July 17, 2017

Jagga Jasoos Movie Review.

Jagga Jasoos is the big release this week starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. Film is directed by Anurag Basu of Barfi! fame. Film is in 3 long years in making. After lots of delay and postponement finally film has arrived in theaters. So, how has film turn out finally? Without any more delay let's start the Movie Review of Jagga Jasoos. Will it live upto all the expectations? Here we go...


Story: Jagga (Ranbir Kapoor) is orphaned at birth time and grows up in a hospital. Badal Bagchi (Saswata Chatterjee) who is brought to same hospital as a patient develops a special bonding with Jagga and adopts him. Due to some issues, Badal admits Jagga in a boarding school and disappears immediately. Jagga is a born detective and starts solving small cases when he is in boarding school itself. In such one case he comes across Shruti Sengupta (Katrina Kaif) and both become friends. Due to some circumstances in life of Jagga, he doubts that his father Badal is in some danger. He may be dead also. He plans to find out the truth and seeks help of Shruti in his roller coaster journey. Will he able to find out the truth regarding his father. Is his father still alive? Will there be something more brewing between Jagga and Shruti. For all these one has to watch the film in theaters.



Film first half is simply terrific. It is filled with loads of emotional quotient. There are lots of fun filled moments. At places your eyes will get moist in few scenes. Songs matches with the content. Songs hardly comes as a speed-breaker as all of them are situational and necessary to the plot.

However, problem for film starts with the second half. 

Screenplay in 2nd half is pathetic. From here it is only downfall. Unnecessary songs are added, which halters the flow of the film. First half shows how realistically despite being a fantasy adventure film, Jagga solves the cases. But in second half, everything is so conveniently shown. Too much of convenience is taken to save the loopholes in the script. Film drags also and stretches your mind at places. Even climax also comes to an abrupt end. 

Editing, writing, screenplay these are weak point of the film in second half. Looks like film is made hastily simply to end for sake of it. Only saving face is the comedy and fun filled moment in between.  

Direction of Anurag Basu is good. But no one can save a film if it is badly written and executed.

Special mention for cinematography. Jagga Jasoos cinematography is exceptional. VFX is of world class standard. Jagga Jasoos is a visual delight. Film looks grand and poetic in each and every frame start to finish. Looks like money is well spent.

Coming to performances. Ranbir Kapoor is a born star. He delivers one of his best performance till date. People will remember him for Jagga Jasoos. He is simply superb in emotional scenes. Even equally good in fun moments. He makes us laugh and also cry. Coming to Katrina Kaif, it is easily one of her improved performance till date. She complements Ranbir in each and every frame. She is funny and refreshing in big screen. Saswata Mukherjee and Saurabh Shukla have pivotal roles in the film and they are excellent and does full justice to their respective roles.

Finally, Jagga Jasoos is simply awesome in first half. Film is a total entertainer from start till interval point. However it falls apart after that. Film neither entertains nor convinces in second half. It irritates most of the part. There is too much songs also from interval till the end. Film can be easily shortened 20-30 minutes and climax can easily be stretched and well executed. It comes to an abrupt end and confusing also.

Coming to box office performance, film will start slow at box office. As kids and family audiences might like the film because of fantasy genre, it should pick up well through the opening weekend. However, film might struggle after that mainly because of the content. Overall film is riding on huge budget and hence, needs to score big at box office for recovery of investment alone.

Verdict: If you are a fan of Ranbir Kapoor acting. Jagga Jasoos is a must watch film for you. Also, if you are a fan of Tintin then simply go and watch this film. Jagga is our much 'desi Tintin'. Jagga Jasoos is a desi musical fantasy adventure. It is a totally new concept in Bollywood. Hope for the right intentions film works big time at box office. However, if we have to go by the content of the film then it is obviously below par.

Rating: 2.5/5. Watch it for Ranbir Kapoor stellar performance and grand visuals.


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3 comments:

  1. Nice movie.if u like burfi than u will like this one. 1st half is ok but 2nd is awesome . Over all movie is with a different and very good.

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  2. What can I say? Review is saying itself. Nonsense!

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  3. Good movie! A new genre in Bollywood.

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