Jagga Jasoos: Ranbir Kapoor film is a beautiful failure that Bollywood should commit more often


It’s a pity that his efforts go wasted in the absence of a solid story, plot, and script. While we float with it, we keep groping for that horizon far at distance or land beneath its surface. It’s a genuine attempt at creating something wonderful here. He fills the screen with his ingenuity. Something that’s conspicuously absent from Jagga Jasoos. That’s about it. In a scene, Ranbir and Katrina’s characters interact through an interesting mix of song and rap. Anurag Basu deftly used fanciful elements to pack an emotional punch. All that world of adventure isn’t really anchored by a story here to lend more depth to Jagga Jasoos. I say ‘strange’ because you don’t often expect Bollywood to offer you novelty and honesty. There are quirky animals, wild lands, sun-baked fields, steam trains and goofy criminals. But it’s only after Katrina Kaif meets Ranbir Kapoor’s character, the film launches into a stratosphere of fantasy and adventure. Anurag Basu’s Barfi had a heart. This comic scene is fresh and innovative. Related News
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd But at the same time, a part of you wants to believe that life is all about the sunshine. Sometimes we tend to take life too seriously. If you are someone who hopes to find a novel idea or at least an intention to attempt something new in a film but are continually disappointed by Bollywood’s condescending treatment, Jagga Jasoos doesn’t leave you disappointed. It keeps on meandering aimlessly in its own web of smooth chaos. Very soon Jagga’s world is torn apart when his father deposits him in a hostel and bids farewell. You connect with his joy of finding a delightful medium to express himself. In next instant, we see Jagga delightfully crooning and expressing himself. You marvel at the arch of his eyebrow, the slight swish of his face and so many subtle hints of expressions lingering on his face. Or you get a constant dose of original, fine Netflix shows. All that swirl of scenery and drama revolved around a central theme. But Jagga Jasoos should be applauded for being brave. If you haven’t been able to notice the severe drought of ideas in films, you probably don’t care. He finds a simple solution to his own problems and relishes it. In one delightful scene, Badal Bagchi (Saswata Chatterjee) asks Jagga to use his right mind and speak through song. Their adventure gets more urgency when Ranbir and Katrina are followed by Sinha ( Saurabh Shukla) who is tasked with killing both characters. You know it’s not real. For some time, the simple philosophy of their conversation takes you miles away from your own busy mind. The small, wonderful world of father-son is endearing. These scenes also reflect on life. Jagga Jasoos starts on a rather slow, dull note. 2017-07-15T20:16:22+00:00″>
Updated: July 15, 2017 8:16 pm

Ranbir Kapoor in a still from his film Jagga Jasoos. That’s why little Jagga’s small adventures feel life like. Now, Jagga is a grown-up teenager (played by Ranbir Kapoor) and he is still the same curious kid, waiting to unfurl life’s little mysteries. But somewhere in its aim to provide viewers a visual adventure, the film forgets what it wants to say. The actor holds your attention and is an absolute delight to watch. That’s why Jagga Jasoos feels like a sleek, brand new gadget with multiple attractive features. Jagga Jasoos has plenty of inventive and delightful moments. That’s its rare achievement. For it could have been so much more. Watch videoYou quickly develop a strange feeling while watching Jagga Jasoos. At times, just like the character of Jagga, the film seems helpless as it struggles hard to communicate to the audience.