Directed by Anurag Basu (Barfi!, Life in a… Metro), the film stars two of India’s leading stars, Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi!, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) and Katrina Kaif (Rajneeti), who embark on a quest to uncover the mysterious disappearance of Jagga’s father. We list out 5 reasons to watch the magical adventure in a theatre near you when it opens on 14th July.
- Ranbir-Anurag’s hit combo: The last time Ranbir and filmmaker Anurag collaborated for Barfi!, they gave Bollywood fans something to cherish for a lifetime. If Ranbir’s stellar performance in Barfi! won the hearts of fans and critics alike, Anurag’s style of storytelling too hit the right chord. And after a gap of five years, Ranbir and Anurag are coming together with yet another interesting project, and we cannot wait any longer.Ranbir and Katrina’s amazing on-screen chemistry: The trailer also gives us a glimpse into Ranbir-Katrina’s on-screen chemistry which is too endearing, to say the least. In their quest to reach the bottom of what truly happened to Prof Baagchi, Jagga’s father, they are seen fighting goons, wheeling through roads, matching each other’s dance steps in an impeccably synchronized way and even braving a leopard, which is hard to ignore in the trailer.
- Musical: Jagga Jasoos steers away from the normal Bollywood formula as it ventures into the musical genre. Featuring as many as 29 songs, this Broadway style musical will have audiences around the globe laughing, crying and singing along as they join the suited pair to uncover the truth in amongst a safari of exotic creatures, mystery and uncertainty. The film’s soundtrack has already been lauded by fans and critics alike. It features acclaimed singer Arjit Singh bringing the lyrics of Amitabh Bhattacharya and Neelesh Misra to life, accompanied with music by Pritam, the songs and visuals have further contributed to the buzz surrounding the film.
- Visual treat: If you have seen the trailer and songs of Jagga Jasoos, you already know that the film is nothing like we have ever seen in Bollywood. Be it the picturesque locales or the amazing animation, Jagga Jasoos promises to take you on a fantasy trip. Filmed widely in South Africa, Thailand and India, Jagga Jasoos will offer the complete Disney package – a curious and surreal story yet offering quirky and magical captivity, a complete sensory experience of breath-taking visuals.
- Ranbir’s debut production: After completing a decade in Bollywood, Ranbir has expanded his horizons behind the scenes in the film industry. With Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos, he has ventured into production with his production house Pictureshuru Productions.
Produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, Anurag Basu and Ranbir Kapoor, and Directed by Anurag Basu, Jagga Jasoos releases worldwide in cinemas on 14th July 2017.