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Entertainment Movie Reviews 14 Jul 2017 Jagga Jasoos movie r ...

Jagga Jasoos movie review: Only an 'Ullu Ka Pattha' would miss this adventure

Published Jul 14, 2017, 3:02 pm IST
Updated Jul 14, 2017, 5:30 pm IST
The plot is so engaging that you wouldn't even mind a poker-faced Katrina tagging around with Ranbir, who completely steals the show.
A still from the film.
 A still from the film.

Director: Anurag Basu

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saurabh Shukla and Saswata Chatterjee


All these years, one wondered why there was this big delay in Jagga Jasoos, but finally, the answer is here. After Barfi, which released in 2012, director Anurag Basu brings you an entertaining film which will take you to the fantasy world. One of its own kinds of mystery where comedy meets thriller, Jagga Jasoos emerges a winner in all aspects.

Jagga (Ranbir Kapoor), an orphan, ends up rescuing an injured man, Badal Bagchi aka Tutti Futti (Saswata Chatterjee). Soon after, Badal adopts Jagga and one fine day leaves him in the hostel for a secret mission indefinitely. Years pass by but Badal never returns.

Shruti (Katrina Kaif), a well-known journalist based out in Kolkata is assigned to unleash the hidden facts about the supply of illegal arms through Burma. In the meantime, she meets Jagga and he instantly falls for her. While Shruti investigates the case, Jagga too is out on a quest to find his missing father Badal Bagchi, and destiny brings them together through a missing common link. The two leave for Mambosa to unfold the mystery.

Mr. Sinha (Saurabh Shukla), an undercover agent spots Jagga and Shruti, and chases them all the way to Mambosa.

Anurag Basu effortlessly builds up a fantasy world with the help of correct amount of mystery and emotions. The entire film is narrated as three comics, titled Jagga Jasoos orated by Katrina Kaif. All the hard work Anurag and his team have put in is visible and commendable. The film might remind you of Adventures of Tintin but Anurag has easily managed to put desi bits into it. A father-son relationship will surely bring you to tears.

The detailing behind each character in the film is to watch out for. Ranbir's stammering act to emoting the mystery through comic books is commendable. Also, choosing a subject about supply of illegal arms as a backdrop is thoroughly enjoyable. The film is beautifully shot in the exotic locations of Africa with all of its indigenous fauna.

The pace might be the biggest hurdle of Jagga Jasoos but when it is a fantasy film, logic and length of it take a back seat for good. The film will also surprise you with an unpredictable climax. There is a high possibility of a sequel. Music by Pritam is hummable. Galti Se Mistake and Ullu Ka Pattha are worth listening to.

With this film too, Ranbir Kapoor gives yet another stellar performance. One can't take their eyes off the screen when he emotes. He is just too good to watch! While Katrina Kaif isn’t that good of an actor, but since the plot is so engaging that you wouldn't even mind a poker-faced Katrina tagging around with Ranbir, who completely steals the show. Saswata, who got overnight fame after playing a scary shooter in Kahaani, plays an adorable father doing ample justice to his role. Saurabh Shukla is good enough.

Though the film has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, the final product compensates for it all. Catering primarily to kids, Jagga Jasoos is highly entertaining and a must watch this weekend.