Movie: Jagga Jasoos
Direction: Anurag Basu
Cast: Katrina kaif, Ranbir kapoor, Sayani Gupta
Cinematographer: Ravi Varman
Editor: Akiv Ali
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
What is it about: It’s a musical adventure film, where Jagga (Ranbir Kapoor) is on a quest to find his father (Saswatha Chatterjee), what happens during this journey forms the crux of the story directed by Anurag Basu.
Why it’s disappointing: This can stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: Everyone is aware of the rabbit hole, which Alice falls in to, and what does she find on the other end, an enchanting world. That’s right the world of Jagga Jasoos was pretty much enchanting as that fairy tale with a tryst of genius in it. It’s something which no one has witnessed till date in Bollywood. A musical attempt, which explores it nuances perfectly. One may say it was cluttered with songs and doesn’t give a plot or story to unfold. Come on take a breather and enjoy the novelty of the creator who did an exceptional job in making a film, which no one had did before. Right from the first frame till the end, you’re pretty much engrossed in to the film, and its beauty. There were quite a few sub plots in the film, but it was well established and connected. Anurag Basu was great with his writing and spun a screenplay which unravels in its own beauty.
Ranbir Kapoor, is most definitely the showman of the Millennium. He can act the wits off, and can perform effortlessly. His goofy antics and innocence was flawless and favoured by not only the adults but the kids too. Ranbir brings a remarkable charm to the character of “Jagga”. It was like, tailor made for him and he fit in to it with no qualms.
Katrina Kaif, is an exuberant beauty, it’s hard to take eyes off her and when you give her role of this sort, she nailed it. As Shruti she was head to head with Ranbir with performance. She adds more zing to the world of Jagga Jasoos and you fall in love with her head over heels. Excellent job by Katrina.
Saswata Chatterjee, who played the role of Ranbir’s father was a seasoned actor. Who dished out a great performance. Saurabh Shukla was spot on and brings in quite a humour to the comedy quotient in the film. Sayani Gupta did have a very short stint, but you can’t miss noticing her in the film.
The film’s beauty was perfectly captured by Ravi Varman, who displayed a splash of vivid reality, giving an experience like never before. Delectable cinematography by him. The VFX was great, it was a great idea of having Disney on board.
Akiv Ali’s editing was crisp. Pritam’s music was a high point, and this one being a musical he did an excellent job. Every track was enjoyable and my personal favourite is “Ullu Ka Pattha”.
Verdict: Anurag Basu, is a creator with a difference and this time he went beyond limits and presented something which no one had expected and with Disney on board he made the best use of it. Don’t miss this one, a definite watch on big screens and especially for the Cinema romantics.