Jagga Jasoos movie review: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif live a fairytale

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Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Basu’s collaboration clicked in Barfi (2013), and the audiences have been waiting for Jagga Jasoos since then. Unfortunately, the film faced many troubles during its shoot including the highly publicised break-up of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.

This delayed the film’s progress, but eventually Basu managed to complete it. Getting a release date for Jagga Jasoos turned out to be an equally tedious task as many big films were releasing in the first half of 2017. So, Jagga Jasoos was postponed to July 14.

The film seems like one of those musicals Bollywood was waiting for so long. Anurag Basu has created a dream-like environment in which Ranbir Kapoor plays a man-child with extraordinary deduction skills.

The film is told mostly through songs. Ravi Varman’s cinematography will have you glide through this fairytale.

It is a compilation of many stories that build up to make Ranbir’s character the new Feluda on the block.

Like Barfi, this one is also going to remain in your subconscious for its camera work. It draws inspiration from many films, but thankfully, they all converge to give it a new ‘feel’, at least for Hindi film lovers.

Luckily for the makers, the songs have created a good buzz and some of the visuals are absolutely breathtaking. In fact, it seems like Ranbir and Katrina are operating in a dreamland.

Cinematographer Ravi Varman has shot extensively in Thailand, Darjeeling and Morocco to give Jagga Jasoos the feel of a fantasy land. A closer look will also reveal its reference points. For example, Ranbir’s hair will remind you of Tintin. He is playing Jagga, a self-proclaimed detective with questionable communication skills.

Katrina plays Shruti whose energy knows no bounds, and who is outspoken. However, like Barfi, Basu has once again relied heavily on his support cast spearheaded by Saurabh Shukla.

Together they make Jagga Jasoos a journey worth taking. One distraction could be its 161-minute duration, but Pritam’s songs might hold you back on this account.