‘Jagaa Jasoos’ turns out to be a mixed bag

By on July 21, 2017

We have always seen Ranbir Kapoor doing some  unconventional movies like ‘Bombay Velvet’ and now comes ‘Jagga Jasoos.’ However, ‘Bombay Velvet’ was a disaster and movie got thrashed at the box office badly which took a toll on Ranbir Kapoor’s career. Well, Jagaa Jasoos performed little above average at the box office.

Anurag Basu’s said in the press conference that he wanted the children to experience Hollywood type Indian musical and Jagaa Jassos is a clear winner in this context.

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Now, let talk about the story of Jagga. The story starts with Jagga aka Ranbir Kapoor who is an amateur detective and someone who has a stammering problem.He  is in search for his father who left him in his childhood. In the movie Katrina Kaif plays the role of the senior correspondent who is trying to solve the illegal arms racket. Moreover, both of them meet as both were trying to solve the same case.

The first half of the movie is slow but keeps you engaged. It showcases Jagga as an orphan by who was adopted by “Tutt-Phooti”( Saswata Chatterjee). Jagga’s new father insists him to speak his words through rap or songs so that we can avoid stammering. Jagga delivers his dialogues in the form of songs. They both share an amazing father-son bond until something mysterious happens and he had to send Jagga to the boarding school where he spends remaining of his adolescence.

When Jagga didn’t receive his birthday present from his father in the mail, then he senses that his father is in trouble and he sets out to find his father. During his journey, he comes across a journalist Shruti(Katrina Kaif) who is bit clumsy but, courageous, and he insists her to help him in his search. This propels the movie to the second half, and here their simple search gets them into trouble where they have to deal with illegal arms dealers, evades, spies and simply stay alive.

Moreover, Jagga Jasoos gives more novel ideas, unique execution and performances more than what we see in usual Indian films. If you are into regular and typical Bollywood films, then you may be surprised to see the actors suddenly start singing and dancing. However, these musical elements in the film are the part of the film not like other Bollywood movies where music is added to drift us from the main story.

She is an author at askebuddy. She holds a master degree in journalism. Creativity is her forte, she is always in search of new things, and she is a free spirit.

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Kanchan Wadhawan

She is an author at askebuddy. She holds a master degree in journalism. Creativity is her forte, she is always in search of new things, and she is a free spirit.