Review | Meet Jagga Jasoos – The Indian Musical-Minded Mix of Harry Potter and Tintin

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Kamran Jawaid  |  The post is the unedited copy of the review published in DAWN ICON on 16th July 2017, which can be read here. Jpeg of the print copy is at the end of the post.


Like Barfi, appreciating Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos takes a lot of patience. One’s fortitude should not be a prerequisite.

In the film Ranbir Kapoor plays Jagga, an imaginative rip-off of Harry Potter and Tintin – an orphan schoolboy with the acute foresight to piece clues together. Oh, and he cannot speak, but expresses himself with relative ease when singing.

Did I mention that Jagga Jasoos is a musical adventure? Silly me. Continue reading “Review | Meet Jagga Jasoos – The Indian Musical-Minded Mix of Harry Potter and Tintin”

Movie Review: Ek Tha Tiger by Kamran Jawaid for Dawn Online

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This post is the unedited, correction appended and updated copy of the movie review published on 24th of August 2012 at Dawn.com. The published versions are linked and attached at the end of the post.

To Nab a Tiger – Introduce a Mate, Then Watch Him Roar!

By Mohammad Kamran Jawaid

Once upon a time, a “Tiger” nearly got loose. He got nabbed by the government (or to be precise its censor board), and was shipped back. End of story.

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