Jannat, a Bollywood movie revolving around a man who is caught in a quagmire of crime and consumerism as he struggles to find heaven on earth will be released from September 19 at Regal cinema, Colombo.
Directed by debutant Kunal Deshmukh, the film stars Emraan Hashmi, Sameer Kochhar, Sonal Chauhan and Javed Shaikh in the lead roles.
Arjun (Emraan Hashmi) is a reckless young man with an obsession for making a quick buck. A chance meeting with a girl in a mall, Zoya (Sonal Chauhan) gives him the reasons he was looking for to move out of his ordinary life and become rich for this girl. He steps up from playing small-time card games to becoming a bookie.
Stuck in a triangle of sorts between the woman he loves and his addiction to make a quick buck, Arjun moves on from being a bookie to a runner for the mafia. He steps into the world of Cricket match fixing, ensuring a match that looks interesting, but the end result is to their advantage.
Arjun basically switches on the limelight to the bigger, faster, better and more, until his dizzying rise attracts the attention of the police and he has now to choose between the love of his life, and this new-found success and power.
As the struggles to choose between the two continued, the Don offers the forbidden apple of limitless wealth in exchange for his soul, drawing him into his core entourage of money spinners. Though he tries his best not to accept, he is, in the end, drawn into the plot where he soon gets trapped as the main accused of killing a coach.With the police after him, Arjun manages to get into his best friend's car. Both of them can now make off, but Arjun is stopped by Zoya who asks him to surrender. Convinced that he has not committed the crime, Zoya assures him they can, and will, fight the law.
The film with English subtitles is distributed by Janitha Films of Janitha Marasinghe.