The director was an ardent lover of detective movies.
Talking about the idea behind "Jagga Jasoos", Basu said in a statement: "I would love Feluda and 'Adventures of Tin Tin'. They were my childhood love. This is all coming out from my personal childhood memories."
Ranbir said while making the film Basu maintained the "sanctity" of what he had narrated to him three to four years ago.
The film is an adventurous drama where Ranbir's character is on the lookout for his missing father.
Backed by Disney and Picture Shuru Productions, the film is releasing on July 17.