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Review: Jugaad

Manoj Bajpai is sadly wasted, Vijay Raaz as his faithful side-kick wears some terrible suits and worse expressions. Somebody seal this film, quick, writes Shashi Baliga.

india Updated: Apr 20, 2009 17:48 IST
Shashi Baliga

Jugaad
Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Vijay Raaz, Sanjay Mishra, Govind Namdeo, Hrishitaa Bhatt
Director: R Anand Kumar
Rating: *

Many directors like to do a fleeting cameo in their films. But when the lead actor in a film bears the producer’s name — Sandiip Kapur, complete with the additional numerological ‘i’ — you have reason to be slightly sceptical. Looks like Manoj Bajpai wasn’t, though he might be regretting his decision to play the said Mr Kapur, owner of an advertising agency, who finds his Delhi office sealed by the government one day. How jugaad (loosely translated as ‘fixing’) comes to his rescue and then causes his near-ruination with a demolition order before he fights off the bulldozers forms the basic storyline.

Manoj Bajpai is sadly wasted, Vijay Raaz as his faithful side-kick wears some terrible suits and worse expressions, while Sanjay Mishra as Bakshi Jugaadu, the local fixer, makes you want to scream louder than his non-stop bak-bak and never-ending sirjis. The toilet humour doesn’t help either. Somebody seal this film, quick.