Every year Bollywood sees a certain trend in their movies whether
it be spy movies, or remakes, or love stories, or any other genre! This
year, according to us, seems to be the Year of the Jasoos
(detective). To prove our point, BollyCurry brings to you the Jasoos
movies planned for the year, in no particular order.
First up is the recently released movie starring Arshad Warsi, Mr. Joe B. Carvalho
A comedy caper of sorts, Carbalho (played by Arshad Warsi) is the
regular run-of-the-mill comedy detective who stumbles into mysteries and
their resolutions. While investigating the case of a missing girl,
Carvalho is mistaken to be Carlos (played by Javed Jaffrey) and from
there begins the crazed comedic plot. The film did not do too well at
the box office, in part due to the competition from the classical Sholey 3D
movie in theaters at the same time.
The next movie is the Vidya Balan starrer, Bobby Jasoos
When the first pictures of Vidya Balan dressed up as a beggar made
rounds in the media, it raised expectations from the movie and made it
one of the most awaited detective movies of the year. The movie is
produced by Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha under the banner of Born Free
Entertainment, which earlier produced Love Breakups Zindagi
Nothing is known about the movie at this time except that it is
expected to release in the summer of this year. Reportedly, while
shooting, a passerby assumed Balan was a begger in real and offered her
money while scolding her for begging, unaware that it was a shooting for
The third detective movie on our list is Jagga Jasoos
starring Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, and Govinda. The film is being
directed by Anurag Basu and is a comedy mystery caper. It is set to
release on 2nd October 2014. Ranbir Kapoor will be seen playing an
18-year-old high school student, while Kaif will appear as his
girlfriend, and Govinda as his step-father. In an interview, Basu said
the movie would be a combination of Sherlock Holmes plus James Bond with
some Mission Impossible scenarios, along with the right doses of
action, comedy, and music. In short, it will be the typical masala
Bollywood entertainer. Now it remains to be seen whether what he said will turn out to be true or not.
The final movie on our list is the popular detective, Byomkesh Bakshi. Tentatively named Detective Byomkesh Bakshi
, the movie will star Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role. It is directed by Dibakar Banerjee, the director of Love, Sex, Aur Dhokha
Banerjee has said that he will recreate the pre-Independence Kolkata in
the film and will follow the activities of the Bengali sleuth fresh out
of college. Over the years, Byomkesh Bakshi has been played by several
actors including Rajit Kapoor, Bengali superstar Uttam Kumar, and Sujoy
Ghosh in a Bengali adaptation. The movie's shooting has begun and is
reportedly releasing at the end of this year, but there have been no
confirmations as of yet.
From comic detectives to serious detectives to popular detectives, Bollywood will see them all this year, in the Year of the Jasoos,
as so named by the BollyCurry team! Now what remains to be seen is
whether our audience will appreciate all these detectives or whether,
like Mr Joe B. Carvalho, audiences will choose to stay away. Here's wishing the upcoming movies much success!
Writer: Shreya S.
Editors: Harjot D. and Gunia M.
Graphics: Preet K.