08 Apr, 2016 1 hr 46 mins U/A
Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyongo, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Jon Favreau, Sam Raimi
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More than anything, the intricate landscaping, masterful camerawork and environment (actually filmed in Downtown Los Angeles) create a delightfully immersive experience. Heartwarming and enjoyable.
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Story: Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of a young boy brought up in the jungle by various animals is brought to life once again on the big screen in a fittingly wonderful way. Mowgli leads a peaceful and happy life with a wolf pack led by Akela (Esposito) and Raksha (Nyong'o) until the tiger Shere Khan (Elba) enters the scene, bearing an old grudge and an insatiable desire for revenge.

Review: If you go to the cinema to watch a movie that will draw you into a fantasy world of wonder, Favreau's retelling of this story - which so many of us remember from childhood - manages to weave that magic. We all know how the story plays out. With the panther Bagheera's (Kingsley) help, Mowgli (Sethi) tries to stay away from Shere Khan. He also encounters the devious python Kaa (Johansson), a super-sized orangutan with a soul-singer's baritone named King Louie (Walken) desperate to obtain the 'red flower'( which is fire) and of course, Baloo the grizzly bear (Murray). These are the key characters, but you'll also be delighted to discover a few new entrants along the way as well. It all builds on the charm of the 1967 film, which by itself is a must watch for any child.

While Sethi is of course, the only real person in here, all the animals have a fantastic degree of photorealism. And Sethi's interaction with the animals throughout the duration of the movie, given that they are CGI, is completely convincing. He combines innocence and warmth with the survival skills and resourcefulness of someone far older.

While Favreau is faithful to the old elements, (old songs like Bare Necessities included, of course) he also brings in a few new subtle touches as well in order to keep things interesting. While the King Louie scene is one of the many high points, Kaa's screen time could have been lengthened a bit, though. Nonetheless, the performance of the voice cast is spot-on. But more than anything, the intricate landscaping, masterful camerawork and environment (actually filmed in Downtown Los Angeles) create a delightfully immersive experience. Heartwarming and enjoyable.
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Avg Users’ Rating 4.3/5 ( 436 users )
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Rajesh Kumar Agarwal
Excellent animations and excellent acting by the lone human actor in the movie. Though the movie seemed to miss out on many characters compared to the serial, it was due to the time restraints and however a good watch
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Karthi S
Very good movie....Amazing....
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Prinshu Singh Bhadoria
After see this movie fleeing got like child
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