Jimmy - 2008

Story

Mimoh's first movie Jimmy seems like a film from a bygone era. It is as if the writer found an obsolete script - with a few pages missing, at that - and pepped it up with twists and turns borrowed from more than one source.

Mimoh is son of Mithun Chakraborty. With his broad-shouldered, beefy physique, his long hair and, worst of all, a face devoid of much expression or emotion, Mimoh turns out to be a vain star-son with Bollywood dreams gleaming in his eyes. But dreams alone don't guarantee fame. It takes a combination of talent, hard work and luck.

Though one isn't quite positively biased towards Jimmy, there is a surprise in store with the opening number 'Why Not Jimmy' turning out to be a reasonably foot tapping song. In fact, the beginning of this Anand Raaj Anand composed number has a true blue Pritam influence to it.

The movie has Mimoh playing an automobile engineer who is so passionate about music and dancing that he works at a night club as a deejay, albeit a Dj who dances more than he handles the discs.

Now, this chubby, innocent-looking fellow gets embroiled in a murder case, and to everyone's surprise he even accepts that he is the killer.

The confession is obviously a lie. And Jimmy is lying for a reason. But soon he realizes that he is being used as a puppet in a bigger play.

One of the many tragedies of 'Jimmy' is that it purports to showcase Mimoh's dancing skills with songs that hardly sound appealing. However, to be fair, Mimoh's quite a dancer, but the fact doesn't stand out because the dances have been choreographed and shot in a way that fails to capture the power or the spirit of the music.

Acting wise Mimoh paid his full dedication in his performance but he has a long way to go. Newcomer Vivana just about manages to get herself noticed, more because of her looks than acting. Zulfi Syed is just about okay. So is Rahul Dev .

On the whole Jimmy is an average film with star son Mimoh and Newcomer Vivana. The script loses it's strength sometimes. Mimoh needs to work hard on his acting part. The film can not be said a big hit.

Cast & Crew

Director
Raj N. Sippy
Producer
Salman Malik, Nawman Malik
Music
Anand Raj Anand
Lyrics
Ranbir Pushp, Anand Raj Anand
Release
2008-05-09



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