• Ajay lawyer
    Ajay lawyer
    85 reviews
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    every dept of dis movie should feel proud for dng excellent job,al r done good job

    July 24, 17
  • Midhun Ben Thomas (Dilseben)
    Midhun Ben Thomas (Dilseben)
    160 reviews
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    If I had to ask all those people who had grown up watching Doordarshan in the 1990s as to which was their favourite animation series, what do you think their answer would be??? Well I am kinda sure that most of their responses will be the same as mine as it would be "Jungle Book" even if many wouldn't have seen the animation movie released in 1967. So when I heard that Walt Disney Pictures was remaking the film with live CGI effects, I was naturally thrilled. The excitement further escalated when I saw the trailer, as it was jaw dropping realistic. Hopefully the film in itself is an extension of the magnificent trailer.

    Well I dont think there is need to elaborate on the plot as there would be hardly anyone who hasn't read Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" or atleast watched the animation series. Anywaz Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is a boy who was raised by the wolves Raksha (Lupita Nyong'o) & Akela (Giancarlo Esposito) after he was brought to them as an infant by the black panther, Bagheera (Ben Kingsley). However, his life was in danger as the fearsome Bengal tiger Sher Khan (Idris Elba) had made his intentions clear. So he was left with no option but to leave the jungle before the tiger unleashed harm on his family. But little did he realize that Sher Khan wasn't the sole problem that lay in front of him.

    Frankly speaking, I knew Jon Favreau as an actor but wasn't aware that he had decent directorial credentials as well until I checked wikipedia & saw movies like "Elf", "Iron Man 1 & 2" etc to his credit. He has done a wonderful job in re-creating this timeless classic taking advantage of all the latest advancements in technology available on offer. The screenplay by Justin Marks was more or less true to the original with a couple of changes towards the climax. At just over 1.5 h, the movie is an absolute visual treat & the credit for that goes to Bill Pope's cinematography as well as Mark Livolsi's editing. Apart from this, the one thing which had mesmerized me was John Debney's music be it "The Bare Necessities" included in the movie & also the tracks "I Wanna be Like you" & "Trust In Me" which appear in the end credits.

    There was an extensive audition for the role of the protagonist before Neel Sethi was zeroed in & it was well worth the effort as he was wonderful exuding innocence & vulnerability along with a mischievous twinkle in his eyes. Even though the only character which appears in flesh & blood in the movie is Neel, Favreau needs to be applauded for his apt choice of brilliant artists to do the voice over for the CGI generated characters. Bill Murray as Baloo was my personal favourite for his wise cracking jokes while Ben Kingsley & Lupita was impressive as well. Idris Elba was able to convey the sinisterness convincingly while Scarlett Johansson as Kaa was fantastic & you guys need to stay back to check out her excellent rendition of "Trust in Me" in the end.

    Verdict: It's an absolute visual treat & in all likelihood going to rake in some serious ground breaking box office collections. The makers have enlisted the services of Om Puri, Nana Patekar, Priyanka Chopra etc for the Hindi version which will further increase the collection from the Indian subcontinent, not to mention it is released here a week prior to the US market. In short, if you have been a fan of the animation series, you can rest assured you would love this movie!!!

    Rating: 3.75/5


    September 18, 16
  • Saheb Abdullah
    Saheb Abdullah
    82 reviews
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    A Pleasant Visual Experience For All That Nostalgic Feels On Whatever Little One Have Watched 'The Jungle Book' Animations In Childhood.Better To Watch It In Hindi As Nana Patekar, Irrfan Khan ,Om Puri & Others Have Done Great Job With Their Dialogues.Neel Sethi As Mowgli Have Done Great Job Too.No Surprise That It Has Became Highest Grossing Hollywood Movie In India, A Record Which Will Be Unbroken For Many Years.

    May 20, 16
  • Shree Hari H
    Shree Hari H
    19 reviews
    Senior Reviewer

    A hundred and twenty-two years ago, Rudyard Kipling wrote a wonderful novel that was not only a game-changer in its genre but radically influenced contemporary society’s perception of the ever-altering dynamics between Man and Nature.
    Adapting the aforementioned book to the big screen was always going to be a daunting task, but then Jon Favreau is not considered one of the most exciting American filmmaking talents of his generation for nothing.
    Favreau merges the emotional core of Rudyard’s classic with the most advanced digital trickery that modern CGI can facilitate.
    Needless to say, the upshot is nothing short of magnificent.
    The film highly benefits from the casting of young Neel Sethi as Mowgli, the main protagonist in this rollicking adventure.
    Sethi has a certain wisdom beyond his years and a rather disarming lack of self-awareness which, in many ways, makes him the ideal fit for the role.
    Perhaps the film’s most astonishing achievement lies in how it imbues each animal from Rudyard’s tale with a distinct flesh-and-blood personality of its own, a task that is accomplished largely because of its first-rate voiceover cast.
    From the peerless Sir Ben Kingsley as the black panther Bagheera to the ravishing Scarlett Johannson as the slithery serpent Kaa; from the effervesent Bill Murray as the highly adorable Baloo the Bear to Idris Elba as the menacing Sher Khan – each one of them is in ridiculously good form.
    Favreau’s film is a highly sensory experience and one that leaves you with a wide grin on your face long after the end credits have rolled.
    This is indeed one of the best live-action films to have come out in recent memory.
    Because a film that blurs the line between human and animal existence so seamlessly is inevitably one that merits the highest of praise.

    January 12, 17
  • Aniket Parihar
    Aniket Parihar
    23 reviews
    Senior Reviewer

    The Jungle Book is an illustrious jungle glitzy tale to watch on a big screen. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s famous book ‘The Jungle Book’, the film is about a boy named Mowgli and his adventurous vitality in the jungle. It is a Disney film. And all of us can imagine that what a Disney film is like. A film with high bright 3D animation effects and the dream light abstract backgrounds and the high opulence of the sets. This film has it all in a more advanced manner. It is shot well and yes the boy who plays Mowgli is very good too. The acting and the vigorousness exhibited by him is commendable. He is completely engrossing himself as the prominent Mowgli. Animals of the jungle too are worthy of fulfilling one’s expectations. They are all crafted equally at their best. Shere khan is perilously very dangerous but fails to satisfy his gut with Mowgli’s soul. The Baloo Bear and the Panther Bagheera are very bright and helpful to Mowgli. Both always save him from the Lion by their artificial intelligence and physical strong strengths. Other animals’ viz. monkeys, snake, foxes, wolves are fairly satisfying and are well polished. The voices are vocalized by Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson. They are all successful in doing their job. Kudos to the Director and the graphic designers for the sumptuous spiriting animated effects and the frightening jungle of India and Mowgli and also the real looking animals. The film is currently hitting the theatres. And is on a very big stride to set new Box office trends on Bollywood. It is wholly replete with wonder and ecstasy. Do watch it. I am going with a solid 8.

    April 20, 16
  • Arohith rajan Rajan
    Arohith rajan Rajan
    8 reviews

    The Jungle Book master work of vfx and CGI,must watch.

    October 24, 16
  • Neeraj Multani
    Neeraj Multani
    2 reviews

    Must watch to revisit childhood memories in a spectacular way.

    April 15, 16
  • Mohiuddin Hussaini
    Mohiuddin Hussaini
    2 reviews

    This was one of the longest awaited release in my watchlist. Watched it, loved the effects in 3D. So stunning, when compared to other such releases of same genre. But, what lacked was story. i thought the story could have been stretched a little bit more. After building SherKhan as most dangerous and villainous animal in the whole jungle, he was killed off so quickly. And also, I don't know how are they going to move the story forward with other squeals that are going to come. Because when i used to watch The Jungle Book in my childhood as a TV series, the whole plot revolved around Maugli and ShrkKhan. But this are just my thoughts. As I said, loved the movie and effects, but the story could have been a little better.

    May 08, 16
  • Maulik Shah
    Maulik Shah
    2 reviews

    The movie I watched was in Hindi and it was one of the best I have seen! Storytelling, Visuals, dialogues by legendary actors were among the things that made it beyond the word!

    April 23, 16