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Jagga Jasoos Movie Review

Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saswata Chatterjee, Saurabh Shukla

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Release Date:      14 Jul 2017 (UAE)
Cast:                     Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saswata Chatterjee, Saurabh Shukla
Direction:             Anurag Basu
Genre:                   Musical
Language:             Hindi
Duration:               2 hours 42 minutes

 

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After three years of hard work, speculations, rifts and emotional journey, Ranbir Kapoor’s maiden production venture Jagga Jasoos has finally released. Directed by Anurag Basu, the film stars Kapoor alongside Katrina Kaif and tells a story of a detective who is in search of his ‘dead’ father.

The chemistry between the lead pair gives out the feels of Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani and the treatment feels similar to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events.

Ranbir Kapoor takes on the character of Jagga as though it’s a second skin, once again showing us his killer acting chops

Katrina Kaif’s character Shruti has been given just the right amount of dialogue and screen time so that her onscreen presence is enjoyable. Kaif takes on the role of the ‘goofball’ with ease; however the ‘clumsiness’ of her character seems slightly overdone.

Disney goes desi with the storytelling, and the songs are among the only things that keep Jagga Jasoos going in its final stretch. Going by the teasers, posters, and trailers released by the makers, the film is completely relying on a stammering Ranbir’s antics, his expressions and of course a beautiful companion in his journey, Katrina. From the looks, one can easily understand the audience for which the film has been made.

However, through all its excitements and exhaustions, the person who keeps it entertaining is Ranbir Kapoor. He manages to make you laugh and tugs at your heartstrings by being goofy and gloomy as suddenly as required. Katrina Kaif has little to do but makes for a good sidekick to Jagga. Saswata Chatterjee’s vulnerability and Saurabh Shukla wickedness balance each other perfectly.

Parts of Jagga Jasoos are greater than their sum. But there’s no reason you shouldn’t head to a theatre and investigate for yourself.

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