The Jungle Book A Tale Of Survival
New dimensions of childhood are discovered with the recently released ‘Jungle Book’. Directed by Jon Favreau, the movie is loaded with brilliant Hollywood artists. It stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Bill Murray voicing for Baloo, Ben Kingsley for Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa. Produced under the banner of Walt Disney Pictures, the movie is based on the American classic ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling.
The movie has been released on 8th of April in India and is doing a great business. Even in Hindi, the movie has been able to attract a huge audience who have succumbed to the outstanding cast and extra ordinary effects of the movie. For the Hindi dubbed version of the Jungle Book, Priyanka Chopra serves as Kaa, Irrfan Khan as Balo, Om Puri as Bagheera, and Nana Patekar as Shere Khan. It has been rated ‘4/5’ by Hindustan Times and also by Times of India.
The story revolves around a “man-cub” Mowgli who lives in the dense forest of Los Angeles with his animal friends and protectors. He was found by a rational panther, Bagheera long time back. To assure the security of the child he brought him to a pack of wolves lead by Akela and Raksha who further rear him up as their own cub.
All goes well until one fine day when during the summer season Shere Khan finds about Mowgli’s residual inside the Jungle. He because of his rage against mankind, insists on having the human as per the law of the jungle. With this begins the adventurous journey of Mowgli to save his life. He further meets Baloo the bear, the tremendous duo which has become a vital part of every child’s fantasy.
The awe inspiring graphics are an integral part of the movie. The film would never have been the same without the present day technology. The Jungle Book is an eye popping spectacle where the jungle seems to breathe and animals emote with their eyes.
With the lovely fiction for children the movie also offers a tinge of thrill suggesting that Jungle Book is no longer a cute and cuddly imagination but a tale of survival. This is not the lovable innocent Mowgli you know. Denser and darker Jungle, deeper emotions, amazing friends and unbelievable adventures foretell the revival of our Mowgli through the Jungle Book.
– Nimisha Bhardwaj