Jan.E.Man – This film will make you laugh and cry at the same time, as it explores the meaning of happiness, connection, friendship, and more. A quirky comedy laced with real emotions.
Critic’s Rating: 3.5/5
Joymon, a nurse in Canada, plans to spend his thirtyth birthday in Kerala with his classmates. Something awful occurs next door, just as they are preparing the party venue.
It’s thriller season in Mollywood, and for the first time in a long time, a good emotional comedy drama is in theatres. Janeman, directed by Ganapathy’s brother Chidambaram, is a film about love that is filled with generosity, vivacity, and laughter.
Joymon’s AI helper is all he has to keep company in Canada, where he works as a nurse. Nobody in Canada or Kerala has time to talk to him, so he decides to liven up his routine by celebrating his thirtyth birthday in Kerala with his classmates. The majority of the film takes place on his birthday eve, during which something tragic occurs in the same area.
This film will make you laugh and cry at the same time, as it explores the meaning of happiness, connection, friendship, and more. Characters and storyline are infused with a lot of heart and thoughtfulness, as well as some classic jokes that will make you laugh out loud.
It depicts many of today’s adults’ emotional pitfalls, as the central character is a young misfit who battles with feelings of inadequacy and embarks on a frantic hunt for connection and enjoyment. Basil Joseph (Joymon), Ganapathy (Dr Faisal), Arjun Ashokan (Sampath), Siddharth Menon (Ratheesh), Balu Varghese (Monichan), and the rest of the cast have done an outstanding job in convincing us that all of the characters in this storey, who share a complicated love-hate relationship, are real people we know.
Even minor characters, such as the cake delivery guy, contribute to the amusement of the audience. Even before tears stream down your cheek after viewing a depressing moment, the film’s direction and scripting ensure that you end up chuckling at some random quip uttered by characters. Everything is knitted together with a lot of quirky, love, laughter, and wit. The finale is also really delicate and lovely.
The movie does get a little tedious in the first half as the main characters struggle to build a friendship that transcends their divides. However, the story’s funny twists and turns make up for it all in the end. This is a film for fans of situational comedy, real-life characters, and odd connections.