(Last Updated on : 05/11/2019)
The Indian movie, 'Jhankar Beats' is the directorial debut of Sujoy Ghosh. It is a story of three ordinary individuals, faced with normal challenges in life. They try desperately to balance their personal and professional lives, meeting failures and aiming for success as well. The Bollywood
film 'Jhankar Beats' is the story of three couples and each of them is in a stage of crisis in their personal relationships.
Synopsis of 'Jhankar Beats'
Jhankaar Beats is a story of three friends. It is also a story of love and faith. Deep, one of the protagonists played by Sanjay Suri is married to Shanti played by Juhi Chawla. They have a daughter Muskaan while Shanti is again expecting. Rishi played by Rahul Bose is his best friend. They are working in an advertising agency. Rishi and his wife Nicky played by Rinke Khanna have problems in their married life due to misunderstandings.
On the other hand Rishi and Deep are ardent music lovers. They are particularly obsessed with R.D Burman. They compete in an annual music contest named Jhankaar Beats. Though they have been losing the contest for last two years they are still hopeful that they will win it someday. Jhankaar Beats is only two months away and right now both of them need to practice hard for the contest and find a guitarist for their band.
Jhankaar Beats begins with Rishi and Nicky heading for a divorce. Rishi's self-created personal image does not allow him to appear upset or disturbed over any issue. As a result Rishi is trapped in his own web and has no option but to go through his divorce. Deep's mother-in-law played by Shashikala has come to their house to see her daughter Shanti. Actually she comes to lend a helping hand to Shanti and this is a challenge for Deep to tolerate her nagging nature. Professionally also Rishi and Deep are under pressure. They have to do an advertising campaign for a new client. They meet Indraneel played by Shayan Munshi. Popularly known as Neel, he is the son of their boss Mr. Kapoor. Eventually he joins with them to do the campaign.
Neel has done management from New York and is a guitarist. He also has his own problems. He likes a girl named Preeti played by Riya Sen but could not gather courage to talk to her. His father thinks that he is spoiling his life. He asks Neel to find a girl in two months or he has to do this of his parents' choice. Rishi and Deep at first tease him mercilessly. But soon they start loving him as their younger brother. Shanti is a composed woman who takes care of all their needs. She tries to make Rishi understand about his divorce case and make up with Nicky.
Rishi eventually got an opportunity and decides to leave the country as soon as possible. He buys tickets for America on the same day of the Jhankar Beats competition. Rishi is planning to leave for the airport when Deep tries a lot to refrain him from going. He failed to do so and gets depressed and losses his confidence. Deep and Neel go to attend the competition with a broken heart accompanied with Shanti and Preeti. When they reach the destination they find Rishi there and they participate in the contest to their fullest. In the midway Shanti falls sick and Deep and Rishi take her to the hospital. She gives birth to a son whom Deep names Rahul. Neel and Preeti come to the hospital with good news of winning the competition. They also do an excellent campaign for their product and give a very good catch line, which is readily approved by the client. The film has a happy ending as Rishi finally goes to Nicky and says that he is sorry. Nicky forgives him. Neel and Preeti come together and Deep finds a complete family.
Cast of Jhankar Beats
Actors worked in the film have been enlisted below:
Sanjay Suri as Deep
Rahul Bose as Rishi
Shayan Munshi as Indraneel "Neel" Kapoor
Juhi Chawla as Shanti
Shashikala as Shanti's mother
Rinke Khanna as Nicky
Riya Sen as Preeti
Archana Puran Singh as Rival Company Manager
Parmeet Sethi as Divorce lawyer of Nicky
Vijayendra Ghatge as Mr. Kapoor
Ikraa Khatri as Muskaan
Raja Vaid as Vijay
Kurush Deboo as Mr. Deboo, Absent-minded Divorced Lawyer of Rishi
Soundtracks of 'Jhankar Beats'
Followings are the soundtracks of the film:
"Boss Kaun Tha" by Amit Kumar, Vishal Dadlani
"Jo Gaya Woh Gaya" by KK, Vishal Dadlani
"Sahi Hai Re (Bonus Track)" by Udit Narayan
"Suno Na" by Shaan
"Tu Aashiqui Hai" by KK
"Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna" by KK, Amit Kumar
"Ruk Ruk Rukna Na" by Amit Kumar, Vishal Dadlani
"Tera Muskurana" by Shaan
"Jab Kabhi Chand Na Ho" by KK, Mahalakshmi Iyer
"Theme Song" by Sudesh Bhosle
Awards for 'Jhankar Beats'
The Indian movie
'Jhankaar Beats' has been awarded with the Special Jury Award
for the Best Film at Houston International Film Festival. The movie also got Stardust and Zee Cine Awards
. It has got Sansui Award for Best Supporting Actress for Juhi Chawla in 2004. 'Jhankar Beats' has bagged Stardust for Best Music Director
and Zee Cine Award for Best Male Playback Singer