At a time when content is finally getting its due credit, Anurag Basu too attempted to introduce a fresh content, something that Bollywood hasn’t attempted before. Although he failed miserably, (mainly speaking in terms of finance), it wasn’t a complete disappointment. Ranbir Kapoor’s film was an enchanting failure that Bollywood should make more often.
One quickly develops a strange connection while watching Jagga. Strange, because it’s not every day when you see a film based on arms drop in Purulia being told in a movie, mainly meant for kids. Lately, if you haven’t noticed a lack on hackneyed plots in films, you probably don’t bother much with your watch, or you are fortunate enough to get a constant dosage of original web contents. That’s exactly where Jagga Jasoos feels like a brand new structure, whose layers you would want to unravel.
‘Jagga Jasoos’ explores a young man’s journey in an adult woman’s with a little bit of background music. He understands love, but not the complications involved in it, he witnesses a suicide, but explores the darkness behind it, he even becomes a scapegoat to criminal activity, but fails to understand the web he is stuck in. Nevertheless, Jagga, in his innocent ways tries to make children understand, that there’s more to the world than a good kids store. It is an attempt to make kids taste reality, leave a dent in their mind, strong enough to create an impact.
It fails to score big because every story must come to an end, and ‘Jagga Jasoos’ didn’t know where to exactly it could stop, hence it started dragging instead. Nevertheless, it was an attempt that didn’t make the audience leave the hall with disappointment.