Interestingly, "Jagga Jasoos" has surpassed the first day collection of superstar Akshay Kumar's last release "Naam Shabana" featuring Taapsee Pannu in the lead. The film received mixed reviews from the audience and critics. It narrates the story of a teenage detective boy, who is in search of his missing father played by Sasawat Chatterjee. The excitement, exhaustions, and expectations of Anurag Basu and Ranbir Kapoor have for this movie is extremely high.More news: Saba Capital Management LP Raises Stake in Office Depot, Inc. (ODP)
Just like Basu's crticially acclaimed "Barfi" this film is another exhibition of borrowed craft & borrowed vision remember "Barfi" had many references and even direct lifts from Charlie Chaplin or Marx Brothers classics but while Basu has mastered the craft of delivering handsome sequences with impeccable frames & a very rich cinematic experience he clearly faltered while working on a large scale film with several convoluted sub-plots. Mumbai and Bangalore saw major footfalls on the first day of the film's release. Thankfully, never once did the makers of the film pretend that it was meant to be anything different.
In the film, Jagga solves crimes while the narration is in the form of songs. Taking into account the massive budget of Rs 110-120 crore and time that has been put in the making of the film, the movie seems to have failed at attracting the audience.
While the past success of Johar as compared to Basu's and the occasion of Diwali should be taken into account, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil also had a formidable rival in Ajay Devgn's action adventure film Shivaay which was just marginally behind the box office collection of Ranbir's film. Ranbir has also gestured (to me) to not work on a film together.