Jagga Jasoos was made for children, says Director Anurag Basu

Anurag Basu...The film is about  a teenage detective in search of his missing father.

Anurag Basu…The film is about a teenage detective in search of his missing father.

Filmmaker Anurag Basu says his next film  Jagga Jasoos is ideal for children.

“When screening of ‘Barfi’ was going on, everybody was happy. And when the trial was going on, I thought everybody would like the movie. But my younger daughter didn’t understand the movie and she was not very impressed. I was upset. So I thought of making a film for children and now Jagga is for children,” he said at the press meet of kids dance reality show Dance Ka Kal-Super Dancer.

Barfi! is a 2012 film co-produced, written and directed by Anurag. Set in the 1970s, the film depicts the story of Murphy “Barfi” Johnson (a mute and deaf Nepali boy from Darjeeling) and his relationships with two women, Shruti and Jhilmil (who is autistic).

Anurag is one of the judges in the show along with Shilpa Shetty and Geeta Kapoor.

About judging the show, Basu said: “I am more of a viewer than a judge. I give my opinion as a viewer. For technical portions, I take help from Geeta (Kapoor). Otherwise, I go with my feeling. Dance is an emotion. If dancer feels the dance I also feel it as a viewer.”

Known for his direction in movies like Life in a… Metro, Kites, Gangster and Murder. His last directorial Barfi, featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, and Ileana D Cruz, opened to largely positive reviews and was well received in many film festivals.

Jagga Jasoos is a comedy-drama film which features Ranbir, Katrina Kaif and Adah Sharma in lead roles. The film tells the story of a teenage detective in search of his missing father.

The film will release on April 7 next year. – CINEWS

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