Monday, February 16, 2009

JUGAAD (2009)

It’s happening hatrick time for Delhi as we have seen two back 2 back Bollywood release set in Delhi (Dev D & Jugaad) & in coming week we are going to witness keenly awaited film ‘Delhi 6’ directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Delhi is famous for so many things & one of them is power thugs. I thoroughly enjoyed two quality films made by Dibakar Benerjee, which wonderfully revealed the fraud but funny stories full of witty tone & detailing sense of northern Delhi setting. Khosala Ka Ghosla, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye are really refreshing films in many terms. Jugaad is yet another attempt to project Delhi Drama directed by Faridabad based Director Anand kumar, roping some talented actors like Manoj Bajpayi & Vijay Raaz but it terribly fails to deliver what is expected.

Sandip(Manoj Vajpayi) is a self made honest man & owner of successful ad agency. His life goes berserk with the new law which made his commercial office illegal in residential locality. He & his partner Murali (Vijay Raaz) have to meddle from pillar to post to set the things rolling. Here comes Bakshi Jugaad on bicycle. He is a typical commission agent who knows the skill of How to cheat…when to cheat…whom to cheat? The rest of the film is just the rolling of the reel with haphazard scenes too hard to tolerate.
There’s so many faults in the film- editing is abrupt & too random, camera work is amateur, direction is too shoddy. I had followed few TV serials- Jaspal Bhatti’s ‘Flop Show’ (DD) & ‘Office Office’ (SAB TV) & must say that there’s more fun, wit & entertainment in watching a single episode of any of these serial than watching Jugaad.

The only hope of the film is the flash in scenes of underdog actor Vijay Raaz & he’s the reason why I complete the whole film. All other actors including Manoj Vajpayi are sheer waste material.

Ratings- 4.5/10

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