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Bobby Jasoos Review

Bobby Jasoos Rating: 2.7/5

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
It's a shame then that she's let down by the very script itself, which -- despite raising important questions about gender equality, financial independence of women, and parental obsession with marriage - fizzles out post-intermission. I'm going with two-and-a-half out of five for 'Bobby Jasoos'. It needed more humor and more meat, but Vidya Balan comes out tops again.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
While much of the first half is devoted to constructing the suspense, the post-interval portions, sadly, do not live up to those lofty expectations. Sure, there are some absorbing moments and you do hope to get a shocker when the veil of suspense is finally lifted  Sadly, what transpires makes you wonder, what was the chase all about?  Furthermore, the film lacks the thrill quotient, which is so essential in a film like this. On the whole, BOBBY JASOOS has an interesting premise, but the writing plays the spoilsport. The saving grace and also the USP is Vidya Balan for sure, but is that enough to salvage the film?
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Bobby Jasoos is not half as funny as it should’ve been, and it is also very unbelievable. It is different from the usual masala films alright but that is simply not enough to entertain the audience or to keep the producers and distributors in good spirits. Flop.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das Site: Times Of India (TOI)
Vidya runs away with Bobby Jasoos. She is both the film's hero and heroine, performing with deft innocence, presenting Bobby like a breeze. There are slight drawbacks - the acting sometimes slips into sit-com mode while the second half relaxes where it could've been more taut. But quibbles aside, Bobby Jasoos is a clever and joyful film. Should you watch it? Elementary, my dear friend.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site:Rediff
Bobby Jasoos boils down to one of the worst climaxes I have ever watched. It is an end for the sake of an end, not because the story demands it to be so; and even though it is present, it does not serve its purpose. Bad songs, bad subplots, shabby direction make Bobby Jasoos a very, very confused film that is slightly better than a bearable watch only because of the strong heroine and the talented cast. Bobby might prove to be a good jasoos, but Bobby Jasoos has no clue about where it is going.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
Equally importantly, Bobby Jasoos isn’t the sort of flick that is willing to stoop to any level simply to inveigle average consumers of Bollywood kitsch. A two-hour caper film that thrives on restraint, Bobby Jasoos takes a serious turn in the second half but retains its warmth all the way through.It is consistently charming, if not particularly exhilarating, and benefits immensely from Balan’s energetic performance.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site: Mumbai Mirror
There are many fine things about Bobby Jasoos. A terrific lead performance, a great supporting cast, surprising attention to detail and Hyderabad in full glory. But the outright winner is its writing, the quality of which is not often seen in Bollywood today. There are few things to complain about with Bobby Jasoos. It's a delightful caper with a lot of heart, and you root for both the film and it's protagonist all the way till the end. ​
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site: Indian Express
the leading lady and her fine supporting cast (especially Ali Fazal, who holds his own) is let down by the writing, which loses steam after the half-way mark, and becomes an improbable re-up of a Manmohan Desai-style lost-and-found saga. ‘Bobby Jasoos’ works till the time Vidya Balan gets to lead from the front: the courtship with her reluctant suitor is one of the high points of the film. But I wish this amiable, light-hearted yarn had more ‘zaika’ and ‘tadka’. And the songs are strictly unnecessary and uninteresting. Post-interval, the surprises leachout. So does the fun.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rohit Khilnani Site: Headlines Today
The idea of Bobby Jasoos is good but the execution is not! The script is full of loopholes and is very predictable. Just when you feel the film is getting too long, there is a love song which is unnecessary. Music by Shantanu Moitra is strictly average. Bobby Jasoos could have been a winner but it lost track somewhere in between.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site: Koimoi
Bobby Jasoos makes a half decent attempt to attain the wholesome pace and the gritty thrill of Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani. And going by this film’s first half alone, it is semi successful. But that’s all. Minus Vidya, the film is quite a staple Bollywood affair which I had hoped was earnest about breaking the stereotypical shackles. Lamentably, Bobby Jasoos entangles itself gravely in gratuitous family and love issues. In my opinion both Balan and her character deserved a better ‘Kahaani’. Not half as bad but falls notches below the desired cut. ​
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Ratings:-- Review By: Sneha May Francis Site:Emirates24by7
‘Bobby Jasoos’ is a fair attempt at doing something different, it fails to leave an impression because it’s unable to break-free from Bollywoocd stereotypes.For a movie that’s being pitched as the story of Bollywood’s first-ever woman detective, the basics appear unimportant. The investigation is cut short by Bollywood’s staple romance, a family drama and soundtracks, diluting the impact immensely. Despite the hype, ‘Bobby Jasoos’ just doesn’t make the cut. At least, not for us, especially since we cracked the case even before Bobby did.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site: Gulfnews
The movie, which begins on a promising but languid note as a thriller set in a vibrant metropolis such as Hyderabad, morphs into a reluctant love story. Bobby gets side-tracked and the climax scenes, which should ideally be a crackling clincher to the mystery, come across as an afterthought. The suspense to the drama was so lame that we felt bad for the feisty Bobby and Balan: both deserved a riveting, gripping ending.
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  1. not upto the mark..

    1. why she did this movie? 1 star from me

  2. Even I do agree that we don't appreciate woman centric more often as compared to hollywood. The reason is clear that we don't work hard on script. I don't know when we work hard on script.Films like Dhoom3 are shown and publicise like masterpieces but when u watch they r clearly an example of breach of trust of audiance. Try hard Bollywood.

  3. Dear Vidya Balan,an open letter to you as you are a public figure,you came in limelight from movie dirty picture in which once again credit goes to that so called cheap & vulgar dialogues,you have a big auntie type figure & now you look very old also ,nobody is going to spend their hard earned money to waste on you ,you better take voluntary retirement from movies cuz you haven't learnt anything from the results of ghanchakkar,shaadi ke side effects & also this current movie's disaster,but the directors are surely going to give you a kick after this movie's box office crash,so golden advice for you ,stay at home & enjoy life -nothing personal-your's audience.

    1. None f d audienc wnt vidya to stop acting...Its only you!!
      Vidya is a great star n she vl alwyz be-WORD F AUDIENCE

  4. Taran aadrsh pr to pabandi lga do.. ise kuch pta to h nhi.. sab critcs ne to booby jassos ko jyada star diye h.. lekin is ne bobby jasoos ko kam aur lekar hum deewana dil ko jyada star diye h.. ye sab se alag hai kya..

    1. Shi baat h ye taran aadars dheela hai.. is ki view humesha ulte hote h.. is ne to rascal jaisi movie ko bhi 4 star diye the...

  5. Vidya is amazing in her acting stills as she has always been. So stop criticizing her.

  6. Vidya Balan is a great actress...appreciable acting

  7. my review of #BOBBYJASOOS
    Vidya overpowers this less-Jasoosi thriller! [3/5]

    Hyderabad has not been the backdrop of many Bollywood films but a few very relevant ones like Sagar Sarhadi’s BAZAAR; so when promos of BOBBY JASOOS made a suggestion of it being positioned completely in the same city of its own flavors, an apprehension got fixed in my head. Will the typical Hyderabadi lingo and the lehza work or else it would be just another laughing stock stuck in its stereotype treatment? Now that I have seen it, I can say my doubts didn’t get proper ground to prosper. Debutante director Samar Shaikh’s BOBBY JASOOS belongs to two, one being Hyderabad itself and the second is Vidya Balan, often pronounced as the HERO of her films. BOBBY JASOOS in fact, is a complete shocker mostly not because it is a thriller but as an emotional Indian drama that asks important questions about our male-ruled society. Why can a profession like private investigation not picked up by a girl? Why Kitty always has to a dumb assistant and not a smart challenger to Karamchand in her own way?

    Coming from a middle class Hyderabadi Muslim family where father [Rajendra Gupta] arrogantly announces that he doesn’t need his daughter’s money to run the house, Bilquis aka Bobby [Vidya] dares to chase her dream of being a popular private detective. Flooded with petty cases of gathering information about people’s personal affairs, Bobby is waiting to hit the jackpot with something big and it comes to her as Anees Khan [Veteran Kiran Kumar] - a rich man in search of a missing girl with least information to follow. Stunned in the flashes of money involved, little she remembers the basics of the profession. Get your hands clean on the client first!

    BOBBY JASOOS beautifully and in its most authentic manner captures the core of middle class houses. The extended families with father’s sister [Tanve Azmi in one such] and her daughters live and breathe with ease, ‘Sehri’ and ‘Iftaar’ being performed together since it is a Ramadan month, father being the dominating force and kids hardly can put their view-points! The best part is you are never bombarded with forced Hyderabadi dialect but it is well-crafted in the story and subtly performed. Even in their shortest of time on screen, actors like Rajendra Gupta as the controlling father, Supriya Pathak Kapoor as Bobby’s Mother, Tanve Azmi as the Kausar Khaala who’s kind of a marriage counselor to everybody and anybody comes across, Arjan Bajwa, Zarina Wahab, Akash Dahiya and Kiran Kumar in his comeback sort leave the demanded and deserving impact. Ali Fazal is a revelation. He has done well in a couple of movies after 3 IDIOTS but this one establishes him as a charming performer. Spare me for saying it but his dialogue delivery at places reminds me of Naseer saab’s.

    And now, the Vidya Balan! Vidya has always been targeting scripts and roles that ascertains full just to her acting potential. The writing here sure can’t be judged at par her earlier selections but still, she manages to pull it out brilliantly. There is no way you complain a scene Vidya is in. Don’t fool yourself by expecting a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ thriller out of it, but this first Bollywood woman detective sure shows flare of emotions you’ll feel connected to. Watch it for Vidya! [3/5]

  8. After much of critical appreciation, Vidya Balan has now been doing more of women centric films. The box office success of No One Killed Jessica, Kahaani and The Dirty Picture depicts the true caliber of this wonderful actor.
    Bollywood, these days, seems to be inspired by Hollywood and is coming up with a lot of private detective stories and what better than a female portraying the lead role!

    ‘Bobby Jasoos’ depicts the story of Bobby (Vidya Balan) who is living with her family in Hyderabad. Chasing her dream of becoming a successful private detective, she initially offers to work for a private detective agency. But when things don’t work in her favor, Bobby decides to start her own private agency. Soon the cases start flocking in. Bobby is approached by Anees Khan (Kiran Kumar) who asks her to trace some missing people. What is his motive? Why he’s looking for a specific set of people?

    The biggest problem with Bobby Jasoos is its script. With so much of potential in the plot of a female Private Detective, Bobby Jasoos is let down by its poor writing. The first half constantly tortures you. I was literally waiting for an intermission to happen. Plus the songs are there to test your patience as well.
    The second half though, is satisfactory.

    Vidya Balan again shines as an actor. No matter how good the script it, she portrays her role with so much of ease. Thumbs up for her! Ali Fazal and Arjan Bajwa are decent. Kiran Kumar is excellent. The senior brigade Tanvi Azmi, Supriya Pathak and Rajendra Gupta do justice to their role.

    Bobby Jasoos remained a big disappointment to me as a movie enthusiast. Still if you wish to watch it, Vidya Balan can be your only rescue.

    Rating- 1.5/5


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