Review – Jaggubhai

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Production: Radaan Media Network, Zee Motion Pictures
Direction: K.S. Ravikumar
Star-casts: Sarath Kumar, Shriya Saran, Srisha, Goundamani and others.
Music: Rafi

It looks like most of the Tamil filmmakers have been constantly looking forward to break the barriers of rinky-dink technical aspects. The recently released ‘Porkalam’ had fantastic technical vistas with brilliant toning of camera angles. Likewise, ‘Jaggubhai’ top-notches on the technical notes… But much alike the other film, this one lacks substantiality in narration and indeed the story.

It’s time to come up with something good from K.S. Ravikumar. Sparing certain film with superstars, none of his film had a good story. As known earlier, the script of ‘Varalaru’ was acquired from director Sundarajan and so on with other films. But ‘Jaggubhai’ is a direct lift from a French film ‘Wasabi’ (Rajnikanth himself revealed it during the protest meet of Jaggubhai piracy).

So, what’s the result about film? Literally, it was so evident much prior to the film’s release as the sources revealed that black market traders faced a big loss with this pirated DVD as they were unsold.

The film requires special mention for one particular thing – Sarath Kumar’s different –shaded character just alike ‘Pacchaikili Muthucharam’. ‘Jaggubhai’ can be watched by middle-aged audiences who don’t have any expectations on the films they watch….

Far-famed for his flakey-fangled act of hunting down the baddies, Jaganathan (Sarath Kumar) is appalled to hear that his wife Ilavarasi (Srisha) has kicked the bucket during a car accident in Australia. On his flight to Australia, Jaggubhai comes to know that he has a daughter Monisha (Shriya) always found in skimpy dresses has to be taken care from an international don Hamid. Australia based Man in Black (Goundamani) is his man Friday here and now how Jaggu wins the confidence of his daughter with the aid of MIB forms crux of the story…

Overdosed sentiments breaks us into uncontrollable restlessness and despite the film being just 120mins, these elements really make us uncomfortable. Sarath Kumar has spelled a matured performance unlike his previous films. But he has to work a lot in choosing finest scripts, since he has the ability to do well with his characters. Why the hell K.S. Ravikumar would rope in an actress like Shriya Saran, who cannot emote well even at the places where she could’ve scored well. Goundamani comes to the rescue with his few comedic lines while Srisha fails to perform well.

K.S. Ravikumar has to focus a lot over the musical scope, since he blindly opts for any music directors recommended by actors. Being a student from A.R. Rahman’s school, Rafi has to work a lot to churn out better music. None of the songs turn to be appealing and most of them cause annoyance. R.D. Rajashekar does a marvelous job with his camera works and the entire film is slickly canned.

Had the director worked on a better script with some convincing screenplay, the film would be better enough to captivate the audiences. But as of now, the film has no chances of standing well at box office more than a week.

Bottom – Line: Sluggish Screen Presence by all

Verdict: Completely disappointing….

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