Kumar (Anees Khan), Rajendra Gupta (Bobby’s
Abba), Supriya Pathak (Bobby’s Ammi),Vinay Varma (Ali Fazal’s father),
Gangadhar Pandey (Naeem), Anupriya Goenka (Afreen), Arjan Bajwa (Lala), Tanvi
Azmi (Kausar Khaala), Benaf Dadachandji (Noor), Prasad Barve (Shetty), Aakash
Dahiya (Munna), Zarina Wahab (Afreen’s Ammi), Raina Rao, Tejas Mahajan
(Sohail), Sundeep Hemnaoni (Arif)
could have been another Vidya Balan hit with the very novel concept of a female
detective, a very unconventional profession for a female to be in, but something
is amiss which hasn’t worked in its favour. Post ‘The Dirty Picture’ and ‘Kahaani’,
Vidya Balan has set her own benchmarking level of performance quite high. Her ‘Ghanchakkar’
was super flop, and ‘Shaadi ke Side Effects’ could do only decent business.
Bobby Jasoos probably faltered as far as the script is concerned; otherwise, its
concept had all the elements of another blockbuster in Vidya’s kitty. But yes,
it is a movie, which prompts us to pursue our dreams irrespective of challenges.
(Vidya Balan) is so passionate about proving her mettle as a detective against
the wishes of her family. Only her mother Zebo (Supriya Pathak) supports her
whereas father (Rajendra Gupta) and others at home are dead against her detective
job. Her father has a conservative approach and he feels that the house shall
not be run with the girl’s earning. He also feels that Bobby is a disgrace to
the family due to her profession. Zebo does bring smile to our face while she
tries to defend Bobby and her detective activities.
luck at G-Force detective agency in spite of facing rejections from the agency
again and again. She starts her own detective agency after challenging the
agency. She handles insipid cases like worried parents, suspicious spouses etc.
A tea shop person Munna (Aakash Dahiya) does help her to get clients.
viz. that of a beggar, palmist, bangle-seller, astrologer, peon, a TV producer
etc. as part of her solving cases effortlessly. She approaches every case on
the basis of her intuition and gut feeling and chooses strange paths to crack
of Mughalpura Mohalla of old Hyderabad fetches her a strange case from Anees
Khan (Kiran Kumar) to find out two missing young girls with strange birthmarks,
followed by search for a guy as well. She is paid hefty amount. Anees just
wants Bobby to do her job without raising any question about his motive in
looking out for these missing people. Bobby goes ahead following her mind and
heart, but then, she starts doubting the motive of Anees behind his search for
the girls. The story moves ahead from there. Indeed, suspense is maintained
till the very end. Shetty (Prasad Barve), Munna, Sohail (Tejas Mahajan) act as
perfect aides of Bobby Jasoos. They do add lot of comic elements to the plot.
Tassavur Shaikh has given a very sweet performance. He is ambitious and does
not want to settle down with girls of Mughalpura. And to escape from the
marriage proposals brought to him by his father (Vinay Varma), he takes the
help from Bobby to explore some stories about them so that he could
conveniently deny those proposals. It is interesting to see Bobby and Tassavur
together and how their relationship goes to the next level. There is a nice scene,
where Bobby is guiding Tassavur over speaker/earphone set to speak to his
father in regard to his disapproval to marry Bobby.
(Benaf Dadachandji), Kausar Khaala (Tanvi Azmi) and Zarina Wahab as Afreen’s (Afreen
is Lala’s love interest) Ammi have also added value to the movie through their
lives of Bobby Jasoos? Lala (Arjan Bajwa) as a local gunda plays a significant
part in the movie and what is that? Does Ali and Bobby come together? What is
the motive of Anees Khan? How does Bobby explore the same? Is Bobby able to win
her father’s approval and love?
Sinha has captured the hustle-bustle of Hyderabad, Charminar, the very aroma of
Biriyani also very nicely. Hyderabad is reflected well through Bobby’s accent.
Vidya has really worked upon her Hyderabadi accent. One of her dialogue in
typical accent is: “Inhi
chotti chotti galiyon main teri kismat chamkengi Bobby, Bilkis Ahmed issi
MughalPura main Bobby Jasoos banke dikhayegi.” Music by Shantanu Mitra is average. Although,
I felt that the song “Tu Mera Afsaana…” picturized on Bobby and Tassavur with
semi-classical touch is good.
watchable for Vidya, Ali, and its other cast and their performances.