Finally, after three years of struggle, Jagga Jasoos is out! Yes, a lot of things changed since the work on this movie began. Amidst constant delays, speculations and rifts, Jagga Jassos now takes us on an emotional journey. Written and directed by Ace filmmaker Anurag Basu, the movie marks as a musical adventure romantic comedy. Bollywood’s heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor plays the lead alongside Katrina Kaif and Jagga Jasoos narrates the story of a detective who is in search of his ‘dead’ (missing) father.
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Cast & Crew
Director: Anurag Basu
Producers: Sidharth Roy Kapur, Anurag Basu, Ranbir Kapoor
Cinematography: Ravi Varman
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saswata Chatterjee, Adah Sharma, Sayani Gupta, Saurabh Shukla
Duration: 2 hours 42 minutes (162 minutes)
Ranbir Kapoor plays Jagga, a gifted teenage detective, who is on a quest to find his missing father. Since his childhood, he has been told that his father expired in a car crash but he doesn’t believe them. Therefore, he starts his journey to find his father.
Jagga is accompanied by a journalist named Shruti (Katrina Kaif,) who follows him throughout his journey. Jagga and Shruti eventually fall in love while on their mission. Importantly, to be noted, Jagga has the habit of stammering since his birth and in order to overcome this, he sings. The movie has nearly 30 songs in total, while some songs are situation based some are just for fun.
A year ago, there were speculations Jagga Jasoos had been adapted from Ranbir Kapoor’s previous film Barfi. But after watching the film, we changed our minds!
Will Jagga be able to find his missing father? Will he express his feelings to his lady love? Will Ranbir and Katrina recreate the magic of their Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani? Well, to know all this, you must watch the film.
After making us wait for three years, Jagga Jassos hit the screens today and this is the one which is worth watching after a long wait. This film seems like one of those musicals for which Bollywood was eagerly waiting. Music director, Pritam, with his extraordinary skills did a tremendous job. The film is told mostly through songs. Actually, it is a compilation of multiple stories that build up to make Ranbir’s character.
Well, like Barfi, this will surely remain in your subconscious for a long time. But, thankfully, Anurag Basu added some fresh flavors and gave a new feel to Jagga Jasoos.
Cinematographer Ravi Varman will surely make you glide through this fairy tale. Most of the film was shot in Thailand, Morocco and Darjeeling, hence giving us a feel of a fantasy land.
On the whole, the pair make the journey worth taking.
- Background music by Pritam will surely you hold you back.
- Visually fresh and awesome performance by Ranbir Kapoor
- Will be liked by children and the young at heart.
- 162 minute duration will be little distracting, but never mind! Pritam’s music will compensate and drive your boredom away!
Final Verdict: Everybody should go and watch Jagga Jasoos! At least for the sake of Disney, the production company of Jagga Jasoos which stood by this film during their testing time.
Total Dhamaal Review And First Day Box Office Expectations
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey, Sanjay Mishra, Sanjay Dutt, Johnny Lever, Esha Gupta, Crystal The Monkey, Aftab Shivdasani, Rajpal Yadav, Boman Irani
Director: Indra Kumar
The story of Total Dhamaal (the third installment of the Dhamaal series,) tells a pretty simple tale. A dying man reveals a secret, a Rs. 50 crores booty he stashed away in a forest in Janakpur, India. The hope of finding this life changing amount of money sends a group of crazy people literally on a wild goose chase to the remote jungles. The group includes a constantly fighting couple (Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit,) greedy siblings (Arshad Warsi and Javed Jaffrey,) local villains (Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Mishra) and a police commissioner (Boman Irani.) The dying man pulls the trigger on the search for a crazy treasure and this leaves us with a serious question. Do they finally find the treasure or is it just another search for the pot of the gold at the end of the rainbow?
Cars ramming into trucks, roaring tigers, a crazy monkey and bridges falling through half way in the movie, Total Dhamaal is one long ride into the unknown. As a director, Indra Kumar has left no stone unturned when it comes to creating a crazy Indian adventure. While the beginning parts of the movie set the scenes for a pretty exciting adventure ride, the beginning gives away most of what is happening.
Despite the plot being slightly weaker than the bridge which falls half way through, the film pulls through because of the impressive star cast. Opening to the highly hyped and pumped up title song which introduces the cast, Total Dhamaal progresses toward a slightly weird turn of events.
However, even though there are certain holes in the script and the story lacks luster, the cast does a brilliant job. Anil Kapoor is his usual comic self. Madhuri Dixit sheds off her charming look for a slightly negative role and the Arshad Warsi – Javed Jaffrey duo, brings their ‘A’ game to the table. Boman Irani plays an extremely convincing cop, with Ajay Devgn playing his character to perfection, like always!
Although the film could have been written better, there are more than a few hilarious moments. With the first two parts of the Dhamaal series being brilliant, this third part falls a few steps short of something really amazing. A comedy of errors, this movie had all the trappings of a truly brilliant adventure, director Indra Kumar just doesn’t hit the nail on the head. Although seemingly drawing influences from movies like It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World and the Hangover Series, this movie could have given us more than just a handful of laughs but fails to deliver what was promised. All in all, Total Dhamaal is a one time watch at best.
Photograph Trailer Released
Photograph, Ritesh Batra’s latest directorial, has been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons! With an impressive cast, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra, Batra tells a beautiful story. Shot through the streets of Mumbai, the recently dropped trailer of Photograph gives one a glimpse of love in a different way altogether.
The two and a half minute long trailer shows how both Rafi (Nawazuddin) and Miloni (Sanya Malhotra) start falling in love with each other in strange circumstances. Desperately trying to avoid marriage, the trailer shows how both Miloni and Rafi live their lives on their own terms. With the first seeds of romance being sown when Rafi takes a mesmerising picture of Miloni in front of the Gateway of India, the rest of the trailer shows an interesting display of emotions. Watch the trailer here!
प्यारी दादी आपकी बहु को लेकर आ रहा हूँ 15 मार्च को…
नज़दीकी सिनमाघरों में।
तब तक उसकी ये झलक देख लीजिये।।
Trailer Out Now #Photograph @riteshbatra @sanyamalhotra07 @AmazonStudios @PhotographAmzn https://t.co/w1GV5i7V8a
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) February 18, 2019
Just when Rafi and Miloni start developing a bond, Rafi learns of his grandmother, played by Farrukh Jaffar, not taking her tablets. Why? Rafi is rejecting every girl he sees and the very idea of marriage in itself. Introducing Miloni as his love interest, Rafi opens the doors to a new story entirely. Through the trailer, one sees the bond growing stronger in a way which makes you wonder if the bond is fabricated, or if there is a chance of a true romance developing!
Just like The Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra has once again done wonders and brought two extremely unlikely people together in a beautiful manner. Watching an unusual friendship develop into a stronger relationship is going to be quite a treat to watch. With Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra bringing their A games to the table, Photograph promises to be an engaging movie! Also starring Sachin Khedekar, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Robin Das, Jim Sarbh and Denzil Smith, Photograph is scheduled to hit the screens on the 15th of March this year!
Movies To Watch With Your Partner This Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day, the day it is but expected to show off the person you love with not just gestures but romantic gestures, is finally here! What can be better than snuggling in your blankets, with a big bowl of popcorn and the person you love by your side? Watching cheesy and romantic Bollywood movies! Here’s our list of movies you should watch to make the most of today with the person you love!
1. Jab We Met
An out and out feel good, romantic movie, Jab We Met just has to be at the top of this list! One of its kind and a treat for sore eyes, this movie is all about finding the one love after kissing a handful of frogs along the way. While Geet (played by Kareena Kapoor) does all she can to find the love of her life, Shahid Kapoor runs from the life he didn’t want to have. Through the film, both Geet (played by Kareena Kapoor) and Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) come to terms with who they are as individuals and realise that at the end of the day, they make each other happier than ever. What better way to spend the day than to watch this movie knowing you have found the one through the frogs?
2. Aashiqui 2
The story of Aashiqui 2 is all about acceptance of love. No matter what the other person is going through, if you love them enough, there is always a way to make things work. Based on the life of an alcoholic singer (Aditya Roy Kapur,) who finds solace and love in Shraddha Kapoor’s character, this movie showed us that to love, is to truly believe in your better half, no matter what the world says. When a movie comes with such a strong and hard hitting message, it is only fitting to watch this movie on Valentine’s Day!
3. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
How many times have you watched this movie and thought of finding a man like Rahul (played by Shah Rukh Khan)? Every single time, right? Perhaps one of the most romantic movies of all times, this film tells you how even through all the obstacles, you can still find happiness with the love of your life. Going against your father for the love of your life sounds like a hard thing to do, but when push comes to shove, this movie makes you realise all is not lost. Quite literally changing the way love was seen in movies, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge should definitely be a part of the list of movies to watch with your partner today!
4. Veer Zara
While a movie which had more than its fair share of downs than ups, Veer Zara was one of the most anticipated films before its release in 2004. This film showed how two people in love, Veer (played by Shah Rukh Khan) and Zaara (played by Preity Zinta,) fought against every barrier possible and still managed to find their happy place. Veer Zaara depicted how Veer’s and Zaara’s love only grew through the years, even if they weren’t together at the time. What better movie to watch today than Veer Zara?
5. Jodhaa Akbar
A fictional story about how Akbar married and fell in love with a Rajput princess, Jodhaa Akbar was a love story set during the 16th century. This particular film had slightly lofty aspirations, showing how love blossomed not just between people of different religions, but between different kingdoms as well! Acceptance, going through every length possible because of the person you love and showing people that no matter what, the two of you are enough, is the true essence of Jodha Akbar.. A perfect love story all the way through, you would definitely be missing out if you don’t watch this gem of a film today!
6. Bajirao Masgtani
This Sanjay Leela Bhansali was all about finding love through all the adversities and rejections. Despite being a period film, this movie makes even one with a black heart melt and fall in love with the idea of love. Both Bajirao (played by Ranveer Singh) and Mastani (Deepika Padukone) show that even though there was a whole group of people fighting tooth and nail to keep them apart, their love was strong enough to change perceptions. Showing us love knows no boundaries, Bajirao Mastani is the film you need to watch if you are going through a bad phase with your partner.
7. Maine Pyaar Kiya
Kya tumne pyaar kiya? Nahin? Then watch Maine Pyaar Kiya to know what love and life with love feel like! With friendship as the underlying factor in this film, Maine Pyaar Kiya showed, even if you found the one you love, it is okay if they don’t love you the same way! Watch to reinforce your belief in true love and to let your partner know that no matter what, you will always be true to them!
Love, in all its different forms, is a beautiful feeling. When you experience this feeling with the person you want by your side, the feeling gets all the more enhanced. What is your favourite movie to watch with your partner today? Comment and let us know!
Gully Boy Review And First Day Box Office Collections
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Raaz, Vijay Varma, Kalki Koechlin, Amruta Subhash and Sheeba Chaddha
Director: Zoya Akhtar
The film starts off with a depiction of how Murad (Ranveer Singh) lives. A house the size of a matchbox in a Mumbai chawl is his home. Accommodating a cast aside mother (played by Amruta Subhash,) a grandmother, an abusive father and a new stepmother not older than him, Murad dreams of rapping his way out of the drudgery. The only ray of hope in his life is Safeena (Alia Bhatt,) a live wire and quirky character who pushes Murad to achieve his dreams, no matter what. Kalki plays the role of a music scholar who has just returned from the United States. MC Sher (played by Siddhant Chaturvedi) takes Murad under his wing and shows him the tricks of the trade. As a specialist in music, Kalki’s character is instantly drawn to the oozing talents displayed by Murad.
Centering around Murad, Gully Boy tells the story of how a rapper tries to break free of the drudgery and poverty in which he grew up, through rap. While he struggles to make it to the coveted list of the top ten rappers, Murad’s family and friends help in making his dreams come true. Gully Boy tells the story of how an ordinary man becomes the extraordinary Murad through sheer determination and hard work. While rap is still considered extremely unconventional and is not an appreciated music form in India even now, this Zoya Akhtar directorial quite literally tells the story of a man’s journey from rags to riches. Siddhant Chaturvedi’s amazing acting skills as MC Sher have definitely put him on the map of actors for whom to look out .
While parts of Gully Boy may seem slightly familiar (Eminem’s 8 Miles comes to mind,) the overall directorial is nearly flawless. Zoya Akhtar has understood the strengths of all the leads perfectly and used them to her advantage. The dark side of Mumbai is not a side most people are comfortable accepting. However, with finesse and attention to detail, Akhtar manages to capture every alley and every nook without making it seem over the top and unreal.
The power packed performances by Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt are what make this movie so amazing. Based on the story of Mumbai rappers Divine and Naezy, Gully Boy tells an extremely real and hard hitting story. The presence of the original rappers in various scenes of the movie, along with lyrics written by them, adds a sense of gravitas and authenticity to the film. The rap battles are riveting and the script is written so well, there are almost no loopholes through the movie.
With no major drawbacks to this film, Gully Boy is an all out entertainer. One of the only things which doesn’t work for this is that there isn’t enough of Kalki’s character on screen. If there was, the fight for the different sides would have been a little more interesting. All in all, with Zoya Akhtar’s brilliant directorial skills and amazing performances by all the actors, Gully Boy is worth more than just a one time watch!
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The Fakir Of Venice Review And First Day Box Office Collections
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor, Kamal Sidhu and Valentina Carnelutti
Director: Anand Surapur
Adi Merchant (Farhan Akhtar,) with his expertise and scouting talent, has all the trappings of a true con artist. A production hand on film sets and known for never refusing any assignments, Adi finds himself in a particularly sticky situation. His bosses task him with the arduous job of finding a fakir! However, as luck would have it, this happens to be one of the many tasks at which Adi could not succeed without putting in a bit more effort. Travelling all the way to the hallowed streets of India, Adi stumbles upon Sattur (Annu Kapoor,) a daily wage worker. Perfect to play the role of the fakir so sought after by the Venetians, Sattur and Adi return to the cobbled streets of Venice to pull off the biggest con of their lives. While this is the crux of the movie, the overall plot tells quite a different tale.
Featuring a mixture of urban characters and street dwellers, this Anand Surapur directorial seems to have aged quite well. Scheduled to release approximately 14 years ago and initially slated to be Farhan Akhtar’s Bollywood directorial, The Fakir Of Venice tells an intriguing tale. A mixture of dialects (Hindi and English,) the different shots follow the journey of the two leads from the hallowed streets of India to the cobbled streets of Venice.
While the film has a lot of good things going for it, The Fakir Of Venice delivers only the bare minimum of what was promised from this movie. Although the opening scenes of this movie promise a dark comedy with a subtle message, the end result is far from what was promised. Despite the fact that the scenes set in India were shot aesthetically and were to the point in their depictions, the scenes in Venice were tacky and lacked luster.
Considering the fact that this was Farhan Akhtar’s first stint at acting, the work he produced was quite brilliant. Coupled with the scintillating chemistry he shared with Annu Kapoor, the movie was made all the more entertaining. With an impressive story line and some beautifully shot scenes, this Anand Surapur directorial leaves quite a good impression. All in all, The Fakir Of Venice is worth a watch, especially for all the time it took for the film to hit the screens!
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