UBC Day 4- iSmile #4- Open Air Theater and My First Movie Review

It was a better day. I took a break from work (read- bunked!!), and I had time to myself. I read few blogs, cut out recipes from magazines and I even had a good sound sleep. 🙂

The icing on the cake was when my hubby took me to an open air theater for the movie- “Bobby Jasoos”. Breezy winds and pine trees surrounding the theater, it was relaxing and spectacular! As the cold breeze ruffled my hair, I watched the movie, holding hands with my loved one. It was perfect!!! (though the movie was half as perfect).

Bobby Jasoos- A Review

Cast: Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Supriya Pathak, Zarina Wahab, Arjan Bajwa

Director: Samar Shaikh

Genre: Romantic Comedy/Drama

Music: Shantanu Moitra

Singers: Shreya Ghoshal and Papon


Bilkis Ahmad aka Bobby Jasoos (Vidya Balan) plays a 30-year-old amateur detective who dreams of becoming the top sleuth in Mughal Puri, a neighbourhood of Hyderabad. She dons disguises of mixed variety and snoops on the neighbourhood – some trying to make matrimony, some trying to break it. People ‘hire’ the services of Bobby to shadow and click background checks on people. A young and ambitious broadcast journalist, Tasawur (Ali Fazal) also hires Bobby from time to time to foil marriage proposals orchestrated by his orthodox parents. She hits the jackpot when Anees Khan (Kiran Kumar), a mysterious stranger in a big car, offers her a pot of gold to hunt down a couple of young girls. Bobby painstakingly pursues the case with barely a handful of clues, in the most outrageous of schemes possible. Later, Bobby ponder the perennial question on whether the man is evil?

Mystery unfolds in the second half and I wish, the climax was a better one! Flawless acting from Vidya, she has got everything right from different looks to her accent. And Vidya has proved it yet again! The film lacks the thrill quotient which was an ultimate requisite for a plot like this. Should you watch it? Elementary, my dear friend.

But watching in an Open air theatre? Hands down, YES!! ❤ ❤ ❤

P.S: Thanks Kajal, you have been my inspiration to write a movie review! If you haven’t checked her blog yet, high time you jump in to MovieMasala


  1. pythoroshan says:

    wow.. we have such theatres in India??? I mean, I’ve only seen those in English movies (usually before a monster attacks, tearing through the screen 😀 ) But yes, it’s on my bucket list now to watch a movie in an open air theater!
    Good review… still undecided on whether I want to go for the movie though.


  2. I so want to watch this one. The trailer had got me hooked. Thanks for the review.


  3. I want to see this one .. I am fan of Vidya ballan she is a lovely actress .. Thank you


  4. Glad you enjoyed your day off. 🙂


  5. I’d love to watch considering it stars a good friend of mine Ali Fazal. We stayed together at ISH hostel, Churchgate Mumbai..such a down-to-earth guy and was always talented..when he was at Xavier’s Ali was always part of drama and seen with his guitar..we used to smoke and have tea in hostel canteen..m damn happy 4 him:)


  6. Awee…. open theater… would have been awesome na..??


  7. Many many moons ago, we had a drive in theatre in Mumbai. Not sure if it’s still functioning but it was great fun. And each Diwali my lane would show a movie in the open air – that was fun too. Nice write.


  8. I agree, watching a movie in an open-theatre is in itself an experience to enjoy! No matter what the movie is. I may watch this movie only for Vidya Balan. Wishing you many more of such enjoyable, fun days 🙂


  9. Looks interesting. Vidya is truly talented, must watch this movie for her, if not anything else!
    Have a great weekend too 🙂


  10. Great review, Shalini.. an idea of watching a movie in an open theater sounds so exciting…wish we had that option here in NCR.
    Thanks for the mention 🙂


  11. Open-air theater = lovely. I hope I’ll be able to see this movie online!


  12. Wow! That’s a new look of the blog. Thanks for sharing the review. A candidate for taking hard-pressed time out for this…


  13. Hey, this was an interesting plot for a movie. I think even better was the fact that it was an open air theater. This was a good review. It sounds like the kind of movie I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Hmm will wait for digital release then 😀


  15. Good to see you enjoyed your day, and it was a day off too 🙂 Hope your Saturday is even better, with Argentina playing… you might be looking for a jump 😉


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