The Netflix film “Jaane Jaan,” directed by Sujoy Ghosh and starring Bollywood icon Kareena Kapoor Khan, has achieved remarkable success, becoming the platform’s top non-English language film globally. The Hindi-language movie, an adaptation of Japanese author Higashino Keigo’s “The Devotion of Suspect X,” has garnered 8.1 million views and secured a spot in the Top 10 list in 52 countries.
“Jaane Jaan” revolves around a gripping plot involving a single mother and her daughter committing a crime and seeking assistance from a neighbor to cover it up. The film features a stellar ensemble cast, including Kareena Kapoor Khan as Maya D’Souza, Jaideep Ahlawat known for his role in “Paatal Lok,” and Vijay Varma from “Dahaad.”
The movie’s success on the global streaming landscape is evident as it resonates with audiences worldwide. The film’s director, Sujoy Ghosh, expressed his enthusiasm for the widespread popularity of “Jaane Jaan.” Kareena Kapoor Khan, in her Netflix debut, shared her satisfaction with the positive responses and messages pouring in from viewers and fans across the world.
Sujoy Ghosh, known for his work in the thriller genre, was drawn to the underlying love story in Higashino Keigo’s novel. Despite its thriller reputation, Ghosh described it as a “doomed love story” that resonated with him. Adapting the story from its original Japanese setting to an Indian one required careful consideration of cultural nuances and social customs.
Adaptations and Future Plans:
“The Devotion of Suspect X” has seen multiple adaptations worldwide, including versions in Japan, Korea, and China, with a Hollywood adaptation currently in progress. Ghosh welcomes the parallels, emphasizing that timeless tales will always inspire filmmakers to interpret them uniquely.
Sujoy Ghosh expressed his willingness to adapt more of Higashino’s Detective Galileo series for the Indian market if Netflix is interested. The success of “Jaane Jaan” is celebrated not only for its individual achievements but also for its contribution to the rising popularity and acclaim of the Indian film industry on a global scale.