After a dream run in 2012, Vidya Balan gave a box office debacle 'Ghanchakkar'. And after 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects', her fans were eagerly awaiting BOBBY JASOOS, a film written especially for the powerhouse performer, revolving entirely around her character. But this one too fails to do justice to her might.
Bilqis Ahmed aka Bobby (Vidya Balan) aspires to be a private detective and though her mother Zebu (Supriya Pathak) supports her in all her endeavours, her dad feels put down by her career choice.
Despite a strong opposition from her dad, Bobby carries on with her petty cases, spying for agonizing housewives and stressed parents, until she lands a big project.
BOBBY JASOOS starts on a surprising note and then is entertaining, however, it is the climax that lets the film down.
Debutante director Samar Sheikh makes a film with a confused genre as it seems like a comedy and mystery drama but ends up on a mediocre note.
Vidya is charming as ever but the actress needs to really choose better scripts. She gets the accent right and makes you smile with her dialogue delivery. However, its the songs and dance sequences that she should be kept a little away from, or they should be choreographed in a better manner.
Vidya's various moulds that she slips into are interesting to watch.
Ali Fazal looks adorable and does a perfect job with whatever he is given. This actor sure needs to do more work. Arjan Bajwa too performs well. However, it is Supriya Pathak who you will absolutely love watching in the film. Prasad Barve and Aakash Dahiya as Bobby's side kicks are impressive as well.
Vishal Sinha shoots the film well and highlights Hyderabad, wanting you to visit the place as soon as possible. Music by Shantanu Moitra is pretty average. Sanyukta Chawla and Shaikh write a screenplay that is gripping in parts.
Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha's Born Free Entertainment's second production BOBBY JASOOS falls a tad below expectations and makes for an average fare.
We will go with two stars for this one.