Jagga Jasoos 'inspired' by Tintin comics, says blogger; Anurag Basu denies any similarities

A blogger pointed out 'uncanny similarities' between Ranbir Kapoor's character in Jagga Jasoos and Herge's Tintin

Suryasarathi Bhattacharya July 03, 2017 19:37:28 IST
Jagga Jasoos 'inspired' by Tintin comics, says blogger; Anurag Basu denies any similarities

The trailer of Anurag Basu's upcoming Jagga Jasoos — starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif — released to a very positive response recently. The film, produced by Ranbir Kapoor along with Anurag Basu and Siddharth Roy Kapur, has been in the pipeline for quite a while now.

Jagga Jasoos inspired by Tintin comics says blogger Anurag Basu denies any similarities

Ranbir's Jagga and Tintin. Images via Facebook

Jagga Jasoos has faced several issues, requiring re-shooting of parts of the film to even an overhaul of the music, leading to repeated delays in the release date of the film. Adding to the delay woes, the lead pair, Ranbir and Katrina, also broke up during the making of the film.

Now, a blogger named Sagaran Hos has come forward with an observation, claiming there are uncanny similarities between Ranbir's Jagga and Hergé's world-favourite young adventurer, Tintin.

In his blog, Hos has picked scenes from the Jagga Jasoos trailer and placed them alongside clippings from Hergé's classics.

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According to him, it is not just the looks, but instances from the trailer which appear quite similar to the comic strips. Ranbir's quiff which was sort-of a defining feature of Tintin, the vehicles used, the chase sequences (which were an integral part of the stories of the Belgian reporter) — are some of the factors Hos has put forward to corroborate his claims.

Basu's previous film, Barfi! also encountered plagiarism allegations, with some viewers saying elements of the film seemed directly lifted from sources like Chaplin and Kikujiro, as reported earlier by Firstpost.

Firstpost reached out to Anurag Basu for comment, regarding Hos' observations. Basu told this correspondent: "I think one should wait for the release. Only after watching the film people will realise it's nowhere close to Tintin."

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