Jagga Jasoos: Movie Review
Anurag Basu has his never ending list of experiments and this time the ace director gave us a Bollywood musical and we couldn’t have asked for more.
A totally fresh concept, with the comic book touch, this musical adventure is leaving the audience amazed. Ranbir Kapoor as Jagga will make you feel that he was the apt choice for the role. Though his stars aren’t shining these days, Ranbir never fails to impress the audience with his evergreen charm. Playing the role of a teenage detective, RK like the name suggests is the true hero of the film.
Katrina Kaif as RK’s sidekick has done a satisfactory job. Unlike her other films, Katrina’s screen presence is worth watching. Saswata Chatterjee has done a commendable job as Tooti Footi. Special mention to Nawazuddin Siddiqui (well, I am not disclosing the SECRET here).
The rhyming couplets and the narration of the story by Journalist Shruti (Katrina Kaif) will keep you glued to your seats. The screenplay is amazing and the shooting locations are marvelous. Songs like Ullu ka Pattha and Galti se mistake seem to be misfit amidst other songs but they aren’t ruling the chartbusters for no reason!
The film is boring in bits and pieces but the colourful characters are keeping the audience connected. It is a fresh genre for Bollywood and critics as well as the audience are having a tough time digesting the film’s essence.
An agitated Taran Adarsh tweeted, “OneWordReview… #JaggaJasoos: Unbearable. This one’s a misadventure… EPIC DISAPPOINTMENT! Ranbir shines in a film that’s a costly, boring and an overstretched experiment.”
Rajeev Masand gave the film 2 stars out of 5 and said, “Clocking in at 2 hours and 49 minutes, much of what’s good in the film is lost amidst the many indulgences.I’m going with two out of five. It’s a disappointment, no question about it, from a team capable of so much more.”
Raja Sen of NDTV seems to be impressed and quoted, “This is a dazzling, inventive and deliciously fun film, a musical mystery fable that curious children (of all ages) should watch at the soonest.”
Well, don’t you want to experience a little adventure? Here you go: