Originally a book written by Rudyard Kipling, the on screen adaptation of The Jungle Book leaves you awestruck!
WHAT THE PLOT SUMMARY SAY?
Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Sher Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.
WHAT I SAY?
The Jungle Book is a movie you will keep talking about, days after you have watched it. Mowgli is a man-cub, first discovered by a panther named Bagheera and then raised by a pack of wolves. He had never known his origin or his parents. His father was killed by the King of the Jungle ‘Sher Khan’ who now wants to see the boy, the only threat to his life, dead. But Mowgli’s friends do not leave any stone unturned. They protect him in every way they can, throwing their lives at Sher Khan’s canines only to save their best friend, Mowgli.
The movie surpasses every expectations and excels in every way.
There is humour, there is tragedy and then there are the simple principles of life. It is a fantasy adventure, a one of its kind.
I loved every bit of the movie. From protective wolves to a courageous panther to sweet bears to notorious monkeys to wise elephants to a sturdy lion and not to forget our triumphant Mowgli, every character and every unfolding event tells us about the law of nature, the nature of survival, act of deception and friendship and enjoying the bare necessities of life.
Whereas for the finishing touch we have Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken and Bill Murray voicing different characters.
For its dubbed version in Hindi, we have our Bollywood Stars, Nana Patekar, Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri, Shefali Shah proving a challenge to their English counterparts.
The songs Bare Necessities and I Wanna Be Like You are genuinely pleasing. If you want to feel like a kid again, go book your tickets now!
It is better than any animated movie I have ever watched. Without a doubt, it is a 10/10 blockbuster.