1. Nasir Jani, Jagat Bawa Persoalan Sejagat, Sinar Harian


Aku suka Jagat kerana ia bukan filem
pretentious. Walaupun elemen jenayah dan gengster plot utama, tetapi kita tidak ditonjol dengan imej gengster yang ditambah nilai stailistik demi memenuhi tuntutan komersial. Aku lihat keganasan gengster fi lem Jagat lebih kepada tenaga kudrat dan hati kering Mexico bukan pada letupan pistol. Tiada sekali pun kita dihidangkan dengan babak tembakan pistol sepanjang fi lem ini berputar.

2. Zulhabri Sapian, ‘Jagat’ dan Jahatnya Persaingan, The Malay Mail Online


Filem ini membawa naratif umum tentang masyarakat India dan permasalahannya. Mulai soal samseng, pendidikan dan kemiskinan disentuh dengan baik ditambah lagu latar yang dramatis dalam melankoli oleh Space Gambus Experiment. Latar yang diambil pada awal 90an di era masyarakat India terpaksa keluar dari ladang-ladang.

3. Nota Fanatik Filem, Review: Jagat, notafanatikfilem.blogspot.com

Perjalanan plot bijak diatur bagi memperlihatkan bagaimana setiap individu menghadapi masalah dan ujian dalam kehidupan. Dari sekecil-kecil masalah di sekolah sehinggalah sebesar-besar masalah mencari balik jalan kehidupan. Jagat membawa penonton melihat semua isu ini dengan sudut yang jarang dipamerkan dalam filem tempatan yang lain. Saya cukup teruja bagaimana plot membawa saya ke satu dunia yang begitu dekat dengan saya dalam masa yang sama agak terasing di rasa.

4. Nadia Azlan, Jagat: Ini Gangster Hati Kering dengan Penumbuk Asli, Malaysiakini

Gangster Jagat tidak mempamerkan lumrah keganasan yang acapkali dilihat menerusi filem gangster Hollywood contohnya American Gangster, The Godfather mahupun Malaysia seperti Polis Evo dan KL Gangster. Rata-ratanya, ada penggunaan senjata api.Bagi Shanjhey gangster bukan semata-mata mengenai senjata, ini gangster hati kering dengan penumbuk asli.

5. Angelin Yeoh, Jagat: The Other Film that Matters this Week, Asia One

The intention to make Jagat started in 2004 when he graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a degree in Film and Broadcasting. Shanjhey wanted to make a feel-good comedy based on his time growing up in Parit Buntar, Perak.

“It was difficult to get funding for a local Tamil movie. More so for a movie like this where it’s closer to real life and without song-dance elements,” Shanjhey said during an interview.

6. Dina Zaman, Jagat and Malaysia’s Tragic Orphans, The Malaysian Insider


As Rajen surmised, Jagat is not only about Malaysian Indians: substitute Appoi (the lead child character) with a young Malay, Chinese, Bidayuh, and the story will still be the same. However, for today’s discussion, let’s go back to the fact that Malaysian Indians are not just marginalised, but invisible.

7. Lead Malaysia, Jagat, A Fantastic Local Production, The Malaysian Insider

The film is a perfect depiction of what would happen to a community if the system fails them. When generations were neglected under the New Economic Policy from 1971 to 1990 and when generations were uprooted from the confines of the estates and forced to dwell in cities with no support or empowering mechanisms in place, like alternative employment opportunities, financial loans or skill trainings, they were driven to poverty.

8. Hassan Abd Muthalib, Of Faces, Mirrors and Landscapes

Jagat by Shanjhey Kumar Perumal is a remarkable debut film after some wonderful shorts & documentary films by him. Minimalist in execution in terms of narrative & stylistics, Sanjay eschews back story & didactics to get across, dramatically, the problems that humans face in their journey through life as well as the right or wrong choices that they make. Which means that this is not a Tamil film but – a film!