Jaggubhai is the tale of a police officer,
Sarathkumar, whose mission to Australia
to nail the weapon dealer Hamid Ansari
misfires in a complicated arrangement
of marrying the dealer’s secretary.
Sharath marries Ilavarasi, but is forced
to leave her the same day after revealing
that he is an undercover police agent
on a mission to nab Ansari. Years later,
he flies back to Australia after Ilavarasi
is killed and realizes he has a daughter
Now is the battle between the villains
and Sharath as Shriya is kept at ransom
for acquiring the sensitive documents
in his possession left behind by Ilavarasi.
Does Shriya finally get to know who her
dad is and accept him? Do the documents
reach safe hands? These are the vital
questions answered by the movie.
At a running time of just a little above
2 hours, Jaggubhai is not an excruciatingly
long movie. But the fact that it’s
not engaging even in parts makes it difficult
to stifle a yawn. The dreary pace never
gets better and no aspects, inclusive
of Goundamani, enhance the proceedings.
Other than the plain fact that we laugh
at Goundamani at his mere presence, he
doesn’t prop up the lackluster script.
is poorly etched out and it appears as
if he has no scope in the movie whatsoever.
Shriya ebbs and flows in her role and
her willowy frame swathed in designer
outfits makes up for more than the lack
of proper ‘performer’ moments
Rafi’s score – both background
and songs – is just unremarkable,
and the songs are defunct. Including Kiran’s
item song, which is supposed to pep up
the pace. Editing is incoherent and the
frames jarringly jump between the scenes.
The locations and camerawork are pleasant,
thankfully: one of the very few pluses.
So watch Jaggubhai if you must, for the
cause of supporting the movie since it
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