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The story of Junglee revolves around elephants who are being poached for their tusks as they are saved by Raj (Vidyut Jammwal). He is a vet living in Mumbai and visits his hometown to see his father although he inevitably gets involved with poachers and fights for the survival of the elephants.
A lot could have been expected from the hero of 90s and a Hollywood filmmaker - Chuck Russell. The film successfully features the issues related to elephant conservation. However, there are a few glitches that have been completely overlooked upon. Apart from the poor direction, the visuals have been poorly created and don't add up a clean slate which can be a fresh addition to the array of films already released.
The film showcases clean and acceptable acting. Although, the film is poorly constructed as it feels it was assembled by an amateur team. The story needed a lot of efforts and unused writing style. The dialogues are quite bland and uncanny. The film is a bit unsettling as the kids can be considered as the target audience here.
The 115 mins drama keeps you entertained somehow but one needs to also consider the storyline. Apart from entertainment, there are various elements in a film which seriously need to be pondered. By the end of the film, you might feel bored by the repetitive aerial shots. However all thanks to Chuck, he has managed to backstage the love story as it would have been a total disastrous.
In conclusion, the only thing that has managed to save this film is the good acting and cuteness of the elephants. Chuck definitely failed to utilize Vidyut as he could have done a lot better by adding much better action sequences and some sensible fighting. The film offers a social cause which can be easily speculated. It also offers good action sequences for the children. But, that's not what you expect from the director of 'The Mask'.