Group of friends indulging in silly antics that are cute only to the friends themselves, may not be the most exciting of films to watch.
Film: "Purani Jeans";
Cast: Tanuj Virwani, Izabelle Leite and Aditya Seal;
Writer-Director: Tanushree Chatterjee Basu;
Coming-of-age films are so commonplace that they are more often than not, disappointing.
"Purani Jeans" doesn't disappoint. It remains true to its genre. Watching a group of friends indulging in silly antics that are cute only to the friends themselves, may not be the most exciting of films to watch. But there lies the charm of such nostalgic concoctions. They show a self-contained world where the characters don't seem to care whether their quirky camaraderie makes sense to the outside world.
Having said that, let's get one thing clear. "Purani Jeans" doesn't have the edgy enchantment of Farhan Akhtar's "Dil Chahta Hai" or Zoya Akhtar's "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", the two college reunion sagas that seem to have become reference points for all filmmakers attempting to show youngsters coming to terms with life, love and friendship.