In Jagga Jasoos A young detective sets out to find his missing father that takes him on a life-changing adventure. Get a glimpse into the #WorldOfJaggaJasoos with these spectacular visuals!.Join Jagga, a gifted teenage detective, who along with a female companion, is on a quest to find his missing father.
Run Time: 2 hours and 42 Minutes
Director: Anurag Basu
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saswata Chatterjee, Sayani Gupta, Saurabh Shukla
Except Kapoor is too old to pass off as a school-boy. And the bits between his purported teenage self and the pretty bumbler of a journo, who goes bumpity-bump through tough terrains, get a little questionable. The best part of the film is between the young Jagga and Chatterjee. A couple of the spanking songs are great fun. That’s when the movie speaks in its own voice : in the rest, it is trying to be a desi Spielberg without any of its verve.At one point in the film, a character is made to ask : bore ho gaye na? The answer, of course, is : haan bhai haan.
Katrina Kaif, as a mishap-prone investigative journalist, is hard-pressed to match strides with Ranbir, but the free-flowing nature of the yarn allows her enough opportunities to catch her breath when she needs to and continue to saunter along for company. It is just as well that she plays second fiddle, letting Ranbir do all the heavy lifting. He carries the weight of the film without letting the strain show. If Jagga Jasoos passes muster, it is largely due to a pivotal star turn that is worth its weight in gold and the surreal touches that Basu imparts to the fantasy.
A unique and interesting story. Anurag Basu pens an intriguing tale of a father-son story. But there is more to it than just father-son bonding. Jagga’s father Professor Bagchi’s secret mission and Jagga’s search for his missing father is what takes the story forward. I would highly recommend watching this musical with a fresh and interesting script and nice music. This is surely one of Ranbir Kapoor’s best performances.
The stuttering and singing song way of talking gets tiresome way too soon and the interest in staying with the narrative of solving these mysteries dies a premature death. Jagga is also way too long, a risk that lot of musicals take. In the case of Hollywood films like La La Land, Moulin Rouge or Chicago, the storytelling felt organic and natural, in Jagga it feels like a staged effort to impress you with every scene. Basu needs a pat on his back for trying the genre with full enthusiasm, but sometimes it also pays to curb the same Jagga Jasoos is only worth a watch for Ranbir Kapoor’s class act. As a musical, the film falters on several notes.