Director : Samar Shaikh
Star Cast : Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Arjan Bajwa, Supriya Pathak, Tanvi Azmi, Rajendra Gupta, Kiran Kumar
Rating : 2/5
One-Line Review: Inspite of the talented actors being there on board, ‘Bobby Jasoos’ takes a deep dive because of the poor execution.
Positive Points: Thumbs-up Performance, Beautiful Cinematography of the Nawab city of Hyderabad.
Negative Points: Disastrous direction, crooked script with baselessly fumbling sub-plots.
Plot: Bilqis Ahmed a.k.a. Bobby (Vidya Balan) is an ambitious lady who is rejected by almost every other detective firm, as she doesn’t hold any masters degree into it. Even, her conservative father (Rajendra Gupta) is against her outrageous job. Still, these all obstacles doesn’t stop Bobby from her “jasoosi”, she continues solving the local cases of Mughalpura making petty cash out of it. Until she strikes gold in the form of a mysterious man, Anees Khan (Kiran Kumar) who assigns her some mysterious project of finding girls with some strange birth marks.
Though Bobby’s business is flourishing, things take a turn when she suspects Khan is making her do wrong things. And then, Bobby sets herself on a mission against Khan and his mysterious plan.
Direction And Other Technical Aspects: Debutant director Samar Shaikh proved disastrous in executing the film, as too many sub-plots were inter-mingling with each other. As the title ‘Bobby Jasoos’ suggests , it was supposed to be mysterious. But Shaikh’s direction failed to attain that curiosity in viewer’s mind. Cinematographer Vishal Sinha has done a good job in capturing the scenic beauty of Hyderabad. Right from the Charminar to the mohallas of Mughalpura looked stunning through his lens. Being a detective film, ‘Bobby Jasoos’ had a chance of becoming an above the average film, if editor Hemal Kothari would have edited it well. Plus, innumerable loop-holes in the script made ‘Bobby Jasoos’ fall in the hole of flops.
Performances: Though there were countless flaws on the technical aspects, still what makes ‘Bobby Jasoos’ a one time watch, is the performance of the entire cast of the film. Leading lady, Vidya Balan, as Bilqis, was too-good in her bubbly detective role. This time too she has worked hard on her role by adapting that typical Hyderabadi dialect, experimenting with those dozen of diverse looks, her effortless acting and what not! Must say, this lady doesn’t need a man to make the film successful. She can handle the entire film on her shoulders. Still, her love-interest in the film, Ali Fazal as Tasawur, did brought an added charm. And, the love-chemistry between both of them was delight to watch.
Anees Khan (Kiran Kumar) performed well with his stern attitude, he did abide an uncertain mystery around him. Actors Supriya Pathak, Rajendra Gupta, Arjan Bajwa and Tanvi Azmi fitted well in their respective roles.
Music: Music by Shantanu Moitra is strictly average. “Tu” is a melodious romantic song, which is slightly above than the other tracks of the film. Whereas, “Sweety” and “Jashn” are peppy numbers, which one will forget just after coming out of the cinema hall.
Final Verdict: ‘Bobby Jasoos’ fails to reach the horizon set by the previous films of Vidya Balan. Still, what makes this film earn two stars is the thumbs-up performance by the entire cast. When it comes to detective film, it should build the nerve rising curiosity. ‘Bobby Jasoos’ did had some “so-called” suspense in it, but it was not at all nerve rising!
Source: MOVIE Reviews