Jagga Jasoos


Finally, after a long wait, Anurag Basu’s ‘Jagga Jasoos’ saw the light of the day on 14th July, Friday. So now the question is whether the long wait is paid off well and our answer is ‘yes’ to a great extent. ‘Jagga Jasoos’ brings back the ‘Barfi’ team, Anurag Basu and Ranbir Kapoor. Anurag always brings the best out of Ranbir and this time also he has been successful in doing so.

‘Jagga Jasoos’ will take you to a joyous ride to the world of fantasy. You will be able to relate Ranbir’s character with TINTIN, Spielberg's ‘INDIANA JONES’, Sherlock Holmes etc. Those to loves adventure, ‘Jagga Jasoos’ is apt for them. Anurag Basu is a very good story-teller and ‘Jagga Jasoos’ is the proof of it. He studies the mind of each and every character of his script and moulds them according to his brilliance and the final result that comes is fabulous. ‘Jagga ‘Jasoos’ is packed with laughter, love and music. Anurag strikes the emotional chord of the audience.

The film is set in Darjeeling and it tells the story of a wandering and curious man-child Jagga aka Ranbir Kapoor who lives in a school hostel. Jagga is a storehouse of ideas, he is always in search of new initiative but at the same time he is lonely heart.

Stammering Jagga is a solo heart and longs for his missing father Tooti Footi (Saswata Chatterjee). His father taught him a unique trick to sing in rhymes to get rid the fault or sting of his stammering and it worked wonder for him. The days Jagga spend with his father were the most cherished memories for him.

A chance meeting of Jagga with a Kolkata-based journalist Shruti aka Katrina Kaif is the turning and the fruitful moment of his life. Shurti knowingly or unknowingly nurses his lonely hurt and he finds a good friend in her. Jagga and Shruti then take into an adventurous journey in hunt of Tooti Footi. From finding a big Ostrich egg to their encounter with Giraffes, Zebras, wild cats and a two head arms dealer makes their journey enjoyable. The two nomadic hearts travel through the Thailand’s beaches and Moroccan deserts.

Through their fantasy and fairytale journey, the actual Purulia arms dropping case in 90's gave the story a serious turn. The movie had a weird conclusion hinting a sequel on the cards.

Choreography by Shiamak Davar is commendable; ‘Galti Se Mistake’ has become very popular among the children. Music composition by Pritam is praise worthy.

Cinematography by Ravi Varman is brilliant. Sound by Ashwin Bharde and Shijin Melvin Hutton is outstanding. Technically, ‘Jagga Jasoos’ is A-One.

Talking about the direction, Anurag Basu has again proved his calibre with ‘Jagga Jasoos’. He has brought alive the father-son relationship with Tooti-Footi and Jagga. He also shot Jagga and Shruti’s part very beautifully.

Speaking about Ranbir Kapoor’s performance, he was again brilliant and portrayed his character with utter competence. He has put his heart and soul into it. Katrina Kaif also played her part with vividness.

In the nutshell, ‘Jagga Jasoos’ is a soothing watch for adults as well as for children.