. Heart filled with joy & eyes filled with Tears. Top-notch performances by #Sharwanand & @Samanthaprabhu2
🔥🔥 The background score is the killer deal here @Govind_Vasantha A Must Watch!! Congrats team @SVC_official @Premkumar1710 #Jaanu," @akhilimz wrote on Twitter. 

13:36 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'What a pure nostalgia'

@Mersalsiva__ wrote on Twitter, "@Samanthaprabhu2 Watched #Jaanu ...what a pure nostalgia..this was the best love story i have ever seen in recent times..Sam😘😘 u were absolutely phenomenal..!!!#Sharwanand i think this was the best performance till date...bgm was outstanding...kudos to the entire team of jaanu. @Samanthaprabhu2 #Jaanu is OUTSTANDING 👌👌👌 #Sharwanand @Samanthaprabhu2 ❤️❤️❤️ Lead pair on screen chemistry 👌👌👌👌🙏 Faithful remake perfect replica of 96 #MustWatch @Samanthaprabhu2 forever diehard fan🙏👏🙌" 

13:17 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'Greatest tribute to the emotion love'

"#Jaanu greatest tribute to the emotion "love". The story is the main asset. #Sharwanand career best performance for sure. His version of Ram will melt your heart. Sincere remake ♥️♥️♥️ The lead pair creates the magic. Talking about my favorite @Samanthaprabhu2. Extremely courageous to take up Jaanu knowing that there would be comparisons. She shines and it's bright. Lovely dialogues and yes carry the kerchief. She owns every scene #Jaanu," @@iam_mallika wrote on Twitter. 

13:02 (IST)07 Feb 2020
Samantha Akkineni overwhelmed with fans response
12:35 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'Good remake of cult film 96'

"#Jaanu is good remake of cult film #96. Feel was carried well and the emotions were portrayed perfectly. @Samanthaprabhu2 & #Sharwanand did justice to their roles. Had tears and superb feel by the end. Not comparing with original this is a well made remake. 👍" @RajivAluri tweeted after watching Jaanu. 

12:15 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'Samantha and Sharwanand at their best'

A Twitter user, @ArjunRa89307732 tweeted, "@Samanthaprabhu2 and #Sharwanand at their best 👏 Jessi to #JAANU wahh 👏 ..80% houseful in Charlotte, US (People came to theatre upon thunderstorm warnings ⚠️ everywhere)"

11:59 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'Jaanu is one of the most beautiful love story'

"#Jaanu is one of the most beautiful love story you will ever see, both #Sarwanand & @Samanthaprabhu2 delivered their career best performances which is complimented well by soulful background score, must watch 👌" @vasireddy1905 wrote on Twitter. 

11:44 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'Sharwanand has done a great job'

"#Sharwanand has done a great job♥️💯. he stands on his own -the magic dhe created is the greatest plus point of the movie. It’ doesn’t feel like a remake movie. Don’t miss the feel watch in theatres. #Jaanu #JanuFromToDay @Samanthaprabhu2 ♥️♥️♥️" user @RavikumarJSP said via Twitter. 

11:27 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'Jaanu is a beautiful memory'

"#Sharwanand & #Samantha played one of the Best characters of their life time. #Jaanu is a BEAUTIFUL MEMORY that we can treasure it in our hearts forever. Thanks to Director Prem Kumar for recreating the magic in Telugu," wrote PRO Vamsi Kaka. 

11:09 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'No shades of a remake'

"#Jaanu -Superb 1st Half. No shades of a Remake. @Samanthaprabhu2 and Sharwa 👌👌👌" wrote @harikiranroyal via Twitter. 

10:56 (IST)07 Feb 2020
Venkatesh Daggubati on Jaanu
10:28 (IST)07 Feb 2020
S Thaman on Jaanu

S Thaman tweeted, "My best to my besties out there. My jaaaaan @Samanthaprabhu2. wishing all the very best from the heart who have really put their hearts always. #sharwa and the most passionate team @dilraju_svc Garu @SVC_official #govindhvasantha God bless."

10:11 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'Best wishes to superstar Samantha'

'Best wishes to the superstar @Samanthaprabhu2 #Sharwanand #DirPremKumar @DilRajuProdctns & @govind_vasantha for recreating the magic of #96themovie with #Jaanu (Telugu) releasing today ..hearing unanimously positive response all over! #JaanuFromToday #Samantha,' @Devanayagam wrote on Twitter. 

09:59 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'A faithful remake'

After watching Jaanu, Twitter user, @THEPAROTA wrote, "#Jaanu: A Faithful Remake. A soulful drama between two beautiful characters Ram and Jaanu. The entire school days setup and concept of the film is so refreshing. Brilliant acting by #Sharwanand and @Samanthaprabhu2 will keep you hooked throughout the film. Rating : 3.25/5." 

09:44 (IST)07 Feb 2020
Samantha Akkineni on working with Sharwanand

In an interaction with, Samantha Akkineni shared her experience of working with Sharwanand in Jaanu. She said, "Both of our performances were very much dependent on each other. And, I think we pushed each other to deliver the best. If it was not Sharwanand for the character of Ram, I think the magic wouldn't have recreated." 

09:29 (IST)07 Feb 2020
Rahul Ravindran wishes good luck to team Jaanu

Filmmaker-actor Rahul Ravindran tweeted, "0f So many wonderful people in this team. Sending all good vibes their way." 

09:15 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'Decent first half'

User @Thyview wrote on Twitter, "#Jaanu Decent 1st half." 

09:04 (IST)07 Feb 2020
'Sharwanand was excellent'

"#JaanuFromToday the best movie... #sharwanand Was excellent. I just seen Ram Character. what a performance. all the scenes are visually blocked in my mind.younger generation shld watch this kind of movies. There Is Only One #Jaanu She Is @trishtrashers Mam Only No One Can Do It," wrote user @Rajesh44599083 after watching Jaanu. 

After Jaanu, Samantha Akkineni is all set to make her digital debut with the second season of Amazon Prime Video's hit series The Family Man.

Talking about The Family Man Season 2, Samantha said, "You will see a new Samantha in season 2 of The Family Man. My character needed me to perform a lot of action and doing that was very hard and stressful for me. I did not use a stunt-double for any scene. My character might even have a negative side as well."

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