Starring: Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Sawant, Asha Bhat, Atul Kulkarni, Makrand Deshpande
Director: Chuck Russel
Feature Name: Junglee
Junglee suffers from ‘second half gadbad’ syndrome.
Raj (Vidyut Jammwal) returns to his village in Orrisa after ten long years for his mother’s tenth death anniversary. He’s upset because of what happened during his mother’s death and has no plans to stay for long. However, some untoward incidents make sure he can’t leave.
Junglee starts off well. You’re introduced to the entire milieu and the characters. The shots of the jungle are breathtaking and make you want to just be there. It’s not bad until the intermission point. But after the interval, it’s a complete downhill and it keeps getting more and more bizarre. There are some twists but they are not of much value. Many scenes & dialogues make you cringe. The elephant in the room is the weak script which doesn’t have enough in it to keep you engrossed. The scenes with the elephants are superb.
Vidyut Jammwal is excellent and has a great screen presence. But there’s only so much that he can do. Pooja Sawant is decent. Makarand Deshpande & Atul Kulkarni ham like there’s no tomorrow.
Apart from the elephants and some beautifully choreographed jungle scenes, Junglee doesn’t impress. We give it 1.5 stars with no kinks.
Starring: Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Sawant, Asha Bhat, Atul Kulkarni, Makrand Deshpande Director: Chuck Russel Feature Name: Junglee Ju...1.5