Nanhe Jaisalmer Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film
Sep 14, 2007 By Ashok Nayak

Samir Karnik's debut direction Kyon.. Ho Gaya Na was an ambitious venture but did not fare well at the box-office. The promo's of his second attempt Nanhe Jaisalmer looks promising as a meaningful movie.

The story is about a ten year old boy Nanhe, a die-hard Bobby Deol fan. Living in Jaisalmer, he is the only wage earner and companion to his mother and sister. With his sisters help he communicates his hero Bobby through letters and calls him his Dost. During the course of a film shooting in Jaisalmer, Bobby interacts with Nanhe and guides him to come of age. In Bobby's charismatic company, Nanhe learns the precious lessons of life, friendship and the importance of education.

Nanhe Jaisalmer moves at a steady pace and manages to hold your interest level throughout. The climax sees an unexpected twist and is extremely interesting. Direction by Karnik's is much improved this time. Himesh Reshammiya's music is a disappointment. Cinematography is wonderful. The locales of the Golden City of Jaisalmer have been shot beautifully.

Dwij Yadav outshines Bobby Deol with an award worthy performance. Dwij delivers a mature performance, right from his expressions to the emotional scenes he is perfect.

Bobby Deol is good as himself. But are there any Bobby Deol Fanatics out there? How many people can actually identify with Bobby as a huge star? The role was perfect for superstars like Shahrukh Khan or Hrithik Roshan. It would have taken the movie to a different level altogether.

Vatsal Seth is average. Bina, Pratiksha and Sharat Saxena are good. Rest of the cast is below average.

Nanhe Jaisalmer is a good movie, no doubt, but unfortunately it isn't convincing from a viewers point of view. And that's major because of the miscast in Bobby Deol.

Rating 2.5

Ashok Nayak