Jagga Jasoos movie review: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif miss the plot in what could’ve been world’s first musical spy thriller

And the bits between his purported teenage self and the pretty bumbler of a journo, who goes bumpity-bump through tough terrains, get a little questionable. At one point in the film, a character is made to ask – “Bore ho gaye na”? The good-looking leads are left to fend for themselves in a sinking plot, if you can call it that. What we get, with the exception of a few smiley moments, is an excruciatingly long, dull meander. The best part of the film is between the young Jagga and Chatterjee. Given that Basu and Kapoor’s last outing was a real, honest-to-goodness film (Barfi), and having seen Kapoor’s willingness to submit to a part, Jagga Jasoos should have been a barrel of laughs. A couple of the spanking songs are great fun. But in the near-three hours of the run time of Jagga Jasoos, there’s everything else, with Ranbir and Katrina chasing bent spies, arms dealers, and sundry other smaller fry, while, of course, saving the world. Watch videoJagga Jasoos movie cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saswata Chatterjee, Kiran Srinivas, Sayani Gupta, Saurabh Shukla
Jagga Jasoos movie director: Anurag Basu
Jagga Jasoos star rating: 1.5 stars
Meet intrepid boy detective Jagga. There’s something endearing about the way it begins, with Jagga’s origin story. The answer, of course, is – “Haan bhai haan”. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App You get the feeling that somewhere along the way, in their intention to create a fun-filled, quirky ride, the filmmakers lost their way. Related News
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Updated: July 15, 2017 12:53 am

Jagga Jasoos movie review: The best part of the film is between the young Jagga (Ranbir Kapoor) and Saswata Chatterjee. That’s the first and most important thing that Jagga Jasoos gets wrong. Done right, it would have been the world’s first musical spy thriller. How a little boy with a speech impairment wins the heart of a good-hearted man (Chatterjee) who vanishes, and how that little boy grows into a smart young fellow whose school-going moments seem to be filled with cracking one complicated case after the another. These two go sleuthing through a series of picturesque spots, when not breaking into song, dodging bad guys hot on their trail, and averting the third world war. But in its zeal to put together novel locations and exotic hot spots, Jagga Jasoos forgets to give us that crucial thing – a story.