'Jaggu Dada'
Darshan's "Jaggu Dada' releases Friday. Pictured: A promotional material from the Kannada movie.Darshan Twitter Page

"Jaggu Dada" is being considered an acid test for Darshan since his recent movies have failed to live up to the viewers' expectations. The Challenging Star, whose earlier release of this year, "Viraat," had also disappointed fans, is under pressure to deliver a hit this time.

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No wonder then that all eyes will now scrutinise the actor's much-awaited Kannada movie, "Jaggu Dada," which hits the screens on Friday, June 10. The movie is written and directed by Raghavendra Hegde while the screenplay has been penned by Younis.

Deeksha Seth has paired up with Darshan in "Jaggu Dada," which also features Rachita Ram and Pranitha Subhash in guest appearances. Srujan Lokesh, Ananth Nag, P Ravishankar and others form the rest of the cast. The film has V Harikrishna's music, HC Venu's cinematography and Pankraj Sharma's editing. The movie has managed to generate positive vibes around it through its teasers and the trailer. The success of the audio has also made people keep high hopes on the Kannada film. Hence, the film is being released in a big way in Karnataka.

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The Darshan and Deeksha Seth-starrer is a family entertainer with an ample dose of commercial elements, combined with comedy and action.The movie tells the story of Jaggu Dada (Darshan), who goes to Mumbai in search of his life partner.

His late grandfather Shankar Dada (Ravi Shankar) haunts him to marry a cultured girl so that their family connection with the underworld ends with his grandson. But nobody is willing to give a girl to Darshan as he is a gangster. Hence, he leaves to Mumbai.  The hero seeks the help of matchmaker Gowri (Deeksha Seth) to find a suitable girl for him. What happens next should be watched on-screen. 

Reviews:
"Jaggu Dada" has opened to mixed reviews. While Darshan's screen presence is the major highlight of the film, poor screenplay makes it just an average film in the end. Check out the audience review of the flick here:

Cineloka wrote: It's #JagguDada All d Way. Fabulous 1st Half.Complete Family Entertainer. Top Class Making.Box Office Sultan is Back.
#JagguDada, Sumptuous Family Entertainer. More of Comedy Genre targeting Family Audience. Technically Top Class. Royal Treat 3.75/5
#JagguDada Mania. #Mysuru Hudga #ChallengingStarDarshan seems to be instantly connected with #Chamundeshwari Goddess. Lovely Family Treat

Manju™: Rohit shetty movies comedy lifted in #JagguDada Not so hilarious comedy but comedy timing makes laugh
Ravishankar playing D's Grandfather Huge whistles for his Dialogues #JagguDada
Darshan entrance fight will beat all Balakrishna & Ntr movies fights Villans flying in Sky #JagguDada
Watching #JagguDada in Krishna theater,Balcony full..
#JagguDada Average to above average film we can watch it once for Comedy..

Drupad G: #Jaggudada fabulos family entertainer movie. D boss acting super. #boxoffice sultan is back. @dasadarshan @srujanlokesh @jaggudadamovie

Shashiprasad S M posted: #JagguDada One.more build up fights hodi maga hodi maga hodi. .. Rope hakondu yegri yegri hehehe. #JagguDada 'Comedy Garbage'
#JagguDada Build up no 1 completed with one fight (still counting d heads) and then d buildup song..
#JagguDada #Santosh I can see only heads
#JagguDada By climax the film may end up bagging Guiness record for most used word in a feature film 'Sampradayasta'
#JagguDada #interval Sampradayasta vagi helbeku andre 'comedy of errors'
#JagguDada ge fog attack agide half d screen blur fans infuriated
#JagguDada screening stopped screening glass broken . Poor quality. Furious fans angry against projection quality
#JagguDada untraditional ceremony inside theatre. Problem rectified

Shankar Ganesh tweeted: #JagguDada Darshan's new mustache look is a weclome change
#JagguDada gets usual beginning. #Darshan entry welcomed by his fans throw roars.

S Shyam Prasad: JagguDada is still going to school. Ravishankar already old. School or Don?
Interval. Comedy and action. Expecting more romance now
Below expectations. Average film.

Shankar CM: Watched #JagguDada i am happy as a fan of @dasadarshan and also as normal audience far far better then his 3 previous movies @srujanlokesh

Priyanka: #JagguDada is loaded with comedy and action....
I consider #JagguDada as an average film.
#JagguDada first half: #Darshan is energetic; comedy all over the place.

Govindaraju: @balajeesh @cineloka @gandhinagara @kannada_news @kannadabo #jaggudada nice movie targeting family audience. Worth of money. Mother promise
@balajeesh @cineloka @gandhinagara @kannada_news @kannadabo #jaggudada nice movie targeting family audience. Dont go wit expectation .

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