Cast: Victor Benarjee, Perizad Zorabian, Khalid
Siddiqui, Divya Dutta
Banner: Mukta Arts
Director of Photography: Sanjay Nair
Music Composer: Tabun Sutradhar
- concept: Subhash Ghai
Editor: Srinivas Patro
Action: Shahid Ali
Director: Anant Balani
release date: 12th September 2003
punch line of an investment company goes like - 'Life
Begins at 60'. (After you retire). Just like the life
of Jatin Chatarjee (Victor Benarjee)! Chatarjee is a
retired Judge who was so much immersed in his work when
on job that he could not decide what to do when he retired
except for watching TV. Mrs. Chatarjee asks Chatarjee
to go for jogging to 'Joggers Park' (located in Bandra,
Mumbai) so that he could make new friends. At that time
she did not know that she was inviting trouble by giving
that suggestion to her righteous husband.
in Love? - its like falling - fracturing bones and a
broken heart' - this was the definition given by Mr.
Chatarjee when invited for a college function. Exactly
this is what excited Jenny Suratwala (Perizad Zorabian)
who was one among the audiences. She has reasons to
believe in those words because she hates love ater having
breaking up with three boy friends
- a regular at Joggers Park - befriends Jatin Chatarjee.
She gets so close to him that she calls him JC. She
is a single woman who has no relatives. Chatarjee has
a great family and a caring wife. But deep down the
heart he misses something. The rest of the story is
all about how they find a soulmate in each other and
what happens next!
Benarjee - an artist of international acclaim - did
an exceptional job in this film with his controlled
and sensible performance. He generated so much humor
with his minor gestures. Perizad Zorabian impresses
as a young and chirpy girl who gets attracted to a man
of her father's age. The girl who did the role of Victor's
daughter is pretty cute and cheerful.
Though sounds realistic, this kind of storylines does
not appeal to the masses in India. Hence, the producer
positioned this film as a metro flick, which is aimed
at urbane audiences.
- Screenplay: Anant Balani - who died due to cardiac
arrest on 28th August 2003 - directed this film. Incidentally
he kept a beautiful dialogue about death in this film.
Victor while speaking to college crowds tells that we
have three languages - religious, social and legal.
When somebody passes away, we tell it as 'atma reached
paramatma' (religious), 'he went to heaven' (social)
and 'he died' (legal).
Balani has done a great job as director by portraying
the relationship between the lead pair as very tender
and emotional. Music and humor play a vital role in
making any film an entertainer if it has an arresting
script. Anant made sure that there is subtle humor along
with soulful melody in this film. The screenplay of
the film is good and appropriate. He has done terrific
characterization for all the characters in this film
and it justifies the way the characters behave. Though
the film borders on realistic outlook, the director
made sure that he blended it with right proportion of
humor to make the film a lighter vein comedy.
departments: Dialogues are very witty yet realistic.
Music by Tabun Sudradhar is extremely melodious and
soulful. An array of legendary voices like Asha Bhonsle,
Adnan Sami, Jagjit Singh and Usha Uthup added to the
beauty of the melody. The title track dominates entire
first half as the background music. 'Ishq hota nahin'
dominates the second half of the film. Photography by
Sanjay Nair is good. He captured beautiful locales of
It's a slow paced urbane flick with subtle humor and
soulful music. Subhash Ghai produced this film. He collaborated
with 'Asmi Diamond Jewellery' for this film like he
did with 'Coke' for 'Taal'. 'Joggers Park' is made with
small budget in 38 shooting days. This film is aimed
at Metros and NRIs and hence is expected to recover
costs and make decent profits. You can watch this film
and enjoy it too!!