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      Jagga Jasoos

      2017 3h 0m Musical Adventure Romance Comedy List
      83% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 66% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Jagga, a gifted teenage detective, embarks on a quest to find his missing father with help from a female companion. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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      Namrata Joshi The Hindu The most interesting bit about Jagga Jasoos is its musical structure. Jan 18, 2018 Full Review Anisha Jhaveri indieWire Where visuals, tone and treatment are concerned, Basu has given us a film unlike anything we've seen in recent Indian cinema, proving, if nothing else, the endless possibilities of a boundless imagination. Rated: B+ Oct 27, 2017 Full Review Saibal Chatterjee NDTV Even if this film might feel like an epic misfire at times, Anurag Basu's deliciously zany, ambitious adventure drama, when it is on song, has an oddly bewitching quality. Rated: 3/5 Jul 24, 2020 Full Review Anna M.M. Vetticad Firstpost 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. Rated: 2.25/5 May 8, 2019 Full Review Rahul Desai Film Companion Basu and Kapoor might have made the mistake of dreaming with their eyes open this time. But it isn't a fatal one. It's a passionate one. It's spectacularly committed and, most of all, hopes for another day. Rated: 3/5 Mar 1, 2019 Full Review Nihit Bhave The Times of India Parts of Jagga Jasoos are greater than their sum. But there's no reason you shouldn't head to a theatre and investigate for yourself. Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 18, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      R C Bollywood musicals are epic journeys and Jagga Jasoos is no exception. Beautifully done. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/21/23 Full Review Pratyush P Besides the somewhat rushed ending and bad VFX - this movie is a must-watch. Anurag Basu has delved where no Indian directors think of going. It is a musical and the music/songs are used to narrate the story and move the story ahead. Ranbir, Katrina, Saswata Chatterjee, and even Katrina along with Saurabh Shukla have nailed their roles. The movie is filmed like a comic book and the cinematography and color tones are simply superb. The songs of the movie are what differentiates a good musical. And Pritam absolutely nails it. My favorites were 'Musafir' and 'Khana Khake'. Do not miss it. It's totally worth a movie night! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/12/23 Full Review Sarthak B You probably might be shocked by the rating I've given to this film but believe me. I gave that 4.5-star rating in full consciousness. Read on to find out. This is by no means an ordinary film. This film is a rousing musical that pays tribute to Tintin and Feluda, and combines Disney's musical tradition with a whimsical style reminiscent of Wes Anderson's work. This is Bollywood being creative at it's best. Quoting the film here, "Our brain is made up of two parts. Like a Walnut. The left and the right. For example, when I'm talking, I'm using the left side. Left is for logical, systematic things. And a while ago, when I was singing, I was using the right side. Right is a little… nutty. Creative." The entire film goes by this concept of being creative along with pulling no punches in being a little nutty. Logic is to be defied for the sake of new things and that needs to be understood. This is why, I call this film a Right Brain film. You don't have to use your left brain and think much on the stuff that is being shown rather, tap into that right brain of yours and see the magic unfold. Talking about society's current state, people have gotten engrossed in their corporate and student lives to such extreme levels that they hardly get any time to think about the beauties of the world and how much creative stuff they can do just by looking at things from a different perspective. Whereas, on the other hand, a child has almost zero tensions of the world and has that right brain-ness completely opened up. Whenever a kid discovers something new, it is amusing to them, because they instantly get these new and creative ideas which may not matter much in the broader perspective but essentially make that child happy and proud for that certain amount of time. Which is what this film tries to do. Calls out the child in every adult and tells them to just have fun. Now, talking about the film, it feels like a comic-book swamped with musicals. The type of comic book where fantasy gets fantastic and although not much would make sense from a logical perspective, it is quite enjoyable! The film also goes meta with making Jagga an actual real-life detective whose cases have been released to the public in the form of children's comic books. This is where the film subtly tries to tell you to not take it too seriously. Because, the cases are essentially stories made for amusement and they may/may not be real. Talking about the acting, Ranbir Kapoor never drops one emotion, he is the shining knight of this story, which demanded its protagonist to not look silly despite being an overgrown adolescent. His silliness is what makes him such a likeable protagonist. Although you feel for him from the very beginning, due to him being not able to speak properly, it is not just some cheap trick created to make the audience care for the dumb character but it is actually used in quite creative ways to setup some really comedic, tension-building, heartbreaking and wholesome moments later in the film. Talking about Katrina, although she is mostly poker-faced throughout the film, her tagging along with Jagga on his adventures was quite fun to watch. Also, she is quite better than most films she has been in so that's a good thing I guess. Her performance isn't bad per say, just mediocre at best. Saurabh Shukla and Saswata Chatterjee are absolutely hilarious and I love every bit of them. For a film industry that adheres to certain rules of using music, Jagga Jasoos is an undeniable experiment. The soundtrack is a straight up banger. Each and every song/poem in the film is just great. Pritam really outdid himself here and blessed us with an album that is magical, is full of heart and makes you want to get lost in the musical world of Jagga. There is this bewitching quality in musical sequences that are bound to get you amused. Talking about the cinematography, every frame is a visual treat and speaks volumes about the effort put into making Jagga Jasoos the theatrical marvel that it is. The frames are full of colours and perfectly lit to make them look just right. Also, considering this is an Anurag Basu film, he does not forget to include his iconic characters walking on the river shot which is sort of a trademark for him now. Only an Ullu Ka Pattha would miss this adventure. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/11/23 Full Review Karan P Amazing movie...it deserves a second part. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/01/23 Full Review Geetanshu M A great and wonderful masterpiece made by Anurag Basu , Pritam , Amitabh Bhattacharya, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif. Film was very great idea and a fresh concept and good initiative by the team . Musical Adventure genre was first and great experience to watch . It is a must watch movie like barfi. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/17/22 Full Review Rosana B Uma alegoria maravilhosa, graficamente colorido, tanto na fotografia como nos figurinos, de uma delicadeza apaixonante, uma história triste, roterizada de forma divertida e singela, com uma dose de suspense policial e mistério... Ficcional, mas o queda das armas do avião em Begali foi baseada no Purulia Arms Drop, que ocorreu em 1995... O filme é todo lindo e musical, já que o protagonista além de desastrado e azarado também é gago... Fofo... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/19/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Jagga, a gifted teenage detective, embarks on a quest to find his missing father with help from a female companion.
      Director
      Anurag Basu
      Producer
      Siddharth Roy Kapur, Anurag Basu, Ranbir Kapoor
      Screenwriter
      Anurag Basu
      Production Co
      Disney India, Ishana Movies, Picture Shuru Entertainment
      Genre
      Musical, Adventure, Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      Hindi
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 1, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $854.2K
      Runtime
      3h 0m
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