Jaadugar Review and Rating (Netflix)
Jaadugar Release Date
July 15, 2022
Kashmira Irani, Shivraj Walvekar, Arif Zakaria
Jitendra Kumar, Aarushi Sharma, Javed Jaffrey
In a small football-loving town Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh, a small-time magician, Magic Meenu who has no athletic skill must win a football trophy to marry his love interest but the problem is his team that doesn’t win a game in couple of years.
Ratings: 3/5 Site: Times Of India
Bollywood has a plethora of sports biopics, including ’83’, ‘Saina’, ‘Soorma’, amongst others. Despite the fact that Sameer Saxena’s ‘Jaadugar’ revolves around the desire to win the inter-colony football tournament trophy. It is a relief that this film is not another biopic, but rather a romantic story with a magical twist. The film’s beauty lies in its simplicity and depiction of the protagonist’s transformation from a self-centered individual to someone filled with compassion. The narrative takes time to build up, further slowing down along the way, but not without entertaining the viewers with witty dialogues, endearing moments and some amazing magic feats.
Ratings: 1.5/5 Site: Koimoi
It breaks my heart to write this about two of my most favourite creators. I have learnt a lot about the craft from them, but this recent flick isn’t what they should be known for. Jaadugar lacks the magic and the content that makes sense or even brainlessly entertains.
Ratings: 2/5 Site: NDTV
A magician of modest standing turns into a footballer of little ability. At stake is the most important trophy of his life: the woman he loves. Given the film’s trite premise and lumbering rhythm, neither the protagonist’s half-hearted embrace of the Beautiful Game nor his well-meaning sleights of hand can prevent Jaadugar from being more messy than magical.