It’s amazing how quickly time passes. Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of the popular romance drama “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na,” which has viewers thinking back to the movie that first inspired them to believe that friends may become lovers. This classic, noted for its themes of post-college coming-of-age and the irresistible connection between opposites, struck a chord with viewers because to its well-known narrative components, which included the dramatic airport proposal scene. A reference to Samuel Beckett’s play, “Waiting for Godot,” was really included in this 2008 movie as an Easter egg (a message, picture, or feature that is concealed in a work of art). Yes, we were of age today when we made this fascinating link that you need to be aware of immediately!
The homage is seen in the film’s concluding scene, as the pals excitedly await Imran Khan and Genelia D’Souza’s Jai and Aditi at the airport. A man carrying a sign that says “Mr. Godot” emerges in the waiting room shortly after they arrive and leave the airport with their buddies. In the play, two characters by the names of Vladimir and Estragon interact with one another and have a number of conversations while waiting impatiently for Godot, who never shows up.
The whole of the Hindi film “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na” takes place while three friends wait for Jai and Aditi at the airport. However, in contrast to the play’s premise of never-ending waiting, Jai and Aditi do show up. Although the movie ends happily with the arrival of Jai and Aditi, the allusion to “Waiting for Godot” makes us want to learn more about the intentions of the filmmaker. Could Abbas Tyrewala be implying anything more than meets the eye?
But on ‘JTyJN’s’ birthday, a Twitter user recently brought this up!