Jagga Jasoos (transl. Detective Jagga) is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language musical mystery comedy adventure film written and directed by Anurag Basu, and produced by Basu and Ranbir Kapoor. The film features Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in lead roles, and tells the story of a teenage detective in search of his missing father. The film was released on 14 July 2017. The film received mixed reviews from critics. Jagga Jasoos received ten nominations at 63rd Filmfare Awards, winning four of them for the film’s music.
The story of Jagga Jasoos revolves around the high-profile case of Purulia Arms Drop, which took place in 1995 allegedly to overthrow the then Communist Government of West Bengal, India. Jagga, a curious and shy young boy in a quaint little town lives a happy life with his accident-prone adoptive father, Bagchi. Jagga, being self-conscious of his stammer, doesn’t speak much; until one day Bagchi teaches him to “speak” in song. Some time later, after admitting Jagga into a boarding school, Bagchi suddenly disappears. Feeling abandoned, Jagga’s only contact with Bagchi is a VHS tape that he receives in the mail every year on his birthday. Armed with sharp detective skills, Jagga sets out to solve the mystery of his missing parent. Along the way, he finds a partner in Shruti, an accident-prone journalist with her own international criminal case to solve. Using a few tricks he learnt from Bagchi, Jagga, with Shruti, embarks on a mission to uncover details of his father’s mysterious secret life and finds himself embroiled in a worldwide smuggling racket. The film later ends on a cliffhanger as it shows Jagga and his father on a cruise ship having been captured by the Two-Headed Bashir Alexander.
Ranbir Kapoor as Jagga Bagchi
Katrina Kaif as Shruti Sengupta
Saswata Chatterjee as Badal Bagchi, Jagga’s guardian whom he calls TutiFuti.
Chitrak Bandyopadhyay as Debu
Sayani Gupta as Little girl
Saurabh Shukla as Ex IB Officer Sinha
Ivan Rodrigues as Ahuja, Mining Tycoon
Rajatava Dutta as Inspector Ratikant Palit
Denzil Smith as a terrorist
Mir Sarwar as a Shooter
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Two-Headed Bashir Alexander (cameo)
Govinda in Cameo (role deleted)