Jagga Jasoos, a much hyped Bollywood flick finally hit the cinemas on 14th July. Framed against a stunning background, the movie met minimal expectations.
The musical is primarily based on the life of a little orphan boy – Jagga (Ranbir Kapoor), whose life revolves around his adopted father – Bagchi (Saswata Chatterjee), also called as Tooti Phooti. The father and son duo share an amazing bond. Their life turns over when Bagchi has to leave Jagga in a hostel and flee. Over the years the only contact between Jagga and his father are video tapes that Bagchi sends to his son on every birthday.
Bagchi’s absence leaves a dent in Jagga’s mind, and he becomes all the more inquisitive about things around him. From murder mysteries to conspiracies he takes a resort in solving the cases just casually. Life moves on, and Jagga meets Shruti (Katrina Kaif). Not only their paths entangle, but their lives too. From there the movie moves onto the second phase where Jagga tries to solve the biggest mystery of his life.
Performances except that of Ranbir’s are just mediocre. Katrina simply adds beauty to the frame and nothing beyond. Jagga’s friend (Sayani Gupta) has nothing at all to do in the movie; I feel it’s a waste of talent.
On the musical front, the movie fails in holding you throughout. There isn’t a single track you come out humming. Anurag Basu came up with a great concept, yet failed to kick it off that well.
But, if you wish to watch a colourful movie against aesthetically rich sets by Disney, then do not miss Jagga Jasoos.