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.
Race 3 Review And First Day Box Office Predictions
Director: Remo D’Souza
Cast: Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Saquib Saleem, Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah
Stars: 3 out of 5
Race 3, the highly anticipated Salman Khan Eid release, finally hit the screens today and by the looks of things, there are a lot of mixed reactions to the film. The film begins with a build up of sorts to Salman Khan’s character (Sikander.)
Anil Kapoor plays the head of the Singh family, who is being threatened and needs someone to make the problem go away as soon as possible. Enter Sikander: the family’s bodyguard and saviour. However, while the plot seems to be leaning in Sikander’s favour, he is nowhere to be found!
Sikander’s entry into the scene is very similar to his entrance in the trailer. When he knows his employees are in danger, he barges into the mix wielding guns and blazing eyes. While Salman Khan’s entry is exactly what one expects, what sets the ball rolling is Bobby Deol’s spectacular presence, after an absence of almost half a decade in the field of cinemas.
Every character in this high energy film is given a large amount of screen time. The first 30 minutes of Race 3 is dedicated to establishing the individual characters. After giving us a view of the family dynamics of the individual characters of the Singh family, the love story of Jacqueline Fernandez’s (Jessica) character and Salman Khan’s character unfolds.
The two met on an eventful day in Beijing a couple of years ago, with Sikander sporting a French beard to show the passage of time from then to the current day in the film. The couple’s love story unfolds over a heavy duty song titled I Found Love. While one would think this is the be all and the end all for the two love birds, Jessica goes missing and Sikander returns home to forget about love and focuses on work.
One would have thought a Race franchise would bring us entertainment, action and cars. However, unlike the first two parts of the film, this film falls rather flat. With almost no comic relief and terrible acting, the film just lacks to hit the right spots. The only saving grace seems to be Bobby Deol (Yash) who brings his years of experience and acting finesse to the story. Watch Race 3 if you have nothing else to do this weekend!
Kaala Film Review And Expected Box Office Collections
Cast: Rajnikanth, Huma Qureshi, Easwari Rao, Nana Patekar, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil
Director: Pa. Ranjith
mango Bollywood rating: 3.5 stars
When Rajnikanth and a film are associated together, one expects nothing short of a blockbuster. That being said, his next film, Kaala, is anything but a typical Rajnikanth film. From the very word go, Pa Ranjith makes this fact crystal clear. Just like the teaser, Kaala opens to Rajnikanth’s character playing in the Dharavi slums, claiming his dominance over the area.
With Nana Patekar’s dry wit and Huma Quereshi’s flawless acting, Kaala makes for a film with true meaning. Nana Patekar plays the oppressive bad guy, while Rajnikanth and his brood of wronged people fight back everytime they can. Not only that, the brood does not look at Rajnikanth as the ultimate superhero. They mock him and playfully antagonize whenever possible.
This is not the only significant aspect of the film. A bilingual film like this deserves every bit of credit and adulation it gets. What makes Kaala stick out all the more is the fact that women are no longer seen as the week and submissive sector of society. What is perhaps one of the most powerful aspects of this film is the point when the police remove a woman’s pants in order to shame her.
What happens next is usually along the lines of submission or defeat. However, this film is just the opposite. When the police pull down her pants, the woman picks up a lathi and charges straight at the men. She is claiming her right to occupy a space in a protest and not let anyone use her gender against her wishes. Pa Ranjith’s Kaala is loaded on symbolism, with the basic underlying principle being the defeat of the bad guy by the oppressed and repressed good guy.
Unlike other films about gangsters and mobsters, this film is about revolution. With such a heavy base, one would expect the director to deviate from the plot a tad bit. However, like a breath of fresh air, Pa Ranjith sticks true to the tale throughout the film. Watch the film not for Rajnikanth, but for Pa Ranjith!
This exotic lehenga of Bebo from Veere Di Wedding is 25 years old!
As soon as the stills of the bridal look of Kareena Kapoor Khan, aka Bebo, from the quirky “not a” chick flick Veere Di Wedding, were released over the internet, they went viral. The vintage lehenga of Bebo in the film Veere Di Wedding happens to be 25 years old as revealed by the designer, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
Here’s taking a look at Bebo’s exquisite wedding lehenga from Veere Di Wedding!
The pretty lehenga was carried gracefully by Bebo! It is in an off shoulder dress, embellished with vintage embroidery! The yellow coloured lehenga is designed with a cascade of pearls. Well, the credit goes to the designer, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
The designer shared a story on his Instagram account explaining,
Veere’s wedding garment is actually a vintage garment of Abu Sandeep. It’s something that we made 25 years ago. It was lying in our coffers…Rhea came to the factory and we started digging out a whole trunk and taking out old pieces. So then, we just reinvented it. The skirt remains the same. The blouse remains pretty much the same. Of course, it was altered to Kareena’s size. Then we created a dupatta and just modernised it slightly. At the wedding time (in the movie), everybody is in AJSK vintage, which is great fun.
Fashion is all about revamping the existing outfits! Isn’t it?
This magnificent wedding attire is now officially every girl’s favourite!
Veere Di Wedding Review: A Film With Happy Endings Sans The Dark Beginnings
Cast: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Shikha Talsania, Swara Bhaskar
Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Remember Lipstick Under My Burkha, a film which displayed female angst and left you with an uncomfortable sense feeling towards the end? Shashanka Ghosh’s Veere Di Wedding addresses the same issues, albiet the angst and filled with sass!
Four girls, on a journey of self discovery, go through all the ups and downs of every day life and expectations. Throw in a very surprising gay couple into the mix and Veere Di Wedding turns into a modern day film about wanting acceptance. Shashanka weaves a very typical story with a lot of sass and jazz. Fabulously dressed women, quips and tricks thrown around, Veere Di Wedding is the modern day retelling of Lipstick Under My Burkha!
Despite its scrambling, unfocused plot and some not-so-great acting, Veere Di Wedding is propped up by its moments. The casual, understated Andaz Apna Apna reference; or the stereotypical Delhi wedding that nonetheless calls it like it is; or even the drunken banter between friends in their late 20s when one of them is about to get married. Apart from the good intentions mentioned earlier, it’s moments you’ll encounter in these situations that make the film breezy.
Touted to be not a “chick flick,” what makes this film work is the fact that it shows women bonding over things that are not clothes, make up and let us not forget, marriage (we live in a patriarchal society were women are expected to fret about these things.) Though shoddily written, Veere Di Wedding drives home a very strong point. Women are slowly coming into their own and after a point, societal expectations are just not worth the effort! Watch Veere Di Wedding for the story telling, the songs and the brilliant acting by the four women in the lead roles !
Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran Review
Cast: John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani
Director: Abhishek Sharma
mango Bollywood Rating: 3/5
On a scorching Wednesday afternoon, an American spy sits in an urban cafe in Jaisalmer, talking to his bosses about suspicious activities near the nuclear site in the village of Pokhran. The spy is very suspicious of the activities, while the bosses are confident of the American surveillance systems back home. Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran begins with one of the biggest CIA failures of all times!
According to Indian history, the first draft of the Indian nuclear explosions was written in 1995. However, due to a grave leak of intelligence to the West, the plan was abandoned. The film begins with Research And Test Wing’s Ashwat Raina (John Abraham,) who is still pondering over the apathy displayed by the Prime Minister’s Office, PMO, during crucial moments.
One of the best films to come out of the Hindi film industry… The film is gripping in its entirety, but the climax takes the film to another level… Deserves a standing ovation… DON’T MISS IT!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 24, 2018
The story of Pokhran is a bit far fetched and is based on the eventful days leading upto the Pokhran tests of 1998! Anuja Sathe (John Abraham’s wife) and Boman Irani add the much needed comic relief to the dark tales, while John Abraham and Diana Penty play play the role of the nuclear scientists to perfection. Even though the film is ambitious, the story makes up with just the right amount of emotions and personal connection.
Thrills, suspense, drama, a little bit of humour, as well as a solid comment about the Indian soldier, Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran has all the tricks to please even a discerning audience.
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