Saif Ali Khan and Tabu-starrer Jawaani Jaaneman is a comedy about a happy-go-lucky lothario in his forties, whose life is upturned when he discovers he has a grown-up daughter. The Nitin Kakkar directorial, which released on 31 January, also marks the Bollywood debut of Pooja Bedi’s daughter Alaya Furniturewalla.Here’s what critics have to say about the film:“With this perfect cast in place, director Nitin Kakkar, working with an adapted screenplay and dialogue by Hussain Dalal and Abbas Dalal, spins a delayed coming-of-age yarn that is often hilarious and insightful about men who insist on being men. ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ deftly maintains its breezy tone throughout its 119-minute duration, and except for a late-reel weakening of resolve, straightens out its swaggering hero with minimum fuss and maximum fun.” Nandini Ramnath, Scroll“Khan has played the party-loving, commitment-shy urban young man several times. This time, he takes on an age-appropriate role, where that same fellow from ‘Salaam Namaste’ and ‘Cocktail’ is now dying his hair, coming to terms with a mid-life crisis while holding on to a colourful past. Khan is charming and funny, and takes the jokes about middle age head on. It is a role tailor-made for him, and he plays it with glee. Alaya makes an assured debut. She gets a finely written character. Udita Jhunjhunwala, FirstPost“However, the film’s weakness is the way it handles Tabu. Shown as a hipster Mom from Amsterdam, the character is an awful stereotype. It’s difficult to tell if she’s meant to be some sort of a self-parody but the actress, great as usual, is reduced to a stock character saying lines that make a mockery of an alternative lifestyle, with Saif’s character casually branding her as a ‘drug addict.’ Which actually confirms a lot of lowkey conservatism lurking just beneath the faux woke surface of ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’.”Ankur Pathak, Huffington Post India We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.