Director C Prem Kumar's Telugu movie Jaanu featuring Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni in the lead roles, has received positive reviews and ratings from the audience around the world.

Jaanu is a romantic drama film and it is an official remake of director C Prem Kumar's hit Tamil film 96. Noted producer Dil Raju has bankrolled this flick under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations. The movie has received a U certificate from the censor board and its runtime is 2.30 hours.

Jaanu movie story: It is about photographer K Ramachandra (Sharwanand), who turns nostalgic when he goes back to his hometown and school. Soon he contacts his classmates and asks them to hold a reunion, where he meets Janaki (Samantha Akkineni), his childhood sweetheart.

Samantha Akkineni and Sharwanand in Jaanu
Samantha Akkineni and Sharwanand in JaanuTwitter

Analysis: Jaanu is a tribute to unconditional love and it has a strong script. C Prem Kumar has remained very honest with his original script of the movie 96, as the director has not made any major changes to it. The movie runs at a very slow pace, but its narration is arresting, gripping and entertaining, say the audience.

Performances: Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni have delivered beautiful performances and the chemistry between the two is the highlight of Jaanu. Sai Kiran Kumar and Gouri G Kishan, who have played younger versions of the hero and heroine have done good jobs. Vennela Kishore, Raghu Babu, Varsha Bollamma and Saranya Pradeep have done justice to their roles, say the audience.

Technical: Jaanu has good production values. Stunning background score, beautiful picturization and locales and emotional dialogues are the attractions on the technical front, add the viewers.

Jaanu movie review live updates: We bring you some viewers' responses to the film shared on Twitter scroll down to see the audience's verdict.

Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni in Jaanu
Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni in JaanuTwitter

Vyshnavi @Vyshnav67023724

Thanks to director C.Prem Kumar sir #PremKumar for giving such such a soulful movies like #96 and #Jaanu. @Samanthaprabhu2 Ma'am, we people are very lucky to have great actresses like you and your acting from movie to movie is going to another level. The heart of the movies lies in the music. @govind_vasantha sir, don't know how to thank you much, the songs and the background music are very soulful. I can't get out of the feeling for a long time. And thanks for making @Chinmayi akka to sing. @Chinmayi akka, love you ❤️ ❤️ #Jaanu

_ @SamMahi_7

First half starts with life of ram #Sharwanand best till he knows how to act present emotions character too loved those school scenes reviewing memories is the best part...sharwa played his character as ram with so much maturity level loved it your best as ram #Jaanu @Samanthaprabhu2 entrance people cheering for jaanu is outstanding your expressions acting emotions your the best jaanu I know ‍♀️ you made me laugh... made me happy... made me cry at end.... proud fan forever #Jaanu Finally!! Jaanu is a remake as well as a refreshing love story which reminds everyone one their childhood memories everything go for it this weekend you will experience great performance from @Samanthaprabhu2 and #Sharwanand thanks @SVC_official for this gift ✨ #Jaanu

Suresh Chandrakanth @itsmeursuresh

#Jaanu A feel Good Movie ❤ #Sharwanand & @Samanthaprabhu2 Acting Matram 1st Half Decent ga unna.... 2nd Half Super ga undi Climax &School Episode matram No Words ❤ All The Best #Jaanu Team @SVC_official #JaanuFromToday #JaanuReview #JaanuFromTomorrow

Vamsi Shekar @UrsVamsiShekar

#Jaanu First half Mesmerizing acting by #Sharwa and s & #SamanthaAkkineni they pulled of their roles Prem kumar direction is excellent , production values are very rich Very good first half #Jaanu Second Half: Emotional and squeezes your heart ❤ and will make you cry #Sharwanand and #Samanthaprabhu2 deliver a fantastic performance that will be remembered for long Music Thanks #DilRaju anna for a long lasting memories of life Heart Filled with Joy & Eyes filled with Tears. #Jaanu is the best ever Love Story that I have watched on a Big Screen. Age of Innocence is the best phase for love and carrying the emotion further is a GIFT. #Jaanu: Technical aspects Songs and Background music are superb and perfect for the emotional visuals Production values perfect match this sensible romantic entertainer Thank you producer #DilRaju garu for this wonderful film #Jaanu: One of the best love stories ever made Everyone will go through this phase of life and it will be painful to recollect those memories... Yet it brings out a joy that can be cherished for long

Rajesh @Rajesh44599083

#JaanuFromToday the best movie... #sharwanand Was excellent.I just seen Ram Character.what a performance.all the scenes are visually blocked in my mind.younger generation shld watch this kind of movies.There Is Only One #Jaanu She Is @trishtrashers Mam Only No One Can Do It

Surya Geddam @surya_geddam

1st half done #Jaanu ..Slow but Feel the magic..Great watch FYI I didnt watch 96

Mahamood @Mahamood2215

@Samanthaprabhu2 A love story that i fall in love with... #Jaanu ....... But that's what we give 5/5 It is not possible for anyone to act like you @Samanthaprabhu2 mam @SVC_official

Mirchi9 @Mirchi9

Comparisons aside, #Jaanu first half is decent, albeit a frame to frame recreation of the original 96. For a first time viewer, the slow pace is a bummer. Still, the first half is decent with emotions intact, especially the interval block. #Sharwanand stands out so far. Final Report: The second half of #Jaanu also maintains the same tempo with @Samanthaprabhu2 joining in the drama, along with Sharwa. Together with Prem Kumar, the remake is in safe hands. The remake has got its casting right, & that is half job done, rest is taken care by Jaanu Review - A Soulful Recreation Rating: 3/5If you love 'love stories' give #Jaanu a try. The role of Ram is a value-addition to #Sharwanand career @Samanthaprabhu2 has total command over her craft. @SVC_official @pridecinemaa @vamsikaka

FDFS Review @ReviewFdfs

#Jaanu.! A slow poison that really kills with script and performances.!! #Sharwanand undoubtedly created his own impact and tried to erase #VijaySethupathi for this role..! Of course even the whole movie is made of same shots as original but still created its own originality! 3/5


#Jaanu : A Faithful Remake. A soulful drama between two beautiful characters Ram and Jaanu. The entire school days setup and concept of the film is so refreshing. Brilliant acting by #Sharwanand and @Samanthaprabhu2 will keep you hooked throughout the film. Rating : 3.25/5

Telugu360 @Telugu360

#Jaanu is a honest remake, is able to recreate the essence of it's original @Samanthaprabhu2, Sharwa's Excellent performance , Soothing background score are highlights in this poignant love story

Aishwarya @aish_aishu95

@Samanthaprabhu2 #Jaanu proud to be your fan!!! Jaanu cannot be calculated by it's success or box-office collection.. Jaanu is a memory..a gift from you and sharwa to Telugu audience, which i'll treasure..thanks for Jaanu Sam ❤️ ticket daachukuntunna na memories bag lo #Samlove

Venkat Chadalavada @sudheer2011

#Jaanu Spoiled the classic 96. No chemistry between @Samanthaprabhu2 and @ActorSharwanand. This film completely missed the soul. Fully disappointed with the remake. They failed to recreate the magic in Telugu. My rating 2/5.