Casts : Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Arjan Bajwa
Banner : Born Free Entertainment and Reliance Entertainment
Director : Samar Shaikh
Producer : Dia Mirza, Sahil Sangha
Writers : Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh
Music : Shantanu Moitra
Release Date : 4th July 2014
Story line: Bobby Jasoos starring Vidya Balan, is a film that celebrates the aspiration of Bobby, who wants to become the number one detective in the city of Hyderabad. Bobby Jasoos is the second project of Born Free Entertainment, the joint production house by Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha, after Love Breakups Zindagi.Regarding this project, Dia Mirza said in an interview, “The script of Bobby Jasoos bears testimony to the fact that being patient and investing in good stories usually reaps good dividends. Filming of Bobby Jasoos was postponed by 11 days from the scheduled date due to an emergency heart surgery of Dia Mirza’s mother. Dia later stated that the filming will commence from November 25, 2013.The filming will commence from Hyderabad, the city where the story is based and is supposed to wrap by January 2014. Shooting for the film started on 23 November 2013. The film will be shot in one long schedule of 55 days. Sitting disguised as a beggar outside a railway station in Hyderabad, Vidya looked so real that a woman reportedly gave her some money and yelled at her for begging to eke out a livelihood.
Lead actress Vidya Balan will be playing the role of a lady-detective in this film, which is going to be the first of its kind in India.Regarding her role, she said in an interview, “I found the idea of a lady detective irresistible, as did the title Bobby Jasoos.”Dia Mirza’s spokesperson later confirmed that actor Ali Fazal was signed opposite Vidya.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Bobby Jasoos is a directorial debut of Samar Shaikh and it is evident that he brought in some thing experimental and new to the table which is fresh in its approach and presentation which seems to be the USP of this movie. Story line seems to be interesting, characterization seems to be apt and on top of that Vidhya balan looking vibrant on screen which would go in favour of this movie.
I am expecting a sensible humor which is situation base and not slapstick in nature. Although there are chances of flaws in second half of the movie as keeping the audience engaged in second half is the biggest challenge in cinema of this sort where most of the time it has been observed that narration lost its grip and screen play falls apart. However I am optimistic that that this would be a onetime watch atleast and will not disappoint the hard core vidhya ballan fan.s
I would give bobby jasoos movie 3 stars out of 5 a week before the release.