The joy of a successful Fantasy film is seldom a feat of Bollywood directors and débutante director Milap Zaveri also decides to pick this genre for his first film and what we're left with is seriously humdrum. In the past couple of years we're seen fantasies like Drona and Aladdin bite the dust despite a good star cast and Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (JKSAH) repeats the Aladdin pair Reitesh Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandez in another fantasy film which is also a romantic comedy. Along with Reitesh and Jacqueline the film also stars Sonal Sehgal, Ruslaan Mumtaaz, Vishal Malhotra and Farah Khan (acting as an extremely annoying director! oh wait.. that's acting as herself!).
The story is about a loser in love Rajesh (read Rajessss) Parekh who's been rejected by many a women and he's always been unlucky in love so it's not a surprise that his latest crush a fellow assistant director on his crew, Natasha (Sonal) also rejects him when he proposes. Rajess's best friend is another loser called Kaushal (Vishal and for once his name in the film is not Vishal!) who's obsessed with the "Pink Pussy Cats!" Together this duo of losers is so deadly that no one on the set ever notices them! Fed up of his loveless life Rajesssssss asks God (read Go-od gujju style!) to send him that one person who's been made for him (just like Karishma's dialogue with God in Dil Toh Pagal Hai) and down comes Tara. Tara's an alien in search of true love because on their planet "bacche computer se paida hote hai!" (go figure!). Can loveless Rajess help hot (again ho-ot), hot Tara find love?
Milap Zaveri has given us dialogues to die for in films like Heyy Baby, Jhankar Beats, Masti and many other comedy films so I was expecting that JKSAH will also leave us rolling off the chairs with laughter but unfortunately the laughter seems to die out after the first 45 mins. The story itself takes a long time to start as a result this less than 2 hr caper seems to drag. Jacqueline doesn't make an appearance till 15 mins before the interval. The first half does hold your attention with Vishal and Reitesh forming a powerful comic team together. The second half takes the same beaten down romantic path where you know that the guy will get the girl in the end... it's cliche and fails to entertain.
Performance wise Reitesh is best with his comedy but this time his romanticism is quite sappy leaves you feeling melodramatic especially in the last couple of scenes. Vishal is apt as the support but his obsession with the pussycats is taken a little too far same goes for Farah Khan's dadagiri behaviour. Sonal and Ruslaan both perform well and Sonal looks very cute and bubbly. Jacqueline has an amazing smile and she's a treat to look at. She does well in the beginning acting like Brendan Fraser from the Encino Man while watching TV but see... in the Encino Man it was a cave man who came to the modern world and hence his shocking reaction to the television is expected but here Tara is supposed to be from Venus which according to her is ahead in all other technology from Earth except love... so she shouldn't be shocked at the TV now should she? Nevertheless Jacqueline does well though there aren't any scenes which would challenge her acting skills but she talks in an accent and smiles pretty.... Katrina has competition I say!
The music by Sajid Wajid is a decent score it's pleasant on the ears though none of the tracks are impressive enough to stand out.
The cinematography and camerawork is very average and the director on the whole fails to impress.
Overall JKSAH is resting on a wafer thin fantasy plot that's more suited in a kid's teen channel show and doesn't hold enough water for a full length feature film. With a decently entertaining first half but an emotionally overdone 2nd half, this one's strictly an average watch.