Movie Review: Purani Jeans (2014)

Box Office: Disaster

Purani Jeans is a film based on the belief that – “friendship is like a pair of old jeans- the older it gets, the better it becomes” This is the belief that protagonist, Siddarth Ray has learnt from his best friend Sam & come to realise as he makes a journey from New York City back to his hometown, a small hill station in India, after 12 long years…

The main hook of the film is Friendship… Those unforgettable memories of one’s friends n gang. The main thought being much like the Bryan Adam’s summer of 69 song that tells us how the days of youth ” were the best years of my life”

The film unfolds as a coming of age drama about a summer where Sidharth, his best friend Sam & their gang of friends rediscover bonds of friendship & love. A summer when everything changes for the group…a summer when he, Sam & his friends experienced the agony & ecstasy of growing up, forming enviable bonds of friendship, trust, jealousy, joy, envy & love while also dealing with problems of distant parents, broken hearts and pressures of growing up…gradually leading everyone to go their own way.

Eventually Sidharth rediscovers his old friends seeking them out and finally makes peace with his estranged best friend Sam. As the story ends, Sidharth becomes a better man. Reconciled with his past, He returns to New York with a renewed belief that friendship is indeed like Purani Jeans(an old pair of jeans)-the older the better, just like Sam used to say!!


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
Average Reviews
3.0 ” ‘Purani Jeans’ for its freshness in the face of familiarity, and a story that holds all the way to the end.”
2.5 “This film is worth a watch once… all for the sake of friendship.”
Bollywood Hungama
2.5 “This is a decent enough outing but it’s not something that will stay with you for long..”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “First time director Tanushri Chattrji Bassu has a novel concept at hand with PURANI JEANS but fails in its execution.”
1.5 “Purani Jeans is unabashedly sexist and unoriginal.”
1.5 “Well the audience should watch it if they really want to test their patience limits and doesn’t mind wasting their money!”
1.5 “Puranji Jeans has the oldest story with lackluster characters, half-baked emotions and terrible acting.”
1.5 “Purani Jeans is easily avoidable.”
1.0 “Purani Jeans offers nothing new in terms of a story and is fine example of inept direction. Avoid it. “


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