K Ramachandra and S Janaki Devi are school mates since early childhood. They both fall in love with each other in their 10th Standard. Janaki is a talented singer. Ram’s heart always pounds whenever Janaki a.k.a Jaanu is around. The cute love story starts in Vizag.
After 10th exams, on the very first day of 11th grade, Jaanu finds out that Ram hasn’t turned up. He left for Hyderabad, as his father had many loans. Even Ram and his mother didn’t know about fleeing the city till late at night. This disappoints Janaki deeply, but she accepts and lives with fond memories of Ram.
After few years Ram returns to meet Janaki, but due to small misunderstanding both don’t meet. Ram thinks Jaanu has moved on. Loving and taking care of her from distance, Ram never fails to show his feelings towards Jaanu. Jaanu, unaware that Ram still loves her, tries to cope with life.
Ram becomes a travel photographer and visits his school on his way to Hyderabad. He reminisces all his childhood memories and plans for a reunion in Hyderabad. Jaanu comes to the reunion at the last moment. Ram learns that Jaanu has gotten married and has a child. Ram and Jaanu spend that evening together remembering all those good memories from their childhood.
Jaanu explains how circumstances have made her marry someone else. She also urges Ram to move on in life and get married. They both bid a farewell at the airport, with sad acceptance of the life realities. This Feature Film released in theatres on February 7, 2020.
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Jaanu movie is a remake of Tamil movie ’96 starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha. ’96 movie had an outstanding performance at the Tamil box office, but Jaanu failed to do so. Jaanu Telugu movie did not connect to the audience well, but it is an underdog in Pakaoo’s opinion. It is a must-watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Jaanu movie doesn’t let a smile fade from a viewer’s face throughout the movie. The climax of the movie disappoints a bit, but it’s worthy of the film still.
Actors Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni have given life to the roles of Ramachandra and Janaki Devi. The choice of actors for the role is well suited. The movie has very little humor though comedians like Ramesh and Vennela Kishore tried their best to pull it off.
Music by Govind Vasantha is top-notch and the background music makes you sway to the tunes. The songs of this movie have got relevant lyrics. They connect with the storyline. Few scores from this movie have been in the top playlist of recent times.
Jaanu’s movie has directed by C Prem Kumar, Produced by Dil Raju. Music is by Govind Vasantha under Srivenkateshwara Creations Banner.