CAST: Darshan, Deeksha Seth, P Ravi Shankar, Anant Nag, Urvashi, Sharath Lohitashwa, Srujan Lokesh, Vishal Hegde, Urmila Gayathri
DIRECTION: Raghavendra Hegde
GENRE: Action Comedy
MUSIC: V Harikrishna
Jaggu Dada, the third generation in a family of goons, is stuck in a sticky situation when his dead grandfather haunts him to get married to a ‘cultured girl’. No one in his town wants to marry their daughter off to a don, leading him to go to Mumbai to con someone to do the same. A lot of mayhem follows there… First-time filmmaker Raghavendra Hegde’s Jaggu Dada is intrinsically a masala action comedy, which is tailored to ensure the superstar hero lives up to the ‘image’ that he has built for his fans. As the film progresses, one is reminded of many films, some of these include Kuch Naa Kaho, Bride And Prejudice, Chamatkar, Welcome and Munnabhai series. Sadly, this mishmash hasn’t resulted in wellknit end product.
The film did have the potential of being a winner, especially with the initial part of a dead grandfather haunting for his last wish to be fulfilled. P Ravi Shankar in the comical role reminds one of the dead Naseeruddin Shah of Chamatkar at times. The film then progresses into a pad-hilarious juncture, which has Jaggu Dada, now disguised as a suave Dubai-businessman Jaidev, in search of a girl. A pretty marriage broker, a la Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Kuch Naa Kaho, is there to helm him. But, Jaidev doesn’t like any girl she shows and, as fate would have it, he falls for the matchmaker Gowda. Had these situations been handled deftly, the film could have possibly worked better. Unfortunately, the film ends up a tad too long and has far too many subplots added, making a mess of the main story-line at most times.
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