‘Junglee’ Movie Review: A jumbo sized disappointment that will suck the joy out of your world
Directed By: Chuck Russell
Produced By: Junglee Pictures
Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Atul Kulkarni, Pooja Sawant
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 1/5
With a wafer thin script and equally inane dialogues, watching ‘Junglee’ was a disastrous ordeal to say the least. Vidyut Jammwal, who has a great physique and can do acrobatics at the drop of the hat, is also someone who can’t act even if his life depended on it. In ‘Junglee’, he takes us on a ride that left us feeling dazed.
Raj (Vidyut Jammwal) is a veterinarian doctor who has the potential to talk to animals. He goes back to his father’s elephant sanctuary (called Chandrika) where he meets his childhood friend Bhola (an elephant who is the leader of the pack and has huge tusks). Bhola is set to become a father and everything should go smoothly. Unfortunately, there is a hunter (Atul Kulkarni) whose eyes are set on Bhola’s tusks. He is a merciless villain, but with a difference – he likes to give the animals an equal opportunity to fight. Is he successful in his quest? Does Raj manage to save Bhola from his prying eyes? We recommend that you stop worrying about such questions because the film has some bizarre answers.
As far as the performances are concerned, it’s amazing how everyone is equally bad. Unless you have a strong affinity for elephants (why not watch them on Animal Planet instead?), you’ll find yourself outraged by how shoddy the performances are. Even the visuals are not attractive enough, and the director fails at capturing the beauty of the forests.
Yes, the film has a great message and we must not use ivory products so as to stop the illegal trade. Unfortunately, the film’s script fails to keep you entertained. Finally, I would like to say that I walked out of the film developing a strong aversion to that trumpet sound made by elephants.
Even if you might have the urge, don’t take your kids out to see this.