Jagga Jasoos Trailer
The official jagga jasoos trailer of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s Jagga Jasoos was released on the internet yesterday and ever since, it has taken over social media. The film is set for a release on July 14. The teaser of the film was released in December last year. While the teaser did not give much insight into the characters of Ranbir and Katrina, the trailer does its job pretty well. In addition to helping flesh out Ranbir’s character Jagga, the Jagga Jasoos trailer also gives a sneak-peek into the actual story of the film.
During one of the interactions with the media, director Anurag Basu revealed the reason why he decided to make a film like Jagga Jasoos. It is unlike anything we have seen in the recent past. Jagga Jasoos Trailer has a lyrical quality to it. There is this magical feel to it that we have not seen in Bollywood films for a while now.
So why did Anurag Basu choose to tell the story of Jagga in this manner?
“After watching Barfi (his last release) my daughter felt it was an ok film. In fact, every time during their (his children’s) vacation, I show them Hollywood children films because we do not have many children’s films in Bollywood these days. So, I wanted to make a film that children can enjoy! So I thought I should make a film that kids and families can go and watch and enjoy,” said Basu.
Directed by Anurag Basu, the soundtrack of this musical boasts of 21 songs. Before the film hits the screens, here are a five major revelations from the trailer:
RANBIR KAPOOR’S TRIBUTE TO TINTIN
All of us have grown up reading stories of Tintin, our favourite detective-cum-reporter. Ranbir’s character in Jagga Jasoos is a tribute to Herge’s famous creation. Ranbir’s hairstyle in Jagga Jasoos is reminiscent of Tintin’s striking quiff. Jagga, the teenager detective, is an ode from Anurag Basu to Tintin, who all of us have admired all through our childhood.
THE CHARACTER OF JAGGA BAGCHI
Jagga’s father was (is?) ‘Professor Bagchi’, says Shruti in the trailer. Jagga is a detective who is a bit like ‘a cartoon’, his eyes are sharper than ‘durbin (binoculars), X-ray’, he has an ‘antenna’ on his head, he is ‘sirphira (crazy)’ but ‘hoshiyaar (smart)’. Jagga breaks into song whenever he is stuck. His words take time to come out, he says in the trailer.
A MURDER IN TOWN
The trailer of Jagga Jasoos drops heavy hints about what exactly is at the core of the film. Jagga’s father has gone missing. It’s been a few years. We see the little Jagga seeing off his father, played by Bengali actor Saswata Chatterjee, asking when will he be back. “Mujhe lene wapas kab aaoge (When will you come back to get me)?” asks Jagga. The answer from his father is “Chhe mahine, saat din, aur aat ghante mein wapas (I’ll be back in six months, seven days and eight hours).”
Of course, that hasn’t happened. This takes us to the next bit of the trailer. Someone has been murdered and Jagga knows.
KATRINA KAIF IS A SUSPECT IN A MURDER
Katrina Kaif’s character Shruti in Jagga Jasoos is a suspect in a murder. Her fingerprints are all over the murder weapon, says Jagga and receives a slap from Shruti. Who has been murdered? Is it Jagga’s father? Or is it some other murder that Shruti is a suspect in?
IS RANBIR KAPOOR’S FATHER ALIVE?
That brings us to the next big question that the Jagga Jasoos trailer throws up. Jagga’s father Professor Bagchi, we learn from the trailer, disappeared all those years ago while Jagga was in boarding school. Saurabh Shukla informs a teenager Jagga that his father died in an accident. And then Jagga zeroes in on his ‘tukka’ (guess). That maybe his father is not dead after all. But Saurabh Shukla’s character is not an easy man to convince.
SAURABH SHUKLA’S CHARACTER HAS A PART TO PLAY IN THE MURDER?
Saurabh Shukla is seen refuting Jagga’s ‘tukka’ that his father is alive. He is the one who tells Jagga that his father died in an accident, but did he have anything to do with it? In the face-off between Ranbir and Saurabh in the trailer, the latter is seen asking his men to shoot Jagga after he reveals his guess.
There is obviously more to it than meets the eye. And we will have to wait till July 14 to see the fruit of Anurag Basu’s three-year labour.