Purani Jeans (2014):"Friendship is like a pair of old jeans- the older it gets, the better it becomes.Purani Jeans will remind you of old friends."
Written and directed by debutante Tanushri Chattrji Bassu, Purani Jeans is an old wine in a new bottle that gets better as the movie progresses.
The climax especially brings an unexpected twist.
Samuel aka Sam (Aditya Seal) is a cool, young and ambitious guy, who has recently returned to his hometown to reunite with his old life and friends. He has a group of friends which includes his best friend, Sid (Tanuj Virwani).
While Sam has a set future in mind, and suffers through his family problems, Sid aims to become a writer.
Everything looks lovely until Nayantara (Izabelle), a smart beautiful girl comes to town. Both the guys fall for the girl and then starts their fight for love and survival.
Who will Nayantara fall for? Will Sam be able to solve his family issues.
Will Sid succeed in achieving his dream?
For all these answers, you need to watch the film.
The movie focuses on the growing up process and problems that every teenager faces through the path.
The filmmaker very cleverly brings together elements like friendship, love, jealousy and joy in one.
The movie will only connect to the youth of today, who face all these problems and yet go on to live their life.
Aditya Seal is a newcomer, but acts brilliantly. He is best at what it does.
Izabelle adds the necessary glamour to the movie.
The film has a decent concept.
The director and the film's story writer Tanushri Chattrji Bassu, clearly knows as to what she wanted in this youth drama and she delivers it without any fumble.
Interestingly more than the real life mother-son relationship of Rati Agnihotri and Tanuj Virwani, it is the bond between Rati and Sam which is more endearing.
Rati even tells her son not to hurt the feelings of his best friend Sam.
Aditya Seal handles the emotional, tragic and romantic moments with ease.
Tanuj Virwani has an ordinary screen presence and he struggles to act.
We cannot compare the young cast with veterans like Sarika (Sam's mom), Rati Agnihotri and Rajit Kapur (Sam's step father), but they certainly lend depth to the film.
All in all, this film is worth a watch once... all for the sake of friendship