Jagga Jasoos

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Cute, fun detective story taking on huge issues of the world. Juggles all of that well but becomes long-drawn in the process.

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Director: Anurag Basu
Running time: 160 minutes
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Strangely enough, the first thing I thought of when watching the trailer, was not Barfi or Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahaani. Tin Tin and Harry Potter came a little later too. The first thing that came to me was Ace Ventura Pet Detective.

It is slapstick, it is gimmicky and yet it is charming in its own quirky way. Ranbir Kapoor's character beatboxes his way to charm you and sings to avoid stuttering. Hopefully, Katrina Kaif exists as more than a sounding board for the lead character.

It looks like a good fun movie that kids will enjoy and parents won't mind sitting through. Let's hope it hasn't spoiled what it has by giving it all away in the trailers.

For a music-based movie which supposedly has almost 30 songs, it is interseting that there aren't any music reviews out.

Jagga Jasoos releases on 14 July, 2017.

- meeta, a part of the audience

It takes a while to get used to the strange of a musical and an arm deal. We are conditioned to see musicals as romantic or comedy or a combination of the two. Sure, Sound of Music did mix a world war with a musical, but when things got serious, it shed its musical layer. Jagga Jasoos stays on the high note for quite a bit. To the extent, that I worried we are never going to hear a plain dialogue, and tire of the music soon. Thankfully, the music gives way and the film stays cute and fun through to its long-drawn out climax.

Right from the first frame, you know you are in for a fascinating visual and aural experience.

The music takes a while to get used to because a lot of it is not Indian, it sounds like a western choir for a huge portion - but Indians are acting it out. It has a Broadway feel to it more than a musical movie. However, the music is lilting and the lyrics keep you attentive. I am not sure, I could listen to the music stand alone, like I can for Barfi. But, once you grow accustomed to it, the music goes really well with the tone and texture of Jagga Jasoos while you are watching it. The lyrics, even if they take on an extra syllable here and there, are strung well together. The essay on “a goat” is truly entertaining, for instance. There are even a few lessons in history and political science delivered through song.

Right from the first frame, you know you are in for a fascinating visual and aural experience. Visually, the film is mesmerising with its use of colour. The transitions from one part of the story to another are in the face yet not tiring. Some action bits seem shoddy, but then again, that can be explained away by the fact that it is intentionally, part-animation.

My worry that the “musical” form of narrative is used as a gimmick to cover up the lack of story is laid to rest, even if it is not completely unfounded. The thriller can hardly be called taut and wouldn't have worked a bit, had it not been for the narrative style it takes. At the same time it is not entirely lame. In making light of things, the attempt is to make the audience think about our attitude towards world tragedies.

Also, in trying to be a little of everything, the film stretches a bit beyond holding interest. It even over-explains at some spots. Each sequence, plays out like a short story that is a little longer than what might have been necessary. This, bit by bit, adds up to the 160-minute length time - a good 30 minute more than what retains interest in general.

However, these short stories sort-of tie in together and flow from one to the other. The flow is smooth enough that Shruti as the narrator seems rather superficial. Shruti as a journalist in the main narrative also seems like a forced-in character. The movie is about Jagga, his quests and his longing for his father. Shruti seems to be there for, well as sad as it sounds, visual variety.

It doesn't help that Katrina Kaif is almost in her worst form. Yet again, her character is from London to justify the actor's accent. Her dubbing is way off. That is criminal in a musical - lots of lip-syncing to go wrong and unfortunately it does too.

Shruti seems to be there for, well as sad as it sounds, visual variety.

In some way, Ranbir Kapoor's act makes up for that let down. The genre does ask for some gimmickry in performances. Yet, he makes Jagga, a potentially fictional character, seem real. He will remind you of Tintin and Harry Potter (I was even reminded of Sholay, Satte Pe Satta and Khoobsurat), but not so much of Ranbir Kapoor himself.

For Jagga as a character, there is no real attempt at creating grey characters, so the characters are simple, making the film gear toward a younger audience. The writing hints at deeper concerns for the world, hands out philosophical words of wisdom every once in a while and even touches upon the dilemma of a superhero – to save the world or to save the loved one. Yet, it chooses not to go too deep or linger too long with these thoughts, and arguably rightly so too – lest the film take a serious turn that it isn't meant to. The story is out from a comic book and wants to be rooted there, while taking shots at the real world.

Jagga, Tooti-frooti, and Shruti do take you around their fairy-tale world. Yet, this fairyland is quite close to the world we live in. So much so that if it weren't for the music, the colours, the quirky, kiddish, borderline slapsticky humor you would be left with a film that was a sad documentation of our times. To even think of mixing these things together is a step in the much wanted experimental territory – for this attempt alone I am stunned by the long stride Jagga Jasoos has taken. Most of all, it is a decent kids film from India. That the narration could have been crisper and the story a tad deeper, we can leave to its promise of a sequel.

- meeta, a part of the audience

34 reviewers(?) - 13 yays 13 so-so 8 nays

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Thumbs up, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...Anurag Basu has made a right-brain movie. I’m not sure it can be defended logically, and I’m not sure I care when the result is so mad, so magical.... full review

Thumbs up, by Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle : ...Though the film has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, the final product compensates for it all. Catering primarily to kids, Jagga Jasoos is highly entertaining and a must watch this weekend. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Bhavini Trikha, Desi Martini : ...Overall, you can see the efforts and hardwork put in by the entire team, especially Ranbir. Pitam’s music and Ravi Varman’s cinematography are absolutely on point. The film is an entertaining one time watch. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Rahul Bharadwaj, Desi Martini : ...And of course such enticing visuals , Jagga Jasoos has surely upped the ante for cinematographers. The locations are simply wow and sometimes you end up staring at the canvas and forget what is unfolding in the movie. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Zinia Bandyopadhyay, Desi Martini : ...In a musical, the music is definitely a high point and Pritam has proved himself in the film. The music is never overboard and once you are into the movie, there are points where you feel transported to another world. But there are also times that you feel a little out of the narrative. The consistency of the music could have been better, but nevertheless, it was good. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Josh, fullhyd.com : ...Perhaps that's what it takes. An appetite for five sugar cubes. An ability to be a child and summon that capacity to marvel and enjoy. There's just too much going on in Jagga Jasoos and, if you have the eye for it, too much to appreciate in every frame. It isn't a perfect film, but you can choose to focus on what it manages to be instead of what it could have been. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times : ...It’s a fantasy film that takes away the spotlight pressure from Ranbir Kapoor. This also gives him the breather to float around the theme. Basu also lets Kapoor interpret the narrative as per his will. As a result, he makes his overgrown amateurish detective believable. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Ananya Bhattacharyal, india today : ...Jagga Jasoos wins in the way the story is told, not necessarily in what the story is. Take a trip to Anurag Basu's fantasy land this weekend. You will not be disappointed. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Ahana Bhattacharya, koimoi : ...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. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...One of the highlights of the film is its magical cinematography and Ravi Varman adds another feather to his cap with Jagga Jasoos, a film that is so colourful and vibrant that you can’t help falling in love with it. So friends, if you still enjoy reading Tintin at this age, Jagga Jasoos should surely make your weekend.... full review

Thumbs up, by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror : ...Basu should also be credited for his ability to keep audiences alert, concerned and interested in the proceedings for most of this film. This is a feat, especially since the premise and the props deliberately illustrate that this is, essentially, a children's film. So, how do you ensure Mummy and Papa keep their eyes on the screen and off their phones? Cinematographer Ravi Varman's frames which are so vibrant, they resemble a fidget spinner, surely help. But there's also Pritam's foot tapping music and a story that, while told through an inconvenient lyrical narration, is one worth experiencing.... full review

Thumbs up, by Raja Sen, NDTV : ...A Hero All Children Should Have... full review

Thumbs up, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...Jagga Jasoos isn't a particularly bright caper. It's about seeking nirmal anand whose playful ingenuity is held together by a bag of unending tricks that lend the trip wind in its wings and cheer in its will. ... full review

So-So, by Anna MM Vertticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...Jagga Jasoos brings together a range of quality ingredients, but something has gone wrong in the cooking of it. It is highly engaging up to a point, but needed tighter writing and direction to stay on course. The very idea of a musical action adventure blending whimsy with eastern and western sensibilities is fascinating. The plus point for me then is that a hard-core mainstream director and two out-and-out mainstream stars have invested themselves in such an experimental project. While that is not enough, it is still something worth celebrating. ... full review

So-So, by Dev Raj Gulati, Desi Martini : ...All in all,JJ could pick up by word of mouth,it has sequences which could draw in the kids along with their families plus their's a considerable fan following of Ranbir Kapoor . ... full review

So-So, by Usha Shrivas, Desi Martini : ...फिल्म की कहानी इतनी स्ट्रोंग नहीं है और लम्बी भी है। कुछ सीन्स में आप बोर हो सकते हैं। लेकिन अगले ही पल आपको ट्विस्ट देखने के लिए मिल सकता है। सामान्य सी कॉमेडी के जरिये दर्शकों को बांधे रखने की अच्छी कोशिश है।इस पूरी फिल्म में सबसे बेहतरीन हैं रणबीर कपूर की एक्टिंग। आपने इससे पहले उनका ऐसा अवतार नहीं देखा होगा। हाँ, कुछ सीन देख कर लगेगा कि आप फिल्म ‘बर्फी’ देख रहे हैं। फिल्म अच्छी हैं एक बार तो ज़रूर देखी जानी चाहिए। ... full review

So-So, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...Jagga Jasoos could have been so much more. But it just feels like a long and winding screenplay that tries to fit in too many clever ideas. It showcases a journey across the hills of India and the vast wilderness filled expanses of Africa too. But apart from a visual zing, the film manages little in terms of heart and emotion. Its also peppered with such rookie mistakes like a cheetah roaring like a lion and an ostrich laying an egg on the road. But then, it’s a comical, light-hearted film that's supposed to entertain younger audiences. So may be the glitches can be overlooked. But all said and done, Jagga Jasoos doesn't get its heart in the right place. And that's just disappointing. ... full review

So-So, by Vishal Verma, Glamsham.com : ...All said and done, JAGGA JASOOS is a missed opportunity in the end. This surprise musical fantasy solely rides on Ranbir Kapoor's infectious charm and those couple flashes of brilliance. Watch it if you have the patience and appreciation for something brave and different. ... full review

So-So, by Manjusha Radhakrishnan, Gulf News : ...Ranbir Kapoor’s adventure fantasy Jagga Jasoos is a creative experiment that gets its power from being zany. And this wacky comic caper requires the viewers to surrender to it completely in a child-like manner.... full review

So-So, Indicine : ...Conclusion: Jagga Jasoos is an adventure unlike any in Bollywood before this. The movie has potential to make the kids go crazy (especially the last half an hour or so) but it might come at the expense of the adults not finding themselves attached to the fantastical nature of the story. Jagga Jasoos sets up a fantasy world and Anurag Basu doesn’t lose the emotional grip of his story even when the sets become grander and the frames become crazier. The film drags on a bit in the second half when too many characters are introduced but it all wraps up decently by the end. If you’re in the mood to let yourself be immersed in a desi fantasy, then go watch Jagga Jasoos. If you are easily offended by unbelievable events in movies, then Jagga Jasoos will come across as just a Tintin ripoff to you. Decide wisely. ... full review

So-So, by ANISH MOHANTY, Kia Gia : ...Anurag Basu must be lauded for trying to bring something to the Indian audience which they have not seen before. To a good extent, he succeeds in his attempt to make a detective mystery in the format of a musical. Along with a functional script, the format seems quite appealing. A more gripping screenplay would have definitely helped the audience warm up to the film far better. One looks forward to another filmmaker making a musical in India; the only thing one would like him to do is come armed with a better script. ... full review

So-So, by Manisha Lakhe, Now Running.com : ...You do get frustrated with the film because you just want sequences to stop right before they get too much... But when you see a rock sitting atop a mountain, you know someone's going to lean on it and it will roll down. I loved waiting for such moments, and there were many moments like this in the film. Box Office pundits will revile a fun, adventure caper simply because the arms smuggling is a serious subject and how can such a juvenile film be made around it. But watch it simply because Ranbir has great comic timing, and Katrina - even though she looks exhausted most of the times - makes for a great sidekick. ... full review

So-So, by Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.in : ...This is a movie aimed at children and teenagers and the grown-ups who want to escape their adulthood and crawl back under the sheets with their books.... full review

So-So, Sify Movies : ...Shot across terrains in Manipur, Kolkata and South Africa, Cinematographer S. Ravi Varman's lens capture the locales in their full glory along with the animals of the region. ... full review

So-So, by Nihit Bhave, Times of India : ...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. ... full review

So-So, by Ritika Handoo, ZEENEWS.COM : ...Once you manage to sit through the first half, there is a sense of predictability in the script and the audience can guess what's gonna come up next. Also, why wasn't Sayani Gupta's character explained and established properly? She is a fine actor and could have added more to the film. ... full review

Thumbs down, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, JAGGA JASOOS is a badly written and very poorly executed musical. The film doesn't offer any entertainment value for either children or adults. At the box office, the film will have a tough time. ... full review

Thumbs down, by SUPARNA SHARMA, Deccan Chronicle : ...Jagga Jasoos marks a milestone in his career — a film that required him ti step out of his comfort zone and devote himself to something completely new and challenging. I just wish he had kept it tighter, pacier. Though cute and funny, it also requires a patient viewing.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA : ...Ask yourself if you are ready to watch a script-less film with singing dialogues and there's your answer. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...The infantile antics also grave unbearably on your already frayed nerves. Anurag loses control over the material in his efforts to make a song and dance of all and sundry. What starts off as quirkily becomes painful and humour dulls down to an unbearable ache. And with a runtime that stretches all the way nearer to three hours, there’s not going to be any patience to sit through this corpulent, unproductive and largely unentertaining fantasy yarn! ... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, MiD DAY : ...Maybe I was this film's target audience once (at least I've something to recommend to my little niece). And maybe age has nothing to do with the audience anyway. Either case, this is certainly something you haven't checked out on the Indian screen before (so what if that's not always a compliment). ... full review

Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, News18.com : ...But it’s a shame Jagga Jasoos is never more than the sum of its parts. The film’s heart – the moving father-son dynamic – is buried somewhere under all the manic Tintin-like adventure and the sensory overload it triggers. Clocking in at 2 hours and 49 minutes, much of what’s good in the film is lost amidst the many indulgences. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu : ...The biggest failing of the film is that the young detective fails to acquire a unique personality of his own (as most sleuths are wont to) to sustain interest in further adventures even though the film ends with the promise of more. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Rummana, yahoo! India : ...Anurag Basu’s flight of fantasy just doesn’t take off. ... full review

114 tweeters(?) - 70 yays 10 so-so 34 nays

_bollywoodlover: Jagga Jasoos is a cute movie.

Zukriti8: I think I'll watch Jagga Jasoos again. Too many references which need to be understood. Also Ranbir. ❤

yoursAbhi_: Anurag basu bst direction movies

virikian: Jagga Jasoos couldnt have been made by any other actor! He did full justice to the role. Not giving out any spoilers, so all i can say is he

Truth_Triumps: Jagga Jasoos Is Not A Film, Its A Journey. Cute, simple, innocent and yes it has a weak plot but still it is beautiful. #JaggaJasoosReview

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tausiffffff: Jagga Jasoos was quite good!

tarouni: Jagga Jasoos, brilliant film to watch but in every technical aspect too. Writing, Cinematography, Form,Acting. Must watch for a film student

tanuvij: Jagga Jasoos- Loved it for the sheer fact of it daring to be different and Ranbir Kapoor's brilliant acting. Indianised TinTin at its best.

SrBachchan: T 2486 - Just saw 'Jagga Jasoos' could not resist telling Anurag what a delightful, innovative, well executed film… https://t.co/eP8jYObgNf

sidd_june: Apart from some pacing issues & a talentless Kat, Jagga Jasoos was a fun watch. However, don't think the Indian audience are ready for this

ShivnathGawde: Jagga Jasoos a musical treat from Anurag Basu

ShakuntelaOnly: Jagga Jasoos was fun. Watch it. Not the magic I want but good

saket22: Jagga Jasoos is simply superb, new age Indian cinema, Anurag Basu's brilliance after Barfi

RupantaraD: Watched Jagga jasoos. Lovely visuals, good music, good casting,good acting, but absolutely nonsense story and awful treatment. And too long

rozluvbips: Jagga Jasoos is an attempt that needs to be appreciated.The film clearly shows how much effort has been put in each frame.

rotalks: To like #JaggaJasoos, you must have to be a believer in magic. And I loved Jagga Jasoos.

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Rimjhimhazarik8: Go and watch jagga jasoos guys..its a great movie

rehnuumaa: The cinematography, camerawork and the vfx leaves you in awe and makes you fall in love with the world of jagga jasoos even more

RanKatism: Jagga Jasoos and d fan in me made me independent today.it proved to me dat I can enjoy alone I dun need anyone.Thanx Ranbir Katrina :)

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oishika8: Jagga Jasoos - if there's ONE word to describe this movie, it's MAGICAL!!❤❤❤

OINDRILA2017: Got my childhood back, Jagga Jasoos reminded me the stories of Tintin & Feluda

Nuclear__Banana: Jagga Jasoos is beautiful. The kind of film they love to analyse at film schools.

nitbreaking: Jagga Jasoos is brave and different https://t.co/qDRM5GGJRb https://t.co/46c7OnyiO3

NamkeenJalebi: Jagga Jasoos was a good movie.

MusicalLyf: Jagga Jasoos is poster perfect, perfect nd a soothing movie. A must watch #JaggaJasoos,

msrathore07: Just watched jagga jasoos☺☺ N totally fall in love with Katrina

MrKapoor11: Wonderful story Jagga Jasoos .. Ranbir Kapoor nailed it ..

manjula_roy88: This is how Ranbir always proves by attempting something New that he is a Talented Actor, Must watch Jagga Jasoos Amazing movie..

madhuism1: Jagga jasoos was a pretty good movie, till the part where they start playing 'African music'

madhavgmail: Jagga Jasoos is an absolute delight . Kudos AB,RK, Pritam , Shiamak and all associated with this brave and thoroughly enjoyable movie!

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last_cappuccino: Critics can die. Jagga Jasoos is not that bad the way they are criticizing it. If you go for this one, you will enjoy. ;))

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Kattudevotee: #JaggaJasoos KATRINA KAIF makes Jagga Jasoos more beautiful, entertaining!! She shines throughout the movie..Brings sweet smile on faces!

karanM2211: Jagga Jasoos ❤️What a joyride!

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KamathGurudutt: JAGGA JASOOS: 5/5 Hilarious madcap comedy. Entertains every minute. Watch it! #JaggaJasoos

izzlous: Loved Jagga Jasoos

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Iam_Ranbirholic: Jagga Jasoos is specially for kids

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IamP00ja: Jagga Jasoos is a fun movie. Ranbir Kapoor, you were fine as always. Music so good and entertaining. Nice scenes. Katrina is gorgeous.

iamkshitiz: Jagga Jasoos is a fantastic experiment by Anurag Basu. Ranbir, as usual is killing it with his acting.

iamanshuman11: Watch jagga jasoos for its cinematography and for the vision that it contains hats off @basuanurag #IIFARocks… https://t.co/wN3h7bzpo4

GhantaCeleb: I loved jagga Jasoos Paisa vasool #JaggaJasoos dekhake mazzza aaa gaya! Ranbir is soo cute!

GayatriNarwari2: #jaggajasoos #katrinakaif #ranbirkapoor jagga jasoos is mindblowing and completely entertaining movie ,i think everybody must that film

ganatra_kush: Jagga Jasoos is the kind of film we need to back- has it's flaws, is indulgent, but it's definitely worth a watch. Ranbir is BESHT

Filmaluation: JAGGA JASOOS ★★★★☆ A lovely, super-stylish Bollywood musical action-comedy. AMÉLIE meets ROMANCING THE STONE. #JaggaJasoos

FanDeSRK: So first half of Jagga Jasoos is awesome & second half is a bit lengthy. Overall a good movie

dev_k1987: Jagga Jasoos, 3.25*

delhigirldelhi: superb movie #JaggaJasoos so happy to watch Ranbir's acting and lived the movie Jaga Jasoos

bwoodtothepoint: #JaggaJasoos review: something different and enjoyable - a Broadway-style Bollywood musical! 3.5/5. #Ranbir #Katrina https://t.co/IuoxEvz2H3

bollytweetz: Watched Jagga Jasoos and before I say anything else; I thought it was amazing. ❤️

bethlovesbolly: New blog post: #JaggaJasoos, which has some problems but charms me anyway - and Ranbir is fantastic. https://t.co/Q7Ch7iq7Gv

bavlichhori: Jagga Jasoos is a Brave leap of faith by Basu and Ranbir is the lifeline of this beautiful poetic journey that takes you places.

AyeshaMahi6: Watched Jagga Jasoos! An absolute delight! #jagga_jasoos #JaggaJasoos

AS_Aru: Jagga jasoos deserves to be hit...It has to. It is a really beautiful film. Not saying as a RanKat fan but it truly is

aslam_saiyad: Jagga Jasoos is Visual Feast and a new experience ! Well done Anurag Basu

arallan78: It's a pity that Jagga Jasoos will most likely flop. Truly a different film. Still feel @VishakhaJ18 might like it among people I know

alwaysaishwarya: No plans for the weekend? Go for Jagga Jasoos!

Ajeeb_Daastaan: I enjoyed Jagga Jasoos

aditipuri871: What a movie it was ! Jagga jasoos ! Must watch ! #RanbirKapoor #JaggaJasoos

abhijeetmk: Jagga Jasoos was a fun watch. Kinda unique, you don’t get to see such musicals in Bollywood every day. 2nd half was too long though.

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2SixTwo: The way I see it - Jagga Jasoos is a super tribute to Ray. Good on its own as well.

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ronakguptaa4186: Jagga Jasoos is flawed but almost always entertaining.

OyeMainbhifree: Jagga Jasoos review: If you love cinema for its innocence & 70's pace, go for it. Otherwise the movie completely fell flat on other grounds.

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monishshah21: Jagga Jasoos: 5/10 Inventive, fun, mesmerising but second half is a stale. A good musical which relies heavily... https://t.co/BIqOag7tct

kroosnaldoo: VFX and editing in jagga jasoos was disappointing. Expected better with the budget it had. The story was good, felt boring at times

justinsaonestan: Jagga Jasoos is not as bad as I thought.

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_kanwardhillon: Jagga Jasoos is a torture! So unbearable that i didnt even wait for the film to get over. Another flop for Ranbir. Whats wrong with him!

writers_gem: D way rohit jaiswal n sumit kadel supporting bakwas movie Jagga Jasoos shows dt they r biased towards some stars!If its AD movie de wl bash

writerravi: 10 reasons that why you should not watch #JaggaJasoos as it is A big BLUNDER

WeForNews: #JaggaJasoosReview : #RanbirKapoor -#KatrinaKaif #disappointed rather #entertain https://t.co/Na7CoXYrPM https://t.co/rwnbCVJ2lV

VenuSpeak: My 2 word Jagga Jasoos review Jagga JaSussoo. Hundreds of oppurtunities to go to the washroom. Boring music interventions.

Troll_bolly: JAGGA JASOOS DISAPPOINTED https://t.co/x1oDI3vPmt

srk_world08: Bakwaas movie Jagga jasoos, poori dekhi bhi nahi gayi.. Guest in London to isse bohot achi thi

somakghoshal: Ranbir Kapoor Deserves Much Better Than The Pretty But Hollow 'Jagga Jasoos', [email protected]'s review. https://t.co/lSt8RXEU7g

snapslikedat: jagga jasoos is a waste of time and money

smacsat: Jagga Jasoos review - Galati se badi mistake ho gayi hai 1 ⭐ Rating.

SeedhaSaadhu: Jagga Jasoos is very bad.

SanskariStree: don't watch Jagga Jasoos specially if you're from Assam or Manipur or Mizoram. You'll end up murdering ppl and then having to go to prison

repidfire: #anuragbasu.i am fan of your direction but Jagga Jasoos really very bed movie.please don't west your energy for that type of movie.

rajeevbhaskarht: 'Jagga Jasoos': Unbelievable... And not in a good way: https://t.co/ETea74CqUS

raj2jas: Jagga Jasoos. Disaster. Bad movie. View at your peril. Nowhere near expectations. Wonder Y producers sink so much money with poor output

polash_po: Ranbir kapoor make flop Bollywood."Jagga Jasoos " a super flop movie.people time lost.U play football that's good"never give more flop movie

pankajs81915211: Jagga jasoos is a bakwas movie

Pankaj170389: jagga jasoos ki jasoosi ne paka diya... havnt seen such a boring movie yet...

nitinfive: Jagga Jasoos...epic disappointment...Ranbir Kapoor shines in a film dat's a costly, boring & an #overstretched... https://t.co/8uj1qfl7uT

MediaSvn: Desi Tintin gone wrong! My take on the tiresome #JaggaJasoos (link: https://t.co/zYBTBOqHEj) https://t.co/GlIxh7ykLD… #JaggaJasoosReview

khabarcinema: Disaster Film Jagga jasoos Public Review | Ranbir Kapoor| Kaitrina Kaif| Anurag Basu https://t.co/l5jN4TpvVl https://t.co/8nvl9FL5I9

Khaan_Saab01: JAGGA JASOOS WORST MOVIEEE EVER.. ITS #UNJHALABLE

Kariusmatic: So jagga jasoos is a flop

IpMehra1: Film is a medium for its director & actors to communicate & connect with audience, in this task Jagga Jasoos is a monumental failure.

imane555: Rip Jagga Jasoos flop

iamRBH92: Gunah hai "Jagga Jasoos" Dekhna ek Gunah hai.

IamHCB: Jagga Jasoos - 2/5 - Galti Se Mistake, Lengthy Run Time, Desi version of TinTin, High possibility of the sequel, Jr… https://t.co/A7fxiqqk1T

gaaurishankar: Review..Jagga jasoos...disappointed..confusing..: https://t.co/1D0XvmBmAa via @YouTube

deepender: dear jagga jasoos makers...dil ullu ka pattha hai public nahi !! #JaggaJasoos

dabbaspeak: Will he compensate me as well? What a waste of time! #epicfail https://t.co/ENsAmxLHXJ

bikramseth: Jagga Jasoos. It is soooooo bad. Don't see even if someone gives you free tkts. Total crap.

azzam_cheema: jagga jasoos is another flop movie of katrina as always

amol_djace: jaga jasoos felt more like Dora the explorer on a big screen..waste of time and money..!!

AadityaBagwe: Here's my review of #JaggaJasoos. Watch the film at your own risk. https://t.co/61IExwp8W5

4 readers - 2 yays 0 so-so 2 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by TimELiebe : No thank you, I can get bad whimsey at home in America!

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Shweta : The first musical spy drama

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Suman

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Anuj

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Fan

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Gun fights and chase sequences
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: An extra-marital affair spoken about. An innuendo, but nothing explicit
  • Concept: A musical that runs through the mysteries that Jagga Jasoos solves
  • General Look and Feel: Fun, bright and light.

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Comments (7)

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Oh, my - apparently I can't watch the trailer (it won't play for me), but that still alone shrieks "Worst CGI since Green Lantern!"

Not that even great CGI will save a rotten movie - but...that's not a good sign at all.

Suman Chakraborty

Direction: 3.5
Story: 2
Lead Actors: 3.5
Character Artists: 2.5
Dialogues: 3.5
Screenplay: 3
Music Director: 3.5
Lyrics: 4

Shweta

A musical spy drama...first of its kind. Could have been better with a researched ending. Great picturisation, comic timing was superb. Kids loved the colours. The musical beginning was getting a bit too much but then the story picked up the seriousness and then the abrupt end. A mix of Tintin/Satyajit Ray/Mama Mia(extreme musical part)

Anuj

The worthless bi product of 4 generations of nepotism delivers yet another trashy musical opera that's got neither entertainment nor substance. Its an experiment gone horribly wrong, a fiasco of epic proportions.

www.bollywoodreviewguide.blogspot.com

Jagga Jasoos is a big flop movie. Makers have taken 4 years to make this crap.

Fan

A horribly boring film that entertains only in parts. The musical format looks interesting for exactly five minutes. Thereafter it just starts getting on the nerves, so much so that the few portions where it strays into normal Hindi dialogues format - those portions seem heavenly.

Yes the concepts are new for Hindi films, and the finishing has a superior feeling comparable to the Hollywood films. But it is long and pointless.

Katrina Kaif is once again looking gorgeous, just as she used to look till a few years back. Or is it because the film dates back a few years? Who cares.

Fan

BTW other than reverences to Satyajit Ray, Tintin, and Hitchcock - the film is inspired by the Hollywood product Pure Luck. Don't remember seeing any credit given to this film.

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