Bobby Jasoos is a romantic comedy/drama and although it sometimes rises to the challenge of being a mystery, it seems too confused to know where to go thereafter. Debutant director Samar Shaikh can't seem to figure out how to handle the many subplots of his film, letting them fight for control and the editing does nothing to help. Shaikh seems more focused on the visual aspects of the film, and while the cinematographer captures Hyderabad's essence beautifully, pretty pictures will take you only so far (and not nearly far enough). Bad songs, bad subplots, shabby direction make Bobby Jasoos a very, very confused film that is slightly better than a bearable watch only because of the strong heroine and the talented cast. Vidya Balan is known to walk that extra mile to get the character right. The supremely talented actress, who is seen in a variety of disguises in Bobby Jasoos and speaks in Hyderabadi accent, is the soul of the film. She embraces the part with all the power that she can muster and is absolutely brilliant. Ali Fazal is a complete revelation. Although pitted against a powerhouse performer like Vidya, Ali makes his presence felt with a wonderful performance. It can be concluded that Bobby Jasoos has an interesting premise, but the writing plays the spoilsport. The saving grace and also the USP is Vidya Balan for sure, but are that enough to salvage the film?


Hindustan Times

Watch Bobby Jasoos, if you must, for Vidya's performance and the chemistry she shares with Ali.

Sweta Kaushal
IBN Live

It's a fun film, keeps one engaged mostly.

Shomini Sen
India Today

Bobby Jasoos could have been a winner but it lost track somewhere in between!

Rohit Khilnani

It has Vidya Balan in fine fettle, and that should be reason enough for you to go out and watch the film. 

Saibal Chatterjee

Bobby Jasoos is a very confused film.

Paloma Sharma
The Indian Express

It works till the time Vidya Balan gets to lead from the front: the courtship with her reluctant suitor is one of the high points of the film.

Shubhra Gupta
The Times Of India

Bobby Jasoos will leave you feeling joyous.

Saloni Bhatia

‘Bobby Jasoos’ is not a laughter riot but there’s a rare subtlety in this film that is hard to find these days.

Rummana Ahmed
Zee News

Vidya Balan delightful in disguise.

Ritika Handoo
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| 10 Jul 2014
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Flop Movie
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| 05 Jul 2014
Too simple, no real detective stuff. No thrill, just a bit of entertainment. Vidya Balan tries hard but is not effective..probably her time to retire now. Ali Fazal is charming...
| 30 Jun 2014