Movie Review: Purani Jeans (2014)
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!!